Curious what you all do about screens ( pricing/cleaning process )? Most houses where I’m at in Carolinas have many screens and they sometimes take a good bit of time to remove, clean and then reinsert (sometimes even harder to re-insert)… I use the Xero Screen Cleaner, which does help the process of actual cleaning.
We price our screens at $2.00 per screen. We also use the Aztec or now the xero screen cleaner. Usually when we get to a home we both go in first remove all the screens together. Then 1 person will start cleaning the inside and the other will clean screens then set aside to dry and then clean the exterior. When finished we will insert the screens together and finish.
When doing estimates for window cleaning we quote the screen and sills price separately so the homeowner can pick and choose what they want done. Some dont want screens cleaned at all and that definitely saves some time
Sounds like a good plan! Really appreciate all your videos and this forum here. You both have been so helpful as my wife and I launch our window cleaning hustle.
I usually price it where my cleaning includes screen and tracks. I’m at about $2 to $4 per screens. I usually try to give them the higher price first and tell them that it includes screens track. If they feel that price is higher than other competitors, within reason, I price match and not include screens and track (hurray for me).
I use a stiffer hand broom and dunk it in mop solution and scrub. Rinse with hose and spray attachment.
I go inside and clean windows after taking screens off one at time, sometime set it on ground outside if close to ground for screen cleaning. I screen clean them at each window when i start outside as result except for 2nd story windows. I prefer to minimize my walking trips.
I do our screen cleaning at $3 a piece for the screen washer and $1 a piece for wipe downs, if they are not interested in the full cleaning. I find it really hard to not clean the screens when they choose to only have the glass cleaned because when the dirty/dusty screen goes back in the window wont look as clean. That’s just my small experience. Most people go for the $3 a screen when I show them the screen washer and show them how great it does.
Also, when we started our company we couldn’t afford a screen washer so I built one but it works exactly the same way. I highly recommend using the screen washer. I can clean a screen in under 30 seconds typically which is way better than the by hand method with a hose and 6 inch mop.
$2.50 per screen. If the job is exterior only we have the homeowner remove the screen before we come because we run into a lot of locking screens. I personally use pure water with a reach it brush and nose to glass handle.
This is brilliant. Is it ok to use this idea? I never thought to package sills separately, screens too.
Yes ! We love itemizing the services. Nothing too crazy window cleaning, screens and sills. Gives the customer options and screens and sills take time. Also it sounds much better when I say our window cleaning price starts at $8.00 per window instead of $12.00 per window. We of course always explain this but works really well for us.
That actually is an incredible way to have the customer see your pitch with increased perceived value. Instead of why should I give you 12 dollars a window and stating everything you do, you start the price lower but also add on “extra” and if its not needed, you actually save more time that way.
But then again, I had people call from 2 hours away one way before. One this week actually, I quoted everything over the phone with pictures, normally a 400 dollar house, priced it at 600+ stating everything that was included and I closed them on the phone. Piece of cake. Originally they were asking for storefront service on a very small job, I just asked if their house needed cleaning as well. Funny how that works.
Wow ! Great job and adding that on!
Remind me to make a video on the story of a 10 million dollar property I closed a window cleaning deal on. Very recent and received half down already. This is why I was able to invest in a screen washer and a water fed pole system today.
Not to brag I just had a lot of good stuff happen out of nowhere this week. I was also randomly offered a 10k per year route doing 1 day a month of work. There is a catch but I’m willing to do whatever to get it.
As screens take time, pricing for me is at $2.00 a piece. I used to use my mop and soap but that was taking too much time. I since upgraded to a small water fed pole brush and use only water and they dry great after the windows are done. Next season I want to get a xero screen cleaner. As per everyone else, make sure to itemize accordingly. Never leave money on the table.
The screen cleaner is excellent. I find it works well on screens that have dust or moderate levels of dirt. It hasnt worked well on paint. Very soiled screens I find that I have to soap them up real quick, and they come out better.
Hey can you tell me how you built your screen washer?