The window is one that will let you see the world outside the house. With its main function, it is clear that you can’t function the window well when the window gets dirty. Also, the window is used to let the natural light enters the house. What will it be when the window is dirty? Except for the aesthetic reason for its dirty look, not cleaning the window will make the natural light can’t enter the house in its best way. So, it should be clear that there is no doubt for you to do the cleaning periodically for the window. Anyway, since the dirt on the window will be more difficult to be cleaned, you should make sure that you have a regular schedule for this. Before you start doing the window cleaning, here are some things that you should know related to the cleaning.
The Tools for Cleaning the Window
You can’t do the cleaning without the tools, right? When some of you only know the tools to clean the window are only the cleanser liquid and the wiper, then you might be wrong. If you want a really good cleaning result and ease in doing the cleaning process, then you should facilitate yourself with some tools that we are going to tell you about below.
The duster will be used to let the dust go. You can use any other possible tools but we recommend you use the duster because it is easy to use, easy to find, and cheap for sure. There might be some different kinds of feather duster and you can choose any of them as long as you know well that the chosen duster can deal with the dust on your glass window.
To let the dirt that is stick to the glass, you will need the scrubber. It is different from the feather duster because the scrubber is used when the liquid is already applied to the glass window.
The squeegee is used to let go of all the wet things on the wall. It is using a rubber wiper to get rid of the liquid after you brush it. There are varied types of squeegee that you can purchase. Some of them are only a small one and some of them have a long stick to reach the spot that you can’t reach by only using your hand.
The rag wiper is not too important but if you want a perfect result, then you should have a rag to wipe the glass window after you use the squeegee. The rug wiper will be functional to wipe remain cleanser liquid on the window. With the rag wiper, your window will be surely dry and clean.
Glass Liquid Cleanser
Well, this one has the most important role in your window cleaning because, without the liquid cleanser, your window can’t be cleaned well. There are some choices for the cleanser liquid even you can hack it. How? You can use the dishwasher liquid, vinegar, or baking soda.
The Steps in Cleaning the Window
After having all the tools and supplies for your window cleaning, then you should know about the steps that you should follow to do the cleaning. Don’t make a mistake if you want to get the maximum result. Take a look at the following steps.
Clean the Window from the Dust
Cleaning the dust that sticks on the window is the very first thing that you should do. Don’t be in a hurry to apply the liquid cleanser because when you do it while the dust is still there then it will be more difficult to get the window cleans. You should repeat the process and that will be exhausting. So, don’t forget to clean the window from the dust. You can use the feather duster that will be really easy to do.
Apply the Cleanser Liquid to the Window
After you clean the dust, now you can apply the cleanser liquid. You can spray it fastly on the glass window parts. Or, if you do a hack for the cleanser liquid and do not have a spray bottle, then you can apply the liquid cleanser by using a rag.
Brush the Window
When the cleanser liquid is already applied, you have to brush it really soon before the liquid dries. It will be bad if the liquid dries because it will leave a stain. Choose the right brush not to let the window being damaged.
Clean the Cleanser Liquid
After you brush the window with the cleanser liquid applied there, you will need to let the cleanser liquid go. What you should do is wipe the glass window area by using the squeegee. The process will be really satisfying. Have a try!
Wipe the Window
It will be the last process that you will do. This time, the cleanser liquid might already go but there will be some liquid left or the window is not dry totally. The rag will help you deal with this. With this last touch, you will get such a perfectly clean and clear glass.
Mistakes in Cleaning the Window
Although seems easy, there are still some mistakes that people do when cleaning the window. The mistakes will make your cleaning process more difficult to do and exhausting because you need to repeat the process. Also, the worse thing that might happen is that you can damage the window by creating streaks on the glass window. Here are some mistakes that you should avoid.
Do the Cleaning on a Sunny Day
Just make sure that you choose the right time in cleaning the window especially when you use the liquid cleanser. On a sunny day, the liquid cleanser that you spray will dry soon and will leave a stain on the window. During summer, we recommend you do the cleaning in the morning or after the sun is set.
Not Cleaning the Dust Before the Liquid Applied
This is mostly done by people when cleaning the glass window. They don’t take the dust seriously and just spray the liquid that way. In fact, the dust can create streaks on the window that will damage the glass. Then, you will need extra time for the cleaning because you might need to repeat the process because the wet dust will be more difficult to clean than the dry one.
Wipe the Window Using a Cotton Rag
It might be seen as something common and you don’t find any problem with the cotton rag. However, you should know that the cotton rag can’t absorb the liquid best. Also, the cloth fiber of the cotton rag can stick on the window which will make the window looks dirty and dusty so that the whole cleaning steps that you have to follow won’t have any point. In this case, we recommend you use a microfiber rag.