Many people simply do not clean their windows enough. Once a year or never is probably the norm but it’s not enough in most cases. Many window cleaners agree that you need to clean your windows thoroughly at least every six months. For businesses every three months is recommended since clean windows are imperative to an office’s clean and tidy look. Below we outline some professional window cleaning tips which should help you brighten up your rooms. However, these tips are not a substitute for professional cleaning services.
Tip no. 1: Cleaning technique
The best way to clean your windows is to work from top to bottom. Professional window cleaners recommend this technique because it ensures that you do not leave streaks on your window. They also recommend that you wipe the water streaming down, the best way to do this is to start from the top to the bottom (to wipe the liquid dripping down) prior to it dries up. This is important because once dry it will leave ugly stains which defeats the objective of cleaning your windows.
Tip no. 2: Use an environmentally friendly cleaner
Many off the shelf window cleaners are ammonia based which makes them dangerous. However, you can use a homemade window cleaner with things in your kitchen. Simply mix white vinegar with warm water. This is a safe and excellent window cleaning product recommend by all window cleaners.
Tip no. 3: Working on tall windows
In most cases it is a good idea to hire a professional window cleaning service to handle the exterior part of tall windows. However, if you want to save some money you can use a garden hose. Simply dip cloth in some window cleaner, then fasten to one end of the hose and then spray water through it on to your windows. Then use a painter’s pole with a clean cloth attached to one end to wipe it down. You can use the same type of cleaning for the inside as well. There is a chance that there will be a few streaks left after you are done which is why we recommend hiring a professional service.
Tip no. 4: Protect your flooring
According to many window cleaners that we spoke to the easiest way to protect your flooring is to cover it with old newspaper. This will ensure that there are no stains left behind on your floor.
Tip no. 5: Using off the shelf cleaners
If you are going to use off the shelf cleaners then do not use a regular cleaning cloth to dry your windows. It would be better to use newspaper since it does not leave water stains behind when the window dries off.