Ideally, all types of windows must be washed at least once a year. However, this seems to be a task that most homeowners keep on putting off. A lot of homeowners think of window repair as a difficult chore to accomplish because they insist on cleaning their windows using wadded-up newspaper or paper towels, spray cleaner, and lots of elbow grease.
All that rubbing is not a good idea because you are just moving the dirt around. You are also putting static charge onto the glass, resulting in more dust and dirt to attract to the surfaces.
By the time you finish cleaning your windows, they will look dirty again.
According to experts in the industry, it’s more effective and way easier to clean windows like how they do it: using a squeegee along with other available tools. Experts use techniques that are quite simple, and the results will most definitely surprise you.
There’s nothing that can transform a living space better than cleaning the windows. You do not know what you are missing out on until you are successful with the task.
Here is how you can do window installation properly and even get rid of those stubborn spots:
Step 1: Fill a bucket with water. Make sure that it’s clean and then add a few drops of dishwashing detergent.
Step 2: Wipe the exterior of your window frame with a wet rag.
Step 3: Get your window scrubber and then dip it into a water bucket. Wring the excess water out.
Step 4: Start doing window cleaning with a scrubber. Remove all the dust and dirt.
Step 5: Using a rubber squeegee, wipe your window’s glass until it’s dry. Have the squeegee’s edge at approx. 30 degrees to your window. Then, start making a horizontal pass on the window.
Step 6: Using a rag, wipe your squeegee dry after each pass.
Step 7: You can wipe down vertically. To do this, start by taking out a piece of dry cloth. It can also be the end of a squeegee. Then, make sure the edge at the top of your window glass is dry.
Step 8: Place your squeegee on the edge that’s dry. Pull straight down as you clean the glass.
Step 9: Get a microfiber towel and use it to wipe down the window glass for the last time.
Step 10: To clean windows that have divided lites or panes, get a scrubber and wash the glass. Then, clean the glass using a squeegee. This time, take out a rag and hold it against the end of your squeegee in order to catch the dripping water and protect your window’s wood muntins.
When you clean your windows from the inside, you can use the same method but make sure you lay out a canvas cloth on your flooring in order to catch the excess water.