Window Cleaning


Low rise (5-12 story) and midrise (12-30 story) buildings window cleaning is our specialty, but we love the challenge of large and complicated projects.


Annual, biannual or quarterly window cleaning service. Purpose of cleaning dirt removal. This is the most basic window cleaning service. We apply cleaning solution on a glass surface to loosen the dirt. Then, we use a professional rubber squeegee to remove the dirty water from the glass. For perfect results, we also use leather chamois for touch ups (no water run offs, streaks or smudges are left on a glass). Frames are wiped. Glass scraping is not included.

If the building hasn’t been cleaned for over 2 years, an initial window cleaning service/double wash might be needed. It means that besides regular wash, we might have to use steel wool or glass scrapers occasionally and double wash the glass to make it clean. Price? 20% extra to the cost of regular wash.

All new buildings and buildings where façade renovations, (like painting, waterproofing, masonry, etc.) work was done can require post construction window cleaning. For perfect results we provide special chemicals applications, glass scraping and double wash . It is a labor intensive process and there is a risk of glass scratching. Price varies depending on the level of contamination and access complexity. The cost is usually 50-100% higher than regular wash.

If calcium build ups/stains need to be removed from the glass, so called acid wash is required. This process is quite complicated, labor intensive and requires professional expertise. Pricing depends on multiple factors. Usually 100-200% extra to the cost of a regular wash.


  • BMU and Permanent Davit’s System. These methods are perfect for buildings over 25-30 stories high, but make no economic sense for low-rise and mid-rise buildings.
  • RDS is the easiest and most affordable access method if you use it correctly. However, it is not legal for some applications.
  • Aerial lifts. Great for low-rise and mid-rise buildings. No liability. No disturbance for everyday life. No supervision.


Window cleaning is a pretty straightforward process the more effort you spend, the better the results. Please remember, that the fastest way to achieve best price is to cut corners – on safety and quality. Safety and quality takes time.

An insurance policy with real coverage is pricey. Usually it is about 10% of the price. Saving on insurance isn’t a good option. Please take a moment and call the insurance broker, that you will find on the COI that the vendor provides. Make sure the policy is not janitorial and it covers exterior window cleaning on unlimited heights.

The better and more experienced the labor is the better the results. High-rise window cleaning requires a lot of courage, training and self-discipline. Acquiring and keeping motivated labor has become more art rather than science.

All scaffolds that had been installed permanently (BMU, davit systems) are less expensive and make window cleaning easy. Though, they require expensive initial investment. It also bares annual maintenance, inspection and certification costs ($15,000-25,000). RDS use is also quite inexpensive, but is not always legal in NYC. Cutting edge technology is often an answer for buildings up to 250-300 tall. It’s not just 100% legal and competitively priced, but also takes off ANY liability from the building manager and owner, because the process does not require any building amenities or structure. We park the truck lift on the street and the job is done with no disturbance to everyday lives of tenants and building personnel.

These 3 factors are last, but not least important. Make sure you are completely clear on a work plan, logistics and schedule of work. 2 people can do the same project that 6 people can in a week. It’s your call and preferences.

Not sure which solution fits your needs? Please give us a call and our representatives will consult you to best serve your needs!

Commercial window cleaning New York is an art. High-rise buildings, large glass storefronts, and huge office windows seem impossible to keep clean. Thankfully, the right approach coupled with special techniques, excellent equipment, and expert staff can get the job done faster and better than you’ve ever thought possible. At Big Apple Window Cleaning New York, we can tackle virtually any project Read more...
in almost any weather conditions. We pride ourselves on providing our clients a full set of window cleaning services. If you are looking for high quality coupled with speed and longevity, you can take advantage of our offers. We have over 10 years of experience washing windows in NYC. Every year, something new appears on the window cleaning market. We follow the trends closely and train our employees to be the best of the best. Experience in window washing is vital to getting the job done right. The special window cleaning technique our staff employs has gone through years of preparation and honing. We are 100% sure that our clients are getting our best. When it comes to commercial window cleaning New York, we have worked out a special approach to each category of projects. When you call us to schedule a cleaning, please describe your building in detail. This can help us choose the right equipment and create the right team for your needs. If you follow our advice about warning your tenants, office workers, and building managers about the upcoming cleaning, it can help us get access to your dirty windows faster. We have different cleaning options for your commercial property. We offer a regular wash for windows that have been cleaned at least once in the past year. If your windows have been dirty for a while, you’d need to order a double wash since a regular session won’t suffice. We can help you with post-construction cleaning as well as hard water and acid stain removal. If a window can be cleaned, we’ll clean it. If you think it can’t be cleaned, let us try. You may be surprised at how your windows will look after our cleaning session. commercial window cleaning new york. Less..

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