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Discovering A Few Window Cleaning Secrets Of The Trade

By Grazina Mazur

A clean sparkly window is something that some people dream of but never manage to truly achieve Even after all their hard work they are sometimes left with streaks and smudges that can be frustrating. But with a few window cleaning secrets of the trade, you too can have windows that your friends and neighbors envy.

If you want your windows to sparkle like everything else in your home, you are going to have to pay some special attention to them, learn a few techniques and have the proper tools ready. Anyway can pick up some window cleaner and a roll of paper towels to do a decent cleaning, but to make them spotless you are going to have to know a few things.

You never see a professional cleaning a window without a squeegee in hand, so why should you? A squeegee is an essential part of making sure there are no steaks ruining your work. If you have tall or large windows, a scrubbing wand will allow you to make sure they are cleaned properly, quickly. A couple cleaning towels on hand will be necessary for wiping up edges and cleaning your squeegee while you work. One tip that professionals use when it comes to their towels is to wash them several times before use to remove all lint and fuzz.

A good cleaning solution is absolutely necessary; otherwise no matter how good you are at mastering a squeegee, the job is never quite perfect. You can find a lot of these products on the market but a lot of people now choose to make their own. Mixing the right amount of water and dish soap is the key to success. A little trial and error will be needed here. Hard water can leave a buildup of minerals, so when possible, use soft water for your mix. The advice of most professionals is to stay away from ammonia and vinegar in your solution as they can dry out the rubber sealants around the window and crack them. If you have some hard water mineral buildup on the windows, then vinegar used with water will be a big help in removing that.

Using a squeegee takes practice and windows are easy to practice on as you can always rewet them and start over. After removing the majority of dirt through scrubbing the window down first, you want to start with the edges. Go back and forth and then up and down on the edges, wiping them dry when done. Next you want to start at the top of the window to work your way down. Angling the squeegee slightly, you go from one side to the other, wiping the edging as you do so.

Working fast and keeping the squeegee dry as you work will prevent streaks and smudges. You also want to try to clean the windows early in the day, before the sun comes out to make it impossible to work. Perfect windows require a lot of water and if the sun is shining on them, they will dry faster than you can work.

After using these window cleaning secrets of the trade, you may find yourself rather looking forward to spring cleaning. As you get better and faster at it, your windows will sparkle and be the talk of the neighborhood, maybe bringing pleas of help from friends and family who are still streaking their windows no matter what they do

We are glad window cleaners are around! We hired a good window cleaning service to clean our windows in our 2 story house and must say that they did a fantastic job! Would you like to use that same business?

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Mazur, Grazina "Discovering A Few Window Cleaning Secrets Of The Trade." Discovering A Few Window Cleaning Secrets Of The Trade. 28 Oct. 2011. 11 Feb 2016 <>.

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