Do It Yourself Window Cleaning Tips

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Before you begin, you will need to gather together everything you need to complete the job. This includes the cleaning solution, a sponge, a squeegee and a damp cloth. Having everything to hand will save you time and make the task easier to complete.

Interior Windows

Internal Windows

Although there are some fantastic window cleaners on the market, water with either vinegar or lemon juice is a great alternative that you can make yourself. Both vinegar and lemon juice cut through any grease that has built up on the glass. Spray the windows thoroughly with the spray and then leave for a while so they can do their work.

Next, wipe the windows with a wet sponge to remove the spray, grease and dirt. Use a squeegee to remove the water and then wipe over with a damp chamois or cloth. To buff the windows and give them an extra sparkle, rub the glass with crumpled newspaper.

Choose a cloudy day to clean the windows because a hot day dries the glass too quickly and this can cause streaks.

Exterior Windows

Exterior Windows

Cleaning your windows from the outside is a little different, as the dirt and grime that builds up on the glass surface will vary from that which you’ll find indoors. You may need to wash the windows thoroughly first with warm soapy water to remove any grime. Once the excess dirt is gone, you can use the same steps you used above on the outside of the windows.

Window Frames

Window Frames

A solution of washing up liquid and warm water is perfect for cleaning PVC or painted wooden window frames, both inside and outside your home. If your interior frames are marked with animal paw prints or sticky children’s fingerprints, try adding a little vinegar to the water as this will help you to shift the grease.

Window Cleaning Safety

When cleaning your windows, you might need to reach some tricky spots. Never use furniture to stand on when cleaning your interior windows. Instead, use a step ladder and make sure it is on a flat surface. Similarly, do not place the stepladder on soft or uneven ground when cleaning the windows outside.

Hire Our Cleaners to Clean Your Windows

These do it yourself window cleaning tips will help you to achieve a professional standard of window cleaning in your home. Completing this task on a regular basis will keep your home looking tip-top condition at all times, both inside and out. However, if you are pushed for time and would like a thorough job doing of your whole home, Why Bother are always on hand to help out. Call us today to discuss hiring one of our cleaning experts.