Tips for cleaning windows and glass partitions that can brighten up your home and office like nothing else; glass is often the first surface that people see when entering a building, office or house. On top of that, glass because of its reflective qualities makes finger marks and soil really stand out. But do you know the best way to clean windows and glass partitions without streaks happening and leaving them free of residues?

Tips for cleaning windows to avoid glass and window cleaning mistakes will do wonders for your windows and you will be amazed with these tricks.

1- Use a good glass clean solution or detergent such as Palmolive otherwise you may leave streaks on the window which makes them as unsightly as if they were dirty. Many people use vinegar; however the main problem with this is that it doesn’t sud up. The suds are important to lubricate the rubber as it passes over the glass, making it a lot easier to turn the squeegee. They also make it easier to see any water marks that need wiping off;

2- A good lint free microfiber cloth is great for getting rid of water marks anywhere on the glass. Use it dry;

3- Use the appropriate technique:

  • Vertical is a simple window cleaning method that is carried out on windows that are taller than wider
  • Horizontal is best used when the window is wider than taller
  • Fanning is the method which professionals use; it combines vertical and horizontal action without lifting the squeegee off the glass

4- Don’t clean when the sun is out as the sun will dry your cleaning solution too quickly, which leaves those unsightly smears all over the window panes.