Steps on starting a window cleaning business

Posted by lexifip158 on August 1st, 2020

Why start a window cleaning business?

Do you have to decide first that you want to start your own business? Many people start businesses for a number of different reasons, like the one that recently became redundant. Some people simply reach a stage in their lives where they want a change from what they have been doing for years. Other people like the idea of ​​being their own boss and being in control of the business. Now that you have made your decision, you have to decide on the type of business you plan to tackle. This article will explain some of the steps necessary to start a window cleaning business so that you can become an expert in window cleaning.


As with all new businesses, you will need to establish what your budget will be. You can use your redundancy money if you are lucky to have it, or you can go to the bank to get a business loan. If you need a bank loan, you will need to bring a business plan. With your budget determined, you can now go shopping for the necessary equipment required.

Which window cleaning method do you choose?

There are two main window cleaning methods to choose from and your current circumstances can help you with your choice.

Traditional method. This type of window cleaning is the method that has been used for generations of window cleaners. It does not require much of the initial financial investment and therefore is not a great risk. However, it requires that you have little or no fear of heights. The main equipment you will need is a ladder, a squeegee, a washer applicator, and a bucket. The applicator is used to apply the window cleaning solution to the window and the squeegee will remove dirt along with the solution. The main restriction for this method is the height of your stairs or how high you are willing to Window Cleaning Poles!

The second method you can use is commonly known as the "Water Powered Pole System". This method uses a telescopic pole with a brush on top where water is fed through the brush. The brush, along with the help of water, maneuvers around the window cleaning as it goes. Chemical solutions are not used when cleaning windows in this way. The water used is not running tap water, but purified water. There is more than one method of obtaining purified water and I will discuss it in another article. This method requires a skill level to produce the purified water and also a financial investment in the equipment required to produce it. You will also need a method of transporting your water from job to job, and the size of the tank will be determined by the number and type of customers you intend to engage with. Be careful to buy a specialized baffled tank that is designed to carry liquids while in transit because it is potentially very dangerous to transport large amounts of liquid in the back of a truck. You may also need to verify with your insurance company that you are insured to carry liquids.
One item you will need for your business is a van. Depending on the method you choose to clean your windows, it will determine the size of the truck you will need. If you choose the "Water Powered Pole System", you will obviously need a larger truck than if you had chosen the traditional method.

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