8 Steps to Teach You to Clean Windows Like the Pros

Have you ever spent a whole bunch of time washing your windows and then felt like they looked just as dirty as they did before you washed them? It may be because you’re not using the right window-washing technique. Here we’ll explain the best ways to wash windows! 

THE BEST WAYS TO WASH WINDOWS

The best way to wash windows is to do it regularly! It is recommended that you wash your windows twice a year. Follow these steps to wash your windows and pretty soon all your neighbors will be noticing how clear and sparkling yours are. 

  1. USE THE RIGHT TOOLS 

Turns out tools do make all the difference! We recommend using a lint-free wash rag, a strip applicator, and a squeegee. 

2. WASH WINDOWS ON A CLOUDY DAY

You’ll want to do this so the soapy water doesn’t dry on your windows before you can clean them and make them even dirtier than when you started. You can use a cleaner made from dish soap and water or one from water and vinegar. 

3. SCRUB THE GLASS

Use the lint-free wash rag or the strip applicator here to evenly spread the soapy water all over the window. 

4. CREATE A STARTING STRIP

Once the water and soap is spread on the window, you’ll want to take your squeegee and create a small starting strip right along one side of the edge that is just an inch or so big. 

5. SQUEEGEE THE WINDOW

Next, you can squeegee the whole window. You’ll want to start at the top of the window and carefully work your way down. 

6. WIPE SQUEEGEE OFF 

As you squeegee your way down you’ll want to stop when the squeegee gets too many suds on it. You can wipe it off on a clean towel to be sure it is clean and won’t leave streaks as you continue to work down the window. 

7. WIPE OFF EXCESS WATER 

When you’ve finished this process you’ll want to wipe off the excess water at the bottom of the window with a lint-free rag. 

8. WASH SCREENS

The final step is to wash your screens! You’d be surprised how much debris and dirt can get stick in those. This can be down by simply running water through the screen. 

Follow these steps and you can clean windows like the pros! But if you feel like all of this is a lot of hassle and are frantically wondering where on earth you are going to find the time to get those windows sparkling clean, don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. Happy Valley Exteriors provides window washing services with extensive training and top-of-the-line equipment. There’s a reason our customers keep coming back to us! 

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