At Beckon Call we believe clean windows need clean screens. That is why when we are cleaning your windows we are also removing, cleaning screens and hand drying them before re-installing them on clean windows.
We wash the screens and hand dry the screens & frames!
It was Beckon Call’s first event, and my first event as a window cleaner. It was a lot fun, lessons learned for the next time (like need to be closer to the food). I’m really looking forward to the next event, which is actually not too far off, should be in early 2012.
Beckon Call started doing business in mid-2009 and the first professional group we joined was the Downtown Corvallis Association. I think that was a great decision, it’s a great group of business people and Joan Wessell is masterful at connecting people. If your a business and looking for a great networking venue, you should check out the DCA.
Oh, and as always… We’d love to clean your windows. Our estimates are always free! It’s as simple as picking up the phone and calling us: 541.740.0056
When you take a shower, you don’t put dirty clothes back on. It is basically the same concept with clean windows: If the windows are clean, dirty screens shouldn’t be put back on.
Beckon Call is just as serious about screen cleaning as we are with window cleaning. Our 5-Step process leaves the screens incredibly clean. In fact, we are confident the only way to get a screen cleaner is to buy a new one. The best part? It is included with our basic service.
Here’s a short video that shows the Beckon Call 5-Step process:
Clean windows allow for a clear view of your beautiful surroundings. Maybe it’s as dramatic as an engineered landscape complete with breathtaking water features or maybe it’s a flower box.
Whatever the landscape is, is it causing your windows to get dirty or obstructing access to get them clean?
Here ate some tips to gardening/landscape maintenance that will help get clean windows:
Keep plantings from touching your house. Leave enough space to gain access to window.
Lower windows might require a step ladder, leave at least 2 feet of space for the ladder to be set-up.
Higher windows that require a ladder need space too, but the space is further away from the house, following the 4:1 rule, for every 4 feet of height the base of the ladder is 1 foot away from the house, for a window that is 20 feet up, the ladder base would be 5 feet away from the house.
Walkways, driveways and decks are commonly blown off, ensure when areas are blown they are blown off away from the house. he stuff being blown can dirty your window faster than a two-year old with an ice cream cone.
Window boxes are beautiful, keep in mind when they are not full of plants it will cause rain to hit the soil and splash up mud on the window. One good rain storm and it will look like you haven’t washed windows… ever.
Same as the plantless window boxes, other items can splash up dirty rain water onto your windows and house like Rubbermaid storage containers, barbecues, benches, etc.
Plantings and items around your house may cause your windows to get dirty quickly. If you notice windows getting dirty a little too fast, take a look at what might be causing it and if possible make some changes.
Access to windows is very important. If you’re hiring cleaning of your windows out, unobstructed access is lighter on the pocketbook, it’s safer and in the long run provides for cleaner windows.
Would you buy a new mattress set and put dirty sheets on it? Nope.
Would you clean the kitchen sink before cleaning the dirty dishes that are in it? I doubt it.
Then why have your windows cleaned and have dirty screens reinstalled? It just doesn’t make sense.
Yet, so many companies will just brush off the screens or worse, they don’t clean them at all!
Screens collect a lot of particulate that is not healthy and will cause your clean windows to get dirty a lot faster: pollutants, pollen, dust, birdy tirdy and more. Some pretty yucky stuff that you don’t want inside your house.
Cleaning screens is an essential part of the complete window cleaning. Beckon Call knows this, which is why it is included with every window cleaning job. Beckon Call’s process for cleaning screens gets them amazingly clean. I strongly believe that the only way to get a screen cleaner than how Beckon Call does it is to buy a new one. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true.
You can be confident that when Beckon Call cleans your windows, the job is professional, done completely and done right. Call us today for your free estimate.
Getting an estimate is the first step to getting clean windows! The process is simple, give us a call, get an estimate, get it scheduled and you’ll have clean windows!
“Are you licensed with the CCB?” That’s a question we’re often asked when doing window washing, pressure washing and gutter cleaning estimates, and the answer is: No.
The reason we do not have a license is that the work Beckon Call performs is not covered under the Construction Contractor’s Board (CCB). In fact, obtaining a CCB license would provide no benefit to our customers. You can read more about what type of work is required to have a license and what type of work is not required to have a license here: …whoneedslicense.pdf
Reducing your exposure to risk:
If you are hiring work to be performed at your home or place of business and want to make sure that the company or individual is legitimate, here are things you can do to reduce your exposure to risk:
Ask to see certificate of insurance and bond.
Ask for references.
Do they drive a vehicle with permanent signage?
Are they neat and professional in appearance?
Check to see if the company has an established website.
Perform a Google search on the company name, review the results.
It’s important that you are comfortable with anyone that is working around your home or business. Ensuring that a company is well established will help protect you from fly-by-night operations and give you some reassurance that if the need to call for follow-up occurs, someone will be responding from the company.
I’d be glad to try and answer any questions you might have, just leave a comment below or contact me.
I’ve talked to a lot of people about window washing, and quite a few of them do not like washing windows at their home.
They like having clean windows, they just don’t like the time it takes and the results aren’t what they were hoping for.
Why not hire a professional window cleaner? When I asked them, the most common response was “I’m not sure how much that costs.”
So how much does window washing cost?
I clean windows at numerous homes, and one thing I can tell you is that there is a lot of variations from home to home.
With different window styles, height of windows, and so on, getting a look at the job is the best way to price it. But here are some figures to give you a general idea of the costs:
Smaller home (up to 1,900 sq ft.): Starts at $90
Medium home (2,000 – 3,200 sq ft): $150 and up
Larger home (3,200 sq ft and up): $225 and up
Beckon Call gives professional window cleaning estimates. Estimates are always free.
Window cleaning estimates perform three important functions: (1) they give you the cost of cleaning windows, (2) you can get all your window cleaning questions answered and (3) you get to meet who is going to be cleaning your windows. It’s very important to be comfortable with anyone who is working in or around your home.
Interested, give us a call today to set-up your free estimate. No strings attached, promise!
Contact Beckon Call today, and have clean windows in no time!
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