Don’t you just love the way your windows look after they’ve been detailed by a professional window cleaning company? Who doesn’t? But what do you do in between cleanings? While touching up your windows yourself won’t replace a having them professionally cleaned, it can help keep you happy with the state of your windows for the time being. The following DIY window cleaning tips will help keep your windows looking good and they’re easy too.
Use Microfiber Towels
Remember when grandma used to use newspapers to polish up the windows? They did a good job too. Well, most of us don’t have newspaper’s laying around anymore thanks to the digital age. A great alternative is using a microfiber towel and the good news is you won’t end up with newsprint all over your hands. Microfiber towels not only do a great job cleaning the windows, they’re washable, inexpensive and eco-friendly.
Squeegee make Window Cleaning Easy
Streaks are the scourge of DIY window cleaners everywhere, but what you may not know is that a good squeegee will take care of the problem. You can buy a squeegee at your local home improvement store. Wiping the blade in between each swipe of the squeegee will help make sure that your windows end up streak free and shiny every time.
Homemade Window Cleaning Solutions
If you’re like a lot of people, you probably roll your eyes when someone suggests making your own window cleaner. Why would you anyway? Because a lot of household cleaning solutions are toxic and they’re usually on the expensive side. You can probably think of other things you’d rather spend your money on – even if it’s your favorite Frappuccino. To clean your windows, you can make a great solution using 2 parts water, 1 part vinegar and just a few drops of dish soap (go light on the dish soap). Then, lightly spray the solution on your windows and wipe dry. You may want to rinse the window once afterwards with a little bit of water to get rid of any film build up from the dish soap.
It’s All About the Details
When it comes to window cleaning, it isn’t enough to have windows you can see out of – you want them to look good from all angles, any time of the day. Microfiber clothes do a good job addressing the details like removing water marks around the window’s edges. If you need to remove sticky residue, rubbing alcohol and a non-abrasive sponge or a microfiber cloth will do the trick.
It’s important to keep in mind that the tips listed here should only be used for interior or single level window cleaning. As satisfying as it is to have clean windows, it isn’t worth compromising your safety for. Always leave all tricky to reach windows that would call for a ladder for a professional window cleaning service says Bob Pergolotti from CT Window Cleaners. Besides that, cleaning your windows yourself is a big job and they’ll never look as good as they would if you hired a professional to do it.