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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.

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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