Cleaning, especially window cleaning can be a real hassle, but you can make it fun by putting on your favorite song or podcast while doing it. For me, cleaning is the time I get to relax and listen to my favorite podcast, and I don’t do any chores in a hurry because I know if I do something wrong, I’ll have to do it again.
Cleaning your windows isn’t something that you do every day, but when Spring rolls around, we all have to get our spring cleaning clothes on and clean our whole house, window included. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some tips for cleaning.
1. Removing stubborn streaks
This is undoubtedly the most challenging part of cleaning our windows: removing stubborn marks…and leaving none! Because sometimes, in trying to clean the marks, we create new ones: a real headache. Fortunately, our cleaners have plenty of ideas. First of all, it is good to remove dust with a soft cloth.
Soak the cloth in rubbing alcohol, then wipe it over the glass and leave it on for a few minutes. Then dry with a dry microfiber cloth. Then, get a second microfiber cloth to remove stubborn streaks on your windows (or mirrors). The most stubborn marks will come off effortlessly.
What is the most effective way to clean your windows? From bottom to top or from top to bottom: the direction is important. Always wash from top to bottom (to get the dust down) and then from left to right. Start with the outer pane and then the inner one for your glasses. To avoid streaks, avoid sunny days to wash your windows. The products you use will dry too quickly and leave marks.
2. Use newspaper to clean your windows
Are you in the process of recycling? Do you adopt many ecological gestures at home? Here’s a tip that should please you: clean your windows with newspaper! This technique, used for a long time, consists in crumpling up an old newspaper to clean and dry your glassess. The newspaper leaves an invisible film protecting your windows from dust and dirt. And if you’re worried about stains on your glasses, rest assured that the glass does not absorb ink!
Of course, as clever as they are, all of these techniques take time and energy! It will take time to clean the frame of your windows and remove the dust from the glass before cleaning them. That’s why many people prefer to entrust the cleaning of their windows to their cleaning lady, a reliable and competent professional.
3. Vinegar and cold water
To start your homemade window cleaning recipe, take a plastic bag and fill it with cold water and half a cup of white vinegar. Then use the cloth or sponge to rub the mixture on the glasss until the marks disappear.
When you are finished with the first glass, pour the rest of the mixture onto a clean surface. This mixture will help remove any soap residue left after finishing the other windows. Then fill the bag with cold water and add half a cup of dish soap. Repeat this process until all the glasses are clean.
Then, let the panes dry completely before putting them back in the glass. If they don’t look very dry, you can place a few drops of essential oil in the air for a few hours to help them dry better. This will give you a more thorough window wash than just wiping with a soapy cloth.
4. Use a sponge to wash your window
For best results, start by washing the glass and window with a damp sponge. Then dry the glass from top to bottom with a squeegee, which you will clean between each pass with a well wrung-out chamois. Finally, wipe the edges with a microfiber cloth. This will help you avoid scratches caused by grains of sand, for example.
The condition of your equipment is of paramount importance to the care of your windows. Make sure the rubber on your squeegee is not crumbling, or the metal will hit the glass. If you use a microfiber wipe, do not use fabric softener to wash it.
Looking for help?
The easiest and most cost-effective option is definitely to hire a professional service that will do a great job. The Quality Window Washers LLC team has the expertise and equipment to provide glass panel cleaning services for residential and commercial clients. They operate in both Montreal, Canada, and Charleston, USA. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a call today and learn more about their services.