You're stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, so why not get that home as clean as possible while you can? Your windows are probably one part of the home that could use a deep clean. They might be clouded, dusty, or streaky. Instead of giving them the usual once-over with a cloth and some blue cleaner, consider following these steps for a really in-depth window cleaning that will have them looking better than ever.
1. Clean along the muntins and sash with a cotton swab
Often, dust tends to collect along the windows' muntins and along the edge of the sash. Then, when you wipe the window glass, you slowly drag this dirt across the glass, making your windows streakier and sometimes even dirtier than they were when you began. It's a good idea, then, to remove the dirt in this crease before you clean the rest of the window. Dip a cotton swab in some window cleaner, and run it along the creases. Switch to a new cotton swab each time yours gets dirty, which will be often.
2. Spray and squeegee
Do you have a small squeegee anywhere, perhaps from cleaning your car windows? If not, order one. It's the premier way to clean a window without streaks.
To clean your windows with the spray and squeegee method, start by spraying the window with an all-purpose cleaner. Then, start squeegeeing. Start at the top, and drag your squeegee left to right. Turn the squeegee 90 degrees, and then drag it right to left. Keep going until you reach the bottom of the window.
3. Swab again
After your freshly squeegeed window has had a chance to dry, go over the creases with a cotton swab once again. This will just get rid of any dirt that got pushed into the creases when you were using the squeegee. There won't be nearly as much dirt this time.
4. Wipe down the frame and sash
Spray a cloth with some all-purpose cleaner, and then give the sash and frame a gentle wipe-down. These components don't usually get too dirty, but they can accumulate some dust, so giving them a good wipe-down can ensure your entire window looks clean and sparkly.
Now is the perfect time to give your windows a deep clean. Hopefully, you'll be able to get out of the house soon, but in the meantime, at least you can look out through a clear window.
For more information, reach out to a local window cleaning service.