Use Your Own Window Cleaner Between Power Washings
Thursday, October 9, 2014By admin
Dirty, sooty, and hard-water stained windows are a real nuisance. Here in the San Francisco area, we well know how easily this buildup gets on our window glass. We also know that even when we have good access to the exterior of the window, it can still be almost impossible to remove the buildup and grime unless you have the proper tools and knowledge to remove it efficiently.
Our power washing pros at Painting San Francisco Co. have the know-how and the tools to clean any surface, of course including windows. When you need your exterior surfaces professionally cleaned, call our professionals to get your pressure washing scheduled.
Here is some information for you to use in between those times when you do have your surfaces power washed. We thought you might enjoy learning about how to make a window cleaning solution from home. Remember, mixing chemicals at home can be dangerous.
Window Cleaning Solutions Made From Home
There are many options today of making your own cleaning solutions to use at home. Always keep in mind that you should read the warnings and instructions on all your cleaning products and that mixing chemical can be extremely dangerous.
One solution you can make at home that is harmless but effective is the hard water cleaning solution.
Use this to clean the hard water from the window or glass surface prior to using the glass cleaner solution in the next tip.
Mix together 1 cup of Epsom Salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup liquid dish soap.
Ensure the glass surface is dry, if not wipe down with clean, dry towel.
Using a damp cloth, scoop up some of the solution and rub it in circular motions on the glass. Let it sit for a few minutes then repeat the process. Rinse away with clean, wet cloth. Let dry.
Follow-up with a window cleaning solution:
Mix 1/2 cup each of ammonia, water and rubbing alcohol. Put in a spray bottle. Spray your window and wipe it down with a clean cloth.
Ammonia should not be inhaled or allowed to touch skin and has been known to damage painted and tinted surfaces. Don’t use on eyeglasses that have a tinted coating, windshields with tinted coating, or specially treated windows. For those, plain soap and water or a soap/water/vinegar solution is best.
The solutions above are also great to use on mirrors, automobile windows, counter tops, sinks, tubs, showers, and other surfaces.
Professional Power Washing in San Francisco and Surrounding Areas
There comes a time when your windows need a professional cleaning. Power washing by Painting San Francisco Co. is your best solution, especially on windows that are on a second floor or above.
A professional power washing service will tackle your outdoor cleaning job at high efficiency with quality results. When you’re ready to power wash your home, give our professionals a call!
Our San Francisco pressure washing service is perfect for concrete, stucco, wood and vinyl siding, doors, windows, fascia, gutters, shutters, architectural woodwork, decks, railings and patio covers, wrought iron fences, and much more!