Spring is in the air! That means beautiful flowers, budding trees, and......pollen.....sniff...sniff. Pollen is not only a problem for seasonal allergy sufferers. It is also a problem for homeowners and window cleaners. Many of our clients in Cashiers and Highlands, NC want to have their windows cleaned early in the spring but hiring a window cleaner before the pollen season is over can sometimes mean needing to have the windows cleaned again later in the year.
When should you hire a window cleaner?
As professional window cleaners we know that window cleaning is an important part of your regular home maintenance and we want your home to look its best. When should you schedule a window cleaning for the best results? We found some great information about the pollen seasons of NC on the Hickory Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Clinic's website. Click here to check out the page directly. On this website we see that there are different kinds of pollen throughout the year. Don't worry your windows aren't doomed to be dirty forever. The main pollen that interferes with window cleaning is tree pollen. It's the nasty stuff that floats through the air making us sneeze and making our cars turn yellow no matter what color they were when we bought them. The season for tree pollen runs from March through June and peaks in April throughout most of NC. Since Cashiers and Highlands are at a higher elevation, sometimes their pollen seasons are a bit behind the rest of the state. That being said, usually the worst months for pollen in Cashiers and Highlands, NC is April and May. That means that scheduling a window cleaner anytime in June or later will ensure that your windows stay cleaner longer.
Does that mean that you should not have your windows cleaned before June? Not necessarily. Pollen sticks to dirty surfaces easier than it does to clean ones. So if you have your windows cleaned before the pollen season is over your windows will still look clean but, if the pollen season is exceptionally bad, you run the risk of your windows getting a little dirty again. If that happens, it is very easy to clean them again. That means that if you want your windows to look great all spring and summer, you can schedule a window cleaning early in the year then have a touch up window cleaning after the pollen is over. A touch up window cleaning is usually very inexpensive. The window cleaner will usually only clean the exterior windows, and you can choose which windows to have cleaned, and which ones to leave alone. So you can control how much you want to spend!
The Bottom Line
When should you have your windows cleaned? We recommend hiring a window cleaner anytime from late May and afterwards. From our experience usually the pollen in the Cashiers and Highlands, NC area is over by then. However, if you need a window cleaning earlier, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.