Window Cleaning NJ – It’s funny: you don’t know how dirty your windows are until after you get them cleaned. You probably have become blind to how grimy they actually are, but once you get them cleaned, you will be amazed at how clearly you can see outside. Not to mention how nice the view is from the outside! It’s like putting on glasses for the first time: you can actually see detail.
In order to save yourself the time, hassle and aggravation, it’s best to have a professional window company or Window Cleaning NJ handle this task. But if you do attempt to clean your own windows, here are some guidelines right from the pros:
- Open the top and bottom sash for ventilation while cleaning.
- For extra support, use both hands on the sashes while tilting them inward.
- Ditch the paper towels and use a strip applicator on large picture windows so no dust is left behind.
- You only need a squirt of dishwashing liquid in warm water. No need to get expensive and fancy. Just a little will do.
- Use a squeegee to wipe the window after washing, using a reverse-S pattern. You’ll also want to wipe off the blade after each stroke.
- Dry with a chamois so all excess water is removed and no streaks remain.
- If you have small, multiple panes, it’s best to use a handheld sponge or hog-bristle brush. If you have a small squeegee, this would do the trick too.
- Use a safety razor blade to scrape off stubborn spots of paint and sap. You can also use a mini paint scraper or fine-grade steel wool for splatter patterns.
- Don’t get up on a ladder to clean windows higher than one story. Instead, use a hose attachment with cleaner to spray them. Getting up on ladders or on top of the roof can result in falls and serious injury. If you must go the ladder route, make sure it has the proper stabilizers and call a friend to stand below.
- Avoid abrasive rubbing, especially with paper towels, when you’re cleaning the windows. Not only does this simply move dirt around, it also puts a static charge on the glass to attract more dust and dirt, according to This Old House.
- Get the corners, which are notorious for accumulating dirt. Use a damp sponge to loosen up the dirt.
- Never use abrasive cleaners that can scratch the surface of your windows.
- Clean your windows twice yearly: once in fall and once in spring.
Window Cleaning NJ – If you don’t have the time or resources to do a proper job, or your building features multiple stories, always take the safe route and call a professional. We are Clearview Washing – Window Cleaning NJ and can be reached at 732-462-1187. Trust us as New Jersey’s premiere exterior cleaning company!