Service Vocabulary


Cut-ups – Usually 1′ x 1′ window panes and embosses in individual frames.

French Pane – Tiny panes of glass usually about 12″ tall and about 9″ wide that are built into French doors or windows.

Garden Box Window – A cleaning of a garden window which is a projecting, three-sided window that usually includes a shelf, a glass top and/or a single-hung or casement window on each side.

Hard Water Mineral Stain Removal – This is not included in a standard window cleaning. It requires hand buffing with a compound to remove the mineral stains. The removal of this type of glass damage from water that is full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and other compounds such as sulfates and bicarbonates. When “hard water” is on glass for a period of time, it can form water spots that are unsightly and hard to get rid of. They look like small white barnacles. These spots can even cause irreparable damage to your windows if you don’t get rid of them quickly. In time they will actually burrow into the glass. Data Sheet

Mirror Cleaning – Bathroom and bedroom mirror cleaning.

(New) Construction Clean-up Glass Cleaning – The removal of paint overspray, silicone, and glass manufacturer’s stickers the first time new windows are cleaned.

Picture Windows – Large single pane windows usually facing a view.

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Relight cleaning – Interior window built into an interior wall to allow light & sight from one office to another, or from a hallway into an office.

Shower Door Water Spot Cleaning – See Hard Water Mineral Stain Removal for cleaning understanding.

Skylight cleaning – Windows embedded in roof systems that allow natural light into living space. Pricing is separate for interior and exterior cleaning of skylight(s).

Solar Pane Cleaning – Cleaning solar panels with correct solar panel soap. Data Sheet

Solarium Glass – Cleaning of Sunroom glass, Glass Rooms, and Glass Enclosures.

Storm window cleaning – When additional windows are fitted over the outside of an ordinary windows to add insulation against wind, cold and noise.

▪We no longer clean between Storm windows. We don’t remove them or put them back. If you have a contractor or maintenance person that removes them and reinstalls them we can clean the panes from a safe place.

Tempered Glass – Extreme caution should be taken when cleaning tempered glass. Most tempered windows but, not all, tend to scratch much easier than normal windows. The reason is due to the rough imperfections that were created in the hardening process. If you were to look through a magnified lens, the imperfections will look like tiny pimples.

Wind Break Window Cleaning – Clean the inside and outside of glass on deck.

Window screen cleaning – The screen to keep insects & animals from entering living space from an open window.

Window Track Cleaning – When window tracks need more than a wipe up to clean.


Exterior Gutter Cleaning – This is the face of the gutter that is seen when looking at the side of the home or building.

Fix Clogged Downspout – If the downspout elbow is clogged beyond the drain hole it will require removing the downspout to clearskiescleaning.com it out.

Fix Gutter Leaks – Patch leaking gutters with silicone and silicone tape.

Gutter adjustment – Re-Leveling Gutter by removing and lowering the side of downspout for even water distribution.

Gutter Cleaning – The trough connected to the fascia board that channels water to the downspouts.

Gutter Screen Installation – These are wire or plastic baskets that wedge into the top of the downspout that keeps large leaves and debris from clogging the mouth of the downspout and underground drain system.

LeafGuard Cleaning – The problem with leaf guard gutter systems in the Northwest is we have pine needles that can roll into the small opening under the top lip. When your LeafGaurd gutters get clogged with pine nettles and debris under the one piece gutter system, we will get them guarding your leaves again.

Moss Treatment – Moss termination/kill/control application is an application of zinc that when applied on live moss will dehydrate and remove it. This process can take 10-13 weeks but you will see the dying process within two weeks of the first rain.

Roof Valley Cleaning – The valley where two roof planes meet each other. Often leaves and Debris collects here.

Roof Drain on Flat Roof – A roof drain is a method of draining a roof assembly where the water runoff from the roof is transferred through the roof drain into piping that runs through the interior of the building before it empties either onto grade or into a storm sewer. In most cases, roof drains are also installed in such a way that prevents water from leaking out of the drain in the event that there is a clog somewhere in the drain line.

Scupper Cleaning – Scupper is a detail that provides drainage to a roof system by allowing the water runoff from the roof to exit the roof through a metal edge, parapet wall or through the deck into a downspout or leader not run through the interior of the building. If a roof scupper becomes blocked or clogged and prevents water from draining from the roof surface this could cause ponding or roof leaks. Cleaning and checking your roof drainage system should be done at least once a year.


Boat Dock Pressure washing – Any dock at a marina, business, or private home

Concrete Pressure washing – Flat surface cleaning of sidewalks, driveways, patios, parking garages, wheel stops etc.

Facade Of Building –

Vinyl Siding pressure washing – A plastic exterior cladding for a house, used for decoration and weatherproofing, as an alternative to traditional wood siding.

Bird Control – Bird Block, Bird Spikes, Bird Abatement – Products that are installed in homes or on commercial buildings to keep birds from landing, nesting, and making a mess of the exterior siding, windows or metal flashing.

Dryer Vent cleaning – Dyer vents that exit the building on high to reach residential buildings where a screen at the end of the vent cannot be cleaned from inside the unit.

Henry Roof Repair Solutions – Henry offers a complete range of roof repair solutions designed to work in varying weather conditions. From roof patches to roof cements to sealants, Henry’s professional grade roof repair solutions provide options for sealing around chimneys, vents, skylights, flashings and more. Data Sheet

Holliday Lighting – Installation of and removal of Holiday Lights

Spider web removal – Spider webs removed from eves, soffits, window frames by use of brushes, back pack vacuum cleaners and or leaf blowers.

Trim Tree/Branch limbs – Cut, trim, and scale back the limbs or branches overhanging on the roof or hanging close to the roof of house or building. These limbs untrimmed can rub and destroy the asphalt shingles on the roof.

Miscellaneous Terms

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