How To Clean Your Windows Like A Professional

Windows are pesky things. Sometimes you dedicate a whole Sunday afternoon to cleaning them inside and out, only to find them seemingly dirtier and more streak-covered than when you started. The classic Kiwi technique of newspaper scraps and window spray doesn’t help!

So how do the professionals do it? Well, we’ve been cleaning windows in Auckland for more than a decade, and know a thing or two about dirty glass. Here are our tips for getting your windows so clean that birds and small children will bump into them:

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The tools

There’s no point following a process without the right tools. We recommend getting a professional-grade squeegee, along with a dedicated wet cover for it. The rubber part should be perfectly straight and free of nicks, otherwise your best efforts will still cause streaks. You should also invest in a good set of dry cloths, such as lint-free microfibre cloths or a chamois.

The process

  1. Pour your cleaning solution into a bucket large enough to easily fit the squeegee’s head.

  2. Dip the squeegee (with its wet cover) into the bucket, and use it to cover the window in the soapy water. Remove the wet cover, so that the rubber part is nice and dry. Wipe it horizontally across the window, starting from the top, in steady, level strokes. After each stroke, use a cloth to dry the rubber. This will help you avoid messing up the area that you’ve already covered, or leaving telltale ‘cleaning lines’.

    If there’s stubborn grime buildup that can’t be removed with the squeegee, try using a window scraper.
  3. Use a fresh dry cloth to wipe down the window, clearing any stray drips or wet patches that the squeegee may have missed. If you keep using the same dry cloth for multiple windows, it’ll eventually become too wet and dirty to do an effective job, so make sure to tag-team them as soon as you notice any issues.

Getting that perfect finish on not just one window, but all your windows – inside and out – can be an exhausting task, especially if you don’t have much experience. Sometimes it’s a better idea to contact a professional who can do a high-quality job in a shorter time, leaving you free to focus on more important things.

The team at Endeavour Property Services has been cleaning windows around Auckland for more than a decade. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote before we begin any work, so you know exactly what to expect. Give us a call today to rid yourself of the hassle of window washing!

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