If you’ve ever attempted to wash your windows from the inside of your house yourself, you probably know that water and paper towels is almost never enough to get the sparkling windows that we all want. Maybe you used Windex or some other chemical agent to try to get the glass as streak free as possible, only to be disappointed with the final product. You were probably let down by your efforts because you realized sooner or later that the filth that was clouding your windows was actually coming from the outside surfaces of the glass and not the inside. This is not a surprising phenomenon considering all of the dust, grime and pollen that builds up over time on the outside of your home.
In order to effectively wash and clean your windows on the outside, you will need special equipment and cleaning supplies. There is a famous DIY cleaning solution that many homeowners swear by and that is the vinegar concoction. Parents and homeowners love this trick because vinegar is a 100% natural and nontoxic agent, so you don’t need to worry about your family accidently inhaling or consuming toxic fumes. In order to effectively create this concoction, we recommend a 1:1 ratio of hot water and distilled vinegar. Once you have the solution, use a large sponge to spread the solution around the surface of your windows and use a cloth or another clean sponge to wipe the solution clean. If you want to use water after the vinegar solution that works as well.
However, just using a vinegar solution does not guarantee non-cloudy windows. Because after all, the water and sponge that you are using may also be culprits of creating that foggy look on your glass that we all hate. The truth is, many professional window cleaners have special techniques and tricks to ensure that the cleaning job they perform does not leave any streaks after the solution and water has dried up. Tap water that many of us would think to use for exterior cleaning needs actually contains tiny vitamins and particles that can leave residue on glass surfaces which is why streaky windows happen. If you are looking into a window cleaning Plantation, and are hesitant to performing the job yourself, it’s best to call a professional cleaning team to handle the job for you. They possess the proper know-how and the tools to ensure a safe, effective and quick cleaning job.