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How to Clean and Maintain Your Clear Glass Windows

  • Scrub and Rinse

Are your windows looking cloudy and murky? Well, keeping your windows sparkling clean and crystal clear doesn’t have to be a laborious task. With this definitive guide to window cleaning, you can learn how to easily clean and maintain your glass windows with simple tips and tricks.

You can easily achieve great results and keep your windows looking clean all year by following our easy tips.

So, let’s look at these tips.

Preparation:

  • Gather Supplies

Before starting, you must have all the right supplies. You’ll need a bucket, mild detergent or dish soap, soft rags or microfiber cloth, and a squeegee.

  • Put on Appropriate Safety Gear

Always wear appropriate safety gear when cleaning windows. Wear a pair of rubber gloves on both hands to protect them from any harsh chemicals in the detergents you may use, and protective eyewear if needed.

  • Check for Safety Issues

Inspect your window and remove any obstacles that could get in the way of safely cleaning it. This includes moving furniture and ensuring there are no broken glass shards that could be hazardous to step on or touch with bare hands.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Remove Dirt and Dust

Use a soft, dry cloth to remove any dust and dirt that has built up on your window. If the dirt is particularly stubborn and won’t come off with a dry cloth, use a slightly dampened (not soaking wet) cloth to remove it. Add a few drops of dish soap to the cloth for extra cleaning power.

  • Prepare a Cleaning Solution

Take 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water in a bottle to clean your clear glass windows. If desired, you can add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil such as lemon or lavender for a pleasant scent. Shake the spray bottle up to combine all ingredients. The vinegar is important because it naturally disinfects the glass surface and removes streaks. 

  • Spray One Window at a Time

Start by spraying down one window with your prepared solution. Cover the entire surface area evenly with the mixture, using broad strokes from top to bottom, until it is completely soaked. Allow it to sit on the window for several minutes so that any dirt has enough time to loosen. Avoid using too much cleaner, or the solution can become too soapy and take longer to rinse. Once you’re done, move to the next window until you have sprayed down all of them.

Now that all of the windows have been sprayed, it’s time to scrub them clean. Use a soft cloth or sponge with gentle pressure to remove dirt or dust particles. When you’re done, rinse off the window using lukewarm water and your squeegee. Move from side to side in a zigzag pattern until the entire surface is dry. If there are any stubborn spots, re-scrub them before rinsing again.

  • Dry Thoroughly

Once all the windows have been scrubbed and rinsed off, use a dry cotton cloth to wipe each one thoroughly. This helps ensure that no streaks or smudges are left behind. If any areas are especially difficult to reach, to clean all the corners of the windows, you must use a small brush.

The Bottom Line:

Cleaning and maintaining your clear glass windows is an important part of keeping a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing home. By having the appropriate supplies and putting in some effort, it is possible to maintain the appearance of new-looking windows. Regular maintenance of your windows will help protect them from dirt, damage, and discoloration over time. 

For stubborn stains or buildup that won’t come off with normal cleaning methods, consider consulting a professional window cleaner to give your windows the deep clean they need. Ultimately, remember taking good care of your glass windows now will prevent costly repairs in the future!

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