Keeping your windows clean is an exhausting task, especially in the big cities, where dust and air pollution are a constant in the surrounding environment. However, there are some smart solutions to the most annoying window cleaning problems. Here they are:
Deal With Streaks After Washing the Windows
If you are tired of seeing your windows covered in streaks after the washing your windows, you can borrow this method from the pros: get a window-cleaning squeegee with a soft rubber edge. Run it through a 1-inch strip at the top or the side of each window and always start working from this spot. Beginning on an almost dry window is one of the conditions for avoiding unsightly streaks. Don’t clean the windows in direct sunlight, because the glass will dry quickly resulting in streaks. Cloudy days are the best time for window washing.
Minimise the Quantity of Dust Stick to the Blinds
Dusting the blinds is not a satisfying job simply because in the cities the dirt starts pilling almost right after you are done. The best solution to this problem is using an antiseptic spray. Treat the window blinds right immediately after cleaning them. Also, to keep the blinds (and everything in your home) clean longer, you might have to pay some attention to the biggest dust magnets around the house.
Get Rid of Mildew on the Window Frames
You can effectively remove mould and mildew from the wooden frames by treating them with a simple homemade solution. Gray or black mildew spots on the wood can be cleaned with a mixture of 1 cup household bleach and 1/2 cup laundry detergent diluted in 1/4 gallon f water. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands, and a mask to avoid inhaling the bleach vapours. Sponge the solution on the mildew stains, let it remain for ten minutes, and then wash thoroughly with clean water.
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Prevent the Fast Re-soiling of Your Windows
Keep an eye on the filter in your heating system. Modern airtight houses and apartments trap more pollen, dander, dust, and other particles inside than ever before. While air conditioner and furnace filters extend the life of your appliances, they also help catch that dirt. Filters should be changed every month, or anytime you can’t see through the screen when you hold it up to a light. Cleaning the air conditioning filter frequently is also an inexpensive way to keep your home cooler.
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Remove the Yellowish Film Left from Tobacco Smoke
Wash your windows with ammonia solution. This is the only thing that can dissolve the nicotine film or other stubborn grime. Dilute 1 cup of lemon-scented ammonia in 2 and a half gallons of water and scrub the glass and frames. The solution will cut through the dirt, and the lemon fragrance will leave your place habitable. If you don’t have scented cleaner, place a bowl of baking soda mixed with 5-6 drops of your favourite essential oil in the room. Don’t forget to aerate the room well, after using ammonia.
If you don’t have enough time to tackle the task by yourself, take advantage of our London window cleaning service. Call and book a cleaner now!