When it comes to spring cleaning, windows can be a part of the home which are overlooked, despite being one of the first things visitors may notice. As a task which is seemingly simple, you’d be surprised at just how many of us could benefit from a refresher course.
What equipment will you need?
- 2 clean microfibre cloths
- Window cleaner solution
- Optional: A bucket of fresh tap water and a sponge
How to clean your windows
- With your clean microfibre cloth, wipe over the surface of the windowpane and frame to pick up any loose dust or grime. Start at the top and work your way down.
- When all visible grime or dust has been removed, spritz your chosen window cleaner over the glass. Don’t be afraid to be generous!
- With another clean microfibre cloth, swipe over the cleaning product in S-shape motions.
- Repeat the above steps again if you find streaks still remain on your windows.
Note: If your windows are in desperate need of a clean and you have no window cleaning solution, you could also use a bucket of water with a few drops of washing-up liquid, accompanied by a clean sponge.
What to avoid when cleaning your windows
Don’t hold back on the cleaning products
It is surprisingly common for homeowners to skip on the right cleaning products when it comes to cleaning the windows. A little water and a spritz of anti-bacterial spray seem to be the go-to for many. However, when using the right products, you can be sure to pick up and remove traces of grime and smears quickly and effectively. Glass cleaners are available in all major supermarkets and can range from £1 – £10, guaranteeing you a squeaky clean finish.
Avoid cleaning your windows on a hot day
Whilst it may be tempting, cleaning your windows on a hot day may only result in a tougher job than necessary. Whilst you are removing the dirt and grime, the heat from the sun will be working to dry the water or cleaner you have used before you have time to remove the streaks it leaves. You’ll soon find yourself doubling up over the work you have already completed!
Stop using old cloths
After spending the time to make your windows spotless, wiping them dry with an old cloth will undermine your efforts. Instead of revealing the gleaming finish you anticipated, you’ll find that you are only replacing old grime and smears. Each time you clean a surface, mirror, or window, we recommend using a microfibre cloth. These are extremely absorbent and can be washed and reused. Using clean materials will provide you with the greatest chance of a gleaming window next time you clean.
At Channel Windows, we can provide immaculate windows to complement any property. Keeping them clean will provide you with that same initial feeling of joy, all over again. Get in contact to discuss the options awaiting your home by calling us on 01304 379991 or sending us an email at email@example.com.