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How to Keep Outside Windows Clean

Spring Cleaning – How to Keep Outside Windows Clean 

Do you notice dirty windows while sitting on the couch drinking your morning coffee? Do you feel tired just thinking about how to keep outside windows clean ?

We get it. Washing your windows can be tedious. But, with some simple techniques and the right tools, you’ll notice a whole new view.

Steps on How to Keep Outside Windows Clean 

First,  clean your windows on a cloudy day. The sun’s heat will make the water dry too quickly and leave unwanted spots on your windows.

Second, use a squeegee. Rather than spraying on a glass cleaner and rubbing it around to remove the dirt, clean your windows using a two-step process. Apply cleanser and wash your windows with a cloth, then remove the residue using a squeegee. A larger squeegee blade is best for bigger windows.

If you have smaller windows that don’t necessarily need a squeegee, use a microfiber cloth that won’t leave lint or debris behind. Plus, it will create a perfect streak-free shine. Newspaper and coffee filters are also lint-free options.

To clean multi-pane windows, move your squeegee from left to right and then top to bottom on each pane. To make sure you get every piece of dirt, use a bristle brush to clean in the corners and along the edges. For a single-pane window, guide the squeegee from top left downward, moving in a backward “S” pattern.

Which Cleaning Products to Use

If you’re in search of high-quality cleaning products, our residential glass division carries Unelko’s Clean-X®. Unelko has been the leader for over 40 years in protecting and cleaning surfaces, including glass. By using these products, ordinary glass is transformed into a high-performance water-, soil- and stain-repellent surface.

Along with the Clean-X products, Omni’s glass cleaner constantly receives 5-star reviews!  Use it with a squeegee or cloth to make showers, windows, mirrors, windshields and other glass surfaces sparkle.

How Often to Clean Windows

How often to clean your windows is based on your preference. Will Dorn, president of Prime Time Window Cleaning Inc. in the Chicago area, says most of his customers opt for cleaning two or three times each year. “Definitely in the spring after the long winter and then in summer or late fall before the holidays,” Dorn says.

How to keep outside windows clean  depends upon the products and the technique you use. Try these tips to spend less time keeping your windows clean.

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