When you have dirty windows that need cleaning, the last thing you want to do is damage your wonderful windows while you clean. Yet, if you don’t know how to properly clean your windows or have not had them professionally cleaned, it is possible to scratch your windows, leaving lasting damage.
Whether you are trying to clean your own windows or believe your windows may have been scratched in the past, there are some tips and processes to be aware of to keep your windows in tip-top shape, looking and feeling sparkling clean!
How Window Cleaning Can Scratch Windows
First, it is essential to never clean windows dry. Having a dry window or using a dry paper towel or cloth can attract dust and other particles, which can scratch the window as you wipe. Even if the cloth or towel you are using feels soft, it can still contain or attract dust particles. Make sure to use a damp cloth and spray your windows to get them wet when cleaning.
Certain soaps or detergents may also damage your windows if they are not made correctly. Using a specialized cleaner is vital for the safety of your windows. Additionally, wipe your glass gently and smoothly to avoid possibly scratching the surface by rubbing too hard.
Older windows may also be more susceptible to scratches due to poor manufacturing standards. Defective tempered glass windows do not work well with traditional cleaning tools that have been used in the past, such as razor blades. It is better to leave the washing and cleaning to a professional who knows the types of windows they are working with and what can potentially go wrong and the right tools to use, and the correct way to clean the specific windows you have.
How a Professional Window Cleaner Can Help
Professional window cleaners know how to properly wash and clean windows regardless of their location or level of grime. Using the correct cleaning supplies and tools is paramount to getting your windows cleaned efficiently and correctly. Professional window cleaners get access to more powerful cleaning supplies than you can find at the regular store. Additionally, a professional can determine what type of windows you have and which tools they can and cannot use on your windows to avoid scratching windows while cleaning.
With proper training, education, experience, and additional knowledge, professional window cleaners will be able to avoid any potential damage to your windows and talk to you about possible restoration options to do their best to repair any past window issues or blemishes.
At Squeegee Squad, we utilize a five-step window washing process and a mild, non-toxic solution that is safe for the environment. We get our supplies from professional window cleaning equipment dealers like the Harry Falk Company. With this knowledge and professionalism, we can thoroughly and effectively clean your windows without you having to worry about your windows possibly getting scratched from cleaning.
Get Your Windows Professionally Cleaned
If you need a professional window cleaner for your residential or commercial property, Squeegee Squad is here to help! Our trained, certified, and experienced window cleaners will ensure that you have sparkling clean windows for a better look, inside and out. Find your nearest squad and contact us today to help.