Maintaining your skylight or a uniquely shaped window is more of a challenge compared to regular windows due to its location or shape. However, the cleaning materials needed are typically the same as those used for standard household windows. A uniquely shaped window can be cleaned in the same way as all other windows on the property. The good news is that you can effectively clean both with common household items like dish soap and glass cleaner. The challenge of cleaning the skylight is due to its location on the ceiling, in these circumstances, safety is paramount.
Using the following tools and materials, particularly when dealing with challenging-to-reach areas of a roof window include:
- Rope harness
- Plastic sheet
- Bucket of mild soapy or dish soap water
- Non-abrasive sponge
- Window cleaning pole
- Paper or towels
- Microfiber or lint-free cloth for drying
- Glass cleaner
Cleaning the skylight is straightforward when the roof window is at a convenient height. However, for elevated roof windows, a window cleaning pole or a long-handled mop can be put to use. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Clear the area by removing furniture or covering it with a plastic sheet.
- Wipe away dirt and check for damage or water leakage.
- Wash the skylight’s glass using soapy water and a sponge.
- Dry the skylight with a microfiber cloth.
- Use glass cleaner on a lint-free cloth for the final wipe.
When cleaning the skylight, always enlist help. Ensure your ladder is sturdy and held in place by your cleaning partner. At Prudential, we have all the necessary safety and cleaning equipment to clean your skylights so you don’t have to put yourself at risk.