How To & How Often To Clean Your Windows

How to Clean Your Windows

Cleaning your home is a chore, even simple tasks such as vacuuming – but it’s something which needs to be carried out a couple of times a week. However, when it comes to cleaning the home many of us neglect the windows.

But how often should we clean our windows? Many local window cleaners suggest cleaning the windows on a fortnightly basis, but in reality, how often you clean your windows is all down to personal preference.

For those who would prefer not to pay for a window cleaner, but need their windows cleaned, you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of methods for window cleaning on the internet, and we’ve included 3 of our favourites below…

The Old Fashioned Way:

When it came to cleaning windows during the good ol’ days, there was no better method than using vinegar and newspaper. In fact, the method is still often bounded about as being a fail safe for achieving streak free windows, and we believe it deserves a mention. Plus it really does work.

  • Take a bucket half filled with water and top it up with white vinegar
  • Mix the solution together
  • Take your old newspaper, scrunch it up before dipping it into the bucket
  • Rub the wet newspaper, in circular motions, on the window. Once the newspaper begins to rip, change it for a newer sheet
  • Dry the windows with dry newspaper, again working in circular motions

If you’d prefer not to use the old fashioned method or you have concerns that it may result in the smell of vinegar wafting through your house, consider the method below.

No Chemicals Required:

Cleaning your windows doesn’t need to involve vinegar nor does it require a bucket of chemicals and various other products. After all, when was the last time you saw a window cleaner use little more than soapy water? And if it’s good enough for professional window cleaners, it should be good enough for you.

The method and process of cleaning your windows without chemicals is straightforward. Simply get yourself a sponge, a squeegee, a bucket of warm water which also has a splash of washing up liquid, and then…

  • Wash the windows in a circular motion, the less suds the better
  • Remove excess water using the squeegee
  • With the glass still damp, wipe a chamois over it to remove any remaining moisture

If using this method, make sure you get the most out of your squeegee by:

  • Holding the squeegee at an angle so the water runs down the glass
  • Overlapping the squeegee strokes by roughly one-and-a-half inches
  • Where possible use horizontal streaks, as these will help reduce the risk of smears

Alternatively, make the cleaning of your windows – inside and out – easier than either of the two methods above, by using a Karcher window vac.

Streak Free Windows, Without the Hassle:

Karcher window vacs make the cleaning of your windows simple and straightforward, whilst also allowing you to achieve a streak free finish. What’s more, the newer models are 10% quieter, come with a longer lasting battery and are 100g lighter than previous models.

To get the most from your window vac, firstly spray the windows with a cleaning detergent before cleaning the area with a micro-fibre cloth. The best way to do this is to use the Karcher Spray Bottle & Micro-fibre Pad Kit, which encompasses the bottle and pad together.

Once you’ve cleaned the area, use the window vac to remove the dirty water from the panes of glass, and watch as you’re left with streak free windows.  And you can see how easy it is to achieve great results from your Karcher window vac by watching the short video below.

If you need even more reasons to purchase the Karcher Window Vac, its use isn’t just confined to your windows. It can also be used on tiles, mirrors, shower-screens and worktops – making the cleaning of a multitude of surfaces in your home easy, quick and simple.

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