Window Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

Window Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling HomeWindow Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

The windows of your home can make a big difference in how the property feels. If they’re crusted with dirt and the sun is filtering in through handprints, then the entire home will start to feely dirty. There are countless jokes about people who aren’t willing to clean windows, but it’s actually not difficult to make the glass around your home sparkle. Here’s what you need to know about achieving a beautiful, streak-free shine.

The Right Tools

Professional cleaners don’t use a spray bottle and paper towel to clean windows. They use a soft rag or sponge to scrub the glass and a squeegee to dry it. A few paper towels may be used to finish the polishing, or you can use newspaper to clean the window without any streaks. With the right tools, cleaning the windows will be surprisingly easy.

Change the Direction

One of the challenges with cleaning windows is determining which side a streak is on. Overcome this challenge by using horizontal strokes on the inside and vertical strokes on the outside. The direction of the streak will tell you which side of the glass it’s on. If you find little scratches as you clean, you can buff them out by rubbing a little toothpaste over the scratch and then polishing the window.

Choose the Right Weather

If possible, wash the windows when it’s overcast outside. You’ll be more comfortable while you’re cleaning, and the sun won’t dry the solution before you can work with it. If you must clean the windows on a sunny day, then try to clean windows when they’re in the shade.

The Beauty of Newspaper

Paper towels are commonly used for drying and polishing windows, but crumpled newspaper works better. In addition to drying the windows without leaving any streaks, the newspaper also leaves behind a transparent film that helps the windows remain clean.

The Best Cleaning Solutions

The best cleaning solutions are actually homemade. They’re more affordable, safe for the environment, and highly effective. A cup of white vinegar mixed with ¼-cup of water is highly effective at cleaning and polishing windows. If you have stubborn dirt, try using two cups of water mixed with ½-cup of cornstarch.

If you’re dedicated to using green cleaners but don’t want to make your own, then you should look for glass cleaners from Method. They’re eco-friendly, safe to use and excellent at cleaning and polishing the windows.

The reason so many people joke that they don’t do windows is because it can take time to effectively clean and polish them. If you simply don’t have the energy, desire or time necessary to polish the glass in your home, then let 1st Class Cleaning do it for you.

We’re happy to clean windows as part of our household services, and we’ll even clean them with eco-friendly products from Method. If you’re tired of looking through dingy windows and cannot take care of them yourself, we’re happy to help you. We’ll polish the windows and leave them with a streak-free shine that makes the entire house look great.

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