What You'll Get
If eyes are the windows of the soul, then windows are the eyes of the house, and if they’re caked with grime, it’s hard for them to glare at dogs pooping on the front lawn. Enable your abode’s eyeball aggressivity with today’s Groupon for window and deck services from Window Genie. Check here for a full list of zip codes in Window Genie’s service area. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get $100 worth of window cleaning.
- For $250, you get a cleaning and sealant for a deck up to 200 square feet (a $500 value).
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
Prices vary, are based on the size of home and type of windows, and are contingent on the fact that windows are accessible and work properly. Customers cannot pick and choose which panes to wash—all windows on a house must undergo the same treatment, to the dismay of domestic disciplinarians who punish drafty windows by refusing to clean them.
During a deck cleaning, a medium-pressure wash scrubs slats free of mildew and dead wood fibers. Then, well-trained technicians hand brush planks with a coat of sealant that complements the deck’s wood grain and protects decks for 18–24 months against wind, rain, and Top 40 hits blasted on tinny speakers (a $2.50 value/sq. ft.). For decks more than 200 square feet, there is an additional charge of $2.50 per square foot, and deck accessories such as railings, trellises, and stairs are charged an additional $2.50 per square or linear foot. A supervisor or the owner himself personally checks each job after completion, which means no unpleasant surprises after the crew has left, such as discovering that your back deck has magically transformed into a butterfly.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. By appointment only. Deck cleaning valid only for flat surfaces; addl charge required for railings and lattices. Deck cleaning valid only for up to 200 sq ft; addl $2.50/sq ft charge for more. Valid only in select zip codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.