How to Clean Windows Like a Pro
Window cleaning is an important part of home maintenance, but it can be difficult to keep your windows clean without the proper tools and techniques. In this article, we will teach you how to clean your windows like a pro using some simple tips and tricks.
What will you need?
- Window squeegee
- Window cleaning solution
- White rag
- Microfiber cloth
- Old toothbrush
- Bucket Water
How to clean
Remove any screens from your windows before you begin to clean them. Handle the outside of your screen carefully, as it might have dust and dirt on it. Avoid touching the inside of a window screen with your fingers, as the oil from your hands could damage the screen.
Wet a rag with some window cleaning solution and wring it out so that it is damp, not dripping wet. Locate any stubborn dirt or debris on the windows and scrub them away gently using an old toothbrush.
Wet another rag with some water and wring it out until it is damp like the first one you used. Use this rag to wipe down any areas that you scrubbed with window cleaning solution or debris from your brush.
With your water bucket, wring out rags with water in them until they are damp and place them on each side of the windowsill so that you don’t drip excess moisture onto your floors.
Wipe the windows down with the squeegee in one direction, starting at one corner and working your way across to the opposite corner of each window pane.
Allow the windows to dry out completely before you re-install any screen. Make sure that your screens are clean and dry before you go to put it back in place, as well. If your screens are dirty, vacuum any debris off of them before putting them back in.
Consider using a window squeegee that has a rubber blade on it, as those won’t leave any lint or fabric behind. Avoid squeegees with plastic blades, as you could scratch the glass with them. If you notice any streaks, retrace your steps and make sure that you scrubbed away any residue.