Winter is finally upon us. And you might be thinking how you are going to successfully clean your house windows without damaging them after the snow has set in. All that grime that forms on your windows during winter cannot look good. But getting them off your windows is also not an easy, not pleasant task.
If you do not have a well set out plan to clean your windows, you may be left with only the option to wait for spring to arrive which can be months. But did you know there are great ways with which you can clean your windows even during the winter periods? Well, that is exactly what we aim to discuss in this blog post today.
1. Get the proper equipment
The key to ensuring you successfully clean your windows without damaging them in any way is to get the right tools and equipment for the job. This is not going to be anything like the normal standard window cleaning you do in the spring or summer. During winter, temperatures can drop to zero degrees or even lower. Here is where you will need a good amount of warm water to spray on your frozen window. You want to be careful not to pour too much as a time as this can crack your window.
Using too much water at a time can also lead to the water freezing thus adding to your window cleaning problems. So, ensure you pay particular attention to the temperature of the liquid before you use it on your windows. With the right window cleaning equipment, you will have little to no problem having clean windows in no time.
2. Dress warmly
To most people, this tip may be irrelevant, but if you look at it more logically, you get to realize that the better prepared and comfortable you are for the work itself, the less time and energy you will spend doing it. Being in an inhospitable condition will only make things harder for you and stress you further.
A nice pair of gloves, warm boots and dressing will make the whole cleaning process easier and less stressful. It will also ensure you stay safe from the cold which may only make you sick or develop other serious health-related issues like hypothermia.
3. Dust the windows first
Cleaning windows during winter is no easy task. And dusting them off before you clean them is another one of the tasks you must adhere to if you intend for the window cleaning to be a success. If you want to successfully clean your windows, dusting them first make the work much easier as dirty windows have all kinds of dirt lying underneath them.
4. Clean on less sunny days
It is best that you clean the dirty windows on an overcast day so the sun reflection does not conceal any otherwise obvious spots that you could have easily noticed and cleaned. When the sun is down, you can start your window cleaning from either the top corner or the bottom. Whichever way suits you.
5. Clear leftover streaks as soon as possible
After cleaning your windows during winter, you have to recheck them and clear off any leftover streaks or spills that you might not have noticed before. If left unattended to, these streaks or spills can freeze and become almost permanent spots on the windows. If the damages become too severe, you may need to get them repaired, replaced, or reinstalled again. Contact a windows installation company for more information.