Are your windows dirty from months of rain and wind covering them in a film of salt, grit, dust and pollen? Are you trying to look out of your windows but can’t get beyond looking at how dirty they are?
Window cleaning will enhance the look of your home or office and can make a truly surprising difference to rooms by making them lighter and brighter.
We don’t just clean carpets we clean windows too!
Here are our top 10 tips to cleaning windows but if you want some professional help then give us a call on 0800 018 5550:
- Equipment – it’s worth investing in a good squeegee. Microfiber glass cloths are good as their tiny, gentle fibres lift dirt away and lead to a better shine than you’d get from any other cloth or wipe.
- Newspaper still remains popular and once a window has been squeegeed give it the once over and it’ll remove all the streaks. Avoid sponges as they collect dirt and spread it around and particles caught could scratch and damage the glass surface.
- Sunshine – as tempting as it might be to clean on a sunny day its best to clean on a cloudy day as direct sunlight dries them too quickly, leaving streaks on the glass.
- Products – whilst there are lots of window cleaning products to buy however, washing up liquid and vinegar remain firm favourites. Stick to normal washing up liquid not antibacterial which can increases streaking likewise, use only a small amount as the fewer the suds the better. Vinegar – is cheap and more environmentally friendly. For best results get a spray bottle and fill it with half water and half vinegar the solution will cut through grime like nothing else!
- Clean tools – make sure buckets and squeegee are thoroughly cleaned with fresh water after every use.
- Action – turn the squeegee sideways at a right angle and starting at the top go across and down like an S forcing the water down. Don’t take the squeegee off the glass and overlap the strokes to reduce streaks until you reach the bottom corner. Wipe the squeegee after each clean with a clean cloth.
- Sills and surrounds – clean the window sill and around the frame as you go.
- Water – Don’t shy away from using a fair amount of water when you’re doing the first wash, the aim of this is to get rid of all the dirt and grime ensuring you start with a clean slate.
- Don’t forget to do the inside of your windows too! If you have cleaned outside horizontally then clean the inside vertically that way any marks can be identified as either outside or inside!
- Frequency – for good results clean your windows a minimum of 2-3 times a year however, if you live near a road they are likely to need cleaning more often.
If you have high windows cleaned make sure you use a quality, safe ladder and are confident in its use and if possible have someone else with you to assist. If cleaning windows is not a task you fancy then consider getting a professional window cleaner for the best quality finish.