There is nothing more inviting than sparkling clean windows!
For shops and business owners, your products are on display for consumers day in and day out as they pass by. You want to invite them in by allowing them to see the goods you have for sale. What better way to amplify the beauty of your products than displaying them through clean, streak-free, fingerprint-free windows. If you think about it, the appearance of your windows can make or break whether someone comes into your shop. You want to have your products clearly displayed to entice people to buy from you.
Homeowners with clean windows increase their energy efficiency by letting in natural light and heat, can enjoy looking outside, and just have a beautiful exterior and interior home environment. Clean windows add to your curb appeal and can add to the value of your home when they are regularly maintained.
But if you have a lot of windows, window cleaning can be a time-consuming and tiring task. Not to mention the materials you need to get the job done right! As a professional window cleaner, here are some of my expert tips and tricks to saving time and money on window cleaning.
Save money by making your own window cleaning detergent
The goal here is to create a detergent that is cost-effective but that also doesn’t cause streaks or damage to your windows. Here are some examples of combinations for do-it-yourself cleaning solutions that save you tons of money.
- White vinegar and Dawn dish soap
- Equal parts distilled white vinegar and water
- 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water, and a few drops of essential oils
- ½ cup of Woolite to 1 gallon of water
As you can see, many of these solutions include distilled white vinegar, water, and dish soap. What a great way to make your own natural solutions for window cleaning that will save you money than buying store-bought chemicals.
Do your window cleaning on a cloudy, dry day or in the evening.
Even though it’s great to look through your windows on a sunny day, it’s best to do the cleaning on a cloudy day. Why? To avoid streaking. As you are cleaning your windows, the sun and heat will dry everything faster which can lead to streaking. That is why the professional window cleaners recommend doing this work in the evening or on a cloudier day.
Use a SqueeGee!
You see the pros use them, but you can use them too! Squeegees are great for eliminating streaks otherwise caused by paper towels or cloth rags. They are very simple to use. They allow you to clean surfaces quickly and they even reduce the amount of solution you need, saving you both time and money. Consider getting an extension pole for the high, hard-to-reach windows! Don’t forget: these cool tools can also be used to clean other surfaces in your home, including shower walls!
Well there you have it. These three simple time and money-saving tricks are practical for cleaning your own windows for your home or business. And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to do so.
There are instances where you may require a professional window cleaning Long Beach company. They have all of the right tools and equipment to clean all of your windows, including the ones that are hard to reach. Many companies offer additional services at affordable rates, including gutter cleaning, awning cleaning, skylight cleaning, pressure washing the exterior of your home, blind and shutter cleaning, and much more. Feel free to call a local window cleaning service for more information. But for now, enjoy these tips and tricks for effortlessly getting spotless, streak-free windows.