So, I started doing some window cleaning to help save up some money for school. Also, I need something that is going to work around a school schedule so that I can still provide for the family while I go back.
That said, I’ve been cleaning condo windows, so no ladders or special equipment really needed. I just go into each of the units and clean the windows from the inside of the unit. I remove the panes, vacuum and clean the tracks, wash the screens and the each of the panes (interior and exterior sides) and put the windows back together.
I did some research on this site and came to the conclusion that the pricing would be:
$5 per pane for interior & exterior
$3 per screen
So, for example:
2 bedroom apartment/condo with 4 panes in each bedroom
4 sliding doors
6 panes beside the sliding doors
Total $99 (charging $100 for it)
One of my customers referred a new construction residential customer to me. The person has built a huge home (76 panes of glass), no screens. However, the windows are not sliders, they are 3 panes side-by-side with a crank in the middle. So I will not be able to clean the exterior from inside the house so I would need an extended ladder to get to them. In addition, the whole window will need to be scraped with a razor blade scraper because there are little bits stuck, either mud, paint or even fly poop.
All I have for equipment so far is:
- Shop vac for vacuuming tracks
- scrub brush
- 18" water/soap applicator
- 18" squeegee (it can pivot to go vertical or horizontal)
- 12" squeegee
- 24" bucket
I do have an extended ladder.
I would appreciate any help here. I don’t want to take on the job unless I will make some good money on it, but I don’t really know how to price it because of the scraping.
Also… The last thing. He wants me to clean the inside now to get ready for move in, but then do the outside in a couple of weeks so that he can get the excavation done outside first.