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5 Tips for Safe and Efficient Window Cleaning

Cleaning your windows is hard work. It takes a lot of time and effort that could cut into an already busy day, so you’ll want to do it as quickly yet as efficiently as possible. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey shares tips to help you do just that.

Vacuum Off Dirt and Dust First

Use your vacuum’s dusting attachment to remove dirt and dust from your window glass. If you don’t do this before washing your windows, the solution can mix with dirt and make your windows harder to clean. For sliding windows, it’d be a good idea to brush off the dust from the tracks.

Use the Right Equipment

It’ll take longer to clean your casement windows if you’re using the wrong equipment. For example, you should use two squeegees, one for cleaning the interior window glass and the other for the exterior glass, to prevent any cross-contamination.

Use Distilled Water to Make Your Cleaning Solution

You need to be careful when using commercial cleaners. They might contain toxic chemicals that can cause discoloration in your window frame or harm your pets and plants in case some of the solutions makes it way to your floor or garden.

If you’re going to make your own cleaning solution, mix vinegar or liquid detergent with distilled water. Tap water might contain traces of magnesium and calcium, which can leave behind white streaks on your glass. And don’t forget to spritz generously!

Don’t Clean on a Sunny Day

If the sun dries your cleaning solution faster than you can wipe it off, white streaks will start to appear. Wait until it gets cloudier to do the task.

Don’t Use Power Tools to Remove Scratches

No amount of cleaning will remove scratches, but if you’re concerned about your window’s appearance, or any sign of damage for that matter, have a local contractor inspect your window.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey is your go-to source for casement, double-hung, sliding and picture windows. Call (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve clients in Staten Island, NJ, and nearby areas.

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