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Why You Should Never Use Dishwashing Liquid To Clean Your Windows

Why You Should Never Use Dishwashing Liquid To Clean Your Windows

Are your windows looking a little grubby? It’s probably time you gave them a clean. But before you reach for that cloth and some dishwashing liquid, you might want to think twice. 

Just like you wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in your car, the same applies to your windows too...if you want to get the job done quickly and have a brilliant finish at the end, that is! 

Here’s our expert advice on why you should never use dishwashing liquid to clean your windows to tell you more.

Dishwashing Liquid - The Clue Is In The Name

If you’ve ever seen an advert for dishwashing liquid, often the main selling point is that ‘just a drop will last for ages’. On the one hand, this is great value. But, given even a small drop of dishwashing liquid will create large foamy bubbles if applied onto a window, this will cause a real headache.

In fact, it could take buckets of water to rid all traces of dishwashing liquid from your windows. Otherwise, they will be coated with residue. 

Ultimately, there’s a huge difference between cleaning dishes and cleaning glass. Your dishes contain stubborn food particles, therefore require a greasy, foaming action from the detergent. The type of debris on your windows is completely different. So why would you attempt the same solution?

Professional Window Cleaning Detergents

Now we’ve established that dishwashing liquid belongs firmly in the kitchen, let’s take a look at what you should be using to clean your windows instead.

Moerman Squeeze Deluxe Window Cleaning Treatment

Three drops on a squeegee is all you need with the Moerman Squeeze Deluxe Window Cleaning Treatment. This solution is powerful but very effective even on watermarks. Windows can become dirty for a variety of reasons, but the weather is usually the main culprit. Pollution in the air, as well as rain, can all leave their mark. As a little goes a long way, this product offers excellent value too.

EnduroSheild Glass Treatment

The glass or windows inside of your home requires a thoughtful approach to cleaning. EnduroSheild makes fantastic products for glass, steel, tiles and more. This particular product is excellent for shower screens as it repels soap scum and water. If you’ve previously cleaned your windows with dishwashing liquid, it will also help to remove any remaining residue too.

Ammodet Detergent

For professional window cleaning jobs, it’s always better to go with an industrial-strength product especially when used on external windows. Ammodet detergent is available in three different sizes and starts at just $6. It contains ammonia so is far more heavy duty than regular window cleaning products. Though as any window cleaner will know, if it’s a first time clean then you will require products with a bit more grit to them. 

Find Out More

We hope you’ve found the above information on what products to clean your windows with helpful. Ultimately, it’s about achieving a professional streak-free finish that you can be proud of. Using the right products will also make the job much easier too, especially when the dirt is removed swiftly without leaving any residue behind.

As Australia’s leading supplier of window cleaning products, we’d be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have. Please give us a call on (03) 9818 3333 or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch.

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