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Window cleaning tips

By Airtasker

Updated: January 8th, 2024

We’ve got some great window cleaning tips to help make the process as pane-less as possible.

No one looks forward to window cleaning because let’s face it, it can be a tiring task. Especially if you have a large window across multiple stories, without easy accessibility. We’ve got some great window cleaning tips to help make the process as painless as possible. There are also plenty of great window cleaning services in London that can help!

Before we get into the tips though, let’s chat about how often you should give your windows a good clean. Depending on usage, cleaning frequency could differ. For instance, a sliding door that may be covered in dirty hand marks would need a more regular clean. Spring is a great time to give the whole house, including windows inside and out, a thorough clean.

Window cleaning

Squeegee or newspaper?
In the past, many people simply used newspapers with window cleaner to get their windows sparkling. However that usually just moves the dirt around and makes the glass more static, attracting more dirt.

A squeegee, on the other hand, is easier and more effective. To start, use a soft washcloth to soak up the washing liquid. Then remove dirt by washing over the window. Grab the squeegee and starting at the top, work your way down in an s-shape.

Make sure you clean the squeegee with a lint-free cloth as you clean.

Soft dry cloth 
It can be hard to get into the corners to get the excess water out. Get the dry and absorbent cloth and use it to soak up the water against the window frame.

It doesn’t matter what sort of blinds you have, they all attract dust and dirt. To prevent any build-up, use an anti-static spray after you clean your blinds. You’ll find that less dust will gather there over time.

Cleaning in London

Before you start cleaning, use a brush to get rid of dirt along the sill. After you’ve washed the windows, apply a layer of floor wax on the outside windowsill to prevent dust and dirt buildup.

This is key – don’t clean the windows when the sun is directly shining on the glass. This will cause the washing liquid to dry quickly and may leave unwanted watermarks on your freshly cleaned windows

Need someone to take the window cleaning task off your hands? Get instant offers from a number of local cleaners in London today.



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