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Friday, 13 December 2013
The best tips to wash your windows (and retain your sanity!)
We've all been there - a weary glance at the smudged, ugly windows followed by a lasting, weary glance at the sinkful of boring cleaning products. This is usually followed by a last weary look back at those windows (that really, really need cleaning!) and a big old sigh.
Guess what, you’re not alone! Window washing was not designed to be a fun thing. Ever seen someone write ‘washing windows’ in their ‘hobbies’ section on an application form? Probably not - that is because it really isn't something most of us look forward to.
However most of us do take some enjoyment in seeing our windows clean and sparkling. It kind of makes the whole house look clean, right? The result of hard work is the best bit - the cup of tea while you’re sat down admiring how brilliant everything looks.
Well, the easiest way to get the job done without even lifting one weary finger is to call your window cleaner! No mess, no fuss, no problem.
However if you do fancy a bash at it yourself, here are a few friendly tips to help you get sparkling, clean windows (and keep all your limbs in tact!)
1. Safety first!
Seems obvious right? Right! It is obvious! If it seems dangerous or slaps you in the face with images of slapstick injuries or farcical comedy sketches that's probably because it isn't safe. IE the wobbly ladder looks precarious for a reason!
Don’t give yourself a one way ticket to the Darwin awards. Think about how much a broken arm (or worse) really is worth just for a clean window. Always use stable and safe equipment and don’t travel up high ladders if you don’t have someone to hold on at the bottom. And make sure they are stable.
2. Natural products -
It may all seem a little hemp hat and flower garlands but there’s a reason so many cleaning programmes on TV mention very basic solutions for cleaning. You may want to pay through the teeth for an all singing, all dancing brand cleaner but it may well not do the job as well as you think.
One solution mentioned a lot in relation to cleaning glass is white vinegar. Dirt cheap and completely safe, a solution of equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle will serve you well when beautifying those windows. Remember to wipe any dust from the window first as this may clog up your cloth and dirty any actual cleaning the vinegar is doing.
3. Practise makes perfect!
Don’t be too proud and don’t be a perfectionist. Don’t expect to know everything when you start cleaning windows, it can take people years of home maintenance to create a system that works best for them. Don’t feel like a plonker using equipment either. Squeegees were made for a reason! And don’t beat yourself up for leaving a few streaks, you’re only human after all. Everyone gets window envy from time to time - most of us will admit to seeing Mr Pristine lawn from 3 doors down doing his windows again and feeling a twitch of urgency inside to immediately get the bucket and sponge out!
Once you have a system devised you may even start to...enjoy the process! However if all else fails, its a lot less effort Contact Pete! at Jet Wash Seal