Without regular washing, windows build up a light-blocking layer of scum, effectively ending sessions of indoor sunbathing. Continue toasting in comfort with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get an exterior residential window cleaning for up to 20 windows from Sparkle Window Cleaners, serving Jackson, Platte, Clay, and Johnson counties (an $80 value). Additional charges apply for other counties.
Owned and operated by Andrew and Leah Bell, Sparkle Window Cleaners whips sullied panes into a rejuvenated state of limpid transparency. Beam-deflecting dirt, film, and debris are scrub-a-dubbed from domestic portholes, whisking away the vestiges of experimental mud shutters and allowing windows to bask fully in the sun. The window warriors take note of any maintenance issues they spot from above as they clean—including wood rot, roof damage, or evidence of gutter goblins—and alert homeowners to the potential problems.
Conscious of what they’ve moved or shifted in the course of dedirtification, respectful washers leave everything but the windows in the same state as they found it. Without the hassles of scaling ladders and juggling supplies, homesteaders are free to devote precious hours to pastimes such as reading, gardening, or performing stand-up comedy routines for window washers.