Terms and conditions

By accepting our quotation or by using this website you agree to be bound by the terms & conditions of Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning.

Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning employs its own window cleaners and also sub-contracts owners who are licensed to trade under the 'Rees and Daughters' name. These terms and conditions apply when using the services of both companies.

Payment Terms

You are required to pay in full within 7 days of the cleaning date. If non payment exceeds 28 days Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning reserve the right to suspend your cleaning. If we then fail to receive monies owed within 90 days, we will pass on your details to a collection agency to recover the debt, you will then be liable for all related charges, collection agency fees and court related fees.

Payment by cheque is accepted. Please write your full address on the back of the cheque and post too: Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning, 4 Booth Road, High Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 4GF.

You can switch over to GoCardless direct debit at any time. Just visit the payment page and sign up. Should you require any help, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Weather

Our pure water systems works in most weather conditions and therefore weather conditions are not an acceptable reason for postponing our services. We offer an all year round regular service. We will clean your property in all but extreme weather conditions including rain and very low temperatures. Extreme weather includes but not  limited to high winds, electrical storms and deep snow.

Ingress, egress, and regress

Should we be unable to access any part of your property due to locked gates we will only clean the accessible areas such as the front & sides, (A reduced charge of 75% will apply). We might be unable to return to clean the restricted area until the next scheduled clean. To avoid this please ensure that we have your correct phone number for our SMS text reminder service which we send out the evening before each visit. If you are going on holiday just let us know by completing the form on the customer service page and we will "miss" the clean and you won't be charged.

If we deem it safe to do so our operators will from time to time will gain access to your property by unlocking your access gate where possible without causing damage. If you do not wish us to do this please complete the contact form on the customer service page so we can keep your preference on our records.

We will endeavour to clean all windows, but if we deem any windows to be inaccessible or unsafe to clean, we will not clean them.

Please do not ask our window cleaners to carry out unsafe working practices. They do not use ladders for window cleaning or climb on or over fences, roofs and garages.

Due to insurance liabilities we will be unable to move obstacles such as but not exclusive to: flowerpots, garden furniture etc. If these or any other items restrict access to an area of your property we will be unable to clean it.

Due to potential insurance claims we do not bring our water hoses through the main part of your property (through garage is acceptable) or climb over fences. We do offer a "front windows only" service for properties with no rear access.

Cleaning Frequencies

Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning ask for window cleaning customers to state clearly if the services requested are intended as a “one off clean”. If not it is assumed a verbal maintenance contract has been initiated for 4, 8 or 12 weekly window cleaning and you will be obliged to have a minimum of 2 cleans before cancellation of the services can be requested. The total price for the 2 cleans will become payable in full if you cancel our services before the 2 cleans have been completed.

If you are a domestic customer that agreed to a 8 or 12 weekly all year round service and you choose to postpone the cleaning throughout the winter months, you will be charged the “12 weekly” rate for the first re clean, once service is re-established.

We are happy to supply a schedule of visit dates for our domestic customers, however this is a guide indicating the week commencement date when we plan to visit, we cannot be held to a specific date or time. With such factors as public holidays, extreme weather, staffing levels, etc, it is not always possible to supply an exact date.

Our regular window cleaning round is approximately 4, 8 or 12 weekly. Staff holidays, sick leave and bad weather can effect our schedule. Also at the end of each year we optimize our rounds so your last clean of the year or your first clean of the new year may be early or later than usual. Please allow some flexibility.

Damages

Our window cleaners do not accept liability for damage caused by decorative or structural defects at your property, such as, but not limited to, ill fitting windows, doors, fascias, guttering, window/conservatory trims, unsecured windows and doors, leaking seals, loose stuck on lead, decorative bars stuck on glass, rotting frames, flaking paint, open/broken trickle vents, etc.

Our window cleaners accept no liability for decorative bars coming loose or falling from the exterior of the glass. If these bars are correctly installed our brushes will not damage them in any way. If they do become loose or fall off it's because the adhesive is not bonding correctly with the glass. This is because over time the double sided tape used to stick the bars to your glass loses it's adhesion. We will however work with you if we are made aware of such defects prior to cleaning and avoid or 'approach with caution'.

Scratched window sills: Over time your upvc window frames will start to oxidise and slowly lose their colour. Your windows sills will be the most effected. When we are cleaning your windows our brush head which is made from soft plastic with nylon bristles may remove some of the oxidation. This may look like scratches but in fact it's just where the grey oxidation has been removed. We will not be held responsible for returning your windows back to "as new" condition.

Scratched glass: The brushes we use are specifically manufactured and designed for window cleaning and as such are made of a soft plastic head stock with nylon bristles. There is nothing on the brush which can scratch your glass. There are no metal parts on the brush. If you feel that we have caused damage to your glass we will bring over a brush and ask if you can scratch the glass again. If you succeed we will pay to replace the glass.

48 Hour Guarantee

After we have cleaned your windows the cleaner will leave a "Windows Cleaned Today" card (During the national covid-19 pandemic however we have resorted to sending a SMS message to ensure our customer safety, this will be assessed in time due to it's environmental impact and may remain. If you are not 100% satisfied we will come back and re-clean for free. To qualify for a free re-clean you must contact us within the 48 hour time period. To book a free re-clean just complete the contact form on our "Customer Service" page. A call out charge of £15.00 may be applied if we return to clean and we find it's the inside of the windows that are dirty or the double glazed unit has failed and the dirt is on the inside of the unit.

Achieving optimum cleaning results may require a few cleans. For example, detergent residues from previous traditional window cleaning methods may initially cause light spotting. Leaching can also occur from trickle vents, beading and heavily soiled frames, however in most cases, this will cease after a couple of cleans, once the dirt is removed fully from the frame areas.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel our services please provide at least 5 days notice via your online account or email (SMS is not an acceptable form of cancellation) before the next scheduled date. Failure to do so will result in a 100% charge for any work scheduled within this period. Cancelling your GoCardless direct debit at your bank does not automatically cancel your window cleaning.

Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning will send an SMS text message the evening before the day of cleaning to remind you to unlock your gates and close your windows/vents for the day. This message is intended as a reminder only and not an invitation to postpone/cancel. Any cancellation notice received after this text message will not be acted upon. Our offices close at 5.00pm and reopen at 9.00am the next day.

Right To Refuse Work

Rees and Daughters Window Cleaning reserve the right to refuse certain work/jobs even if we have taken payment in advance from you for the service to be carried out. The advance payment does not constitute a verbal or written contract between us. If we refuse the work/job on sight a full refund of any monies will be paid.

Email Communications

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We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions without notice.