Thursday 10th May 2018
- DIY Method: Using paper and vinegar is by far the cheapest option but whilst it will leave your windows streak free and is the cheapest it is slow.
- Trad Method: Meaning traditional is the fastest and best way to clean windows with streak-free results and just a little more expensive than DIY although this could be argued when we look how quick it is to clean windows. Did you know Terry Burrows cleaned 3 standard size windows in under 10 seconds. A Guinness World Record. Checkout the video.
- WFP Method: The Water Fed Pole method is for professionals only, water has to be treated, training is required and its very expensive. So unless you are a professional Window Cleaner leave this one alone.
Once you have these two pieces of window cleaning equipment you can then look at buying a window cleaners bucket, hand held window scrapers, scrim, neutral detergent and possible telescopic poles. We would also recommend having replacement squeegee blade. It is important to have this sharp and fitted with a new rubber blade. Most professionally window cleaners we know change their squeegee blades as often as once a day. Mainly because you just cannot do a good job if the blade becomes nicked, sliced or rounded with over use. When your squeegee leaves streaks or just isn't performing like new, don't hesitate to replace the rubber squeegee.
Mastering how to use a Window Squeegee
- So to get started we are going to mix up a cleaning solution
of water and neutral detergent (Alkoclean). Then dip your window washer (Applicator) into
the bucket and squeeze excess water from the washer.
- Wash the window using your window washer ensuring you cover
the entire area to be cleaned and don’t allow the cleaning solution to dry
whilst paying attention not to over apply to the window frames as this will
- Now using your Window Squeegee place
the blade against the glass in the upper corner and pull it steadily across the
window. Concentrate on keeping the top of the squeegee in contact with the top
edge of the window this is the easiest way for beginners.
- After you have used your squeegee on the window wipe your squeegee blade clean with a bit of Scrim this removes any excess dirt and water from your Window Squeegee.
- On large widows you may have to repeat the process. So start again, with the top of the squeegee overlapping your previous stroke by about 2-3 in. Pull the squeegee across the window at an angle to direct excess water down. Wipe and repeat if necessary.
- Using Window Scrim wipe up excess water along the bottom edge of the window. Then go around the window frame to remove any excess suds.
Will you need to use a ladder when you wash your windows?