5 Window Cleaning Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted by Bella Jones on May 27th, 2014 in Window Cleaning
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Window cleaning seems a child’s play, but when doing it the wrong way you can end up with damaged windows. We at Shiny Window Cleaning have seen many destroyed window surfaces in our clients’ homes. That is why we decided to share with you the big DON’Ts when it comes to window cleaning. And don’t worry-they are easy to avoid!

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Using Wrong Tools

Some people think that thick sponges and brushes clean better. The truth is that aggressive tools can damage the window surface and you should avoid scrubbing with them. Use a clean soft cloth instead. If the spots are difficult to remove think about a stronger detergent. Scratches can’t be removed, so be gentle while washing the windows.

Cleaning Windows In Direct Sunlight

Usually, people decide to clean their windows when the weather is warm and sunny. That’s not a good idea because the windows will dry too quick and there will be water stains and smears left. Consider cleaning the windows when there is no direct sunlight. That’s the reason spring is the perfect time for you to clean the windows!

Using Newspapers

Although many find them the perfect tool for window cleaning, newspapers should be out of your cleaning equipment. They contain some pretty harsh chemicals, especially the ink. You can tell they are no good for your windows when you see the ink on your hands. Stick to the soft microfiber cloths.

Cleaning With Chemical Solutions

According to professional window cleaners, chemical window cleaning solutions actually attract the dust and the results don’t last for long. There are many non-toxic solutions out there and the results they give are also satisfying. You can even make your own cleaning solution using water and lemon juice.

Not Being Safe

If you have decided to clean your windows on your own, safety is a must. If your property’s windows are too high to reach, make sure the ladder you use is stable and there is no possibility for you to fall. Don’t risk your health and┬ánever step on the window sills! If you think you will not be able to clean the windows all by yourself, call window cleaning professionals to do it for you.


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