Don’t panic! There’s still ample time to clean your windows, and there’s no “wrong time” of the year to do it (as long as the weather holds up). However, if you’re going to do it yourself, it’s recommended to consider cleaning your windows around this time of year.
Keep in mind that we do recommend a professional window cleaning consultation before undergoing any cleaning project. Part of that is because that’s what we do and we have a few opinions on it, but it’s also the best way to ensure a long-lasting finish. We can’t make guarantees on DIY projects, after all!
Here are some common mistakes some people encounter when cleaning their windows in fall.
Didn’t Clean Windows Beforehand
You might think that cleaning your windows is a one-and-done job where everything can be tackled in a single go. While this is somewhat true, there are generally three phases to cleaning windows:
- Pre-cleaning / dusting
- Washing / rinsing
If you don’t pre-clean your windows prior to wash, you may wind up swirling microscopic grit and dirt into your glass as you do your primary cleaning. These particles can create micro-scrapes and scratches in your glass, causing potential long-term glass damage.
Too much cleaning solution
Once you’ve pre-cleaned, it’s important to use the right balance of cleaning solution to ensure your windows aren’t left with streaks and smears. If you’re using a retail glass cleaning solution, follow the product’s instructions closely. If you’re using a homemade solution, consult mom (as she knows best).
Focusing on too large an area
Washing windows properly is a delicate science that takes surface temperature, drying time, and materials into account. If you’re not careful, you may bite off more than you can chew and wrongfully focus on cleaning too much at once. Pesky streaks can be left behind if windows are not properly rinsed and dried in a timely manner. Additionally, if you’re focused on too large an area, you may not take the time to adequately clean each window. Take the time and care required to do the job right.
Don’t want to deal with washing your windows this fall? Let the professionals at Platinum Window Cleaning handle it. Locally owned and operated, Platinum Window Cleaning is Nashville’s top choice for professional window washing. Contact us today for a free quote!