How to Clean Windows, Preparation


How to Clean Windows: Preparation

Window’s need to be prepared for cleaning.  When you are learning how to clean windows, simply scrubbing and squeegeing isn’t going to make it shine.  First of all, most windows, especially residential, haven’t been cleaned in months, and sometimes years.  This lack of care causes a buildup of dust and cobwebs on the window.  

Although a screen will protect the window from some buildup, the glass still ends up coated with dirt and insects.  This residue will coat your scrubber, and when enough coated windows are cleaned, your scrubber ends up just as dirty as the window and needs to be washed once more.

What Preparation Can I Do?

What we do to eliminate the residue, is simply do a quick wipe down of the glass.  We use a rag to clear off the cobwebs and dead bugs that surround the window.  If there are any large spots or dirt dobber nests on the window, we clear those off and ensure that only that which needs to be scrubbed is scrubbed.  This keeps our squeegees in better condition, and lets us keep our scrubbers clean for several jobs.  By learning how to clean windows and prepping the window for scrubbing, it eliminates needless decay of the scrubber and squeegee and allows the window to be properly and efficiently cleaned to customer satisfaction.  

When using high quality materials, it is a must for you to make your equipment last as long as possible.  Another way to prep the window, although it causes wear on the scrubber, is to give the window a quick scrub and then use the rag to wipe down the window.  It allows you to remove more dirt, but it does cause more wear on your scrubber. Let us know if this helps you learn how to clean windows and take care of your supplies.  Leave us a comment and let us know!

How to clean windows

Old windows like this need preparation.