By Michael Smith of Window Smiths Professional Window Cleaning Services
Keeping your windows spotless and streak-free can seem like a challenging task, especially if you live in an area with frequent rain or dust. But with the right tools, techniques, and a little bit of effort, you can keep your windows looking their best in between professional cleanings from Window Smiths Professional Window Cleaning Services.
Here are the top 10 tips to help you maintain clean and streak-free windows:
1. Choose the Right Cleaning Tools
Invest in high-quality squeegees, microfiber cloths, and a cleaning solution specifically designed for windows. Avoid using newspaper or paper towels, as they can leave streaks and residue.
2. Prepare the Surface
Before cleaning, make sure to remove any dirt, cobwebs, or other debris from the window frame and sill. This will make it easier to get a streak-free finish.
3. Clean from Top to Bottom
Start by wiping down the top of the window, then work your way down to the bottom. This will help prevent streaks caused by cleaning solution running down the window.
4. Use Horizontal and Vertical Strokes
Use horizontal strokes for the main part of the window, and vertical strokes for the edges. This will help evenly distribute the cleaning solution and prevent streaks.
5. Thoroughly Dry the Window
Use a dry microfiber cloth or chamois to wipe away any excess cleaning solution and ensure a streak-free finish.
6. Don't Neglect the Corners
It's easy to miss the corners of the window when cleaning, but they can accumulate a lot of dirt and grime. Use a small, pointed tool (such as a toothbrush or cotton swab) to get into the corners and remove any leftover dirt.
7. Protect Your Windows
Consider installing window screens or awnings to protect your windows from the elements. This will make it easier to keep them clean in the long run.
8. Clean on a Cloudy Day
Direct sunlight can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving behind streaks. Cleaning on a cloudy day gives you more time to wipe away the cleaning solution before it dries.
9. Use Cleaning Solution Sparingly
A little goes a long way, and using too much cleaning solution can lead to streaks and oversaturate the window.
10. Schedule Regular Professional Cleanings
While it's important to maintain clean windows in between professional cleanings, it's equally important to schedule regular professional cleanings to ensure that your windows are thoroughly cleaned and maintained. Contact Window Smiths Professional Window Cleaning Services at windowsmithsATL.com or 678-813-7338 to request a quote and schedule your next window cleaning appointment.
By following these tips, you can keep your windows sparkling and streak-free in between professional cleanings. A little bit of effort goes a long way in maintaining the beauty and clarity of your windows