Everyone likes to be able to look out of their windows and see nothing but the view outside, unobscured by any dirt or streaks. However, it is all too easy to clean a window badly and end up with streaks – making all of your hard work futile, and requiring the windows to be cleaned again if you want them sparkling.
There are, however, a few simple ways to ensure that any window you clean ends up streak-free. One good step to take is to clean your curtains or blinds before you start cleaning your windows. This will prevent dirt from getting onto the windows during the cleaning process, which can increase the chance of streaks. At the same time, the window needs to be properly prepared for cleaning, by removing any stuck-on, hardened, or loose dirt. For stuck on dirt, such as bird droppings, this should be done by using a plastic scraper at a 45-degree angle to the glass, and applying gentle pressure to remove the dirt.
Once the window has been properly prepared, it is important to make sure that the cleaning is carried out on a dry day – raindrops rolling down the window can be a source of streaks.
Finally, streaks can be prevented by using the right kind of cleaning fluid. The best kind of cleaning fluid to avoid streaks is a mixture of white vinegar and water, although commercial cleaning products can also do a good job.
If you follow all of these tips, you should find it no problem at all to clean windows thoroughly, and without any streaks.