Keeping your windows sparkly and streak free

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Cleaning windows is a task that most people don’t enjoy, particularly when you seem to spend ages washing the windows that you had fitted by Windows Dublin company to stand back and see them covered in streaks and smears that you can’t seem to get rid of. This is usually down to using the wrong cloth or not enough cleaning product. There are some common mistakes that people make when cleaning their windows that you may want to try and avoid in the future.

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Not preparing

It is easy to just grab your window cleaner and a cloth and start spraying and wiping the window but without preparing the window first you can find that you end up just spreading the dirt and dust around the glass. Before you even spray the cleaner onto the window you should wipe away any dirt from the glass as well as around the frame and the window ledge. Then you can spray your cleaner and start you window cleaning task.


There is a saying that less is more but in the case of window cleaner this is definitely not true. Particularly if you have very dirty windows or it has been a long time since you last gave them a clean. You need to make sure that you spray a generous amount of your chosen product onto the window in order to dissolve any of the dirt so that you can effectively wipe it all away. Not using enough product is one of the main reasons why people find that there are streaks on their windows after they have cleaned them.

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Sunshine is not your friend

When the sun comes out in Spring it is almost like a beacon to let us know that now is the time to spring clean the house and garden and you will often find people start reaching for the window cleaning kit to get out in the sun and enjoy the warmth whilst they wash away at the windows. But this is exact opposite of what you should be doing. Choosing a cloudy day is actually better for your windows as the hot weather and sunshine actually dries some of the cleaner onto the glass before you are able to wipe it away, again leaving you with unsightly streaks. During the summer you should clean your windows whilst the shade is facing the particular windows that you want to clean. This may mean cleaning the windows at different times of day.

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