Cleaning your windows keeps them efficient and operating smoothly. Outdated cleaning methods, such as using newspapers to wipe the glass, don’t do the trick anymore. The ink from the paper can even transfer to your windows and leave stains.
Here are some tips for spotlessly clean windows.
How Often Should You Clean Them
Some homeowners prefer to clean their windows weekly while others get theirs routinely cleaned every spring and fall. The decision is really up to you, but consider getting windows professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Avoid cleaning windows on a sunny day because liquid evaporates faster, leaving streaks on the glass.
How to Prepare Your Windows
You’ll have to take out any removable grilles and insect screens before cleaning your windows. It’s also a great idea to place a drop cloth on your floor to prevent them from getting wet. Move furniture and decor near the window to a safe distance.
Forget about the cleaning solutions you can get off the shelves. Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water. Using a sponge, clean the windows, paying attention into the corners and crevices of the window. Wipe away the solution with a squeegee, and dry using a non-abrasive towel.
You can add vinegar or ammonia to the solution if your windows are really grimy. A custom-sized squeegee helps with cleaning uniquely shaped windows. Clean the tracks with a vacuum or an old toothbrush.
When to Call Experts
It’s best to ask for professional help if the job requires the use of ladders and equipment to climb up to two or three levels. You may end up spending more for ladders, squeegees, towels and cleaners. Also, without proper training, you’re risking your safety.
Make sure to hire a reliable and insured window-cleaning company. For your window and entry door installation, choose Stittsville Windows and Doors. Call us at (613) 706-1922, or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Stittsville and Kanata, ON.