Cleaning windows can be an incredibly frustrating process. Have you ever spent a considerable amount of time cleaning your windows only to be left with a streaky and hazy look? Keep your windows clean and clear, the right way! Follow these tips to maintain the best-looking windows possible.
Getting Clear about Cleaners
Window cleaners are not one-size-fits-all kind of products — there are correct cleaning products to use on the type of windows that you have. Your consideration should include the type of window and window frame materials. If you have vinyl windows, consider color retention and resistance to cracking. Stay clear of cleaners that use organic solvents and petroleum ethers, which can result in yellowing, surface hazing, cracking, dark splotches, and streaks.
Proper Application and Removal
There’s more to the technique of cleaning windows than just spraying your cleaner and wiping it off. Start by applying your favorite cleaning product just until the window is well-misted. Too much or too little will affect the evaporation rate of the product, which is the main source of streaking. Use a cloth that has a flat weave and makes sure that it is completely dry and clean. Avoid using cloths around your home that you know leave lint particles behind whenever you use them. Make sure that they are also fully absorbent. Professionals often use squeegees for window cleaning because they ensure even and rapid removal of cleaning products.
From the Inside Out
Those annoying spots on your windows might be coming from the outside rather than the inside of your home. One of the easiest style of windows to clean are those that tilt in, giving you easier access. If you’re working outside, use a telescoping pole and extension bar that features a cleaning attachment, which will keep you safer while working on the ground.
Remember the Screens
When you’re cleaning your windows, don’t forget about the screens. While they may not show the same amount of dust and dirt that your windows show, they require your cleaning attention as well. You can completely remove and wash the screens with a soft-bristled brush and mild dishwashing detergent. You could also use one of your vacuum attachments to brush across the screen while in place.
Cleaning Tips and Services A 360 Cleaning
A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! To explore how we can help keep your windows clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.