Professionally cleaning Fremont, CA replacement windows doesn’t have to be difficult. Having everything you need to clean your new replacement windows, knowing the best way to clean them, and understanding the methodology behind professional cleaning will make this one of the easiest chores you have to do in your home.
Most people grab commercial window cleaner and paper towels to clean windows when all the smudge marks, dirt, grime, are so bad that they dramatically obscure the view windows give to the outside world. The problem with this method of cleaning windows is that often what ends up happening is dirt is simply moved from one part of the windows to another part of the windows. Therefore, in order to ensure that your windows are clean, you need the dirt lifted off the window, not just relocated somewhere else on the window.
Cleaning your replacement windows like a professional window cleaner is easy with a few simple tools and a little amount of time. For starters, while you will use cloths to clean windows, you also should invest in a good squeegee – available at auto supply or home improvement stores – because squeegees easily remove dirt from replacement windows and they help to eliminate the streaks that cloths tend to leave behind.
The tools you need to professionally clean your replacement windows are squeegees (you should have several sizes to handle anything from small panes to the largest windows you have in your home), several cloths (one for washing, one for polishing after washing, and a couple of spare ones to clean up excess water off sashes and other surfaces), a chamois cloth (to clean the sections of windows closest to the frames), cleaning solution (warm water and a little bit of mild detergent), and a bucket (be sure it’s large enough to accommodate all your squeegee sizes).
If you have screens on the windows, you will need to remove them first (this is an excellent to clean them as well). Single-hung windows can be the most difficult to access for cleaning since only the bottom sash can be raised and lowered.
Additionally, unlike double-hung windows, which allow movement of both sashes and also usually tilt so that you can clean both sides of the window from inside the house, single-hung windows require going inside and outside your home to clean both sides.
Casement windows, which open outward, are generally the easiest to clean since because you can clean easily reach both sides of the window.
Start the replacement windows cleaning process by filling your bucket with the warm water/mild detergent solution.
To clean windows using a squeegee, first cover the squeegee with a cloth. Dip it into your cleaning solution. Rub the squeegee all over the window. Remove the cloth. Then use the blade side of the squeegee to remove the cleaning solution, using one of the spare cloths to wipe the blade dry after each pass across the window. Use another spare cloth to clean up any drips or spills on the windows frames or the floor.
To get more advice on professionally cleaning your Fremont, CA replacement windows, you can talk with our experienced team at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.