How to clean your windows like a pro
Residential window washing is a great way to brighten up your home and take advantage of all that spring sunshine. You can DIY or hire home exterior cleaning services. If you’re looking to do it yourself, all it takes is a few supplies you can easily find at your local Home Depot or hardware store.
First, you’ll need a good quality squeegee. If the rubber strip has any nicks or other signs of wear, replace it with a new band. You’ll also need a bucket of water, a scrubber or a sponge to clean the dirt off, and a lint-free rag. Try to avoid paper towels as they will leave a lot of lint behind on the glass.
Some people like to use a tsp of dish soap mixed in the water, others like a splash of vinegar. Using whichever you prefer, give your window a good washing. Gently scrub off any dried leaves or debris. When you’re done, use one tip of the squeegee to clean the glass in a 1” strip down one side. Then using that strip as a starting place, draw the squeezee across the glass horizontally, from top to bottom. Once that’s done, use the lint-free cloth to go around all the edges to clean up any stray soap or water. Now repeat these steps for all your other windows.
If your windows are higher up and require the use of a ladder, extra precautions must be taken to ensure your safety. Not everyone has access to the size of ladder needed to reach all their windows, or the right safety gear like ladder stabilizers. And heights are certainly a problem for some. That’s where leaving it to the residential window washing pros makes the most sense. By making use of home exterior cleaning services, you’ll be able to enjoy peace-of-mind, as well as windows that sparkle and shine, without lifting a finger.