Proper Window Cleaning
Each and every part of the house must be maintained clean yet there are parts of the house that are hard to clean such as the window. Yet, Window cleaning task can sure be done in a breeze if you know the right things and materials to use and the right methods to perform.
The first thing that you will need in cleaning the glass window is a cleaning solution. There are solutions that can be bought from the store but why buy and spend money if you have ingredients from the kitchen that you can mix together to produce your homemade cleaning solutions.
One window cleaner straight from the kitchen is combining together 3 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of dish-washing liquid. Another simple to make window cleaner is mixing together a gallon of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a squirt of liquid. A simpler recipe involves a solution of half cup vinegar with a gallon of warm water. These solutions need to be stored and placed in spray bottles.
Water is importantly needed in cleaning windows. Cold water may usually be used but not on days when it is cold. Cold water may freeze as soon as it is applied on the glass. Some window cleaners add vodka or rubbing alcohol to water so it does not easily freeze when put on cold windows. In cleaning windows, you don’t really need to use too much water. Yet it still depends on how dirty and how many windows need to be cleaned. During summer when it can really get so hot, water on glass window tends to dry up quickly. For this you need to squeegee it immediately. If the weather is extremely hot, just pass cleaning the window for the day as streaks may just result with the unavoidable drying of water.
After spraying the cleaning solution to the window, you can use rag or crumpled old newspaper to avoid formation of water streaks. It is suggested that a side of the window be cleaned in an up and down method, the other side must be cleaned in a side to side fashion. This way you can see which side has streaks that needs polishing.
The exterior or part of the window outside the house is easier to clean than the inside. This is due mainly to the fact that cleaning the inside part of the window, may be an awkward task to perform. Inside the house there are stuffs and furniture may get in your way and hinder you from cleaning the window properly. In fact there are ornaments and other decorations that are placed on the window sill like plant pot or window blinds that sometimes need to be removed to facilitate in window cleaning. Accidents do happen like knocking down of the water bucket. Outside, the water spilled from the bucket can just be allowed to dry but when the water is accidentally poured inside the house, it would mean more cleaning tasks.