Useful tips for streak-free window cleaning

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Useful tips for streak-free window cleaning
5 Apr

Useful tips for streak-free window cleaning

From personal domestic cleaning to professional office cleaning, windows are a tricky part of any cleaning job. If you are not careful, you can do more harm than good and leave the finished product looking messier than it did before you started. In more serious instances, you can actually cause irreversible damage to the glass which is not only expensive but incredibly inconvenient. Below, I will list some useful tips to help you efficiently clean windows and keep them streak-free, whether you are planning on cleaning your own home or you run a local cleaning service that specializes in window cleaning:

Choose your products wisely

Alcohol and ammonia are drying products that are capable of cleaning windows very thoroughly but will also leave residual films and streaks that ultimately attract moisture, dirt, and dust. It’s best to replace them with something gentler like a mild detergent or soap and for particularly stubborn stains, acetone.

Choose your cleaning utensils wisely as well

In addition to a gentle cleaning product, you also need to use a cleaning tool that will remove dirt and won’t cause streaking. In this case, a good microfibre cloth will do the trick but so can a decent quality paper towel. You should also avoid wiping the glass in only one direction to ensure you get a cleaner end result.

Consider alternative cleaning products

If you cannot find a good cleaning product that won’t leave nasty streaks, then I recommend investing in some good old-fashioned vinegar. When diluted in water, it is powerful enough to remove stubborn dirt and to polish the window surface, leaving no dirt-attracting film behind.

Avoid using power tools to clean stubborn dirt

From razors to blades and intricate scrapers, there are plenty of tools that can help you to remove that stubborn dirt but will also likely destroy the glass in the process. In general, never turn to such tools no matter how desperate you are because they can break or scratch your windows. This is inconvenient if you are cleaning your own home but even costlier if you are cleaning someone else’s windows. The last thing you want is to have to pay extra money to replace damaged windows.