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Cleaning Your Home Windows

Posted by on March 21, 2015 in Cleaning Tips, Window Cleaning Tips | Comments Off on Cleaning Your Home Windows

Cleaning Your Home Windows

Windows are one of the most important features on any home. Not only do they let in air and light, but they protect us from the elements like dust and dirt as well. Living in Arizona, we’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and incredible amounts of dust and dirt, and keeping windows clean can be an exhausting chore. Here is a quick method to help you keep your windows sparkling, even in the most extreme elements.

With the right tools kept handy, window washing can be quick and painless. The first step in a stress-free window cleaning is choosing the right time of day. You want to choose a time when the sun is not shining directly on your windows, since the added Arizona heat can cause the cleaning fluid to dry, creating unsightly streaks and spots.

To begin, brush out all of the cobwebs and loose dirt from your windows and frames with a soft-bristled brush or broom. You want to begin with a clean surface without having all of that debris in your way. Then, mix up a solution of one part white vinegar and one part hot water. This is wonderful all-natural cleaning solution that will leave your windows sparkling clean.

Once you’ve mixed your solution, wet a sponge and wipe the windows free of that clingy Arizona dust and dirt. Next, using a squeegee, begin in an upper corner of the windowpane and draw down in a straight line. Return to the top of the window and repeat, overlapping each stroke slightly. It can be helpful to wipe the edge of the squeegee after each stroke to remove excess cleaning fluid and dirt.

To finish, dampen a cloth with all-purpose cleaner and water and wipe down your window frames. Rinse them thoroughly and then dry with a clean, dry cloth. Ta-da! Enjoy your clean windows!

While clean windows are wonderful, sometimes accidents happen and you find yourself with a cracked or shattered window. Leaving broken windows open to the elements can be stressful and even a safety issue, so it is important to contact a licensed, insured, and bonded glass repair company to take care for the work for you. Fast Glass Arizona has been local in Gilbert, Arizona for years and brings fast, friendly service right to your door. If you find yourself in need of glass repair, call for a free, no-strings-attached estimate today.