The window cleaning is a necessary task to allow natural light into the interior spaces, and to favour one aspect of impeccable cleanliness.
But often the effort in cleaning glass, does not translate into good results, and when he finally contemplate the finished work, we can see, especially in the brightest days, dances produced by the mops used, dirt on the corners , or even debris and lint leaking from rags or cloths used in the cleaning process , which forces to continue insisting for each of the crystal faces over and over again.
Squeegees although it seems very easy, it can lead therefore more time and effort with worse results, if not performed adequate procedures in a particular order and with products and useful specific .
From our long experience as a professional cleaning company, specialising in a number of sectors, and accustomed to cleaning glass and windows after the work in places with high pollution or high and frequent dirt type place location, such as public places, schools …, we facilitate a general and specific guidelines on how to clean glass and windows .
Step by step manual for cleaning glass and windows
Before you start cleaning these tasks, if your floors are wood or carpet, it is always necessary to protect them from possible accidents due to spill water or products that you are going to use.
To protect the floor, use a plastic, cardboard or if you do not have these, at least a large and absorbent rags to avoid direct contact of liquid that may fall.
Guide window cleaning and glass
Window cleaning should not be making a rule in isolation , without also clearing frames, handles, window profiles and shutters.
Only you must perform a particular review at some point the glass when cleaning glass and windows is very recent, and a new spot appears isolated by a fingerprint let us say.
Usually after removing curtains, curtains, rods, or blinds, start by performing cleaning of the inner frames.
If the window is sliding and has lanes, we will remove dust from them, adapting the most appropriate tool to your vacuum cleaner, to access the space between profiles.
In any case, before wetting it is advisable to remove all the dust settles in the areas of difficult access to prevent dirt with water solidifies.
If you do not have the right accessory, or you do not vacuum cleaner you can remove dust from the most difficult areas with a brush and a rag.
Next is to clean the frames using a damp cloth in a water solution of ammonia if it is pvc profiles, or aluminium, or a solution of water and vinegar cleaning , if it comes to wooden frames.
Spend another but wrung damp cloth, removing debris, and clearing in a bucket bowl or bucket of water, as necessary, and finally with a dry cloth to remove the remaining moisture.
In all rinsing processes dishcloths, it is advisable to change the water used as many times as necessary to get good results.
You can also use cleaning products specific commercial for this task.
In professional cleaning , the commonly used ionised water to replace any product in obtaining effective cleaning and disinfection results.
Then we will make the same operation cleaning windows on the outside.
It is very important to clean prior frames and shutters before the order window cleaning , leaving it to the end, and thus preventing soiling can return to later.
If it comes to cleaning windows sliding, it is best to remove and lower leaves, to better access to the outside of the vain and leaves (if not large), but if you do not look capable, or impossible you can clean the dust contour surrounding the window with a duster with telescopic handle.
The inside of the blinds can be cleaned lowering them completely, and removing dust first with a dry cloth.
Then use a wet cloth in a solution of ammonia water, horizontal passes parallel to the slats.
Pay special attention to wringing cloths to prevent spills of water with dirt or soap may stain the wall, the floor, etc.
As in the case of frames, must remove remaining dirt and ammonia water with another wet cloth and drained, in parallel to the slats also passes, finally drying using another cloth.
Window cleaning is performed as follows
On the inside, unless there is much dust works or abandonment of a long time, it will be enough to clean the windows, perform a procedure scrubbing projecting onto the soapy water sheet previously introduced into a spray, spreading the solution all over the glass.
Then we use a wet cloth wrung out in water, and will remove most of the dirt and soap, rinsing in water constantly.
Finally with a racket glazier provided with lip, we will be making passes from the top of a side down and fan.
In each pass, we will clean the lip of the racket on a cloth, and continue to make passes, until the entire surface.
With a completely dry, clean cloth cotton total composition or cleaning cloth specific crystal lint, or small remains of corners.
To the outside of the glass , it is advisable to remove dust dry previously, because normally more particles in contact with moisture, because they can cause scratching of the crystals through the mud produced accumulates.
Products and squeegees and windows
- Soapy water solution.
- Ammonia solution with equal parts water.
- White vinegar solution dissolved in water.
- commercial glass cleaner.
- Glazier sponge or brush.
- Cloths microfiber cleaner.
- Glazier rackets.
- Buckets, pails or buckets to hold water.
- Vacuums. (For cleaning window profiles)
- Paintbrushes or brushes to clean profiles (if not available vacuum)
- 100% cotton rags.
Tips when proceeding to clean the glass:
- Never use cloths which can give off lint.
- Do not rub the glass powder as if they possibly get scratching.
- Do not make the window cleaning when you have the sun on them as they ‘ll double the time of the task and get worse results, by rapid evaporation of moisture that will not let you remove all the dirt.
- The frequency of cleaning of blinds prevent the accumulation of dirt which then becomes more difficult to remove. Get used to happen routinely (weekly for example) a duster or cloth on the inside in the direction of the slats, to prevent accumulation of dust.
Tricks to remove various stains on window cleaning
Remains of adhesives or stickers:
Soak with alcohol or soapy water to soften completely.
Use a scraper blade and glazier, with precise movements on the edge of the stain to remove, avoid scratching.
Remove all traces of paper and then if there are still remnants of glue, remove with alcohol or acetone.
Finally proceed to clean glass as indicated in the previous section.
Blobs of paint or plaster
To remove stains of paint on window cleaning, you can also use the wiper blade by pressing on the edge of the same, and if they become very resistant, you can proceed to soften using a cloth dampened with acetone or solvent.
Then perform window cleaning as you usually do it regularly.
In crystals with spots of paint or plaster, if it comes to small spot spots, best removed with the squeegee dry, and once removed proceed to regular cleaning .
Home tricks for cleaning glass
- If you do not have 100% cotton rags at home to perform window cleaning , use paper kitchen better than newspaper.
- Cleaning glass interior partitions of the bathroom is very well using the same cleaning product on the hob, it will not scratch the glass surface, but eliminates fine limescale and soap, and thanks to waxes, allows hold for clean longer.
Dampen a cloth in water and apply an amount of product for cleaning glass ceramic, extends over the surface of the screen, rubbing stronger in points with toughest stains.
Then all you have to constantly removed by rinsing with the same shower hose, then dry with a cotton cloth and get spotlessly clean crystals your shower screen.
We hope as always that our advice can help you when you know how to clean windows and windows with our step by step manual.
And if you have to clean too crystals, or crystals to be cleaned are those of your office / industry or are located in hard to reach places, do not hesitate to call us, and we will be pleased to be at your disposal as always, and without any commitment.