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5 Window Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Cleaning windows need not be hard. Sometimes, however, we can make mistakes when cleaning our windows, which could result in us spending a lot of time correcting those mistakes. Here are five things we need to avoid doing when cleaning our windows, courtesy of energy efficient windows providers.5 Window Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid

1. The Wrong Tools

You’ll need the right tools for the job. Using the wrong tools can result in dirty or damaged windows. Remember these basic window cleaning tools for when you plan to clean them:

  • Sponge
  • Squeegee
  • Scraper
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Bucket

2. The Wrong Cleaning Solution

Windows installation experts say you’ll need to use the right cleaning solution to make sure your windows are cleaned and stay clean. Hard water alone can leave mineral deposits on your windows, making them look ugly. Some chemical cleaners, on the other hand, might damage your windows or shorten their lifespan. Ask the pros for help on what to use.

3. Why Should I Remove It and Prevent It From Happening?

If your soap your entire window at once, you risk the soap drying up before you can rinse it. This will result in soap deposits, and will require you to spend more time and effort cleaning it. Wash windows one section at a time.

4. Scraping Too Hard/Much

Some dirt just can’t be removed by soaping and rinsing alone. These kinds of dirt might require you to use a scraper. Scraping too hard or too much, however, can cause damage to your windows. Be careful when using scrapers, whether you use gliding, double-hung, or casement windows.

5. Using the Wrong Cloth to Wipe

The cloth you use during the drying process will either put a smile on your face, or cause you to work at cleaning again. This is because some types of cloth (and newspapers) can leave fibers on your windows and surrounding areas, adding to the work you need to do. Use microfiber cloth when wiping your windows dry.

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Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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