How To Clean Your Windows In 7 Easy Steps

Are you tired of looking through those dirty windows? Then it is time to break out the cleaning supplies and get them dirt and streak free.  We spoke to Lighthouse Cleaning in Enterprise, AL and they gave us ‘the dirt’ onthe best way to get your windows clean step-by-step.

1. Choose the Right Day

One of the keys to getting your windows streak free is to choose the right kind of day. Pick a day when it is cloudy but dry. Your windows dry too fast when the sun is beating down on them. You need a few extra seconds to make sure they remain streak free.

2. Dust Removal First

Always take a few moments to wipe away the dust, dry dirt, spider webs, and leaves before you start cleaning the window. This helps keep your cleaning cloth and water clean and avoids making your windows a muddy mess. Don’t forget to clean the blinds and windowsills at the same time. You can use a microfiber cloth to get the blinds free of dust. Using a vacuum around the sills and on the blinds can remove the bulk of the dust before you start wiping.

3. Choose the Right Cleaner

If you want to get the cleanest windows possible, you need to use the right cleaning solution. You can choose to buy a premixed cleaning solution in a bottle or to mix with water, but a homemade solution works just as well. Mix the following ingredients together to make a powerful home cleanser:

•             Warm Water (About 2 gallons in a bucket)

•             1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid (Dawn works great, don’t overdo it, or you will get streaks)

•             ¼ Cup Rubbing Alcohol (Aids in faster drying)

•             ¼ Cup Vinegar

4. Use the Right Tools

Avoid using a spray bottle and a rag. You will streak dirt across your windows and work twice as hard to get them clean. Buy an inexpensive window cleaning tool with a sponge on one side and a squeegee on the other. This allows you to clean the windows in a few swipes, then squeegee off the water and dirt fast.

5. Protect Your Indoor Floors

Make sure to put a towel on the floor under the window when cleaning inside. You are going to have a few drips.

6. Time to Work

Dip the window cleaner into the solution and quickly use the sponge to scrub the window. Flip the tool around and squeegee away the excess water and dirt. Keep a few paper towels or cloths handy to wipe away excess water. Check the windows for cleanliness and repeat if necessary.

7. Clean-up the Edges

When you are finished cleaning the glass, take a few seconds to wipe up the water on the windowsill, around the edges, and any other excess water. Wipe around the window frame to make sure you clean away all the water and dirt.

These 7 steps will help you keep your windows dirt and streak free year-round. Remember, never try to clean your windows on a hot sunny day, or a day when temperatures near freezing.

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