It’s always a good idea to contract a high-performing company for window cleaning services. Doing so can save you money, and it’ll keep your business looking highly professional and attractive from one month to the next, even during active-weather months. But on those occasions when you need to spot clean in between full washings (particularly if you’re a small business owner who wears many different hats around the workplace), or if you’re the designated window washer at home, these window cleaning tips from the pros can make your life a whole lot easier.
The Right Tools Make a Difference
First of all, make sure you have the right tools for the job. These include window scrubbers, one for the exterior of windows and another for all the interior windows, and a squeegee with a good rubber blade, one that’s still relatively new without much wear and definitely no missing bits. The reason for two scrubbers is that you don’t want to bring dirt inside; window exteriors infallibly get dirtier than interiors do. And a newer rubber blade on a squeegee will eliminate (or at the very least minimize) streaking.
Use the Right Cleaners
Having the right cleaners on hand will also make the job go more smoothly. Products that do a great job of window cleaning include simple ones, like vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Vinegar works well for cutting through dirt and grease, while alcohol cleans without leaving streaks. Another great cleaning product is plain old liquid dish detergent. Like vinegar, it’s great at getting rid of grease, and using a natural, biodegradable detergent is environmentally friendly.
Don’t Forget About Technique
Products and tools are important, but so is technique, as window washing specialists will agree. A good rule of thumb is to work from the top down to maximize efficiency and minimize stray water streaks. Use a clean cloth to dry any drips that may have been left behind. Also, wipe your squeegee dry as you go.
When You Need Help or Additional Services
If you’re ready for residential window cleaning services, or you’ve been sitting on the fence regarding commercial window services, why not get a free estimate from Total Window Service? You may be pleasantly surprised by just how affordable professional window washing services can be.
We also provide other services, including skylight and greenhouse cleaning and restoration, scratched windows repair, and chandelier fixture cleaning. Especially here in New York, there are hundreds of buildings with hard-to-reach windows and light fixtures. You may have some in your own business, and it’s very possible that these areas haven’t been cleaned in years because they’re so hard to reach. Let us do the window cleaning and repair jobs for you so you can focus on what you need to do to keep your business going!
Another service we provide is applying window films for UV protection and greater cost savings on energy bills. Films also offer glare control, which is especially helpful in homes that have an abundance of windows. As you can see, we’re able to handle total window service for you, so if there’s anything you need for your windows or those hard-to-reach skylights and chandeliers, just give us a call!