Sullied windows prevent sunlight from entering homes, causing houseplants to wilt, wither, and reenact Houdini's daring suspended-straitjacket escape. Foil fleeing florals with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get $120 worth of window cleaning from Markatos Services Inc.
Markatos Services' professional, uniformed staff meticulously hand-washes windows to phase out grit and grime. In one to two hours, smudge-swipers deftly banish pane-clinging foes such as fingerprints, dirt, and scratch 'n' sniff stickers. Shine technicians beautify windows' front sides and backsides, remembering to scrub between their toes, and imbue sills and ledges with luster and shine. To eliminate stubborn dirt and streaks that squeegees and sprays often leave behind, window-buffers hand-wash panes for maximum transparency. Like most weddings, cleanings must be scheduled at least seven days in advance.