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The Smartest Method to Clean Your Home's Windows – DIY vs. Pay a Professional Window Cleaner



Cleaning windows on your own can be a daunting task. This is where you can get in touch with one of the professional window cleaning services. As you hire a window cleaning service, you should also take a look at the cost associated with the service. It usually varies depending on few factors. They include:

- The nature of your windows

- If there is a need to clean screen

- Number of windows you have

- The location of windows at your home


On average, professional window cleaning will cost around $200 to $450 for you to clean all the windows at your home. If that’s too much, you may consider cleaning the windows on your own. Here is some advice for getting the best results if you decide to handle the window cleaning yourself.


A cleaning agent

Spending money on commercial winder cleaners is a waste. Additionally, you should stay away from ammonia- or alcohol-based window glass cleaners since they could leave streaks or create a layer that draws dust or moisture.


Making your own solution allows you to save a lot of money while providing results that are at least as good as those found in stores. (By the way, this rule also applies to all of the glass surfaces in your house.) It works excellent to combine one part distilled vinegar with ten parts warm water. For simple application, pour into a spray bottle.


Some people may want to swap vinegar for dishwashing liquid. If so, fill your bucket with two gallons of water and around a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.


Cleaning Equipment and Tools

The equipment required to clean the glass on windows is minimal. Cleaning the glass should only need a spray bottle, bucket, squeegee, lint-free rags, or tiny towels (chamois or microfiber towels are the ideal materials for the task). A hoover with a soft brush and drapery attachments may assist in cleaning the tracks by removing the loose dirt and debris. Cleaning tracks is made easier using a toothbrush. You'll need a ladder and a ladder stabiliser (if necessary) if your windows are tall.


Cleaning Procedure

Before adding the glass, clean the tracks and frame. If not, the window cleaner becomes sludge and runs onto the glass when the dirt on them combines with it. Clean the tracks of any loose material by sucking it out with the hoover attachment. Sprinkle baking soda and a tiny bit of vinegar over the tracks and scrape with a toothbrush to remove the tenacious debris. Use a moist towel to remove any leftover residue.


Use a dry, clean, lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe the windows to remove the accumulated loose dirt. Spray the cleaning solution liberally over the whole surface, then massage it in with a different lint-free cloth. To prevent discoloration, avoid getting the solution on wood, vinyl, or fibreglass frames.


Dry the window completely with a different dry, clean towel. To get the most streak-free finish, they must be dried thoroughly and fast. One window at a time washing and drying is thus advised. If there are still spots, rinse once more with clean water and blot dry.


When washing bigger interior or outdoor windows, a squeegee comes in quite helpful. They are available in various sizes, some of them include extensions for higher windows. Ensure that the rubber blade is clean and well-kept. Using blades with nicks or tears can cause you to miss locations and make your task tougher. To use a squeegee to get a windowpane clear of streaks, follow these procedures.


With the cleaning solution, thoroughly wet the glass surface. To thoroughly remove all filth, scrub the surface, paying special attention to the corners and edges. To remove a small strip of glass, run the squeegee's edge vertically down one side of the glass.


Rake the squeegee horizontally over the width of the window, beginning at the clear strip at the top of the window. Ensure that the squeegee's blade is in touch with the window. Each time you make a horizontal stroke, clean the blade.


Repeat the horizontal squeegee swipe down the window, overlapping the last swipe by a few inches as you go. To get rid of any last traces of moisture and water, use a dry, lint-free cloth. Don't overlook the edges and corners.


Clean the screens as well

Your windows' screens can also need periodic cleaning if you have them. If not, they will take away from your windows' gleaming, streak-free appearance. If the screens are detachable, remove them so you can clean. By using an upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum, you can get rid of the dust and debris. Hot water and a gentle detergent used with a sponge can remove any oily residue from the screen. Brushes should not be used since aluminium screens are easily bent.


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