If you are looking for the best way to clean your home windows, the first step is to put away the Windex. Chances are you have everything you need, right in your pantry. There are a lot of great products in the home cleaning section of your local market, but most will give you toxic chemicals and harsh fumes. All you need to make your home windows streak-free is some hot water, microfiber cloth, and vinegar.
Follow these steps for beautiful, streak-free home windows:
1. Combine the Natural Products
Take one cup of hot water and one cup of distilled vinegar and combine in a spray bottle. Swirl the bottle to mix the two. By using warm water on your home windows, you will be able to remove a lot of the stuck-on-gunk.
2. Spray Mix on Windows
Spray the vinegar/water mixture onto your window glass and leave it set on them for about a minute. If your windows are extremely dirty, you may want to prewash them as much as possible before using the vinegar/water mix. If the first wash doesn’t take the dirt off, you may have to repeat this step.
3. Squeegee Off Mixture
Use a squeegee and work from the top of your home windows in a downward motion. Each time you reach the bottom of the window, you should wipe the blade of the squeegee. This motion will prevent reapplying dirty water to your windows.
4. Dry Home Windows with Cloth or Newspaper
Microfiber cloths and newspapers are the best items to use for drying and wiping your home windows if you are looking for a streak-free clean. Paper towels can be used, but there are some paper towel products that will leave behind lint.
Streaks left on windows after they’ve been cleaned are likely from commercial products. If you have streaks on your home windows, a mixture of one-quarter cup vinegar to two cups water with a half-teaspoon of dish detergent should remove them.
Cleaning Your Home Windows Yourself VS by Professional Window Cleaner
Keeping your home’s window clean and streak-free takes a bit of cleanup and work. When it’s time to clean your windows, there are pros and cons between ‘do-it-yourself’ and hiring a professional. Attempting this job could leave you covered in grime, reaching higher windows present a safety issue, and the moving of a ladder could result in serious injury.
Professional window cleaners have the right tools and the experience needed to use them safely. What would take you hours and maybe even days to complete, these professionals can normally complete an entire home effectively and quickly.
Where to Find Information About Home Windows
Colorado hail season is fast approaching. Residents not only have to worry about cleaning windows in the upcoming season, but concerns about hail damage are also on our minds. Let PrimeTime Roofing handle those worries as we are roofing experts in Douglas county. We are your first call if a storm moves through your neighborhood.
If you have concerns about the condition of your home’s windows, the experts at PrimeTime Roofing are the professionals to contact. Whether it is a question of how to properly and effectively clean home windows without streaking or your windows need repair or replacement, we have the equipment and experience to handle all your window and roofing services.