How to Clean Your Interior Windows
Over time, your windows will accumulate dust, smears, and dirt on them from the inside. This light layer of grime will obstruct your view to the outside and prevent sunshine from coming into your home to the fullest extent. Having a high amount of natural light inside the home is a mental health and mood booster. So, keeping your windows clean not only makes a home look better, it also improves your health!
The only thing worse than dirty windows is windows that have been cleaned but left streaked or smeared. Growing up, many of us were taught to spray bottled chemical products onto windows and then to wipe down the glass with towels. Unfortunately, windows almost always look smeared later when cleaned in this way.
We are going to break down a way to clean your windows that is extremely efficient and leaves them streak free. With practice, your cleaning time will be halved and you will be able to reduce stress and boost your health with consistently clean windows. You can even clean your windows without chemicals by making an easy natural window cleaning solution. This solution can be made by mixing one part vinegar to two parts water. You can mix these two ingredients together in a spray bottle, a pot, or a bucket.
Whether you use a homemade window cleaning solution or one bought from a store, follow these steps to clean your home’s interior windows in an efficient and effective manner.
- Lay down a large bath towel beneath the window to catch any spills.
- Apply your window cleaning solution to the glass of the window. You can do so by spraying the solution on with a spray bottle or dipping a cloth into your solution and coating the glass with your cloth.
- Scrub the glass with a sponge or a small towel. If there are areas of heavy dirt, spend some extra time scrubbing the area with more force.
- Place a small or medium sized squeegee in the upper left hand corner of the window. The squeegee should be level with the top of the frame and on the very top of the glass.
- Pull the squeegee straight down to the bottom of the glass. The left edge of the squeegee should stay along the left frame and end up in the left hand corner of the window. Keep the squeegee as level as possible while you pull down.
- Wipe the squeegee with a towel.
- Bring your squeegee to the top and place it on the top of the window. It should be to the right of your first pull. The left edge of the squeegee should slightly overlap the area on the glass you just cleaned with your first pull down. Pull the squeegee down the glass to the bottom again.
- Wipe the squeegee and then repeat the process until you get to the the right corner of the window. Usually you will only need to pull the squeegee down three to four times per window.
- The most important step is to then take a microfiber cleaning cloth and wipe all of the edges of the glass. The microfiber cleaning cloth will dry the solution and not leave streaks on the window. If you left streaks during your squeegee pulls, simply scrub those areas with the microfiber cloth to remove the streaks.
- If you make a mistake or the window is particularly dirty, simply follow the directions again. You will get the hang of it quickly and be able to quickly clean windows for years to come.
Although window cleaning will take some time and is not something most people want to go out of their way to do, it is extremely rewarding when all of the windows are clean and the sunshine is shining through. If you want to save time by having your home’s interior windows cleaned for you, hiring a professional is an option. When it comes to exterior window cleaning, we would always recommend hiring professionals as they can safely clean from a ladder. For any exterior window cleaning needs, Dr. Powerwash is here to help! Call us for an exterior window cleaning quote for your home today!