Cleaning windows may not be something that you love to do. But the end results of a good window cleaning session are always great. Ideally, you should wash your windows two times a year. However, it is a task that a lot of people don't really look forward to. Using a spray cleaner and a wadded-up paper towels or newspapers is generally not a good idea.
If you are one of those people who use the above mentioned method, you are basically just moving dirt all over the window. In addition to this, using this method can result in a static charge, and what it does is attract dust and dirt. And that is exactly why the window looks dirty again as soon as the window cleaning session is over.
But there is no reason to worry because there are some tips and tricks that can help you clean the windows the right way. And all you need is a squeegee and some other tools that are probably already in your house.
Cleaning the Windows: Strip Applicator
Picture windows usually require to be cleaned with big tools. The strip applicator's long cloth head can soak up a big amount of soapy water, which means that it can remove the dirt without inflicting any damage to the glass. For a good cleaning solution, mix up a just a tiny bit of dishwasher liquid with warm water.
Use a Squeegee to Wipe the Window Clean
If you are right-handed, form a reverse letter ''S'' by pulling the squeegee over the soapy pane, but make sure to start at the top left. And if you are left-handed, do it the other way around. Use a lint-free rag to wipe the squeegee's blade clean at the end of each stroke. Two things that are great for this task are old linen napkins and cloth diapers.
Remove Any Remaining Water
Use a damp, wrung-dry chamois to remove any water that is still present on the edges of the glass. Using a damp, wrung-dry chamois for this task is always a good idea because it can soak up any remaining water without leaving any streaks. Once you remove all the water, use a rag to dry the windowsill.
Residential Window Cleaning
Cleaning your teeth every morning is a very important part of your daily routine, and because of that no one will object its importance.
But for some reason, this doesn't apply to some other situations. Many people clean their windows every now and then, but they probably don't look at it as one of their priorities. Dirty windows are usually tolerated for a much longer period of time than a sticky floor.
Having a clean window is very important. The following are some reasons why.
Why Keeping Your Windows Clean Is Important.
Glass can collect dirt over the course of time because it is porous. This is never a good thing because dirt can make it fragile and cause loss of transparency. Oxidization, sea spray, acid rain and hard minerals – all of these are your windows' worst enemies and in order to neutralize them, you have to clean your windows regularly.
Did you know that dirty windows can affect the overall heat efficiency of your home? Dirt particles can prevent the sun from warming up your home when the cold weather strikes. If a dirty glass is combined with a window that is not very efficient, the situation will get even worse.
Effects of Clean Windows
Did you know that windows can actually affect how people look at your business? A lot of people who visit a certain store pay extra attention to the store's front window. If the front window is dirty, it might be a sign of bad attitude and it can make the store look less attractive and trustworthy. However, if the front store is nice and clean, it will attract even more visitors to the store.
When it comes to properties in general, their selling prices are usually higher when the windows are clean. Basically, clean windows can make anything look fresh, tidy and pleasant.
Clean Windows Simply Look Nice
You have probably felt at some point in your life that clean windows simply make you happier. Being able to see the world in its natural colors is simply more satisfying. Having a clean window can also improve your way of thinking and brighten up your day.
How often should you clean your windows?
We recommend once a month in highly populated or dusty areas around Boise. Our scheduled service operates on your schedule rather that’s once a month or every three months, we are happy to help.
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