The Top 5 Window Cleaning Fails

The Top 5 Window Cleaning Fails

The aim of window cleaning is to remove dirt from the glass and frames, leaving behind a beautiful shine. Clean windows make the best first impression on visitors, and make the room inside much more pleasant to be in.

But before you reach for that squeegee, here are our top 5 window cleaning fails to avoid, to make sure your window cleaning attempt is a successful one.

Putting Yourself Or Others In Danger

Slippery detergent, glass and heights - a potentially lethal combination if you don’t approach window cleaning with health and safety in mind. For windows that aren’t on the ground floor, it’s possible to buy window cleaning equipment that comes with the option of using extension poles, removing the need to go up on a ladder. As an example, Ettore extension poles can give you up to an additional 9.7m of height. For high rise buildings such as skyscrapers, it’s best to book an abseil window clean instead.

Using The Wrong Tools

The tools you use to clean your windows should make the entire process as seamless, effective and efficient as possible. Think about a professional window cleaner for a second, would they use tools that left them scrubbing the glass for hours? Or even ones that had the potential to scrape the glass? How about endless foamy suds on the window? The answer across the board is nope. Instead, they purchase the correct tools for window cleaning depending on the window type and its location. 

Using The Wrong Products

Cleaning your dinner plates and your windows is not the same thing. There is a reason why different items within your home or yard have specific cleaning products, since each has a varying level of tolerance and technique that’s required. If you’ve never checked out our range of window cleaning detergent, we sell everything from hard water stain remover to easy wash and rinse detergent. The correct products will make your window cleaning a breeze, regardless of the type of stains you are trying to remove. 

Not Treating Your Glass Surfaces

While the whole idea of glass is that it’s see through. A downside of this fact is that every little mark and stain will be very apparent. This is especially the case for glass surfaces that are prone to scum or hard water staining. You can drastically cut down the need for cleaning glass if you treat it with a product such as EnduroShield. It adds an invisible coating to the surface of the glass, that repels water, soap scum and grime. Use it on shower screens, pool fencing and your windows.

Not Getting Professional Advice

If you’ve never cleaned windows before or haven’t consulted a professional with regards to your tools and technique, how can you possibly do the best job? Window cleaning is one of those jobs that look easy, but as with anything in life, it’s only the experts that make it appear so. What you don’t want is detergent left behind or watermarks. For example, did you know professional window cleaners never use tap water? Instead, they are more likely to use pure water cleaning, and this is also a type of window cleaning equipment we sell here at Window Cleaning Online. 

Find Out More

Need any help or advice with all things window cleaning? As Australia’s leading supplier of window cleaning products, we’d be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have. If you need any window cleaning tools or products, or if you’d like to schedule a window clean please give us a call on (03) 9818 3333 or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch.

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