Is cleaning windows on your spring cleaning to-do list? Download this handy Window Cleaning Checklist to get ready!
The American Cleaning Institute reports that 80% of people who take part in spring cleaning will be cleaning windows. Let’s face it, for most (present company excluded) cleaning windows is a pane but it doesn’t have to be! With the right tools and a few tricks of the trade your windows will sparkle!
Window Cleaning Checklist
- Microfiber Cloths
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Vacuum with Extension Hose
- Bucket with Soapy Water
- Residue Free Glass Cleaner
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Clean on a cloudy day. Sunlight can heat up glass causing cleaners to dry too quickly. You’ll spend all your time re-applying and cleaning up streaks from dried on cleaner. Choose a cloudy day instead.
Remove draperies to ensure they don’t get wet while cleaning. Wipe down blinds using a damp microfiber cloth and tether them out of the way so the window is fully exposed.
Brush window frames, tracks, and screens with a soft bristle brush. Vacuum up debris using an extension hose.
Line windows sills with a microfiber cloth to catch access water then wipe screens from top to bottom using a sponge and soap and water.
Choose a glass cleaner that is residue free. Cleaners containing soaps, scents, and dyes leave residues on glass. Residues form streaks and attract dust and grime to the surface.
Swap paper towels and newspapers for clean microfiber cloth. Many paper products contain softening agents, inks, or detergents that can be transferred to glass when wet leaving a haze.
Working from the top down clean in a side-to-side or up-and-down pattern. A circular motion can create a static charge attracting dust to the surface. Completely dry windows to avoid streak and water marks.
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