Best Ways to Clean Your Windows

Your windows will become dirty, dusty and stained over time, and no matter how busy you may be, you must clean your windows regularly. This will prolong their lifespan and help them look their best.

To clean your windows properly, you must:

1. Dust Before You Clean

Dust and dirt will cause your windows to look cloudy, and to clean them effectively. You must remove such substances or particles using a microfiber cloth. Wipe the fabric over the surface of the window to remove any buildup, and if you decide to skip this step, your windows will not be as clean as they could be. Dust will create a film on the glass’s surface which will make it harder to clean, and dust can also end up in the window tracks and frame, which will make it more challenging to open and close your windows. 

2. Use the Right Cleaning Spray

Using the wrong cleaning spray can damage your glass as it can cause etching. This permanent type of damage will occur when the cleaner deteriorates the surface of the glass and cannot be undone. Streaks and smears can also appear on your windows if you use the wrong cleaner. Most general-purpose cleaners contain ingredients that can harm window surfaces, and you must use only cleaners specifically designed for window use to avoid these problems.

3. Stay Away From Cheap Cleaning Materials

The use of quality cleaners is very important. Look for professional-grade cleaners specifically made for cleaning windows, and you can also try a natural solution of vinegar and water. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away dirt and grime, and use a gentle bristle brush for tough stains before rinsing with clear water. 

4. Use a Squeegee

This is the best option because this tool will remove dirt, dust and debris from your windows effectively and will do it quickly and easily. It will also leave your windows looking streak-free. 

5. Focus On One Spot at a Time

This will prevent you from missing spots, and window cleaning is much easier when done systematically. Start at the top, work your way down, and ensure you rinse your cloth to prevent residue on your windows. 

6. Do Not Use Hard Water

This can cause limescale and soap scum buildup, making it harder to clean the windows and leading to streaks. If water is left on the window for an extended period, the paint or sealant can peel, which is why you must use distilled water or water and vinegar. 

Window cleaning is both tricky and time-consuming, and it is always best to hire professional window cleaning services. The experts at Sparkle Window Cleaning can handle this job, and our team will use the right tools and equipment to complete this task safely and effectively.

We have years of experience and serve clients all over the Toronto area. Whether you need power washing services or commercial window cleaning, our cleaners will do the job. Contact us today to find out more about our services!