Can You Clean Windows In The Winter Time?


We are here to say that you certainly can clean your gorgeous windows during the winter!

As a matter of fact, we clean several windows for our quarterly and bi-annual window-cleaning clients.

Windows are meant to stay clean year-round. It beats the purpose of having windows if you can’t look out at a nice view.

During the winter people also get Christmas Lights Installed. So when the windows are nicely clean, they can see a beautiful display of lights.

So what are some of the myths that are holding people back from cleaning their windows during the winter?

It’s Too Darn Cold Outside To Be Cleaning Windows!

Not when you’re wearing 3 layers of clothing on top of a jacket. You’ll be comfortably cleaning windows quite warmly.

Jokes aside, if you live up north, then during the winter, window cleaning might not be a good idea.

But when you’re in southern states or southwestern states, it’s game on!

Here in Texas, we get about 2 weeks of intense cold weather where we can’t clean windows.

But after that, we’re all good to go.

You Can’t Even Clean The Windows Because The Water Is Just Going To Freeze

Freezing water is a valid point and it is especially true if we’re going to be cleaning windows using our deionized water system.

However, cleaning windows by hand is still doable even during freezing temperatures.

Cleaning by hand means we’re using old traditional methods with a squeegee, mop, and some soap.

Now, the soap solution might actually turn to ice.

But there is a hack around it.

One piece of advice when cleaning windows during cold or freezing weather is to use windshield washers. This is for those who live in freezing temperatures. Your soap solution will not turn into a block of ice.

Once you have that down, make sure you wear lots of layers and gloves and you’re good to go.

The Ground Is Icy And You Can’t Use Ladders Or You’ll Slip & Die

This is a valid point.

You should never use a ladder if the ground is full of ice. The ladder will slip and you will fall.

The last thing we want is any injuries. Homeowners should make sure the window cleaners they work with are fully insured. Many homeowners who hire uninsured window cleaners are putting themselves at a huge risk of lawsuits and getting sued.

One way to clean windows without using a ladder is to understand how to clean windows with a pole.

An extension pole that lets you attach a squeegee and a mop. Doing it this way, you should be able to reach Windows with no problem.

It is only a problem when the windows are extremely dirty with hard water stains. If this is the case, we’d highly recommend to wait until spring to clean the windows.

However, if you are cleaning windows that are fairly clean, wintertime should not be an issue.


Do you have your windows cleaned during the winter months?

As window cleaners in Austin TX, we highly recommend our clients clean their windows quarterly.

This is because it’s less expensive to maintain windows that let them go unclean for long periods of time.

Cleaning windows in the winter month is definitely possible.

You just need the right expertise, caution, and willingness to clean windows in the cold.

We hope this article sheds some light and gives you some great tips on cleaning your windows during the winter months.

Until next time!


About the Author

Benjamin Nguyen, owner of Full Color Cleaners LLC, has garnered significant recognition for his company’s exemplary services in window cleaning and pressure washing, making them one of the Top Rated Exterior Cleaning companies in Austin, TX. Full Color Cleaners commendations are not only from renowned platforms like Yelp, Yellow Pages, and Super Pages but also include prestigious recognitions as one of the “10 Best Austin Window Washers” by and “Best Window Washing Services in Austin” by Beyond this, Benjamin’s expertise extends to specialized areas such as soft washing, roof washing, and Christmas Lights Installation, with the latter backed by his membership in CLIPA. His dedication to continuous learning is evident through his annual certifications and affiliations with Pressure Washing School and Expert Safety Services. Notably, Benjamin’s commitment to excellence in exterior cleaning is further solidified by his status as an F9 Authorize Handler, showcasing his proficiency in handling commercial chemicals.

One of the pivotal moments in Benjamin’s career trajectory was his association with the Home Service Business Coaching (HSBC) Program, steered by David James Moerman. Under David’s mentorship, Benjamin honed his business acumen, propelling Full Color Cleaners to its current stature as one of Austin’s top-rated window cleaning and pressure washing enterprises. David Moerman, a successful entrepreneur himself, has publicly endorsed Benjamin’s dedication and vision for his business. For those seeking to connect with Benjamin or learn more about Full Color Cleaners, he maintains an active presence on LinkedInInstagramFacebookYelp, and Indeed.

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