4 Window Washing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

by Pristine Beers | White Lilac Cleaning - April 28, 2021

Window Washing Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemWith the spring coming around in Wasilla, the sun shines longer through your windows. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be annoying for the sun to constantly remind you that it’s time to do some window cleaning, especially if they were neglected during the winter. While it’s not easy to keep your windows spotless at all times, you can up your cleaning game by avoiding the following common mistakes. 

How do you clean windows like a pro?

In addition to learning how to properly clean your windows, you should also learn how not to clean them. Here are 4 common mistakes people make when washing their windows. 

1. Washing the windows sparsely

This should come as a no-brainer. If you want pristine windows, you should clean them on a regular basis. Of course, this doesn’t mean washing them everyday, but a wipe-down every month will get rid of the dirt before it accumulates. Also, dirty windows are prone to damage, because of the weather. With the help of rain and sun, dirt spots can easily turn into cracks, and that means bringing your windows closer to the end of their lifespan. 

Try to clean your windows every month to avoid dust and grime build-up, and you will enjoy the rays of sun coming through your sparkly glass every morning. This way, you’ll also prevent sticky finger marks from bothering you. Plus, it won’t take long for you to wash them, because they weren’t there for too long.

2. Using a soapy cleaner

It does seem more natural to use a window-cleaning product, especially if it was advertised specifically for the type of glass that you have. However, people often make the mistake of using too much of a soapy product, which can leave those nasty streaks on your windows. Opt for a water-based solution, or rubbing alcohol, as they are more efficient in removing and disinfecting every surface, especially glass. Soapy products are known to produce foam, which leaves residue in the form of streaks if not properly washed away.

Also, avoid using tap water as it’s full of minerals that can leave hard water marks on glass surfaces. Distilled water is a great alternative, because it leaves zero marks and is perfect for cleaning as well as for ironing clothes.

3. Not cleaning the window frame

This is a mistake that people mindlessly make. A window consists of the glass and the frame, and they both need to be washed in order to keep the cleanliness on point. If the frame isn’t washed, the dust on the upper part can easily fall onto the glass the next time you open and close your window. Whether your frame is wooden or PVC, using the proper window cleaning product will ensure that the cleanliness of the whole window is properly maintained.

How do you clean windows like a pro4. Using paper towels

They might be good for soaking the liquid on most surfaces, but in the case of window washing, paper towers do more harm than good. First of all, they leave lint and can easily tear, which can be very frustrating if you’re looking for a quick way to wipe down your windows. Second, if they’re the cheaper kind, they can scratch the glass surface, leaving a permanent mark.

The best thing to use is a microfiber cloth as it’s fast absorbing and washable, so it’s also environmentally friendly. It will ensure your windows are spotless and will do no damage to them  because of its million little fibers.

Where can I find the best Wasilla window cleaning service?

If you are in need of reliable window cleaning, contact White Lilac to book your appointment and we’ll send skilled professionals to your door. While your expert cleaners work, you’ll finally have the time to visit the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry with your family or focus on your work without worrying about the dirt on your windows.  Give us a call today and experience the glass cleaning you won’t regret hiring.