How to Professionally Clean Glass

by Lawton Brothers | May 31, 2022

How to Professionally Clean Glass

Over time, your windows will naturally accumulate grime and debris, both on the inside and the outside. Not only does this obstruct your views and block sunlight, it can also affect employee morale and customer perception. To save time, we’ve compiled this list of tips to get that perfect, streak-free shine. 

Select the Right Day

This may seem like an inconsequential aspect to cleaning your windows, at first. But especially when faced with the summer sunshine, spraying cleaning solution onto a window can become a race against time. After all, thanks to the heat and immense UV rays, it doesn’t take long for liquid to evaporate, leaving behind gross-looking and hard-to-remove stains. 

Clean the Window First

Before attempting to spray cleaner on the window, clear the glass of excess dirt and debris. This can be performed with a broom, brush, or vacuum and will prevent dirt from becoming a grimy mess. If the window screen has seen better days, consider removing it and scrubbing it with a soft-bristle brush and hot, soapy water before continuing. 

Work from Top to Bottom

To avoid streaks and leftover water droplets, clean the windows from top to bottom, making sure to use an adequate amount of cleaner. Without enough spray, the cleaner can’t dissolve and suspend the dirt for a complete removal. Additionally, since you’re cleaning from top to bottom, you can allow the excess product to work its way down to the rest of the window to begin cleaning. Additionally, consider using alternate patterns for wiping the windows. Wiping the inside of the windows horizontally and the outside vertically can help you easily determine where streaks are occurring. 

Clean Corners with Cotton Swabs

The corners of windows always seem to have some collection of dirt, lint, and residue built up that is nearly impossible to reach with a sponge or rag. However, if you keep some cotton swabs lying around, you can use these for final touchups around the corners of your windows and their frames for a spotless look. 

What’s on Your List?

Whether it’s cleaning your windows or stripping your floors, Lawton Brothers has the tools and knowledge to help you get the job done. As your local janitorial supply company for over 75 years, Lawton Brothers is a name you can trust. Give us a call today with your questions and one of our certified professionals will be happy to assist: 800.432.0813.

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