Cleaning windows may seem like a monotonous task that you already know how to do, but how many times have you cleaned your windows only to realise you left streaks? Or there is still a stain on the windowsill? Well we are here to help! With our window cleaning tips, you can be sure that your windows are left sparkling, every time.
You may be tempted to go in, chemicals blazing, in order to get rid of all the built up grime on and around your windows. Quite simply, don’t. When cleaning windows, particularly ones with uPVC frames and sealant, you need to use some gentle cleaning solutions to first lift away all the dirt. This will prevent your windows and seals from becoming damaged, leading to breaks in the seal and airflow into the vacuum space in your double glazing. Even if your windows are single glazed, this will mean more airflow from outside, creating cold breezes during the winter months.
Now this simple window cleaning tip will help save you time and stress when it comes to making sure your windows are streak free. If you are cleaning both the inside and outside of your windows, it can often be difficult to tell which side has the streaks. To combat this, commit to only wiping your windows in one direction inside the house (for example, horizontal movements) and a different direction outside (vertical movements). As long as you stay consistent with it, you will easily be able to see if the outside or inside needs more work to get those windows streak free.
Wash your net curtains
This is something we recommend before you clean your windows. If you have net curtains or even blinds that could do with a but more TLC, then do these first. The residual dirt from either of these will transfer back to the window after you’ve cleaned it, so doing this first helps to eliminate the issue. Once they are all clean and free of grime build up and dust, then it’s time to clean the windows themselves.
Use the right tools
As the saying goes, you are only as good at your tools. If you are using a cloth that leaves little fibres all over your windows or doesn’t pick up the dirt properly, then it’s time to consider a change. So put down the paper towel that breaks up when wet, and try using a microfibre cloth. These can be rung out, washed and reused so are a worthwhile investment. Not only that, but these cloths do not leave any pesky fibres on your windows, meaning you don’t have to go back and clean them again once they are dry.
Increase your curb appeal
This last window cleaning tip is mostly for the outside of your house, and that is to really scrub up your outside window frames. Between the dirt coming off the road and cobwebs in the corners, it is very common to see a nice clean window with frames that need a little bit more work. Grab a long handled broom and gently brush away the dirt to reveal beautiful and clean window frames.
For more information on how to clean your windows safely and without damaging the frames, contact us today. We are always happy to help!