As spring is fast approaching and the idea of opening your windows is here, it is time for you to get those windows to look like new again and let the sunshine in. Getting your windows cleaned to welcome spring will allow more light in.
Tips for Cleaning Your Windows
Most homeowners prefer to clean their windows during a cloudy day. One reason is that the direct sunlight can dry the cleaning solution fast leaving marks on your windows before you can polish them dry.
Gathering all the tools and cleaning materials you need before starting with the task is a good idea. This will avoid interruption during the cleaning process. If you miss an item, it will use up your time looking for it. Some of the cleaning equipment you need is as follows:
- Cleaning and drying cloths
Once you have all the cleaning materials, you can start with the job.Use warm water in cleaning the windows with a small amount of detergent. Keep in mind that some chemicals present in the detergents can damage UPVC, Aluminum and woodwork frames, so make sure that you check the cleaning instructions of your window before you drip on the windowsill.
Get rid of the cobwebs, dirt or dust from the inside and outside using an old brush, cloth, or broom.
For hard to remove marks, you might need to use a brush, cloth, and garden hose to wipe it away. Use a cotton swab or soft toothbrush to remove dirt in the corners.
In cleaning window frames, soak the sponge in the cleaning solution and scrub the window with the sponge. Clean windows from top to bottom to avoid drips. With the soaked sponge, begin on the upper-left-side of the window and then wipe it following an s-shape downward direction until you reach the bottom-right part of the window. A left-handed person can start at the upper-right part of the window and then follow the above guide. You can use a dry rag or a chamois to eliminate the excess water.
In rinsing the window, do it one window at a time to make sure water spots will not dry on the windows.
To give your window that extra shine and let the sunshine in, you can use a newspaper or washed cotton t-shirt to polish. Newspaper can provide a film on the window that will protect it from dirt.
The above tips can help you complete the job of window cleaning fast and efficiently. You can start planning your spring cleaning activities by washing your windows and allowing the sun to shine in.