Window Cleaning Checklist

Window Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning the windows at your home or office might seem like an easy task until you start cleaning it. It begins with the dirt sticking on the surfaces not coming off and then ends as spots where water or other solvents dried off before you could wipe it off. Many have gone through this situation when they started cleaning the windows at their home. So, let us see how to get it done effectively and make it spotless.

Finding the Right Cleaning Agents and Equipment

Even though it seems like you only need a piece of cloth and water to clean your windows, that is not going to help. The first step in cleaning your windows is to find the right chemicals for the task. However, the lineup of chemicals available is so broad that you will be confused once you visit a local store. Therefore, we will use a homemade solution as we are following a DIY method. Mix one part water, one part vinegar and dishwashing soap in a spray bottle, and that is it, your cleaning solution is ready. And then you will need a microfiber cloth, vacuum cleaner, sponge and squeegee to complete this task successfully.

How to Clean the Windows?

Choose a Cloudy Day or Find a Cover

Solvents can quickly dry up under sunlight. And hence, we suggest you choose your day of cleaning on a cloudy day. Otherwise, you can use a cover to avoid sunlight falling directly on the windows while cleaning.

Vacuuming

Use a vacuum cleaner or any other cleaning methods, like a soft brush, to remove any dust and dirt on the surface of the glass, frame, and tracks. If you skip this step, the debris on the surface may create scratches on the glass surface while wiping or even make stains later on.

Prewash

Use the DIY solution we mentioned earlier to scrub your window. Use a sponge so that you don’t do any damage to the surfaces. Rub every nook and corner of the window before rinsing it off with water. 

Squeegee

Once you rinse off the prewash solution thoroughly, you can use the vinegar/water solution to clean your windows. However, use a squeegee in the up to down or side to side motion to not miss any point. The squeegee’s blades go smooth on the windows’ surface and will give you a shiny finish. On the other hand, clean the squeegee’s blade every time you wipe so that the dirt is not taken back into the window.

The Finish

wipe the window clean with a microfiber cloth. We strongly recommend microfiber because it is lint-free. It will wipe away the residuals of the cleaning solution and other dirt as well.

If you are concerned about finding the right solution or if you don’t have the time to do it, you can always hire a professional house cleaning Brisbane service. They come with the right equipment and expertise to clean your windows with perfection. Both ways, it is essential to clean your windows regularly. Otherwise, it will be a tough job even with the right equipment and expertise as well.

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