Four steps to successful window cleaning
Good preparation is essential for window cleaning, also remember to check the condition of the equipment before starting. Window cleaning is easier and faster with the right tools and when done in right order.
As the days get brighter, you’ll notice that the windows need cleaning. The task can be made easier by using the right products and equipment. Clean windows at least once a year or whenever they look dirty. The best time to wash windows is in mild, cloudy weather. Direct sunlight can dry the detergent too quickly on the surface, making it harder to get good drying results.
Step 1: plan the work
The best time to wash windows is in mild, cloudy weather. Direct sunlight can dry the detergent too quickly on the surface, making it harder to get good drying results. Check the condition of the equipment before starting. Clear the area in front of the windows and protect furniture and surfaces from splashes and runoff.
Step 2: equipment matters
Window cleaning is easier and faster with the right tools. A large enough bucket with a handy holder for the dryer and washing equipment makes the work easier. A high-quality washer sleeve and dryer are an effective combination for washing even awkward window surfaces ergonomically.
Step 3: do things in the right order
Clean any dust from the blinds. It is important to start washing from the window frame, from the inside out. Wash the windowpanes from the edges towards the centre to avoid wetting the frame.
Tip 4: remember to dry
After washing the glass surface, dry it with a window dryer in long movements. Gently press the window dryer against the surface. The condition of the dryer rubber makes a significant difference to the final result, so dryer rubbers needs be replaced for professional use after approximately 20 hours of use. A microfibre cloth can be used to dry the rubber. The window washer can be used to collect any runoff. Avoid wetting the window frame, and finally dry up any spills on the frame with a microfibre cleaning cloth.
Ergonomics and safety
Keep ergonomics in mind at every stage of the work. Use an extension arm to avoid unnecessary stretching. A protective mat can be used during the washing to absorb any water or dirt from the cleaning. It also improves safety by keeping the floor dry.