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Cleaning Windows?
Regular cleaning of your windows is just a necessary part of keeping our home looking shiny and clean.

8. how to clean windows

Sparkling clean windows are a wonderful way to view the outside world, and should not be neglected. There are so many reasons for these dirty windows such as: smog, and just general grime.

Why not consider cleaning your windows monthly, this may be too often for some, but it will be less work if you do this task monthly. When you allow grime to build up on your windows regular cleaning will mean you will not have to work as hard or as often, the key is less work but more frequent.

Never clean your windows while they are in direct sunlight. Your cleaning solution will dry too fast. This will cause streaks because the cleaning solution dries before you can wipe it off. The best time to clean windows are on a cloudy, but not rainy day. Cool, clean water is the choice of most professional window cleaners.

If windows are very dirty you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vinegar per gallon of water. Use horizontal strokes on the inside and vertical on the outside so you know which side of the glass the streaks are on. When drying your windows, a wad of crumpled newspaper works just as well as expensive paper towels. Remember to wear rubber gloves to keep your hands free of print ink.

Using Professional Squeegee

8. squeezy



The type of squeegee professional's use is available in most DIY outlets. Purchase a quality brand squeegee as they will produce the best results.

Dip a 100% cotton cleaning cloth in your solution. Start by wiping off any excess grime give final wipe to remove any remaining dirt for the glass.

Now take your squeegee. Start each squeegee stroke in a dry spot. Wipe a strip with a cleaning cloth to get started.

Start the squeegee in a pattern from top to bottom, or side to side. If you clean the outside and the inside, Work top to bottom on the inside and side to side on the outside. By doing this, you'll be able to identify which side any streaks are left behind on the glass.

Keep the squeegee blade dry by wiping it with a cleaning cloth after each stroke.

Replace the blade when necessary. Even the smallest nick can cause streaking.
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