As winter approaches, you’re probably thinking about preparing your house for the upcoming cold and inclement weather. An important part of preparing for winter is making sure that your windows are well-insulated against the cold and ready to take a beating from any wind or snow that comes your way. However, something that many people don’t consider is cleaning their windows. With the harsh cold and winds of winter, you probably won’t want to be outside cleaning your windows. However, if you don’t regularly clean your windows, they will become cloudy and murky, making it so they don’t adequately let light into your home, and you want as much light as you can get in winter. So, here are some of the ways on how you can properly conduct window cleaning for winter:
1.Hire Professional Help
If you don’t have the proper equipment—or simply don’t have time—then you might want to hire professional cleaners. Leave the winter cleaning to professional window cleaners. They will be well-trained and well-equipped to handle all cleaning needs for your home or office even during the winter. Get a window cleaning quote before hiring them to make sure that their fees are within the budget.
2.Remove Dirt and Dust
Before using any kind of liquid cleaning solution, you need to make sure that you use a dry cloth to remove dust particles off your windows first. Dust and dirt tend to build up on the surface as well as the grooves and tracks of your windows. Wipe off these first before using liquid cleaning solutions to make the cleaning process faster.
3.Use Warm Water
When cleaning your windows, you have to make sure that you use water with the right temperature. Be careful because you don’t want the water to be too cold nor too hot. Ideally, what you need is warm water. If you use cold water, it might end up freezing on your windows due to the cold weather. On the other hand, using hot water might damage your windows during the winter due to the sudden change in temperature. Warm water will prevent it from freezing too fast on your windows and creating a thick coating of ice. At the same time, it’s not going to be so hot as to damage your windows.
4.Use or Make a Cleaning Solution
There are many kinds of cleaning solutions made specifically for windows in the hardware stores. Buy one off the shelves for your window cleaning needs, then dilute it in water before using it on your windows.
If you don’t have time to buy cleaning solutions in the store, you can actually make your own homemade cleaning solutions using things that you can easily find at home. You can simply add white vinegar and mix it with water. White vinegar is around 5% acidic and, when mixed with water, it can be an effective cleaning solution for your windows for winter. There are still more homemade cleaning solution recipes online. Just do your research if you don’t want to use vinegar.
A good tool to have on hand when going to hire a professional is a vacuum cleaner. The best window cleaners use a brush attachment to suck up dirt and debris. They will have to use the brush for a longer period of time than their regular counterparts. It is important for them to have a long and varied toolbox so they can use their vacuum to reach all parts of the house, including those that are not usually cleaned. Having a good collection of cleaning equipment will also allow them to give a professional and thorough cleaning at any time, from their office to home.
6.Use a Magnetic Window Cleaner
Another tool you can use to properly conduct window cleaning for winter is a magnetic window cleaner. If you live in a condominium and can’t go out to reach some parts of your window, a magnetic window cleaner is what you need. A magnetic window cleaner is made out of two separate parts. One of them has a magnet with a microfiber cleaning cloth, and the other side only has a magnet. Latch the part with the microfiber cleaning cloth to the side you want to clean. Then, use the other side in the interiors.
Let’s face it—windows get pretty dirty, and, after a while, it becomes difficult to look at the outside. A fresh makeover in this area means clean windows, skylights, and sills. In fact, the only thing you need to have to complete a good job in a very short period of time is the proper tools and knowledge about using them. Now, you know how to conduct cleaning for winter. Follow the tips above to maintain clean windows.