As pollution and grime collect on your windows, inside and outside, over time, they obstruct your views and block natural light. What could be worse? An improperly cleaned surface leaves thick streaks.
4 Window Cleaning Hacks
Keeping your glass streak-free is easy if you use the right products and techniques for window cleaning.
1. Window cleaning is NOT best done on a sunny day.
In the previous article, we discussed how cleaning your windows in the sun can leave streaks. The shady side of the house should be cleaned first if you need to clean.
2. Don’t spray cleaner on top of dirt and dust.
Before you begin, sweep or vacuum dirt from the frame of your windows with a brush. Why? When dirt is mixed with a cleaner, it will not turn into a muddy mess. Put a soft brush and hot, foamy water on your window screen if it looks like dirt is ingrained on the glass surface, then rinse and let dry before replacing it.
We recommend using a microfiber duster (Not a thick or heavy towel) on both sides of shades and blinds, or opening the slats (in Venetian window blinds) and wiping each one with a damp cloth followed by a dry one.
3. Don’t use low-quality window cleaners
Use as much spray as you need, especially if your windows are extra dirty. This is because to completely wipe away dirt, you need enough cleaner to dissolve and suspend it. If you don’t do this you’ll see streaks.
Visit your supermarket to get a good window cleaner, but, for a homemade glass cleaner. You will be needing, 2 cups of Water, ½ cup of Cider Vinegar, and 70% Alcohol concentration.
Mix these ingredients and pour them into a spray bottle. Caution keep out of reach of children, asides from keeping this mixture from children or pets, label the bottle so everyone can know what’s in the bottle, it’s a standard procedure for safety!
4. If you want to dry your windows, don’t use an old cotton rag.
Microfiber cloths are the best for drying surfaces. Microfiber cloths are better than weak paper towels for drying panes.
A wet microfiber cloth dries quicker than a cotton cloth, allowing bacteria less time to grow. Also, stainless steel and glass can be cleaned easily with microfiber because it leaves no streak behind.
Window cleaning is not your everyday cleaning task, most time we get to clean them once, twice, and at most thrice a year. Today’s article points to the fact that if windows are to be cleaned they should be thoroughly cleaned.
The four hacks here should help you get the best cleaning for your windows.