Friday, August 13, 2010

Window Cleaning

Window/Glass cleaning is probably on of the most neglected forms of cleaning in our homes and in most facilities is more of a necassary evil then a job anyone wants to do. I will discuss a few tips to help with window cleaning good for your home or facility.

When giving a full cleaning the following process is best.
   - Fill bucket with water and 1 or 2 tablespoons of dish detergent (something with good grease cutting properties)
  - Wet window surface thoroughly using T-bar or rag leaving the top 1/2 inch of window dry.
  - Using squeegee wipe window dry.
  - Wipe all 4 edges of window with a microfiber cloth starting with the top edge and finishing with the bottom edge.

When spot cleaning the easiest thing is to have your glass cleaner in a spray bottle, spray on to surface and wipe dry with either paper towel or a microfiber cloth. Important to note is if you are using any of the newer glass cleaners these do not have ammonia or alcohol so do not expect them to dry instantly like that old bottle of Windex did. These products will be slightly wet on the surface when finished but will dry streak free.

If you don't want to use glass cleaner for spotting then the other option is to get a high quality glass microfiber, apply a little water either to the spot on the surface or the microfiber and wipe all.

Yes since windows are the first impression of your facility then keeping them clean and spot free is of high importance. And not necessarily as difficult as it may seem.

Phil-T
"Nothing is too filthy for Phil-T"