Tips to Keep Windows Clear and Streak-Free

5 Tips to Keep Windows Clear and Streak-Free

Getting a window so clean that it looks like there's no glass in the frame is not only satisfying, but it also helps window stay clean for longer and prevents the growth of mold. Unfortunately, window cleaning often results in streaks and smudges that can be a pain to deal with.

The cleaning and janitorial equipment providers at Apple Cleaning Supplies have 5 solid tips that can help you clean windows more effectively, keeping them clear and streak-free.

1) Wait for a cloudy day
Window cleaning might seem best suited for sunny days, but washing windows in direct sunlight can actually encourage streaking. This is because the sun can dry the window washing solution before you have a chance to wipe it away. If you can, wait for a day with more cloud cover and the windows will have far fewer streaks once you are finished.

2) Avoid steaks with squeegees
Another way to avoid streaks when cleaning windows is to use a high-quality squeegee. People use all sorts of different tools for window washing, such as paper towels, cloths, and even newspapers, but squeegees easily deliver the best results. A soft, smooth rubber edge will ensure that all of the window cleaner is wiped away.

3) Dust the screens
Cleaning the screens (for windows that have them) is just as important of a part of window cleaning as cleaning the glass. Screens should be dusted once in a while in order to remove any dust, dirt, pollen, and mold spores that have become trapped in the mesh. Window screens should even be removed and washed when they start getting too dirty.

4) Don't forget to clean the frames
Another important tip for preventing the growth of mold and mildew on windows is to take special care to clean the window frames. Just like screens, window frames can harbor all sorts of dirt and other particles. Windows won't stay clean for long if they are surrounded by dirty frames. For best results, you should wash the window frames before you wash the windows.

5) Use high-quality cleaners
In order to get the clean, clear windows you desire, you'll need to use high-quality cleaners that are made specifically for your needs. Different types of windows and different frames may require different types of cleaning solutions. Using the right ones will help your windows get clean and stay clean for much longer.

Quality Janitorial and Cleaning Equipment for All Your Needs

Apple Cleaning Supplies has been providing janitorial equipment, cleaning equipment, auto scrubbers, carpet cleaning machines, garbage cans, and commercial scrubbers throughout Canada since 1964.

Based in Calgary, our warehouse supplies janitorial equipment and cleaning equipment, including innovative window cleaning products, to the professional cleaning industry. Our knowledgeable staff is also more than happy to provide you with tips, recommendations, and repairs on our products.

If you're looking for the right tools to keep windows clear and streak-free, then feel free to contact or visit Apple Cleaning Supplies today.

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