Tips for Maintaining Gleaming Windows

Cleaning the windows around your home all of the time can be burdensome. If you're tired of fighting with the streaks and lint all over your windows after you've cleaned them, keep reading. You will find a few tips that will help you improve the results of your window cleaning and keep them looking great longer.

Tools and Supplies

What you're using to clean the windows will play a big role in how well they look when you're done. Toss that traditional blue window spray—you don't need it. White vinegar and water is all that you need to get the glass shining. White vinegar is a natural cleaning miracle; its acidic nature breaks down nearly anything that could be stuck to your windows without putting the woodwork around the windows at risk of damage. In contrast, the ammonia in the blue cleaner will cause the wood molding around the window to become damaged after years of use. To make a spray from white vinegar do the following: mix 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water in a spray bottle and shake it well.

You can also toss the terry cloth towels and get yourself a good microfiber cloth and some coffee filters instead. Use the microfiber cloth to clean the windows. Follow up with a dry coffee filter and watch all of the lint and streaks disappear.

Exterior Windows

The exterior windows can be a real pain to keep clean, especially if your windows don't allow you to clean them from the inside of your home.

To keep the exterior windows looking better for longer, use a product like Rain-X after you've cleaned them. The Rain-X will cause the water to bead up and roll off of the glass without leaving any streaks or water spots. This, in turn, will limit the amount of dust and debris that sticks to the glass between cleanings. The result is cleaner exterior windows for a much longer time.

Professional Window Cleaners

If you've never had window cleaners come and do your windows for you, you don't know what you're missing. Instead of spending an entire day fighting to get a single level of windows done, a crew comes in and cleans the windows inside and out. Then they pack up and leave things like they were never there to begin with—except, your windows will be gleaming.

You don't have to battle your windows. You can win the fight with the right techniques or by hiring professionals, such as Skyline Highrise Services, to deal with them.