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Minneapolis Window Cleaning and Carpet Cleaning?

If you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, you may have heard of Squeegee Squad.  It’s likely that you may have had your windows cleaned by Squeegee Squad. Squeegee Squad is one of the largest window cleaning companies in the Twin Cities.  Squeegee Squad also offers other services that are listed below.  You might be surprised, however, what you will learn when you scroll down the page.

Dream Steam Carpet Cleaning in Minneapolis & St. Paul

The Minneapolis window cleaning business owner of Squeegee Squad in St. Paul has recently launched Dream Steam.  Dream Steam is a carpet cleaning business that offers the same great quality and customer service that you may already have enjoyed with Squeegee Squad window cleaning services.

Give us a try for any of the services above and we also recommend Dream Steam for your carpet cleaning needs.

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Hiring an Untrained Window Cleaner is Risky

Most homeowners and building managers are unaware of certain risks when choosing a window cleaning company. Many uninformed window cleaners are not aware of industry conflicts and legal issues between window cleaning companies and glass manufacturers.  These conflicts stem from scratched glass issues that arise after the window cleaning has been performed.  When windows become scratched, it’s already too late.  Typically, window replacement is the only fix.

Poor Manufacturing = Defects on Glass

In the good old days, window manufacturers recommended using tools like razor blades.  Razors are a standard tool and are necessary to remove paint, grime, rocket spores, stain, construction debris, stickers, decor, etc.  Since the 1990’s regulations require buildings to have tempered or heat treated windows in certain locations.  Window and glass manufacturers have since struggled to create windows that can still be cleaned using standard window cleaning tools.

The problem lies in the manufacturing process when glass tempering companies are unable to effectively wash their glass prior to sending the pre-cut sheets into the tempering furnace.  This quality control problem results in microscopic blemishes (glass dust) embedded on the surface.  This has become a significant problem since the 1990’s when homes started becoming infected with this defective tempered glass.  When cleaning glass with standard tools like razor blades, scratches can occur due to these defects becoming dislodged and being dragged across the window between the tool and the glass.  Razors do not scratch the glass however, the blemishes scratch the glass.  When seen under a microscope, these scratches and blemishes can appear like comets with the head being the original blemish site, and the tail being the scratch.

Window Cleaners Face Challenge

As time has progressed, scratched glass conflicts have come up all over the country.  Window Cleaners tend to receive the blame because they are the last one to touch the glass.  Builders, window suppliers, and glass manufacturers all like to point the finger at window cleaners.  In the good old days, window suppliers would recommend the use of tools like razor blades.  Now they prohibit them in their care and cleaning manuals.

Window Cleaning Equipment

Using the correct window cleaning supplies is now very important.  Squeegee Squad Window Cleaners get their supplies from professional window cleaning equipment dealers like the Harry Falk Company.

The Squeegee Squad Solution to Today’s Scratched Glass Risks

Squeegee Squad Window Cleaners are all trained and versed in these glass industry issues. They understand how to recognize window types and know the associated risks of using certain types of window cleaning equipment on them.

Window cleaners need to pay attention to whether the glass is tempered, heat-treated, or annealed.  It is also very important to test whether glass panels have exposed reflective coatings and aftermarket tint film applications.  Each situation requires knowledge, training, and proper tool use to avoid potential damage.

Windows can already be damaged with paint, stain, and hard weathering prior to cleaning.  In these cases, Squeegee Squad Window Cleaners can propose non-routine window cleaning and restoration options while explaining the risks before attempting to clean your windows.

Visit our Window Cleaning Locations Page to contact your local Squeegee Squad.

Visit Squeegee Squad University if you are interested in starting your own window cleaning business.

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Selling your home?  Don’t forget to clean the windows!

We’ve worked with real estate agents on a regular basis.  The best real estate agents out there like Kris Lindahl of REMAX Results, always recommend window cleaning as a final touch during the home staging process.

Cleaning your windows brightens up the whole house and makes it feel crisp, bright, and refreshing.  Window cleaning is a “must do” service according to many of the best real estate agents in the Twin Cities.

According to Money Magazine, Window Cleaning is the home improvement project with the highest return on investment at 768% which tops the list.  Cleaning the windows is the lest expensive home staging project.

Although Money Magazine’s article from June of 2003 has outdated home improvement costs, window cleaning still remains the lest expensive on the list.

If you’re looking to sell your house, we recommend contacting the Kris Lindahl Team at REMAX RESULTS for your Minnesota Real Estate Listing.

If you’re looking for window cleaning services in Minneapolis or St. Paul, then contact the Squeegee Squad of Minneapolis team today!

Please contact JoeR@SqueegeeSquad.com or call 1-833-MY-SQUAD (697-7823) if you would like to know more about how to open your own Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning Franchise.

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Squeegee Squad Window Cleaning in Flagstaff Wins the “Best of Flag” award!

Darren Mabe window cleaning flagstaff award winner

Once again, Darren Mabe, owner of the Squeegee Squad window cleaning company in Flagstaff and Sedona wins the “Best of Flag” award!  The Best of Flag comes from the Arizona Daily Sun Newspaper.  Darren has been cleaning windows in the area for years now.  Congrats to the Squeegee Squad window cleaning of Flagstaff, AZ and Sedona, AZ crew!

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Squeegee Squad Window Cleaners Interviewed on PBS

For a second time, Squeegee Squad has been invited to appear on PBS’s nationally syndicated HomeTime TV. Minneapolis window cleaning Squeegee Squad owner, Joe Antonello appeared with co-founder Joe Ruegsegger in interviews with show host Dean Johnson.

Click below to watch a 5 minute clip on YouTube.