When the weather is as beautiful as it is in Florida, you want to really enjoy those views from your windows. But when the windows are left streaky from dust and sub-par cleaning products, or the afternoon rain showers leave your exterior windows spotted, the view is much less enjoyable. Follow our HouseMaids window cleaning tips for sparkling windows and mirrors.
From the Inside Out
When you first tackle your windows, open the blinds or drapes to get a good look at the sill. Remove dirt, dust, cobwebs and other muck before you start on the glass. Skipping this step may mean you’re smearing this junk around on your windows and getting your cleaning cloth dirty. For hard to reach corners, cover a screwdriver with a rag or cloth.
Time to spray on the cleaner. Be careful not to over saturate the windows – mist the spray to cover the entire surface, but you don’t want drips. Wipe horizontally with a microfiber or lint-free cloth. In a pinch coffee filters also work wipe up cleaner and reduce streaks. If you can clean windows earlier or later in the day, or on a cloudy day, your window cleaner will not dry as fast, either, further reducing streaks and the extra work if you don’t wipe quickly enough.
Take it Outside
Washing the exterior of your windows is not a task that most people look forward to, even though it’s only recommended to hose them down a few times a year. To make the process as painless as possible and keep the shine, a squeegee is your best tool. The larger your windows, the bigger the squeegee to cut down the workload. Work with a simple cleaning solution of a squirt of dishwashing soap in a bucket of warm water. Wipe on the solutions with a strip cleaner, then wipe clean with the squeegee in an S pattern. Wipe the squeegee with a rag every now and then to keep the squeegee working at its best. A chamois help to pick up any remaining suds.
Of course if you need your windows squeaky clean, you can just call HouseMaids and set up regular cleanings. We also specialize in one time, seasonal, move in and move out cleanings. Call (941) 953-4300 today to get 50% off your first cleaning!