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December 04, 1:39 PM [GMT -5]

I have found a strange red haze on my window. Just the glass on the right side, not on the left. It isn't washing off. Any guess what it might be or how I might fix it?

December 02, 6:28 AM [GMT -5]

The professional I hired used a small piece of 0000 steel wool and went over the windows completely while wet. I have found that in doing this it cuts the grime caused by being under the airlines traffic patterns (they dump unused fuel), road dust, fireplace soot, etc. I also want to note that my husband bought a used bucket truck to do the outside work of our large log home which has areas that cannot be reached by a ladder. The truck has outriggers so safety is not such an issue. The house is a walk out basement so the big windows are three stories high. Microfiber cloths do leave tiny fibers where a good chamois will not. Paper towels are out. There are 35 windows and none of them are small. There is nothing more embarrassing as a large window in the direct sunlight that has not been cleaned properly. The morning sun in Colorado is tough and streaks are unforgiving. Blessings.

September 26, 7:55 AM [GMT -5]

For washing window use of detergent is suitable. First make a solution of detergent and water then apply it to window using sponge. Then leave it for half an hour, then wash it with fresh water and also scrub it with sponge.


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July 04, 11:19 AM [GMT -5]

Good advice and tips. One pro window washer we hired used TSP in the cleaning solution. He claimed it to be his secret weapon. Has anyone else used or tried this?

May 29, 6:43 PM [GMT -5]

Great article for all the DIYers out there!

Super clean windows add so much to your home or business. Many times you don't even realize how dirty your windows actually are until they are cleaned.

It is recommended that your windows be cleaned every six months to avoid excess build up. Cleaning every six months also makes the job much easier to do the next time the windows are cleaned. The first time always takes the longest and takes the most elbow grease.

And just as a safety reminder, when working on a ladder, always be sure that the ladder is fully extended and resting on a flat surface. Ladders are very dangerous and should always be used with extreme caution.

Ahoy!

Greg Seki
Shipshape Window Washing
www.shipshapewindowwashing.com

September 24, 3:49 PM [GMT -5]

I agree this is very close to how we do it. I prefer a smaller razor blade giving you more control and less of a chance of scratching the windows. Also if you do use a razor do it when it is wet and soapy, it will slide easier and prevent scratching.

Ben Trueman
B & B Window and Gutter Cleaning
www.bandbwg.com

August 25, 9:42 AM [GMT -5]

I am a professional window cleaner. Your tips are very good for the homeowner!
You should add one step at the very beginning, though.
Use a dust brush, or better yet, a shop vacuum with a crevice tool, to get all of the dust, cobwebs, dead bugs, etc. out of the tracks and from around the frame and sills (inside and out).
Do this first; otherwise when you wet the window and the water drips down into the tracks you'll just have a nasty muddy mess to deal with!

June 05, 1:59 PM [GMT -5]

This method is a great improvement over spray bottles and newspapers!

However, windows have frames as well. I would suggest adding a whiskbroom to your materials list and use it to brush dust and cobwebs off the frame and sill before cleaning the windows.

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