Windows may be one of the hardest things to clean in the house. That's why many people tend to put that specific chore at the bottom of their to-do list. Having clean windows can transform any room into a much brighter and cosier space. It's so beautiful when you look at a streak-free window and see the outside view from your house very clearly.
Cleaning windows may be a little bit tricky, but there's a proper way to do it right. Learn how to clean your window glasses like a professional cleaner with these tips below.
1. Gather Your Supplies
If you want to clean your windows very thoroughly, you will need the following cleaning materials below. These are tools that professional window cleaners recommend when cleaning your windows.
- Squeegee: Squeegees are long bars with rubber strips used to clean windows or glasses.
- Microfibre Cloths: These are great for cleaning windows without scratching the surface.
- Bucket: Make sure that the bucket is wide enough to fit a squeegee.
- Detergent: You can use a DIY solution, but you must invest in a good quality cleaning solution if you are removing stubborn stains.
- Ladder: You may need to use a ladder to reach high windows in your house.
2. Remove Your Blinds and Curtains
After gathering your cleaning tools, the next thing you should do is remove all your curtains or blinds to clean your windows properly. This may also be the best time to wash your curtains or blinds so they will be freshly washed when you put them all back in. Vacuum your window or use a dry brush to sweep away all the dirt, dust and cobwebs.
3. Clean the Windows Using an S-shaped Motion
Dip the foam part of your squeegee into the bucket of soapy water and squeeze the excess water. Wipe gently onto the glass using an S-shaped motion to clean your windows thoroughly. Make sure you don't miss a spot. Clean all the frames down and wipe the frames from inside and out. Use a ladder when needed if there are windows you can't reach.
4. Wipe Away the Residue
Even if you are very thorough in cleaning them, you may still miss a spot. Use the microfibre cloth to wipe away all the residue. Double-check if everything is wiped away. You can also use your squeegee when wiping the residues.
5. Clean and Wipe the Window Edges
Clean the window edges by washing them with soapy water. You can also use whitening products if you have white PVC to make them look fresh and new. If you don't have whitening cream, you may use toothpaste to whiten the frames. Wipe the excess water after using your microfibre cloth or any absorbent cloth. Make sure that you clean both the inside and outside edges and frames of your windows.
6. Inspect the Surfaces
After doing all the steps above, the last thing you must do is to inspect if everything is squeaky clean. Go over if there are spots you left behind with a microfibre cloth to ensure that everything is clean and shiny.
Additional Tips When You Are Cleaning Your Windows
Though most people clean their windows whenever they feel like it, there is ideal weather to do so. Don't clean your windows when it is extremely hot or when the sunlight is directly passing through your window. This is because the sun will dry out the windows fast, resulting in more watermarks. The best weather to clean your windows is when it is cloudy.
Do not use hot water when cleaning your windows. Use cold water instead to avoid traces on the glass.
Remember not to spray detergent on the top of the dust or dirt. Instead, brush or vacuum them first to avoid a muddy mess.
Also, don't forget to check our previous article with more tips on how to keep your office clean.
Cleaning windows may be a tough task, but doing it regularly will help prevent window damage and protect your home's indoor air quality. The tips above will surely help you clean your windows like a pro. If you can't do it on your own, you can always call a professional window cleaning service to do the job for you. Enjoy a better view with your clean windows.
If you need windows cleaning service for your office or home, contact Performance Cleaning at 1300 867 872 for more details and quote.