Window cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance. It brightens your space, keeps it looking tidy, and can extend the life of your windows by years in some cases.
Many homeowners choose to clean their own windows every year. Here are some baseline tips to ensure you get a perfect clean every time:
Choose the proper tools: Use a squeegee, bucket, cleaning solution, and a microfiber cloth. Avoid using paper towels or newspapers, as they can leave streaks and lint on the window.
Work on a cloudy day: Direct sunlight can cause the cleaning solution to dry quickly and leave streaks on the window. Working on a cloudy day can help you avoid this issue.
Start with the frame: Before cleaning the glass, wipe down the frame and sill with a damp cloth to remove any stubborn dirt or debris.
Use the right cleaning solution: Use an ammonia free cleaning solution specifically designed for windows. Alternatively, you can make your own solution by mixing water and vinegar with a few drops of dish soap.
Apply the solution evenly to the glass: Mist the cleaning solution onto the glass while making sure to cover the entire surface.
Use the squeegee: Starting at the top of the window, use the squeegee to remove the cleaning solution from the glass. Wipe the blade clean with a cloth after each pass.
Work in sections: Divide the window into sections and clean only one section at a time. This will help you avoid missing spots and ensure a thorough cleaning.
Dry the edges: After using your squeegee, use a microfiber cloth to dry the edges of the window where water may build up.
Check for streaks: After cleaning the window, check for streaks or spots that may have been missed. Use the microfiber cloth to touch up any areas as needed.
Clean the window regularly: Frequent cleaning will prevent dirt and grime from building up on the window and make future cleaning easier and more efficient.
There you have it! 10 tips from the professionals to ensure a perfect clean every time! Check out our other articles to see how we clean windows commercially!