It is said that windows are the eyes of the house, so their maintenance is very important. Clean and shiny windows let in more light and instantly improve the overall look of the room.
However, cleaning windows might be a daunting task that you want to put off. Clean and shiny windows without streaks seams like mission impossible? Here are some tips from professional cleaning service providers:
Preparation for windows cleaning
It may sound strange, but window cleaning needs to be planned in advance and a suitable day chosen. No, we are not talking about the phase of the moon or astrology, just the right weather conditions will allow you to enjoy a better result.
Choosing the right day for the job will save you time and energy. Plan your window cleaning on a day when there is no wind outside, no heat from the sun and no rain. All these weather conditions make it difficult to clean the windows.
You also need to have the right tools. It is recommended to use microfiber cloths to clean the glass, which perfectly absorbs moisture and allows to clean windows without leaving smears. Also assess the condition of the windows – if they are very dirty and dusty, you can first rinse them with water at room temperature, and then take measures to ensure shine.
Window cleaning solutions to use
A fairly simple but effective way to remove dirt is water mixed with a few drops of dish detergent. With this mixture you can easily remove various dirt and dust.
You will also find many products specially designed for glass cleaning in the household chemical departments of the store – they will help to polish the windows. You can buy a strong and effective window cleaner cheaper in the specialized car cosmetics store. Of course, the packaging of the products sold here will not be so attractive, but the products for car glass care stand out with a better composition.
How to clean windows with vinegar?
If the windows in your home are large and accessible to young children, it is better to avoid chemical cleaners and choose natural ones. For example, water mixed with vinegar in a ratio of 8: 1 is an excellent polishing and surface disinfecting cleaner. In addition, vinegar is a good preventative measure against mold, which sometimes occurs in the corners of window frames.
- Mix one part distilled vinegar to 8 parts warm water in a spray bottle.
- Wipe down the window with a soft microfiber cloth or paper towel to remove dust before you spray your solution, then spray the entire surface.
- Use your lint-free towel to rub the vinegar mixture and work it into the dirty spots on your window. Avoid getting any cleaning solutions on the wood, fiberglass or vinyl frames.
- Use other clean cloth to dry your window as thoroughly as possible. You’ll want to do this quickly after cleaning in order to prevent smears, so if you have multiple windows to clean, it’s best to do them fully one at a time instead of spraying all of them at once.
- Rinse with clear water if smears remain after cleaning.
Secret window cleaning tricks
When cleaning the windows on both sides, choose different directions: for example, clean the inside by swiping the cloth horizontally and the outside vertically. When you have finished cleaning, you will look in the window and, depending on the direction of the cut, you will know which side it is on. This avoids unnecessary re-cleaning of the windows and allows you to polish the glasses perfectly. This is a trick that professional window cleaning service providers also use.
Start cleaning the windows from the inside and outside of the window sills and frames, leaving the glass at the end – otherwise the glass may need to be cleaned a second time. Why is that? Dust and dirt settle on the windowsills, pollen, fluff, etc. also accumulate on the outside. All of these small particles of air rise easily into the air and re-contaminate the freshly cleaned window panes.
Advantages of window cleaning service
Time saved, always a great result and no hassle – these are just some of the benefits that professional window cleaning really provides.
At Cardiff Window Cleaner Ltd, we use special tools that ensure a great look for your home windows and a long-lasting result. When cleaning the windows, not only will the glass be polished, but also the window sills and window frames will be perfectly cleaned.
If in doubt, evaluate the windows in your office or supermarket – here they are cleaned by professionals, and window maintenance is one of the components of the office cleaning service. After all, windows in such places are always clean, you can enjoy them in your home.
Call us for a free no obligation quote on 07971048128. If you are interested in a service not listed or unsure of what you require please get in touch. Our team of professionals will be happy to advise you on what is the best option.