For those who are looking for a quick hire and a quality job, window cleaning can be a great option. Window washing and cleaning can be a very technical job, but if you are flexible, are able to work hard, and have an eye for detail, window washing can be a great job for you. Just as with every job, there will be pros and cons that can affect your decision.
Jacob’s Ladder is a great window-washing company and would love to have you work for us. Residents in Colorado can learn more in this blog about what a day looks like for a professional window washer. Working with a quality company will make your job much more enjoyable and manageable.
What Does A Day As A Window Washer Look Like?
The job or a window washer can change each day. Whoever has scheduled a window cleaning will have a different number of windows, different heights, and different window sizes. This gives a little variety to the mundane process of cleaning. The cleaning basics will stay the same for each job though including, spraying or applying the cleaner, using a brush or squeegee to remove dirt build-up, and then drying or removing excess product from the window. Each individual job in a home or business will look similar, but external factors can affect how your day-to-day looks as a window washer.
Weather changes can make your job more difficult. While extreme weather will be a reason to cancel the window cleaning appointment, colder temperatures, rain, or slight winds may make your job a little more difficult and dangerous.
Some window washing teams will put more than one technician on a job, but other times you will be the sole cleaner. If you don’t like working by yourself or having the whole set of windows as your responsibility, window washing may not be the right profession for you.
Pros And Cons Of The Job
This list is not comprehensive of all the benefits or drawbacks of the window cleaning profession, but these are some of the highlights that many people in the job will report. Every job will change and go through seasons of being more enjoyable or less enjoyable. Window washing and cleaning is best for those that have flexibility in their life and want something that is physically active.
- Limited experience needed to start
- Stay away from a desk job
- Get a daily dose of Vitamin D
- Never work late nights
- Job security (there will always be windows)
- Variety of work
- Opportunity to increase pay
- Can include heights and the use of ladders
- Isolation or working by yourself
- Dealing with inclement weather while cleaning
- Lack of entertainment (music, podcasts, etc.) while working
How Much Do Window Washers Get Paid?
Pay and benefits will vary depending on your state, the experience you have, and how long the company you are applying with has been in business. Some window washing jobs will get paid by the hour, others will get paid per job, while some may get paid a salary.
High-rise window washers will get paid more than just residential teams because of the added risk and time. The current average salary for window washers in Colorado is $48,922.
Many window washers can learn on the job and don’t need extensive experience to start out. If you go into a new window washing job with previous experience, your starting pay may be higher. Window washing companies may also offer on-site training or pay for classes to improve your skills. Attending this training and improving your day-to-day work may help earn you a raise or bonus.
Window Washing With Jacobs Ladder
Our window washers with Jacob’s Ladder love their job! We want to help homeowners and business owners have streak-free sparkling windows. We work hard and efficiently so as to not waste your time and money during a cleaning appointment.
Giving your windows a quality cleaning will improve their lifespan, make your home healthier, and give your home the curb appeal you desire. If you are a resident or business in the Colorado Springs area, contact us to schedule your window appointment today!