Let’s start out with some simple tips and tools for just the average person doing some home-improvement window washing. Now, the first thing you’re going to need is some proper tools to do the job. The best tools to use can be purchased at a window cleaning supply house. Usually these types of stores are not open as late as local hardware stores, so if you’re working on home-improvements on a weekend, a hardware store might be your best bet to purchase your tools. Getting a window cleaning soap is very important to mix with water or you might settle for something already mixed. Then, you’re going to need a cleaning pad and squeegee along with a bucket for water. Also a drop cloth is recommended to protect hard wood floors or carpet from dirty water run off.
When cleaning a two story home, apartment or condo ladders will be needed and/or extension poles. A small extension pole- three to six feet can eliminate some ladder climbing and can also be used to clean the windows on the outside from the inside if they are sliding windows. Most of the time a sliding window can be popped out from the inside for cleaning. This method can be used to clean the windows from the inside.
To pop a sliding window out, you push the window into one side of the track and it will give you more space on the other side of the window to pop it out for cleaning. If you don’t have common knowledge of how to pop your windows out, you might have to have a professional show you first how to do this. When the window can be popped out, it can be cleaned on your drop cloth area and the other windows can be reached with a small extension pole for easy cleaning from the inside of the house.
If you are new at window cleaning and are starting a new business, some of this information will still be helpful for you as well. If you don’t have a water fed pole or deionized water tank yet this would be something to work towards because it will cut your time in half.This article is focusing on residential window cleaning. For more residential window cleaning or commercial window cleaning, check me out.