If you’re wanting to enjoy every single ray of sunshine inside your home and want to improve the look of your home exterior, cleaning your windows can accomplish both.
While window cleaning can seem like an absolute chore, getting the glass squeaky clean really makes a huge difference. Ideally, you should be cleaning your windows twice a year. If you put off the task because you dread the thought of hand cramps from spraying Windex and all those wadded up paper towels, you should know there is a better way.
If you want professionally clean windows without it being such a chore, then you need to do it like the professionals!
As with all tasks, having the proper tools is imperative. And this doesn’t involve spray window cleaner and a roll of paper towels. Here is what you really want for professional clean windows:
Your windows are likely going to need a thorough cleaning both inside and out. You can start indoors at just about any time. When it comes to cleaning the outside (likely the dirtier side), it’s best to do this on an overcast or partially-sunny day. Direct sunlight may dry your cleaning solution before you finish polishing the glass properly.
The easiest cleaning solution to use is dishwashing liquid. Add just a squirt to a bucket half-filled with cool water. Don’t stir up a bunch of bubbles—in fact, fewer bubbles are best.
Dip your scrubber or squeegee with a wet cover into the solution and smear it across the entire surface of the window. A smaller sponge can help clean the corners you can’t manage with your scrubber. Working from top to bottom, use your squeegee to skim the dirt and cleaning solution from the glass. Start at a corner and curve the squeegee downward with each stroke. Wipe the squeegee blade with a clean rag after each stroke.
Using a damp (but not wet) chamois or cloth, remove any excess water on the edges of the glass. Clean up any spilled water with a towel.
Repeat this process on all of the windows, inside and out.
For high windows, you will need to use a ladder. If this is something you are not comfortable with, you can always hire a professional window cleaner to get the job done!
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