Washing windows without streaks is the dream of every housewife. Wet cleaning of windows is recommended once every three months. However, if the apartment is not happy with its location on the ground floor, or there is an industrial zone near the dwelling, window cleaning will have to be carried out much more often.
How to choose a detergent?
Washing windows without streaks means choosing the right detergent. The modern market now provides housewives with a huge variety of them, so the choice should depend on the type of windows:
- For windows with painted wood frames, soapy water, liquid soap, or any liquid cleaner will work. Housewives who are fans of folk methods, or those who are concerned about the question of how to wash windows without detergent, can opt for an ordinary aqueous solution of ammonia (in a liter of water – 2 tablespoons). Avoid using baking soda as it makes the paint fade.
- If the windows in the house or apartment are plastic, then you will have to abandon the coarse washcloth and abrasive powders – they can damage the sensitive material, which is vulnerable to mechanical stress.
- Washing plastic windows without streaks requires a special approach, it is better to entrust this mission with a liquid detergent.
Window cleaning accessories
The work uses a regular sponge and a solution with a cleaning agent.
The second in line is window glass. This stage involves removing the main contaminants from the glass. To do this, prepare a new solution, add detergent and foam. Then apply it with a rag, sponge or window squeegee to the glass part of the window. Particularly persistent and stubborn dirt is soaked for 2-3 minutes.
The next step is to change the water to clean water and thoroughly wash off all the dirty foam from the glass. Dirt should be tried to be driven down with a sponge or rag. At the end of the work, it is recommended to run a rag along the entire perimeter of the window – this will help get rid of dirt accumulated at the junction of the frame and glass.
The next step is to remove moisture and dry the glass. To do this, you can use a window mop with various attachments: a rubberized one will help get rid of excess moisture, a soft one – wipe dry. If this tool is not available, you can use flannel dry rags or rags of any soft, lint-free material, only they will need a sufficiently large number. At the same stage, you can apply another time-tested method – washing the windows with a newspaper. Rubbing the windows with crumpled newspapers will help remove streaks, sand the glass surface and contribute to a beautiful shine.