Do’s and Don’ts of Window Cleaning

Do’s and Don’ts of Window Cleaning

It is appalling how some people get it wrong when it comes to window cleaning. Without proper care, approach and cleaning methodology, it is possible to ruin a whole window, which might necessitate a replacement, simply because you didn’t know how to clean it properly the first time around. Here are some of the things you should and shouldn’t do if you want to get the best results every time you think about window cleaning:

Don’t use a newspaper with spray cleaners

When you use newspapers or scrunched up paper towels with spray cleaners on your windows, all you will do is move the dirt around, and increasing the positive charge on the glass, which will in turn, cause it to attract more dirt. Instead, use warm water, mild detergent, a squeegee or a soft sponge to clean the windows.

Wipe the rubbers, frames and sills

After cleaning the glass, you must also clean the rubber frames and the sills to complete the job. Failure to do this will ensure that the dirt in these places will eventually make its way to the glass, which causes the windows to get dirty again. It is actually recommended that your window cleaning should start at the sills, and the frames before you proceed to the glass.

Don’t scrub off stubborn dirt with razor blades

If you encounter stubborn stain such as leaf or insect litter, don’t use a razor blade to scrub it off. When scratched with a razor blade, modern glass will be damaged by permanent marks, which will hinder its appearance rather than clean it.

Wash your windows on a cloudy cool day

The best day to do window cleaning is on a cloudy cool day. This is because the dirt on the glass will not be baked up as compared to hot and sunny days and as such, it will be easy to remove the dirt, and extend the time before they become dirty again. Such weather would also be perfect if you have lots of windows to wash.