3 Simple Tips to Make Window Washing Easier
Washing windows doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, it may look like an intimidating project. But when you implement a few window cleaning tips, you can make a hard job easy.
Today, we’re teaching you the best tips professionals use to make window washing look easy.
Pre-Treat your Windows
If you haven’t cleaned your windows in a while, then you can probably see a layer of grime on the outside of your windows. If you immediately start scrubbing with window cleaning solution and a paper towel, then you’re going to use an excessive amount of fluid.
Instead, do a quick pre-treat using a homemade solution.
You’re going to need a few tablespoons of a high-quality dish detergent and a full half gallon of water. If you want to make your homemade cleaning solution extra powerful, then add a tablespoon of Jet-Dry or a similar formula to the mix.
Next, take any ordinary garden hose and spray down your windows. Then, dip a sponge or brush into your bucket of homemade cleaning solution and wipe the mixture onto your windows.
This is the crucial part: before the cleaning solution has time to dry, rinse it away using your hose. Make sure the soap and dirt have been cleared away from your windows.
That’s it! Your windows should look fresh and clean. If you need extra treatment in certain spots, take your ordinary window cleaner (or a slightly more diluted combination of your homemade mixture) and spot treat a few areas.
If you still see stains and marks after this step, use the vinegar solution we mention in the next step to spot treat additional stains.
Know How to Fix Hard Water Stains
Many garden hoses use hard water – not soft water. Hard water can leave white spots on your windows after they dry. These stains are surprisingly stubborn, and can be very annoying to remove.
To fix this problem, make a combination of white vinegar and water (50/50). Place it in a spray bottle (if you have a spare one), or just rub it onto your windows with a soft towel. The vinegar will cut through the hard water stain quite easily.
For extra effectiveness, spray the vinegar/water combination, then squeegee the surface of the window. This can be more effective for clearing away the hardened layers of caked-on hard water.
Take Time to Polish the Interior of your Windows
So you spent all afternoon outside cleaning the exterior of your windows, but they still look dirty from the inside of your home. That’s because you need to spend a bit more time cleaning your interior windows.
You can make your own green window cleaning solution by mixing a cup of rubbing alcohol with one cup of water and one tablespoon of vinegar. Put your concoction in a spray bottle, and you’ll find that it works way better than any ordinary bottle of Windex or household cleaner.
Once you’ve sprayed the solution onto your windows, use your squeegee to clean the mixture away. Use side-to-side motions or S-motions to wipe the solution away. After each pass, dry the squeegee blade with a lint-free cloth.
Clean Like the Professionals
Want to clean your windows as quickly as possible? Here are some of the hottest tips from New York’s best window cleaners:
- Instead of using paper towels, use microfiber cloths (or at least a soft rag); they’re more durable than paper towels, and can be used to scrub stubborn spots without leaving any lint behind
- Invest in window cleaning equipment like a squeegee and window washers with telescoping handles; you’ll spend $30 to $50 today, but have professional window cleaning equipment for a lifetime
- Save time by ordering professional window cleanings from Long Island’s Majestic Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing; owned and operated locally on Long Island, Majestic will clean your windows as quickly and thoroughly as possible – and at a reasonable rate
By following the tips above, you can clean windows faster and more professionally than ever before!