Do you ever struggle to figure out how to best wash your windows? Maybe it's been a while since you even thought about washing your windows at all. Your windows can get extremely dirty quickly and if you don't take a close look at them, you might just get used to them being dirty. Until you have some family or friends over for a cookout in the backyard and realize just how disgusting your windows look on the outside.
I spoke with some of my friends at Northwest Glass Act, the go-to Spokane window washers. They are a professional window cleaning service and gave me some great tips on window washing that I know you will enjoy.
Washing your windows doesn't need to be a hassle. In fact, once you get the hang of it, you can actually move pretty quickly from window to window with a little prep time in between. Get a friend or one of your kids to help you with the prep as you go and you can be cleaning like a pro in no time.
Window Washing Techniques The Pros Use
The first thing you should know is that there really are techniques that you should use to wash your windows most effectively. Here are three popular pro window washing techniques:
Window Washing Technique 1: Use a left to right motion. Make sure you have a dry edge on your squeegee. So you are making a left to right motion on the window until you reach the edge, then you lift the squeegee, dry and repeat the motion.
Window Washing Technique 2: Go top to bottom. So you go from the top of the window pane to the bottom, drying your squeegee each time you begin from the top again. This technique doesn't require that you start from the left or right, just go top to bottom and keep the squeegee dry when you start at the top again.
Window Washing Technique 3: The famous super swirl. Yeah, it's fun to say and fun to do... With this technique, the squeegee never leaves the window pane. You don't need to dry the squeegee, because you're not lifting it off the window pane, just make a swirl type motion from the top to the bottom and your windows will be crystal clear and clean in no time.
Window Cleaning Solution
You can go fancy with the cleaning solution or you can mix up your own. Here is a recommendation for the DIYer:
Mix some Dawn soap and a tad of vinegar. Make sure your water is warm to the touch, but no too hot. You can use a gallon bucket to mix in and add about 1/4 cup of the Dawn/vinegar solution to it and you can pour that into a spray bottle to make it easier to use.
Hope those window cleaning tips from the professionals helped you get your windows sparkling clean for your next bar-b-que or if you just want your house to sparkle the best on the block!