Finding the best window cleaning company in Calgary is going to be subjective. It depends on what you want. Hopefully this article will help you narrow the gap.
What’s the difference?
There are big differences between companies.
- Some focus on residential customers
- Others focus on commercial customers
- Some carry liability insurance and WCB coverage
- Others don’t have any insurance, WCB coverage or business licensing
What does the “best window cleaning company” mean to you?
This might seem like a simple question and it is, but people have different answers.
Tom, wants the exterior glass cleaned so he can see through it, but doesn’t care about the frames or screens because he’ll clean those himself.
Tom will be able to go with most companies in Calgary
Mary, wants the glass, windows, screens, sills, trims and tracks cleaned. She would also like her doors to be cleaned at the same time.
Mary will need to be more selective than Tom as not every window cleaning company in Calgary offers these services.
Whatever window cleaning means to you, there’s no wrong answer. Just make sure to pick a company who is going to provide what you want.
Since you’re here, reading this article, here is what Focus Window Cleaning offers:
Our Basic Package includes:
- Exterior Windows
- Exterior Window Frames
- Exterior Window Trims
Our Deluxe Package includes:
- All of the Basic Package
- Interior Windows
- Interior Window Sills Wiped
Our Focused Package includes:
- All of the Deluxe Package
- Screens Cleaned (removed and put back by us)
- Window Tracks Cleaned
Protect your property and wallet
When hiring anyone to work on your property, protect yourself from potential damage costs or injury lawsuits. In this section, I’ll lay out what you should expect from a window cleaning company, and why.
It’s important to make sure whoever you’re dealing with is:
- Covered by WCB (Workers Compensation Board of Alberta)
- Insured for Liability
- Licensed as a direct seller with the Government of Alberta
- Licensed to operate as a business in the City of Calgary
WCB or Workers Compensation Board of Alberta insures workers who might be accidentally injured on the job. If someone is injured on your property while not being covered by WCB, you may become legally responsible for their injury and recovery expenses.
Liability insurance ensures that if a cleaner is on your property and causes damage, they have insurance to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the damages area.
Bonding ensures that the company will complete the job. Being bonded means that a bonding company has secured money that is available for you to recover if you file a claim against the company. The bond is under the control of a 3rd party and is not in control of the company.
Direct Seller License
To be able to provide service at your home or business, service companies are required to have Direct Sellers licenses issued by the Alberta government. This means the company must follow rules set out for the fair treatment of customers.
City Business License
Licensing with the City of Calgary is required window cleaning companies in Calgary. When a business is licensed, the company receives police background checks, environmental issues of the business are addressed and it means the business is serious about operating in the city and not a fly by night operation.
Where we stand
The best window cleaning company in Calgary is the one that delivers what you’re expecting. Do your research on a company and make sure they offer your definition of window cleaning and show they will respect you, your property and the local laws.
Since the word “best” depends on the speaker, I won’t claim Focus Window Cleaning is the best window cleaning company in Calgary. However, we do an excellent job for everyone who hires us.
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