Cleaning windows is a much-loathed task by many because it seems next to impossible to get the glass to shine without streaks. Many people scrub harder and harder to make those annoying streaks disappear, but to no avail. To get windows to sparkle, it is all about following the process and having the right tools. Here are some tips to simplify things.
Avoid the Sun
If possible, try not to clean the windows while they are in the direct sunlight. The sun makes windows dry faster. Seems like a good idea, right? Actually, it is the rapid drying that makes the streaks appear. For optimal results, glass should dry on its own. Therefore, waiting until the evening or a cloudy day to clean windows may make more sense.
Use Distilled Water
Type of water you use to clean your house does not usually make a difference, but when washing windows, it does. If you have hard water, the minerals will cause spots and streaks to appear. That is why using distilled water may be a good idea if you want the cleanest-looking windows.
Create a Vinegar Solution
There are many household staples that perform multiple functions and vinegar is one of them. Vinegar works great for cleaning windows. Create a 50/50 mixture with distilled water and vinegar and you have got a powerful cleaner. Just spray it or wipe it on as usual and you are good to go. One thing to be aware of is that vinegar does have a strong smell, so you may want to keep the fans on and the windows open.
Wipe it Away the Right Way
If you have streaky windows, it may not be because of your cleaner, but because of what you are using to wipe off the cleaner. Many people use paper towels, but these are a huge no-no. They leave lint streaks that can make it hard to see out of your windows. Newspaper works best, but squeegees with smooth edges and microfiber cloths also do a great job.
Get Your Home Sparkling Clean
Whether you want to get your home in pristine condition for a major event or just do not have time to clean your house on a regular basis, Sunrise-Cleaning can help. We have more than 1,000 regular customers. Are you next? Call us today at (905) 567-1199 to book an appointment!