Window cleaning is one of the ways that Minneapolis keeps its homes and businesses looking their best. Not only that, but clean windows are long-lasting windows, free of the kind of dirt and grime that cause scratches and scuffs. The best way to get your windows cleaned, without a doubt, is to hire a Minneapolis residential and commercial cleaning service — but if you’re more of the independent type, here are five great tips to keeping your own windows sparkling clean.
Use Minimal Soap (Or None at All)
There are a lot of powerful window cleaning solutions out there, many of which use solutions that are overpowering and unnecessary. 99.5% of windows can be properly cleaned using a spray bottle containing 2 cups of deionized water and 1 teaspoon of dish soap, a soft clean cotton cloth, and a squeegee. Alternately, a mixture of 3 parts water, 1 part vinegar, can be just as effective.
Use a Spray Bottle, Not a Bucket
By preparing a spray bottle, you make it easier to maneuver as you clean, and makes it easier to reach further portions of a window. You may need multiple cloths when cleaning a particularly nasty window, but compared to hauling a sloshing bucket with you and re-using dirty water, a spray bottle is much more convenient.
Bring a Scraper for Big Jobs
Most dollar stores these days sell simple flat metal scrapers, often in the kitchen section. These are wonderful for scraping grime and other solid substances off of the outside of windows before you start cleaning. But beware of scratching the glass, if possible use a plastic scraper.
Order Is Important
Always clean your windows from top to bottom and clean the exterior of your windows first.
The Master Stroke
When you clean the windows, always scrub in circles.It helps break down any grease and helps reduce streaking. Always wash in small portions and then immediately squeegee for the best results.
Washing windows isn’t hard, but it can be time consuming and require you to purchase additional equipment or products. It might be in your best interest to turn to the Minneapolis window cleaning experts at ServiceMaster Commercial Systems to get the job done quickly, easily, and effectively.