Window cleaning is one of the most common domestic or residential cleaning services that people choose. There are a huge range of benefits, since windows are such an integral part of your home life. Getting better light into your home is massively important for everything from your mental health to the cleanliness of your home, but clean, attractive windows are also a big part of a property’s curb appeal.
But, whether you’re looking to get a new window cleaning service set up for your home, or you’ve already got a regular window cleaner but you’re thinking about the cost – it’s important to have a good idea of how much you should expect to pay. In this article, we’ll cover the rough costs of window cleaning as well as talk you through some of the costs that could be involved with conservatory cleaning as well.
This guide is only going to consider the prices for residential window cleaning. Commercial window cleaning can be significantly more expensive depending on the amount of glazing required.
Residential window cleaning is often undertaken as a regular job, usually every few months or so. The amount you’ll pay per cleaning visit will vary depending on how many windows you’ve got as well as how many storeys you have in your home.
For most semi-detached or detached homes with 2-5 bedrooms and 2 storeys, window cleaning will cost around £60 per visit. For houses with just 1 bedroom, bungalows or 1 storey apartments, this could be cheaper at only around £40. For homes with more than 5 bedrooms or more than 2 storeys, expect to pay over £60.
Of course, prices will vary depending on the geographical area of the country you’re in – this is due to fluctuations in the price of labour. The table to the right has details of indicative prices for different areas across the country, and should give you some indication of how much you’re likely to pay in your city.
As we’ve said, the main things that will affect the cost of a domestic window cleaning service is the number of windows you need to have cleaned and how high they are. Either a large number of windows or a particularly tall house will mean you end up paying more for this service. This is especially true of multiple storey homes, as 1-3 storeys can generally be cleaned using ladder or pole cleaning systems. But, any homes above 4 storeys may require cherry pickers, scaffolding or other kinds of working at height equipment, which will add significantly to the overall cost.
The condition of the windows may also affect the price; however this is only likely to be if they are in particularly bad condition. You may also like to ask for additional services like window sill or frame cleaning, and this will therefore add to the overall cost.
So, now you know what prices you might expect to pay for window cleaning, let’s talk briefly about some of the benefits of the service. Of course, clean, attractive looking windows are the primary benefit. But, there are a fair number of extra benefits that you may not have recognised:
Your windows may not be the only area of glazing in your home that you’d like to have cleaned. For those with conservatories, these are often problem areas that require professional attention when it comes to keeping them clean.
The most common kind of cleaning with conservatories is the roof. Whether it’s glazing or plastic panels, keeping them clean and free of mould and debris is vital both for the overall longevity of your conservatory and for the amount of light that enters. Dirty, grimy conservatory roofs are a massive issue which can impede the light levels in a conservatory and turn them from light, airy spaces into dingy and dim areas.
For roof cleaning on a smaller sized conservatory, expect to pay around £80-£120. For a medium sized conservatory, it’ll be around £150-£200. And for larger conservatories, the price for roof cleaning will be around £250-£300. This is more expensive than comparative glass or glazing cleaning because of the need to be careful with the roof panels which can be delicate.
As well as the roof glazing, most conservatories have a lot of other windows or glazing. This could be cleaned as part of the rest of your window cleaning services, in which case it’ll add to the overall cost. Or, you could have it done as part of a conservatory cleaning service. To clean the entirety of the exterior glazing of the conservatory including the frames, expect to pay around £200+. This can be quite an involved job, hence the higher price – but this would include the roof, all other glazing as well as the frames and any guttering on the conservatory as well.
Of course, it’s possible to clean your windows and conservatory yourself. However, bear in mind that the external glazing on your home is subject to a lot of exterior dirt and grime, so it can be quite a messy job. And, if you need to work at height, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right safety equipment, which could mean ladders, harnesses or pole cleaning equipment to make sure you’re getting the job done safely.
Because of this, most people prefer to have their exterior windows, glazing and conservatories all cleaned by a professional. The interior of your windows, on the other hand, is much easier to clean in a DIY fashion, because they’re subject to far less dirt, and they’re significantly easier to reach.
|Cost to clean windows and glass conservatories||£29|
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|Cost to clean the kitchen including oven||£150|
|Cost to clean a home||£45|
|End of tenancy cleaning of 3 bedroom house||£420|
|Cost to clean the driveway||£300|
|Cost to clean a bathroom||£80|
|Cost to clean upholstery||£70 per item|