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Window Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Cleaning windows is tedious and often overlooked, especially in more significant buildings. With the right equipment and expertise, professional window cleaners can provide a cost-effective and efficient service to ensure your windows are sparkling clean, regardless of what kind of building you own.

Collecting dirt and debris inside and outside your windows is easy, limiting your vision and obstructing valuable sunlight. Adding insult to injury are thick stains left by improper cleaning methods. Window clean Perth WA offers these tips for keeping your view streak-free and your houseplants happy.

Mistake # 1

The first mistake you can make is to clean your windows on a bright day. During scorching heat, the cleaner will dry onto the windows before you can wipe them off, leaving stubborn streaks behind. Start on the shaded side of the house instead.

Mistake # 2

The second mistake is spraying cleaner on top of dirt and dust. Before beginning, clean the window frame with a brush, a handheld vacuum, or your machine’s dust attachment. You can use a cleanser to prevent grime from becoming muddy. To clean a window screen, take it out and wash it with soapy water and a brush, then let it dry for a few hours before replacing it. 

It is suggested to use a microfiber duster to clean shades and blinds efficiently or to open the slats and wipe them with a moist cloth before drying. You can also revive the curtains by placing them in the dryer for 15 minutes on the “air-only” cycle and rehanging them quickly to avoid creases.

Mistake # 3

 If your windows are filthy, don’t skimp on the spray.

Window cleaners recommend Invisible Glass Cleaner with Simple Grip because it dissolves and suspends grime so that it can be thoroughly removed. This thin mist remains where you spray it until you wipe it, reducing drips and messes. Take a bottle, combine 2 cups of water, half a cup of cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol at a concentration of 70%.

Listing the bottle’s contents on the exterior is safer if you have children or animals. In hard water areas, consider using distilled water to clean your glassware.

Mistake # 4

Window cleaners recommend doing so once or twice a year, but splitting the task per room makes it much more manageable. While cleaning, wipe one side horizontally and the other vertically. If streaks appear, you can tell if they are inside or outside the window.

In the Nutshell 

Remove dust from the window frame, tracks, sill, and blinds or shades. Remove and wash curtains if necessary. Clean screens by vacuuming, brushing, and rinsing with warm soapy water if needed. 

Spray windows generously with glass cleaner and wipe with a lint-free paper towel or microfiber cloth from top to bottom until streak-free. Clean the outside of the windows and frames with a soft brush or disposable cloth. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the outside window glass. Pop the screen back in, hang the curtains, and enjoy the shine.