How to Start a Window Cleaning Business

There is no end to innovative walls and windows but who will clean that? Yes, professional window cleaners provide a range of services starting from window wash, pressure/power wash etc. Window washing companies are well equipped and trained to do the job for you.

Home owners have become extremely busy nowadays with their day jobs and businesses that many have already neglected caring for their homes including cleaning their windows.

This is one of the many reasons why it is a good idea to start a window cleaning business these days. People have become so busy with their careers and responsibilities that they would be willing to pay somebody to do the washing and cleaning of their windows. If you want to take advantage of this demand among people, starting a window cleaning business would be a good idea. Here are some of the things that you need to know when you want to start a window washing company:

Start-up Cost and Potential Profits

The best thing about starting a window washing company is you are not required to have lots of money to start offering your services. In fact, you can start your professional window cleaning if you have at least $100. You will use this amount to purchase window cleaning tools and cleaning supplies. You can get started with less than $100 capital if you already have the necessary tools and supplies in your home. You will also need to set aside a transportation budget because your window cleaning business will require you to travel from one house to another when servicing clients. From your $100 capital, you can expect to earn at least $40 for an hour of servicing customers although this may vary depending on your cleaning speed and the type of window washing job that you need to accomplish. Operators of window washing businesses reportedly earn up to $100,000 in one year. This is a good profit considering the window washing business has low start up capital.

Getting Clients

One important aspect of operating a window washing business is finding clients who will avail of your window cleaning services. It will be best if you can print out flyers that contain a small description of the services that you offer. It is very important that you include in the flyers your contact information so prospective clients can easily contact you when they are looking for someone who can provide them with window washing services. Some window washing businesses also take advantage of advertising by posting signs and paying for ad spaces in local newspapers. It is also helpful if you utilize your network of friends and relatives to help spread the word about the services that your professional window cleaning offers.


  • Onesmus said on November 17, 2009
    I love the idea of cleaning windows given the fact that in my country, there is no major service providers that specifically focus on window cleaning alone. I would love to ask if there is any big operator out there who is willing to diversify or form a joint-venture with me in Namibia a country with fool of business potential. my e-mail address is
  • Gunjan said on February 27, 2013
    I just like this idea of window cleaning. I would like to start this business in Rajasthan, India. So can you please guide me that how i can start this business and what kind of equipments i would be requiring? What amount i should charge for this service?
  • Cecil said on November 11, 2013
    i like the idea, so i want to know that i have to register my window cleaning company?
  • Suzen said on March 18, 2014
    I would like to start up a window cleaning business in my area, please send more details. Suzen. Delmas. S.A
  • Bels said on May 2, 2015
    I like this business I would like to know what equipment can I use and where can I buy the equipment. How much can I charge per house. Am I going to see profit if I employ someone or is it better to do it myself.
  • Bels said on May 2, 2015
    I'm staying in Port elizabeth in South africa.
  • Vivian said on January 25, 2016
    I would like to know how much to charge for window cleaning business and how to make a profit and be successful in my business. I have bought the equipment to start immediately. Please advice.
  • Malibongwe said on January 28, 2021
    I want to start a window cleaning business in my area What equipment can i use


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