Most of us would confess that washing our windows is one of those big chores that seem to take a ton of time and even more motivation to get started. But whether we like the job or not, we have to admit that nothing brightens a living space as well as crystal clear, streak free windows.
Part of what makes window washing such a chore is that homeowners insist on doing it with wadded-up paper towels or newspaper, spray cleaner, and a ton of elbow grease. So what’s the secret to getting the job done as fast and easy as possible? Using a squeegee is a must. Here are a few tips on how to use one like a pro.
To clean smaller multi pane windows, you need a squeegee that fits within the panes. It’s a good idea to have a smaller width squeegee on hand to breeze through your smaller, multi pane windows.
- Scrubbing down the smaller panes: A handheld sponge usually works best on multipane windows. Use the sponge to scrub each pane from left to right, top to bottom, working the sponge edges into the corners to loosen the dirt and grime.
- Use the squeegee to finish the job: Pull the squeegee down each pane in a single stroke from top to bottom. After each stroke, clean the blade with a dry cloth so it does not hold excess water and leave streaks. As in larger windows, remove any remaining water or moisture at the edges of the glass with a dry, lint free microfiber towel. Be sure to wipe the windowsill and area below the window clean, too.