Did you ever hear anyone say – “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. This is the same for your home. In this post we are on a mission to arm you with window cleaning tips and tricks for your home.
Your windows are a reflection of what is inside your home, they are part of the first impression people receive when they look at your home.
If the windows of your house aren’t clean, then that first impression isn’t going to be a good one. With this in mind, we at helpers.ie are giving you our top 5 tips and tricks for home window cleaning.
However, although everyone likes to have their home windows squeaky clean and sparkly not everyone is willing to do window cleaning themselves.
That is the reason why we have cleaners in your local area who are extremely professional and experienced, they are ready and waiting to make your window interiors sparkle like new.
We contacted a few professional domestic cleaners and they gave us the following tips for cleaning your windows:
1. Use a good glass cleaning solution
If you don’t select the right kind of glass cleaner, then your windows are going to look streaky and that is almost as bad as them being dirty!
You still won’t be able to see through them properly, so you need to choose a glass cleaner which is ‘streak free’.
This means your window interiors will be clear when the sun shines through them, instead of being covered in murky swirls!
A lot of people use vinegar to clean windows.
Many window cleaning solutions contain a form of vinegar, which is why they smell the way they do!
2. Use the right kind of cloth
You need to be using the right kind of cloth for cleaning, and a separate one for buffing thereafter.
The cleaning cloth should be lint-free. This means it has no bits on it that will stick to the window spray when you are cleaning the window. A jay-cloth works best.
For buffing the window, you want something hard wearing which will remove all the remaining glass cleaner from the windows.
A chamois leather cloth works best for this and it will leave a nice shine on the panes.
If you can’t find the right cloth as we mentioned you can also use old newspapers, you will be surprised with the finished results!
3. Avoid streaks using the right technique
When cleaning the windows, you should use a vertical motion to remove the polish from the window pane.
Vertical strokes work best as they allow you to spot any streaks that might be remaining on the glass – horizontal strokes can hide these streaks.
The streaks can then be removed during the buffing stage, using the chamois leather cloth.
4. Don’t clean when the sun is out
This might sound like a strange tip, but it is good advice.
If you clean your windows when the sun is shining through them, then they will be streaky.
This is because the sun will dry your cleaning solution too quickly, which leaves those unsightly smears all over the window panes.
5. Work your way downwards in an ‘S’ pattern.
The best way to wash windows is to start at the top and work your way downwards in an ‘S’ pattern.
Wipe off any excess water with lint-free cloth or old newspaper.
Clean your windows at least 4 times a year, that means cleaning them every 3 months.
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