The windows of your house will need to be cleaned when they are dirty. Grime and dirt will accumulate over time. In an ideal world you would have the time and energy to do window cleaning whenever you wanted however this is not always the case.
There is a number of factors that affect how dirty the windows and this includes things such as the climate. Cleaning the windows of the house is something that should be done on a regular basis as part of the property maintenance. Other maintenance tasks that should be regularly carried out include gutter cleaning. Mold, dirt, dust and other pollutants can be caught at any time of year.
When it comes to cleaning the windows it is very important that you have the correct equipment which includes a steady ladder, sponge or soft cloth and a hose. It is a good idea to also have a squeegee as this will make the job easier on your hands. Some people may also like to wear gloves so that they can keep their hands dry. There is also some equipment that can be sourced to make it easier to clean the windows on the second floor of your property.
The windows and window frame should first be hosed down. After the hosing the windows should be washed with some mild solution. Soap and water will work just fine for cleaning the windows. Use the soft cloth to rinse the soap off the windows.
After cleaning the windows with the mild solution a stronger solution could be used. There is some commercial cleaning solutions available for windows or you could use something homemade.
It is possible to use newspaper to get rid of the tougher deposits on the windows such as minerals and bird droppings. Try soaking newspaper in water and solution and then use it to scrub the window. The newspaper has a non-abrasive grit which can get rid of stuck on deposits without actually causing damage to the glass.
There is also a number of things that you should not do when it comes to cleaning your windows. Do not use any solvents for cleaning the windows. Avoid using solutions that have grease remover, bleach or strong soaps, as these can cause more harm than good. Avoid using abrasive materials such as steel wool or rough sponges as these can cause damage to the windows.
It is a good idea to protect your windows in order to keep cooling and heating cots to a minimum. Cleaning the windows on a regular basis will help to avoid long term damage to the windows.