Living in a haunted house on the 10th floor Azure
July 28, 2020 at 11:13 AM #37277Cele StauduharParticipant
Spider webs stuck to every window in our unit and the eaves above-
Any way we can have more frequent window sweeps? I am not suggesting a third washing, that takes tons of time and I assume is very expensive..but we could have the cleaners set up and sweep off the webs in-between the costly window washings.
I could disengage the governor that prevents opening our casement windows on the side of the pivot hinges to allow a gap large enough for my arm and the Webster, my cleaning tool of choice, on both sides of the windows. Problem is that each window has two hinges, bottom one easy to reach, but the top one is a pain. I’m short and the top window hardware even with our ladder is a difficult stretch for me..and I fear dropping the hinge/governor screws on the top side of the window into our moat. (though they’d be cheap to replace, just sayin’)
ALL helpful suggestions are appreciated.
And, can anyone tell me what the proper name is for the rod in the hinge that determines how wide the window can be opened?
July 28, 2020 at 11:24 AM #37278Nancy GildersleeveParticipant
We have a lot of spiders too on M 9th floor and tons of cottonwood blowing into the deck, door, spiderwebs and windows. My suggestion is to wait to clean exterior windows after the cottonwood blooms and blows towards our buildings. The window washers could then clean dirt, spiders and cottonwood at one time. The earlier cleaning time is typically during the rainy season. When it gets warm, the windows are already covered with dust and spider webs plus cottonwood.
July 28, 2020 at 12:55 PM #37279Jo Ann TimbanardParticipant
I agree the webs are just awful. I have suggested that they move the washing schedule closer to June. It hasn’t had much impact! What I have found is the spiders come out when it rains. I take that opportunity when possible, to look under the top railing and attempt to reduce the spider population with Kleenex and a smoosh! They are dead and not procreating! I have had few spiders since I realized the spiders do come out in the rain. Won’t work for the windows you have Cele, but it will reduce the population on your patio!
July 28, 2020 at 1:37 PM #37280Marc ScholnickParticipant
July 28, 2020 at 2:19 PM #37283Ron BoltzParticipant
Olga and I are the second people to take possession of a unit in either building having closed 2 June 2002. In our opinion this the worst infestation of spiders and cottonwood bloom in all these years.
I wish we could tell you we have been able to find a solution to either of these problems but we haven’t.
Over the years I have used a long handled duster to get at some of the exterior windows and walls from our decks. The hinge problem is one that I have not solved at all.
The hinge problem is one I have not solved at all.
I do wish we could have another cleaning per year but understand the extreme cost involved precludes this as a solution since it would be a burden to our escalating homeowners dues.
However,in the past few years we have seen a great decline in the quality of the window cleaning being done with this year being the worst we can remember. We must go out of our way to search out quality work even it costs a bit more. Yes, it is hard in to days world but there are companies who try.
Ron Boltz A201
August 7, 2020 at 10:07 AM #37309Gail BradleyParticipant
Ron, the quality of work is not going to get better unless everyone who believes the quality of window washing is poor contacts and reports it to Daniel Brennan and Erica Hensley-Lyman. I go to almost all HOA Board meetings and they always ask if anyone has complaints about the cleanings. I am usually the only one, or one of two who speak up. If no one else speaks up, the management has no way of knowing that the work is not up to snuff. In her emails about window washing, Erica reminds people to contact her or Daniel if they have any issues. He is very responsive and has the team re-do any unsatisfactory window cleaning.
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