The Top 3 Window Cleaning Mistakes4th February 2021
Cleaning windows is a piece of cake, right? Well, when you consider the reality that the majority of windows are located at height, and that standard cleaning products aren’t suitable to be used on glass, this actually isn’t the case.
Instead, window cleaning requires skill and knowledge to ensure the correct products, tools and techniques are used, depending on the type of job.
Here are the top 3 window cleaning mistakes to guide you, to ensure your window cleaning is a success.
Using Dishwashing Liquid
When it comes to dishwashing liquid, the clue is in the name. Yet millions of homeowners still reach for a bottle when they notice their windows need cleaning. At first, the suds seem satisfying, until you realise they are impossible to rinse off! Whatsmore when your windows dry, you’ll be left with marks and streaks, which even the heaviest of rainstorms will fail to remove completely.
Instead, you can avoid detergent altogether by using a pure water fed system. The combination of the bristles and the purified water will rid all the dirt from the glass and frames, without leaving any residue behind. Alternatively, there are plenty of window cleaning detergents that have been specifically designed to be used on glass. All of which will give you a beautiful finish, free from suds, as would be the case with dishwashing liquid!
The Wrong Technique
If you’ve ever watched a window cleaner in action, they make it look so easy. However, the truth is it takes years of practice to perfect your window cleaning technique, especially when cleaning large windows, or windows at height. The trick is to ensure all the water gets pushed away evenly so that no residue is left behind on the glass. That’s easier said than done if you only clean your windows occasionally!
They say a ‘bad workman never blames his tools’, but equally, if you’re using the wrong equipment even the best technique won’t perfect your windows. Window cleaning equipment comes in various forms. So it’s important to seek advice about not just what technique you use, but the tools you attempt window cleaning with too.
Creating A Safety Risk
Not all windows are conveniently located on the ground floor of your property. For each foot you climb, the risk of injury increases. This is especially the case if the window is located at an awkward angle, when it’s even tricky to get up there with a ladder. That’s why window cleaning is best left to the professionals, especially if any element of danger is involved.
Extension poles can climb to an average of 10 meters high, which is more than enough for the average residential home. Beyond this, it’s possible to hire a window cleaner who is IRATA trained. This means they are qualified to use abseiling equipment, and therefore clean windows on high rise buildings safely and securely.
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Window cleaning should be a safe and seamless process. But if you make any of the above 3 mistakes, that probably won’t be the case!
Not to worry, as here Window Cleaning Online, windows are what we do. So if you’d like to schedule a window clean, or pick up the right tools for the job you’re in the right place.