Cleaning windows can be a pain in the neck without the right tools, products and techniques. People usually stick to traditional glass cleaners and paper towels to clean their windows but end up with streaks and paper towel fibers left on the window. The reason is because most glass cleaner contain ammonia in the mix, which dries out the UV film coated indoor glass that you paid a lot of money for. Plus, paper towels are often multiple sheets of paper glued together, and when this glue gets on your window the result is terrible streaks.
The following practices will have you clean your windows like a pro and achieving streak-free results without hassle and headaches.
Use the Tight Tools
Many tend to have problems with water marks that leave dirt and marks even when just finished with the cleaning. To avoid that, when looking to buy window cleaning products, look for special formulas that make the surfaces water repellent. These window cleaning products create a very thin invisible protective layer which ensures hard water and dirt simply slide away. This way you will prevent the settling of dirt and water stains on your windows (and tiles, taps, shower cabin and other glass for that matter).
Also, get a cloth designed specially for window cleaning. These clothes are usually 30% microfiber and have a unique microporous structure which absorbs water through their fibre core. Some cloths feature even a latex coating that wipes glass dry like a rubber blade.
While using the right window cleaning products is important, the way you clean your windows matters as well for crystal clear glasses. For example, rubbing your windows in circular motion does nothing more than simply pushing the dirt and grime around. Instead, clean the windows with up to down movements.
Keep Safety in Mind
Make sure your workspace is clear of any obstacles such as items on the ground that you could trip over. If using a ladder to clean your exterior windows makes you uncomfortable, do not use one. In such case having the professionals getting the job done for you may be the best and safest option.
Keep Regular Cleaning Schedules
Cleaning your windows on a scheduled time-frame will allow you to notice problems that come up quickly and address these problems while they are still small and require less time and money to fix. It is best to schedule a quick cleaning every 2 weeks and do a more detailed window cleaning every season.