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  • Writer's pictureKristina Carroll

Crystal Clear: Mastering the Art of Window Cleaning for Sparkling Results

Window cleaning is an important aspect of home maintenance that helps keep your windows sparkling clean and enhances the overall appearance of your property. Here are some tips for effective window cleaning:

Gather the necessary supplies

Start by collecting the tools and materials you'll need, such as a bucket, squeegee, microfiber cloth or sponge, window cleaning solution or a mixture of vinegar and water, and a ladder (if necessary).

Remove dirt and dust

Before applying any cleaning solution, use a dry cloth or brush to remove loose dirt, dust, and cobwebs from the window surface and window frames.

Prepare the cleaning solution

If you're using a commercial window cleaning solution, follow the instructions on the label. Alternatively, you can make a DIY solution by mixing equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Apply the cleaning solution

Spray the cleaning solution onto the window glass and let it sit for a moment to loosen dirt and grime. Be sure to cover the entire window surface.

Scrub and wipe

Use a sponge or microfiber cloth to scrub the window glass in a circular motion, paying attention to any stubborn spots or stains. For larger windows, a window cleaning tool with a replaceable sponge head can be helpful. Make sure to wipe the window frames as well.

Squeegee the windows

Starting from the top corner of the window, pull the squeegee across the glass in a straight, downward motion, overlapping each stroke slightly. Wipe the squeegee blade with a clean cloth after each pass to avoid streaks.

Dry and polish

Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove any remaining moisture or streaks from the glass. Wipe in a horizontal or vertical direction, depending on your preference, to achieve a polished finish.

Clean the window tracks and frames

Don't forget to clean the window tracks and frames using a vacuum cleaner, a brush, or a damp cloth. Remove any dirt or debris to keep them looking tidy.

Remember to choose a cloudy day or work in the shade to avoid the cleaning solution drying too quickly and leaving streaks. Also, take necessary safety precautions, especially when using ladders or working at heights.

Regular window cleaning, ideally done a few times a year or as needed, helps maintain the clarity and brightness of your windows and improves the overall aesthetic of your home.

Mountain Drainage Solutions is a local, family owned and operated, small business serving our neighbors here in Asheville, NC and surrounding areas.

At Mountain Drainage Solutions we strive to help our customers to take pride their home. Keeping your windows clean and in good repair not only boosts your mood and lets the sun shine in. It is a necessary part of good home maintenance and one of the best ways to show off your home or business. For businesses, it has been proven that dirty windows can affect sales!

Our team of professionals is here to help if you are not up to the task! Contact us today for a free window cleaning estimate!



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