The Ultimate Guide To Tackling Hard to Clean Windows

The Ultimate Guide To Tackling Hard to Clean Windows

Are your home’s murky? Dirty windows can make your home look poorly maintained and greatly lower its curb appeal. Allowing debris to collect on the surface of your windows can also cause damage to the windows. However, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to risk your life just to get those windows sparkling. We at R’n’D Window and Gutter Cleaning have extensive experience in cleaning hard to reach windows. In this blog, we share our top tips to help you restore the gleam and view.

Tips for Cleaning Hard to Reach Windows

Use the right cleaning solution

The outside surfaces of windows are exposed to the elements, dirt and a wide range of pollutants. All these combine to create the muck that is interfering with your view. To get these surfaces clean, it is important to use a cleaning solution that is tough enough to get rid of the dirt but gentle enough to prevent damage to the glass.

At R’n’D Window and Gutter Cleaning, we use specially formulated cleaning solutions to achieve great results without damaging the glass. Our cleaning solutions will leave a protective coat on your windows. This will prevent dirt from clinging to the surface of the windows thus reducing the frequency required for cleaning.

Invest in an extendable squeegee

Safety is vital when cleaning difficult to reach windows. Having an extendable squeegee handy is great for ensuring your safety while cleaning. You won’t have to climb up to risky heights while cleaning. You can stand on solid ground and simply extend the squeegee arm to reach the surfaces you are cleaning.

The telescopic pole handle of the extendable squeegee can help you clean those hard-to-reach surfaces. It can also be useful for easily accessible surfaces. Simply extend or collapse the handle to the appropriate length.

It is important to shop for a squeegee with a durable arm. When cleaning, always do so from top to bottom to avoid streaks.

Use a covered broom to dry your windows

Having washed the windows, it’s time to dry them. Air drying will result in unsightly streaks. It is important to dry the windows as much as possible to avoid this. You can use a covered broom to do this. Simply place a microfiber cloth or paper towels on a long handled broom and use it to dry the glass.

Use your DIY dryer to dry the glass. Change the microfiber cloth or paper when damp. Work from top to bottom just as you did with the squeegee.

Invest in an extendable window scrubber

This is yet another great option for drying.  Just like the extendable squeegee, this tool comes with an extendable arm. Use the microfiber window scrubber to dry the glass working from top to bottom to avoid streaking.

Give a quick clean with a hose

If your exterior windows only have a little dirt accumulated, you can give them a quick clean with a hose. Spray the surfaces down with water to loosen the dirt. You can use a high-pressure sprayer for window cleaning with hard to reach areas. However, you should note that this is only a temporary solution. These surfaces will still require a thorough clean. This method of cleaning can also result in unsightly water marks.

Remove sliding windows from their frames

It can be extremely difficult to clean windows that slide horizontally. The best way to ensure that both panels are cleaned is by taking them out of the frame. The exact steps involved will depend on the type of window you have installed. However, the general steps include:

  • Unscrewing the security devices and top rack.

  • Removing the rubber piece on the top rack

  • Sliding the window open and pushing it into the top rack to lift it out of the bottom rack.

Clean the glass and frame then replace the panel.

The Best Way to Clean Hard to Reach Windows

If you want to save time, energy and money while ensuring your safety, you should get in touch with us, R’n’D Window and Gutter Cleaning. We provide professional cleaning services that will restore the gleam and sparkle to your windows efficiently and effectively.