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When collecting quotes it’s important to check for company reviews. Before going ahead with a quote do an online search to see what comes up. When it comes to window cleaning in Perth a reputable company offline will often be one online.
Beware of specials and fixed prices too. Window cleaners generally quote per job for good reason. Each job has its own specific requirements and structural challenges. Our online instant quote software takes into account the size and amount of windows on a project and will not provide a quote for jobs needing to be quoted in-person. It also provides pricing options and allows the potential customer to make decisions along the way.
Specials and fixed prices that some window cleaners offer will rarely account for all of these structural differences and you could find yourself paying much more than you expected. Read the fine-print and get clarification – get a definite and complete price up-front before works are undertaken. Get a quote in writing for the entire job. For the best price book your property in for a regular service.
Window cleaners can provide genuine discounts for frequent cleans without compromising on quality since a level of cleanliness is maintained and windows can therefore be cleaned more efficiently.
Finally, resist simply going for the cheapest price. There may be good reason why they’re the cheapest. Typically this may include inadequate or no insurance, doing cash jobs, inferior workmanship, no quality controls, no safety measures, no guarantee, and no track record. You may end up spending more to hire a professional to clean up after.
Prices for window cleaning in Perth can vary drastically from one service provider to another as do techniques and quality controls. If you value quality service, make sure you research your options carefully.
Find out more about hiring window cleaners in Perth
Find out the best way to get value for money and avoid some of the common pitfalls when it comes to hiring a local Perth window cleaner.
Is the window cleaner adequately insured?
First of all, check if the company is legally insured and licensed. Request certificates of currency for both Public liability and worker’s compensation. How high is your building? Read the fine print! Are the height levels that they are insured for adequate? Many Australian insurance companies cover window cleaners for only ground level work. It’s not worth the risk.
Price per window offers.
While some window cleaners in Perth will give a cost per window price on their website, this is still more or less dependent on the variables of the job– usually constrained by whether it’s a ground level or two storey home or whether it’s a commercial job, has security screens, types of windows etc.
Specials for a set amount of windows.
An advertising technique that’s emerged in Perth is to offer a special for a set number of windows. For example, 25 windows cleaned for $250. Be careful with these kinds of specials. As per the above example, if you only have 25 windows or less with absolutely no variables, this could be an option for you. However, if you have more than this or any variables whatsoever, first ask what the price will be for the extra work and get it in writing.
Local directories and local papers.
Be a little cautious of advertisements in your local paper or online directory. First ask to see public liability and worker’s compensation certificates of currency and get a complete exact quote in writing before going ahead with the services. For larger commercial jobs also ask for a JSA and quality policy at the very least. Better safe than sorry!
Online quote platforms.
There are generally two categories of window cleaners, the experienced long-term business owner and the new start-up or casual basis window cleaner. The latter tend to offer their services on online quote platforms that require minimal experience, accountability, and investment.
Request a Job Safety Assessment.
What are your company requirements? You may need to request a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) or HRA (Hazard Risk Assessment) or SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement). If the window cleaning will take more than a day then a daily PSRA (Pre-start risk assessment) is always recommended.
Request a copy of all MSDS’s.
Again, check your company requirements for contractors. Are Material Safety Data Sheets for any chemicals used on site required? This may be particularly important if window stain removal is involved. Chemicals by nature are not without risk and some chemicals window cleaners use for hard-water stain removal could potentially cause damage.
Are they affordable?
In this economy the buyer is king and like almost anything, window cleaning comes in a wide range of prices. The final price much depends on the number of windows, kind of job, type of materials used, and the total number of team members involved.
Are they reliable?
Make sure the window cleaning firm is experienced and capable of accomplishing a decent job. To cut down your risk, first do your research. Check reviews and past job experience.
Get the quote in writing.
A professional company should have no difficulty in presenting you with a detailed written quote form. Always, always, always, get it in writing. If in the rare event anything changes by word of mouth throughout the job and both parties agree to it, still get it in writing. In this case a simple email may well suffice. Keep in mind though that depending on the change in the scope of works some documentation may need to be revised and resubmitted.
Ask for policies.
A work health and safety policy, quality policy, and environmental policy may be requested. Much depends on your requirements and current governing policies.
Do they have appropriate certification?
Adequate certification for window cleaning in Perth will much depend on the building size and choice of equipment. For anything that requires the window cleaner to stand above ground level – a working at heights certificate may be requested. For boom-lift use above 11 meters – a high risk work license WP class. For rope access – appropriate levels of IRATA certification. Current senior first aid certification is always recommended.
A written guarantee.
Finally – A written guarantee. What is their quality guarantee and is it in writing? If they are not prepared to come back and fix up anything that is not up to scratch – Find someone who will.