The Best Ways to Keep your Windows Clean

Anything less than sparkling windows is not good!

Whether you’re cleaning your windows at work or at home, St Anne’s Cleaning recommend the following window cleaning tips that will leave them gleaming!

1) Wash on a Cloudy Day

Clean windows are almost always advertised as glistening in the sunshine with light bouncing off streak-free glass.

However, if you’re ever cleaning your windows, make sure you choose a cloudy day to do it. When the sun is beaming, the water used on your windows will dry before you’ve had time to carefully sluice or squeegee it away, which will lead to the liquid drying in streaks.

Choose a cool, cloudy day to achieve a truly flawless finish.

2) Add Washing Up Liquid

For the inside of windows, you may simply be using a window cleaning spray and a cloth. For a more professional finish, a squeegee and warm soapy water will make all the difference. Many window cleaning professionals will swear by adding a small squirt of washing up liquid to the mix as it helps to cut through any grease, inside or out, caused by the environment or sticky fingers.

3) Keep Your Squeegee Dry

A sponge or cloth are not the best pieces of kit for cleaning windows. For a truly sparkling finish, use a squeegee to sluice away liquid smoothly and efficiently. For the best results, dry the squeegee blade between each new stroke for a totally streak-free final result.

4) Dry the Edges

Your squeegee won’t get rid of all excess liquid, no matter how handy you are with it. Typically you’ll have some residue water around the edges of your panes. Use a chamois leather cloth to wipe away this extra liquid, buffing in small circles for a perfect smudge-free pane.

5) Call in The Professionals

Cleaning the exterior of second floor windows or above is not recommended for non-professionals. Not only is working at height dangerous, it’s also surprisingly tricky to get a great clean. For your safety and to attain best results, make sure that you call in the professionals – like St Anne’s Cleaning.


Call St Anne’s Cleaning now on: 0203 397 7495