6 Tips For Cleaning Windows
Washing the windows can be tedious, so you definitely want to get it right the first time. To avoid redoing your hard work, here are some expert tips for cleaning windows.
How to Clean Your Windows
Before you spray your windows, sweep any dirt away from the frames, screens and windows with a brush or even vacuum up the dust with the right dust attachment. This helps to prevent dirt turning into a muddy mess when you start to clean the windows.
You can also use the vacuum attachment to gather up dust for your window blinds.
Once that’s done, you can spray the window with a glass cleaning solution and use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe one side of the window horizontally and the other side vertically. This makes it easier to see if any streaks are forming. Repeat this process until you have covered the entire window.
Cleaning your windows can be as easy as that! Here are a few common mistakes to avoid ensuring you really do a good job the first time.
- Pick a cloudy day.
Clean windows in the blazing sun and the cleaner will end up drying hot windows, leaving hard-to-remove streaks. Pick a cloudy, dry day instead.
- Use enough window cleaner.
Be generous with the amount of cleaner you spritz onto the windows, especially if they are really dirty. A good dose of cleaner will dissolve and suspend the dirt, making it easier to wipe away. Too little cleaner will result in streaks.
- Ditch the newspaper.
Some people swear by using newspaper, but it is relatively ineffective and messy. Instead, use that microfiber cloth, which is absorbent and washable and will leave your windows streak-free and shining.
- Wash, wipe and dry.
You can also use the long strip of a squeegee to wash and wipe your windows with clean water or window spray. Try not to use too many soap suds, though, as they leave a film on the glass. If you do use a squeegee, start at the top left corner of the window, pulling the squeegee over the pane in a sort of reverse S pattern. When you get to the end of every stroke, wipe the blade with a clean cloth. Once you’ve cleaned the windows, wipe the windows dry to avoid streaks and drips.
- Clean your windows on a regular basis.
Leaving your windows for too long just makes them harder to clean. Just like the rest of your home or office, the windows and sturdy made to measure blinds must be cleaned regularly.
- Be careful.
Cleaning windows is time-consuming, and in some instances a hazardous task, especially if the windows are an awkward shape, high and hard to reach. So, do take the appropriate safety measures when cleaning your windows to avoid mishaps or accidents.
Use these tips to keep your windows sparkling, streak-free and easier to maintain!