How to clean windows
Who are we?
We are The Window Boyz. We are window cleaners from Brisbane, Australia. We are always busy, cleaning residential homes, solar panels, driveways, houses strata blocks, shop front windows and other small-medium rise commercial buildings.
We’re often asked about hints and tips on getting a amazing window cleaning result, "What's the secret to getting the windows looking so clean and shiny?".
In this blog post we will answer commonly asked questions about window cleaning - to help both householders and the professionals alike.
Window cleaning equipment required
To get off to a good start with cleaning your windows, it's important to have good quality equipment. Some of this may be a little more specialised, but you should be able to find it all at a large hardware store such as Bunnings, or a cleaning supplies shop - just type "cleaning supplies" into Google to find one close to you.
Wide professional window cleaning bucket
Preferably wide enough to fit the squeegee and mop in. This one on the right is great for professionals, but a little over the top for householders. You can find the easily at Bunnings and they are not expensive.
There are huge differences in quality available, and this is probably the most crucial tool of all. So we suggest purchasing a good quality window squeegee. Unger, Ettore, Sorbo are recommended brands.
Typical squeegee - fixed handle
We have various sizes from 4 inches to 24 inches, but we use the 14 inch squeegee about 90% of the time.
Window cleaning mop
Window cleaning mops come in two pieces: the plastic t-bar and the sleeve. When the sleeve gets dirty, you can detach it from the t-bar and put it in the washing machine. It's usually attached by Velcro or buttons. 14 inches is a good length.
Typical window cleaning mop
The sleeves come in different versions: Porcupine - with little plastic bits throughout it to help scrub off tough marks. But our favourite is definitely the Water Retention one. It's handy not to have to return to the bucket so much to dab more water on it. The handles can either be fixed, or swivel. The swivel one is easier on the wrist and far better when using a pole.
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