Top 5 do’s and don’ts of window cleaning

When spring rolls around it’s time to think about cleaning your windows. Window cleaning can be frustrating and achieving a streak-free clean on the first attempt is incredibly difficult. Here are the top 5 do’s and don’ts when cleaning your windows.

Do’s

  • A good way to achieve a streak-free clean is by using a soft microfiber cloth to wipe off any excess water from the window.
  • Wash, rinse and dry your window one section at a time. If you wash the whole window at once the soap in the last section will dry before you can get to it. Focus on finishing one manageable section at a time.
  • Look at the window from a different angle. This will enable you to see if there are any streaks and smudges left.
  • Wash the window frames when washing your windows. Maintaining your windows also means maintaining your window frames.
  • Dust before you start washing your windows. Dusting your windows, blinds, and sunscreens will ensure that your window stays cleaner for longer.

Don’ts

  • Don’t use scrapers all the time. Only use a scraper when the window presents marks and stains that aren’t easily removed.
  • Refrain from using towels as they leave particles behind. This can leave your window looking dirty.
  • Don’t clean your windows on a hot and sunny day. The sun will dry your window quickly and you will end up with streaks before you can get to rinse the window.
  • Too much soap will attract dust and leave your window looking dirty again.

Don’t use harsh chemicals on your windows. Abrasive detergents can scratch the glass.

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