Window cleaners work on domestic and commercial premises, cleaning windows, doors and other glass surfaces.
- Mix cleaning chemicals and detergents
- Use ladders
- Use water-fed poles
- Clean windows on high buildings and use cradles or ropes
- Keep a record of payment or complete customer reports
- Safely store and transport equipment
- Look for and bid for new business
Many window cleaners are self-employed. Others are employed by cleaning companies that can be large or small.
Window cleaners do most of their work outdoors, which can be in all weathers.
Window cleaners have to work during daylight, which may involve early morning starts.
Salary varies but on average starting salary is around £16,000 but this would depend on the size of your window cleaning round and hours you work.
You could apply directly to become a window cleaner with a company, buy an existing round or set up your own business. You don’t need any formal qualifications to do this.