Window Cleaning Products

Introduction To Window Cleaning Products

Window cleaning is not necessarily the easiest type of cleaning possible – especially if your apartment is located above the ground floor and even worse if fear of heights is an issue. Even if all you're cleaning is a house located very near the ground, windows are harder to clean than floors. For example – any mistakes, dust or scrapings in the aftermath can be easily seen (unlike floors that for the most part can be easily covered with carpets) if any damages occur.

Window Cleaning Products

There's the traditional sponge with soap and water – our grandparents did not use any complicated products. But then again, our grandparents had different types of windows and probably had a little more time to clean up. In these days when we're all busy with demanding jobs, spending hours on cleaning a window does not sound very appealing.

Window Cleaning Products

While at most times it feels like the cleaning substance is the most important piece of the puzzle, you'd be surprised how much the window cleaning process can be made more efficient by simply using a quality sponge or towel. When it comes to drying the window, you can either use a squeegee or a towel – towels are softer but squeegees can be more effective in terms of the drying time. T-bars are larger than squeegees but maybe a little less comfortable to use.

Don't use abrasive materials when cleaning a window, no matter how annoying a spot is – later on the scrapes will accumulate and they will attract dust and dirt that will be hard to clean up. Normally, the products should be effective in cleaning, but soft on the touch, leaving the window shiny and spotless at the same time. Try not to use a garden hose when cleaning the windows – the garden hose uses lots of tap water and tap water contains calcium which will remain on your window after cleaning. At best that means some unattractive white spots. At worst that means window deterioration in the long run. Also, if you insist on using soap or homemade cleaning substances, make sure to check for the composition – wrong substances can cloud the window and even damage it after a while.

Cleaning Substance Tips

If you would like to create a cleaning substance- going back to our grandparents' traditional recipes should work. Vinegar in itself is a wonderful glass cleaner and can produce even better results when mixed with ammonia. Vinegar with alcohol can also prove to be a successful cleaning substance. Just mix it in with a cup of water and you are ready to start.

If you'd like to know whether it's best to make your own cleaning substance or buy it, there are obvious advantages and disadvantages for both options. Buying the cleaning substance is usually the more expensive option and you also have the disadvantage of not being able to fully control what it contains. On the other hand, it's less risky – sometimes if you don't know what you're doing, chemistry can turn its back on you and damage your window instead of cleaning it.