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5 Shocking Reasons to Hire a Professional Window Cleaner (#3 Will Blow Your Mind!)

When it comes to the appearance of your home, residential window cleaning doesn’t really need it’s praises sung any further. It is obvious to most people that a professional window cleaning really boosts the aesthetic of the home, which can be crucial when you’re trying to increase your curb appeal to encourage a sale, or simply to wow your guests.

But did you know that booking a residential window cleaning with Shining Image can actually help keep your home and family safe? It may seem like a stretch, but it’s the truth! These surprising benefits are exponentially greater when you book a routine cleaning program. Read on to learn 5 reasons you will want to hire a professional window cleaner!

Reason #1. Shining Image offers unparalleled residential window cleaning services

The Shining Image team has worked hard over the years to establish a brand name associated with trust, customer satisfaction, and brilliantly-clean windows. This effort has been championed by Shining Image’s special, and non-toxic window cleaning formula, which produces unbeatable results.

Most companies are content to soap up and squeegee your windows clean, but Shining Image goes the extra mile. Offering an atypical third step in our cleaning process, we make sure to scrub every window clean before we move on to the next. This scrubbing process removes tough stains that a simple soap-and-squeegee can’t touch. Any built-up tree sap or pest droppings will be wiped away so that you hardly realize you are looking through a window when you peer outside.

Reason #2. Shining Image helps you spot general problems around the house

Shining Image workers have eyes that have been seasoned by thousands of hours on the job, and educated by industry-leading training. Having a professional set of eyes combing your property around the windows can help you notice any problem areas before they become more serious. If you have poorly-fitted screens, broken seals, sashes that are painted shut, rotting sills, or damaged and dysfunctional windows, our professional window cleaning service will identify the problems so that a solution can be found fast.

Reason #3. Residential window cleaning keeps the bugs at bay

Bees and hornets typically erect their nests behind window shutters, while wasps love moving into storm windows. Ladybugs also like to settle into window channels, making windows tough to operate. A professional cleaning helps spot and dispose of any of these problem areas so that your family is kept safe from bug bites, and from malfunctioning windows that could prevent emergency escapes.

Reason #4. Residential window cleaning extends the life of your windows

Simply put, cleaning your windows helps them last longer. Removing corrosive contaminants has obvious positive implications for the lifespan of your windows. Old aluminum screens will also gradually deteriorate over time, etching deposit patterns onto your windows in the way that lime deposits in your shower. These are not only unsightly, but deposits also make your windows more prone to cracks and chips in the future. A residential window clean protects them from this danger.

Reason #5. Cleaning windows is tough!

Perhaps most importantly, window cleaning is a tough chore! It is usually procrastinated as much as possible, since nobody wants to spend a day lugging a ladder around the perimeter of the home with a squeegee and mop bucket in tow. Worst of all, at the end of your long and labor-intensive day, you might end up staring up at windows stripped with ugly streaks. Squeegeeing requires more skill than you might think, and learning a new skill isn’t easy when you are already tiring yourself out moving your ladder and supplies into position.

Save yourself the trouble and the safety hazard by calling on Shining Image’s Professional Window Cleaning Service. We have decades of experience and have cleaned countless windows to unparalleled standards. Don’t waste your time and money on a sub-par DIY job; contact Shining Image today to wish away all of your residential cleaning chores, and keep your family and home protected!

Reason #6 (BONUS). We make things easier for you.

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Window Cleaning in Austin

Best, and oldest Window Cleaning company in Austin, Texas

Since 1994, with over 25 years in business, Shining Image offers high quality, and affordable window cleaning services in Austin, San Antonio, Texas, and also all over Utah.

Russell Diaz, the owner, started at the young age of 23 cleaning a local K-Mart. They loved his quality so much that they decided to recommend him to several different big companies. He decided to start cleaning windows for residential customers, starting with his neighbors. 

As the smart person he is, and thanks to hard work and sweat, he’s built a growing customer database of over 10,000 customers in Texas, besides the ones in Utah. ALL of them are loyal customers, and ALL of them use Shining Image every year, annualy, quarterly or every month.

Shining Image also serves 18 schools in Austin, and San Antonio areas, and works with many Property Management Companies. But we have focused on window cleaning services in Austin, and San Antonio.

You can check out our window cleaning prices in Austin, clicking this link.


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How to clean your windows?

How to clean windows with vinegar?

How to clean windows with vinegar? Hmm, interesting. Maybe you didn’t even think about this. But it is possible.

In this how-to, you’ll learn

    • How to make your own vinegar window washing solution.

    • What type of solution you will need based on how dirty your windows are.

    • How to clean windows with vinegar.

Vinegar is a miracle from nature. Completely non-toxic and anti-bacterial, vinegar is actually beneficial to any surface it touches. It safely kills germs and is much more economical than chemical cleaning solutions. It’s not even harmful when accidentally inhaled or ingested. (If you’ve got kids, you’ll love that part).

The acidic composition of vinegar acts quickly to break down the kind of film that frequently accumulates on glass surfaces. When you wash a window using a solution that contains vinegar, the results will almost always be free from streaks and sparkling clean windows.

Recipes for Vinegar Window Washing Solution

Martha Stewart included a section with detailed recommendations for window washing in her series, “20 More Things Everyone Should Know”. Below are a few choice tips, along with her vinegar window-washing recipe.

  1. Mix one part hot water to one part distilled vinegar.

  2. Sponge cleaning: Moisten the window, using the solution, then clean.

  3. Squeegee cleaning: Always dampen the squeegee first and clean from the top down, wiping the edge of the squeegee after every stroke.

  4. Clean only when there is no direct sun on the windows.

  5. Rinse and dry the window frames immediately to avoid any damage.

Green Living, from National Geographic, recommends this simple recipe, plus a few extra tips for the best window cleaning outcome.

  1. In a spray bottle, mix 50% distilled vinegar (white) and 50% tap water.

  2. For extremely grimy glass, prewash with very soapy water, then go to the vinegar spray.

  3. Got highly resistent spots? Try rubbing hard with a cloth dipped in undiluted vinegar.

Are the Streaks Still Blurring Your View?

Don’t blame the vinegar. Streaks are caused by residue left on the glass by commercial products. The answer? See the information below:

First Vinegar Wash

  • 2 c. water

  • 1/4 c. white vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp. dishwashing detergent or liquid

  • Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle, then just spray and clean.

Forever After Vinegar Wash

  • 1 c. water

  • 1 c. white vinegar

  • Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle, spray and clean. This is for normal windows.

Vinegar Wash For Horribly Grimy Windows

  • 1 c. full strength white vinegar

  • Warm up the solution and use directly on glass to clean.

What's the best wipe?

You can ensure a streak-free, squeaky clean window by using one of the above tips and wiping with paper towels, microfiber cloths or newspaper. Whatever you use, make sure its lint-free.

HINT: Squeegees are harder to get the hang of, but they almost always do a better job when you clean windows.


What if you don't have time to clean your windows?

Then you hire a Window Cleaning Company. Are you looking for one? When hiring a window cleaning company, usually the wisest choice is to check the reviews in websites like Yelp, or Google. This can give you a hint of whether to try their service or not.

Why use Shining Image?

Shining Image of Texas cleans windows since 1993. Yes, that’s 27 years by today, 2020. We aren’t newbies, and we know what our customers want: SHINY WINDOWS!

We’ve built a customer base of over 10,000 customers during all these years, including commercial cleaning, and janitorial services for over 20 schools in Austin and San Antonio areas. We clean windows and much more, for a reasonable price.

If you live in Austin, or San Antonio areas in Texas, then it’s your lucky day. Shining Image serves these areas. If you want to get in touch with us, please, fill the form below, or call 512-358-4784.

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