Santa Monica Window Cleaning
5 MUST KNOWS before hiring anyone!
1) ARE THEY LICENSED AND INSURED?
Nothing is worse than being held responsible for a window washing company having an accident on your property, but that can happen if an uninsured window washer hurts him or herself. Do not risk it! Hiring just anyone professing to window clean is not a risk you should take.
2) WHAT CAN THEY DO?
We do window cleaning and other specialty services for major projects (such as office buildings & hotels) as well as for minor projects (such as three-window condos). Unlike many local window cleaning companies (or specialty cleaning companies in general), we employ new and appropriate tools to clean any window or surface and we have as many team members as needed to complete the project.
3) WHAT ARE THEIR TRUE PRICES?
We are very honest with our customers. We offer no run-arounds. Many window cleaning companies will add fees after they've already started their window cleaning service. We lay it all out before the job even begins. Click here to see our residential window cleaning service details (call 800-208-6320 to get rates).
4) ARE THEY PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANERS?
Here at Acclaim, we understand that organization and honesty are qualities that all home or office owners and managers are hoping to see in their outsourced service workers. That is why we have implemented work practices that even we would want to see in any type of service company that we would personally hire. We show up on time, do what we say we will do, wear uniforms. We want long-term business relationships and we are motivated to do what it takes to ensure that you want us back. No fly-by-night window cleaning company here.
5) DO THEY HAVE ANY TYPE OF GUARANTEE?
If you are not satisfied while we are working at your home or business, you are not obligated to sign and pay anything for that work. Seriously. You can even print this guarantee out if you would like. This is binding.
Window Cleaning in Santa Monica
Here at Acclaim Specialty Cleaning, Santa Monica is a desired location to work in for window and gutter cleaning as well as for our chandelier and awning cleaning services. We love working in this beach city. We love the people, the mood, the character, and the ambiance; we even love the history of the city. Thus, we have compiled some history for your personal reading pleasure. Here you go:
Santa Monica- The Making of a Pretty Great Town:
Legend has it that in 1769, Gaspar de Portola sent scouts to the coast of San Diego for exploration. While on that trip they camped out at an Indian village near two springs. Most believe that location to be at the present day corner of Wilshire and Sawtelle, where the Veteran's Administration building now stands. The name “Santa Monica” was penned by a padre that accompanied the expedition. He was said to have stated that the waters of the springs reminded him of the tears shed by St. Monica over her wayward son, St. Augustine, prior to his conversion. Although not appearing in records until 1827, when Don Francisco Sepulveda and Augustin Machado petioned for the San Vincente y Santa Monica Land Grant, this happening is believed to be the beginning of the use of the name in reference to the area.
But there was also another land grant that included the land that is present day Santa Monica: that of Francisco Marquez & Ysidro Reyes of 1828. Because of this overlapping, there was continuing litigation between the two possessing parties. Eventually Marquez and Reyes were confirmed as owning most of the land. Marquez built the first house in the city. It stood at the end of the bluff, near where 7th street ends today.
In 1872, Colonel Robert Baker and Senator John P. Jones presented the first official map of Santa Monica to the Los Angeles County Recorder's office. As owner of much of Santa Monica by then, Baker envisioned the city as “the port of Los Angeles”. In 1891 the “Long Warf” was built so that trains could reach the ships that came into the harbor.
By 1899 Santa Monica had a complete sewer system, a main light and power company, two transcontinental lines, three bathing establishments, two public parks, a cities worth of cemented sidewalks, a public library, it's own daily newspaper (the Outlook), and three school houses.
In 1905, Santa Monica had already attracted many large industries (such as the Sunset Tile and Brick Company) and expanded it's 1875 boundaries significantly. It's population was now 7,208 residents. In 1906 Santa Monica became a charter city.
Santa Monica didn't grow into the port of Los Angeles, rather a beach city is what Santa Monica became, one that attracted many vacationers and summer cottage dwellers. Piers, hotels, and bath houses were built so as to capitalize on this influx of visitors from the East.
Clover Field was built in 1922, symbolizing Santa Monica's importance in the booming aviation industry. The first pilots to fly around the world took off from Clover Field two years later.
By the 1920's the city had grown too large to be without an established zoning ordinance. Thus, in 1922, the first one was passed.
Movie makers were attracted to Santa Monica from the start of the movie making industry. Many of the wealthy, including movie stars, built homes on its “Gold Coast” (from Palisades Beach to Santa Monica Canyon), Marion Davies was one of the first to do so.
The population of the city doubled from the 1930's to the 50's, the count being 71,595 in 1950. The Santa Monica Freeway was completed in 1966. With it came more people and industy into Santa Monica. The 3rd Street Mall was built in 1965. It was renovated in 1988 as the Promenade so as to keep up with the times.
According to a 2000 census, the population of Santa Monica has dipped to near 84,000 from it's 1980s count of around 88,000.