Sparkling, clean windows make everything look brand new. Sure, it’s a big job, but the payoff is well worth it. If you have the right tools on hand and the right strategies, including the following tips for cleaning your windows listed below, you’ll be thrilled with the final results.
You don’t need to buy commercial CT window cleaners to clean your windows. All you need to do is add a squirt of dishwashing liquid to a bucket of warm water, keeping in mind that the less suds, the better.
A Window Washer’s Best Friend – a Strip Applicator
Cleaning big, picture windows require large tools. A strip applicators’ long cloth head can soak up a lot of soapy water and can clean off loose dirt without scratching the window. Next, use a squeegee to wipe the windows clean. Starting at the top left of the window, pull the squeegee down over the sudsy window pane in a reverse S pattern. After each stroke, take the time to clean the squeegee’s blade with a lint free rag. Finish off by drying off the remaining drips that may have gathered on the edges of the glass using a slightly damp, wrung out chamois, soaking up any remaining wetness without leaving any streaks. Spot dry the windowsill and you’re done.
Cleaning Multi-Pane Windows
A soft bristle brush (hog) or handheld, natural sponge (they’re more absorbent than synthetic sponges) work the best on multi-pane windows. Using the cleaning solution, scrub each pane, left to right, top to bottom, working the sponge edges into the pane’s corners to loosen up the dirt. Squeegee each pane in one move from top to bottom, cleaning the blade between each stroke with a rag to avoid leaving streaks. If you see any streaks when you’re done, wipe them away with a chamois and dry the sill area as well.
Removing Stubborn Spots
With time, rain falling in through window screens and hard water runoff from brickwork can leave hard to clean mineral stains on glass that standard washing won’t remove. In these cases you’ll need to use fine steel wool (on small panes) or use special cleansing powders that contain oxalic acid. If you use the powders you’ll mix it into a paste using water, add a bit to a wet towel, rub away, rinse and squeegee the glass afterwards.
Don’t Forget to Clean the Screens
Last but not least, if you leave your screens in year round, now’s the time to give them a good once over. If you don’t, all of that crusted on dirt will end up blowing into your home the first time you decide to open the windows for much needed air flow. The good news is that if your screens are too dirty you can just use a lint brush on them. If they’re covered in dirt and dust, a hand held vacuum cleaner will get the job done. If the screens are really dirty, you may need to remove them and hose them off.
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