How to Clean Double Glazed Windows
If you’ve invested a great deal of money in quality double glazed windows, the last thing you want to do is to let them accumulate dirt and ruin their sheen.
While window cleaners can do an excellent job on the exterior of your home, you certainly shouldn’t neglect the interior – which many people do. However, this doesn’t mean you have to invest in a professional service, the chances are that you will have most of the equipment you need simply lying around at home.
If you want to find out how you can clean double glazed windows quickly and effectively, look at the tips we’ve compiled below.
What you’ll need
- A microfibre cloth
- Warm soapy water
- White vinegar (optional)
Before you actually begin to clean your windows, make sure that you remove any debris from the surface of the glass. This is simply to ensure that you don’t end up dragging it with your cloth and scratching the glass. If you’re careful, you can use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner in order to swiftly remove dust from the surface of the window.
Once the surface of the window is free of debris, apply your chosen cleaning solution to the cloth. If you choose to add white vinegar, this should help to avoid the unsightly streaks which can form as the windows dry, creating a blemish-free finish. When cleaning your windows, apply pressure to the glass in a slow circular motion; quick zig-zags are likely to leave marks.
However, keep in mind that you should only ever use a soft/microfibre cloth; abrasive brushes and the like can scratch or damage the appearance of the glass, giving you more problems than you started with.
Don’t have a cloth handy? Don’t worry – newspaper works just fine. Before you recycle, simply scrunch it up into a ball shape and apply your cleaning solution to it. Newspaper is certainly more effective than a paper towel when it comes to cleaning windows, especially when paired with the right window cleaning solution.
Does vinegar really work?
While many people swear by it, not everyone is sold on the positive effects of vinegar. Yes, it may aid in removing the streaks from your windows once they’ve dried but, unlike commercial window cleaners, they won’t actually kill off any dangerous germs.
For a homemade solution, soapy water will do just fine on its own. However, if you do insist on using vinegar for the streak-free effect, use it in moderation.
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