A Guide to DIY Window Cleaning8th October 2021
There are many commercial window cleaners in Melbourne that you can use for large scale cleaning jobs. However, if you ultimately decide to clean your windows yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind. You will want to get the right tools and products to set yourself up for success and clean your windows to the best of your ability.
A Window Cleaner’s Essential Toolkit
There are the obvious essentials when it comes to cleaning a window: rubber gloves, a bucket for water or cleaning solution, a container for debris or dirty materials, a ladder to reach every window, and lint-free rags for removing dust, pollen, and other stains.
You will also want a soft-bristled brush and/or a strip applicator, a sponge and/or nylon scrubbing pads, a squeegee, and a window track cleaning brush. While this list is not exhaustive, it includes most of the basic tools that you’ll need to get started on cleaning your windows.
The Initial Scrub
Once you’ve assembled your tools, it’s time to get down to business. You can use a soft-bristled brush to break up the dirt on your window. This is when you apply your cleaning products on your windows. Depending on the height of the windows, you may also want to get an extension pole that you can attach to the brush and other tools.
A strip applicator, similar to a squeegee but with a cloth covered head, can also help to dampen the dirt and soak up some of the cleaning product without completely removing all the water.
Getting the Details Right
To get in the harder-to-reach corners, use nylon scrubbing pads. You can also use a sponge, but the texture of the nylon will also double up as a way to remove more caked-on blemishes such as bugs, bird droppings or tree sap. Some professional window cleaners also suggest using fine steel wool for harder to remove blemishes.
A thin brush made to fit inside the tracks of the window is also essential for achieving a pristine window. There is a lot of dirt that can build up inside the window that can be easily overlooked. Finally, you should use a high-quality squeegee with a rubber blade in order to remove any excess water from the glass.
There are many products available for window cleaning. You can use commercial products that can be found at any grocery or any home-improvement store. These are the most common products and can be used as-is or combined with water.
Make sure you do your research about which products are best. Some products work better on different material and may interact with the surrounding walls in different way. Before you use something, check that it is safe and effective for your needs.
There are also homemade recipes, such as a blend of water and distilled vinegar. However, these may be less effective than chemical cleaning products and you may not be able to achieve a perfectly clean window.
It may be tempting to save some money on cleaning solution, but doing so may leave you with windows that aren’t fully clean. In the worst case scenario, you may have to clean your windows all over again, or even be forced to replace them.
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