It’s that time of the year again; the time families all over the world gather to celebrate the holidays. It’s also the time of the year that the cleaning frenzy begins. With visitors coming in and out of homes and family members arriving for their yearly visit, the holiday season often tends to revolve around bouts of cleaning rather than eating, drinking and being merry.
Window Cleaning – Tips and Avoidance Methods
When it comes to getting your home spic and span there is nothing more tedious than the chore of window cleaning. It’s tedious, very rarely completely effective and difficult while balancing on ladders to get to those hard to reach windows.
When it comes to window cleaning there are only three real options. You could hire a window cleaner to take care of it, you could spare the additional cost by cleaning the windows yourself, or you could fit the revolutionary new self-cleaning glass.
To keep your windows looking great and streak free you will need to ensure that they are cleaned often, however tedious this may be, it is necessary to maintain the aesthetic functions of glass windows. If you are going to attempt cleaning the windows yourself the following window cleaning tips may come in handy.
Window Cleaning Products
It is best to try a few window cleaning products before you decide on a firm favourite. Options vary from store bought to home made solutions.
Many use products such as ammonia, vinegar, borax, alcohol or Epsom salts for cleaning glass. Home-made window cleaning solutions include club soda or a 50:50 vinegar and water solution which is particularly effective for really dirty windows.
One of the best window cleaning tips I can give you is to never combine an acid with an alkaline when making your own solution. Using an alkaline and acid (i.e. vinegar and ammonia) will just cause a neutralising effect and you’ll be right back where you started.
The Cleaning Process
It is best to clean your windows on a cloudy day as direct sunlight tends to dry the solution you are cleaning your windows with quicker and you’ll be left with lots of unsightly streaks and a lot less good humour than you started out with.
Before you start cleaning the windows, wipe off all excess dirt – all that dust just turns into mud once water is introduced and the windows become harder to clean. Once you have dusted, use a hose to spray the windows and then spray on your choice of window cleaning solution.
You could use a squeegee or a cloth to clean the windows, a squeegee, however, will allow you to do it in less time. Once…