Gather the necessary tools and supplies
Before you begin the window cleaning process, it is essential to have all the necessary tools and supplies. Let this serve as a 101 checklist: bucket, squeegee, scrubber, cleaning solution, ladder, and safety equipment like gloves and goggles. When you’re equipped …
Start from the top floor
When cleaning the windows of a 3+ story home, it is best to start from the top floor and work your way down. This will ensure that any water or cleaning solution does not drip on the already cleaned windows. Before cleaning the glass panes, start with frames and sills. Use a sponge or soft cloth to wipe away any dirt and debris. This’ll ensure that you don’t transfer any dirt onto glass panes when you start cleaning them.
To effectively clean the glass panes, you need to use a cleaning solution – commercial or homemade, your pick! Spray the cleaning solution on the glass pane and use a scrubber to remove any dirt or grime. Once you have scrubbed the glass pane, use a squeegee to remove the cleaning solution and any dirt or grime. Carefully start from the top of the glass pane and pull the squeegee downwards in a straight line. Wipe the squeegee with a clean cloth after each stroke.
Use a ladder safely
When cleaning the windows of a multi-story home, you’ll almost assuredly need to use a ladder and you’ll also need to do so safely. Make sure the ladder is stable and secure before climbing it. Don’t lean the ladder against the windows as this can cause damage and it also will not be adequately stable. Instead, use a ladder standoff to keep the ladder away from the windows. Also ensure you wear safety equipment like gloves and goggles to protect yourself from any accidents.
Once you have finished cleaning the windows, use a microfiber cloth to dry them off. Microfiber cloths are great for achieving a streak-free finish as they absorb moisture without leaving any residue.
Let’s be honest: cleaning the windows on a multi-story home can be challenging or dangerous. That’s why Nashville residents turn to Platinum Window Cleaning. We have the necessary tools, equipment, and experience to clean your windows effectively and safely, no matter how many stories we’ve gotta tackle.
Call Platinum Window Cleaning today and let us know about your next window cleaning project.