Simple Window Cleaning

Washing windows can be worth the effort with minimal stress. With the right tools, we will provide you a process that can make cleaning worthwhile. Nothing’s better than relaxing while streams of the sun pour into your window on a Sunday evening.

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First, gather all of your materials into one bucket, either plastic or metal. A second bucket will be used to mix solutions. Rubber edged squeegees are more effective than cloth or newspapers when it comes to dirty panes. They come in a variety of sizes with attachable extensions for harder-to-reach spots.

To clean the windows, use a squeegee and a homemade cleaning solution of powered dishwasher soap and water. White vinegar and hot water can also be used if you want a more natural based solution. To remove any streaks, use liquid soap into the vinegar solution, as this can remove wax from commercial cleaners. After a few washings, the soap will be eliminated.

The snake method is effective for huge picture windows. Start on the upper corner, pull the squeegee horizontally across the window. On the opposite corner, turn and lower the squeegee to the water line. Proceed to pull it across the window, work your way down and up. Touch up the edges with a cloth. Window sills can be dried with a cloth.

Materials and Tools

How-To Guide to Washing

Choose a time when the sun is not shining directly on the windows, as this will cause solutions to dry while you are cleaning and will result in streaks.

Using the soft-bristled counter brush, dust away cobwebs and loose dirt, while brushing the exterior of the windows lightly. Clean the hinges, sills and tracks too.

Mix a small amount of hot water and a small amount of white vinegar.

To catch drips while using the squeegee indoors, place a towel along the windowsill.

Wet the window with a sponge using the vinegar-water solution you made and rub dirt away. Keep solution away from touching the window frames.

Wet squeegee, or else it will skip.

You must begin at the upper corner of the pane, draw squeegee down in a straight stroke and repeat starting at the top. Wipe the rubber edge of the squeegee with a sponge or lint-free cloth after each stroke. Pull the squeegee across the bottom of the window, dry the sill with a sponge or cloth.

Using a damp cloth with non-ammoniated all-purpose cleaner and water, wipe the frames. Rinse thoroughly with a damp, clean cloth to remove the cleaning solution, then dry immediately with a dry cloth.