Is it time for you to clean windows? Before you start to scrub the window panes, you need to sure that you know what you are doing. You don’t want to invest your time and energy in an activity that you will underperform. To help you out with your plan of cleaning your windows, here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that will help you to achieve sparkling windows.
Do’s: Ensure that safety is the main priority
Window cleaning can involve the use of ladders to access the areas that are hard to access on normal circumstances. Ensure that the type of ladder you are using is working, it is in good condition, and that you have placed it securely to avoid accidents. You are not a superhero like Batman or Superman, always remember that when you are cleaning windows using a ladder.
Don’ts: avoid cleaning windows without the proper equipment
If you don’t have the right tools like a ladder, don’t even bother. There is no need to risk a trip to the emergency room when you can call a professional to come and help you to clean your windows. Professionals have the necessary tools to do the job within a short time, although you will incur some charge which is better than footing a large hospital bill.
Do’s: use professional tools
Don’ts: avoid using ad-hoc tools
It is a common practice to use newspapers to clean the windows, but it will not give you the desired results. Paper towels are also another tool that is being used by homeowners. If you use these tools, they will only push the dust around the window pane without cleaning it.
Do’s: wash windows when it is cloudy
Most people usually decide to wash their windows when it is sunny. This is a bad time to clean windows. It makes it harder to detect streaks.
Don’ts: avoid cleaning windows on a sunny day
The glass usually dries up quickly at this time, increasing the chances of smears and water spots. When you clean on a cloudy day, you get clearer windows panes.
Do’s: Start cleaning from the top
If you are washing windows that are in a story building, start cleaning from the top floor as you work your way to the ground floor. Use the same principle when cleaning each window pane. Clean each pane from top to bottom to avoid getting dirty water that runs down to the surfaces that you have just cleaned.
Don’ts: avoid using some glass cleaners
Do not use glass cleaners that have alcohol or ammonia because they may leave sine streaks or they may lead to the formation of a film that will attract dust or moisture.