Window Cleaning Tips

Window Cleaning TipsWhen it comes to cleaning your house, windows are probably one of most commonly neglected areas since they’re not the most fun to clean. Preferably, you should try to have your windows cleaned at least three times a year.

So how can you take on this chore and get the best results? Here are some guidelines to follow:

  1. Fill up a Bucket and Rinse. Fill in about half a bucket with cold water and apply a few sprays of cleaning detergent. Mix well, and then dip a mop in.
  2. Wash off the Dirt. Start with rubbing the wet mop onto the window and give it a good scrub to remove as much dirt as possible.
  3. Scrape off Persistent Residue. If necessary, grab a scrapper to remove any stubborn window marks, making sure to slide the blade in an upward direction. If you pass the blade downwards, this can spread the dirt across the window rather than remove it.
  4. Grab a Squeegee. Hold a squeegee at a 90-degree angle to prepare for running it across the window. Knowing how much pressure to apply usually comes from experience. After trying it a few times, you can maintain a consistent application of pressure. Keep in mind that applying little pressure will result in not being able to collect all the water, while too much pressure will hamper your flexibility to move around.
  5. Run the Squeegee Down the Window. Starting at the upper left corner of the window, start cleaning off the water in a downward direction. Go all the way to the window’s edges to make sure you don’t have any leftovers.
  6. Remove Water Marks. Whether or not you’re a pro, you might have some water marks left, especially around the edges. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe off the marks. If it accumulates too much water or becomes too dirty to use, grab an extra one, or just throw it in the laundry machine. You might need more than two cloths if you’re a beginner, as you’ll most likely be using more.
  7. Clean off Any Excess Water. To dry off dropped water along the windowsills or floor, you should use a dry towel instead of a microfiber cloth. This will help you avoid further dirtying the area.

Clean the Rest of Your Windows

Sometimes, you might come across other marks that are still visible on the window glass, even after you’re done cleaning them. They could be marks left from birds, insects, or just dirt that got stuck over time. In this case, you can use a cloth again, or just repeat the process from the start. In all circumstances, you should apply the same cleaning process to clean the front and back of all your windows. Remember to remove the marks with a microfiber cloth from the first time, so you won’t have to do it all over again.

When You Just Don’t Have the Time

You might not have the energy to spare to clean your windows yourself or you just might not feel like going through the time-consuming process of trial and error. Get professional assistance instead. Call 1st Class Cleaning today and let our cleaning experts take care of leaving your windows spotless.

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