How to Wash Windows Without Streaks
It’s a pretty simple job, right? Well, it can be if you know-how. But what happens when you find that your window washing technique is not working and the dreaded streaking starts to appear? Don’t worry! You will learn how to wash windows without streaks in this article.
What Causes Streaks
But first, let’s find out why this happens. What causes streaks in the first place? Well, there are many factors that can influence how your windows will look when you wash them. One of the most important is how clean they are to begin with. If the windows are very dirty or grimy before washing them, then it will be tough to get rid of all that dirt and grime without leaving some behind on the glass. As a result, even if you do everything right during the cleaning process, you might end up with streaks anyway because they were already there in the beginning. Another thing that can lead to streaks is using too much soap or detergent during window cleaning for example, this messes up all the hard work. One more thing that can cause streaking is using too little or even dirty water to wash the windows. Dirt and grime will stick on them once you are done, leading to another round of cleaning which means more soap and detergents, thus more streaks.
How to Avoid Streaks on Windows
So now that you know why this happens, let’s find out how to avoid it. First of all, here is what not to do: Don’t use paper towels or old rags because they can scratch the glass leaving marks behind; don’t apply soap directly onto the glass with your fingers either; don’t use very hot water when washing your windows or it can cause the glass to break.
Now that you know what not to do, let’s find out what you should do in order to achieve streak-free windows. First of all, gather your supplies: a bucket, window washing detergent or soap, sponge or brush, clean water, and a squeegee. Now mix the detergent or soap with some water in the bucket until it is dissolved. Wet the sponge or brush and apply the mixture to the window. Rub gently in circular motions until the dirt and grime are gone. Rinse off with clean water and use the squeegee to remove any excess water. If there are still some stubborn stains left, you can use a little vinegar to get rid of them.
I hope this article will help you achieve streak free windows and help you clean like professional window washers! It is very important for many reasons which include aesthetics but also the safety of your home – nobody wants to live in a house where they can’t see through the windows during the day! So, keep these tips in mind next time you decide to wash your windows and you should be more than pleased with how they look afterward.
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