Sparkling Spring: Dos and Don'ts of Window Cleaning!

Sparkling Spring: Dos and Don’ts of Window Cleaning!

Hi Friends, Gus here….. With birds chirping, flowers blooming and pollen flying (because we’re in Texas) it lets us know – it’s spring cleaning season! While the mere mention of “spring cleaning” might send shivers down your spine, fear not! Today, we’re going to tackle a particular aspect of this annual ritual that often gets overlooked – window cleaning. But fret not, dear readers, for I come armed with a list of dos and don’ts to make your windows sparkle like never before!


Gather Your Tools

Before you embark on your window-cleaning adventure, gather all the necessary tools and supplies. You’ll need a squeegee, microfiber cloths, a bucket of warm, soapy water, and a gentle glass cleaner (not the blue stuff).

Choose a Cloudy Day

Believe it or not, the best time to clean your windows is on a cloudy day. Direct sunlight can cause your cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving streaks behind. Cloudy days provide the perfect conditions for streak-free shine!

Start from the Top

Always start cleaning your windows from the top and work your way down. This ensures that any drips or streaks from upper windows won’t ruin your hard work on the lower ones.

Use the Right Technique

When using a squeegee, start at the top corner of the window and pull it across in a smooth, S-shaped motion. Wipe the blade with a clean cloth after each stroke to prevent streaks.

Don’t Forget the Frames and Sills

While you’re at it, don’t neglect the window frames and sills. Use a damp cloth to wipe away dust, dirt, and grime, leaving them looking as good as new.


Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals

Avoid using harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach on your windows, as they can damage the glass and surrounding surfaces. Opt for a gentle glass cleaner or make your own using vinegar and water.

Don’t Overlook the Screens

Don’t forget to clean your window screens! Remove them from the window and gently scrub them with warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and allow them to air dry before reinstalling.

Avoid Using Newspaper

While it’s a popular old wives’ tale, using newspaper to clean windows can actually leave behind ink residue and streaks. Stick to microfiber cloths for a streak-free shine.

Don’t Rush

Take your time when cleaning your windows and don’t rush the process. Rushing can lead to streaks and missed spots, undoing all your hard work.

Don’t Forget to Enjoy the View

Finally, once your windows are sparkling clean, don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the view! Sit back, relax, and bask in the beauty of your gleaming windows and the world beyond.

And there you have it, folks – the ultimate guide to achieving sparkling windows this spring! Follow these dos and don’ts, and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying crystal-clear views and letting the sunshine in. Happy cleaning!

If your windows still look foggy or have condensation, you have a bigger problem than just dirt.  It’s possible the seal in your window has failed.  We are here to help!  Give Granbury Door and Window a call at 817-279-1066 to schedule your free estimate for new windows and/or glass.

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