Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to clean windows. It is a never-ending battle with streaks and smears, seemingly impossible to remove. These tips will help you get the job done quickly and without fuss!
– Damp cloths or paper towels
– A squeegee for drying the window after you’ve cleaned it
– Window cleaner (ammonia-free)
– Scrubbing pad, like a sponge or washcloth
– A bucket to bring away dirt and debris
Start by clearing space around the windows and moving potential obstacles like furniture and curtains.
If you are cleaning windows that have been neglected for a long time, use the damp cloth to clean off any dirt or dust from around the window frame before tackling the glass itself.
The first tip for easy cleaning of your windows is an initial wipe-down! Use a general household sponge with warm soapy water to wipe down the entire window. This will remove any dirt and grime that might have accumulated on the outside of your windows, such as fingerprint smudges or bird droppings.
— Wipe from top to bottom for a left-hand opening window
— Wipe from right to left for a right-hand opening window
Take a good grip on your squeegee and think about the shape of an S as you start at the top window edge, starting from left to right.
The most efficient way for this is by working in a reverse-S pattern because it decreases swapping back and forth between hands which can cause blisters or fatigue more quickly.
This is one of the easiest ways to clean your windows and it will not leave any streaks. First, mix some vinegar with water in a one-to-one ratio (i.e., two cups of water mixed with an equal amount of white vinegar). Spread the solution on the window with a sponge or cloth in a circular motion.
Add a few sheets of newspaper to your window-cleaning bucket and they will act as the buffer. This is an easy way to avoid streaks when wiping down windows with stubborn dirt or grime on them.
The goal in this step is not just removing the dirt, it’s also eliminating any residual smudges that are left behind.
It is important to air out windows after you have cleaned them. If it is dry outside, open the windows to help with air circulation so they can de-humidify and refresh from cleaning.
If the weather is rainy or humid, then closed windows will trap moisture, leading to mould growth.
Having sparkling windows can help enhance the look of your living room, kitchen, or children’s playroom.
It doesn’t take much time to do it yourself and you can save a lot of money by doing the dirty work up high instead of hiring someone else. It is surprising how quickly your windows get dirty, especially if you live on a busy street or near a construction site.
If you have pets, then it is necessary to clean your windows at least four times per year as pet hair can be hard to remove from window glass and difficult surfaces.
There is nothing like a fresh, clean window. We know that windows are an integral part of your home and we want you to be able to enjoy them for as long as possible with minimal hassle or risk.
That’s why our team at Don Valley Windows can help you replace old, drafty windows with new ones in less time than it would take anyone else thanks to our extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry.
If this sounds like something that interests you but doesn’t have time to chat today, give us a call on 0114 2855 973 so one of our experts can answer any questions about how we work! Don’t wait until next year – contact us now!
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