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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Glass Windows

May 2, 2019

Large glass surfaces are often a major source of frustration for homeowners. If you have large windows in your home, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to clean them without leaving large streaks. Oils and dirt can accumulate on glass windows, leaving them looking shabby and unkempt. With proper care, however, it’s possible for homeowners to make their glass windows look attractive and clear.

Learning how to effectively clean large glass windows can be a true challenge. Often, you’ll have to use several different types of cleaning solutions and wiping apparatuses to remove soils and leave your windows with a sparkling shine.

If you’ve recently invested in house window glass replacement in Denver, CO, it’s especially important that you follow all proper protocol when cleaning your new glass so that it continues to look great for years to come. Staying on top of your glass maintenance needs can help you maintain sparkling windows for the foreseeable future.

Here are just a few tips to follow to leave your windows looking good as new:

  • Gather supplies: First, you’ll need to collect a number of supplies that you’ll use to clean your glass windows. You’ll need distilled water, club soda, distilled white vinegar and lemon juice. Additionally, collect a coffee filter, paper towels, a dry cotton cloth and a squeegee. You may not end up using all of these items, but it’s better to have them with you.
  • Apply cleaning solution: Mix a small amount of vinegar or lemon juice with your water, and dip the coffee filter or paper towels into the solution. Depending on the level of soil on your windows, you may need to mix up a stronger solution with more vinegar or lemon juice. Club soda can also help you get hard-to-scrub soils out of the glass. Wring out the filter or towel.
  • Rub and squeegee: Next, rub the dampened filter or towel on the dirty glass in a circular motion. Focus extra attention on areas that look particularly oily or soiled. Then, use a squeegee to move excess moisture down the length of the window. When using the squeegee, use a single, smooth downward movement.
  • Perform a dry buff: Take the dry cotton cloth and buff out the window glass. This should leave your glass with a shiny, clean sparkle. If the buffing doesn’t work, however, you may need to repeat the entire process with a slightly different cleaning solution. Depending on the level of soil on your window, you may need to clean your windows several times before they sparkle.

Since 2003, Reliable Glazing has been a premier provider of house window glass replacement in Denver, CO. We’re proud to provide high-quality window glazing, replacement and repair at affordable rates. If you’re looking for a trusted partner to assist you with your window glass needs in Denver, reach out to Reliable Glazing today and ask to schedule a consultation. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our rapid turnaround times. We offer locally based service with a smile!

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