How I Clean Windows Like Professional Window Washers

Many homeowners want to get their windows cleaned to look bright and spot free. They are tired of spending hours trying to get the work done on their own and when it comes to their office windows, they may think that the process is impossible. When you are looking to hire a professional window cleaner, you may be curious as to what products they use to help get the windows nice and shiny.

So what do the pros use to clean windows? Professional window washers will use dish soap in water and a squeegee to get your windows and mirrors looking bright and shiny.

They do not use vinegar or ammonia (aka Windex) to get the windows done. This can make them more efficient at their jobs and helps them to cut down on some of the costs to do the work. In the end, you will end up with spot free windows that look amazing.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the other tools that a professional window cleaner will bring with them to complete a job (such as a bucket to hold the water and soap and a ladder) to see just how they get those windows to look so spot-free.

What You Need to Wash Your Windows Like a Professional

You may be surprised at how few supplies a window cleaner is going to use to get their job done. They do such a good job at making the windows look amazing, but this does not mean they use a lot of expensive chemicals and more to get this done.

Some of the supplies that you will see a professional window cleaner use to clean windows includes:

1. Squeegee

A professional window cleaner is going to use a high-quality squeegee. These come in a variety of different sizes, so even a homeowner will be able to find one that works on their windows too.

Ettore has a great lineup of professional squeegees. I like the ones with a built-in scrubber.

One of the biggest advantages that come with this tool is that it will not leave a lot of streaks on the window. It can also hurry the process up and help you get your windows cleaned in a fraction of the time compared to using paper towels or newspapers.

A squeegee is also an easy tool to work with. You can just wipe it across the window and get all the water and more off. It is faster and more effective compared to cleaning with other options.

Watch for the rubber blade wearing out though. If you notice there are some unusual streaks that start showing up on the window, it is time to replace that blade.

2. Plastic Bucket

The next tool you will need for cleaning the windows is a plastic bucket. You will need to pick out one that is the right size for your home.

For home use, a bucket that is close to 5 gallons is going to be enough. If you go too much heavier, you may end up with a weight problem, especially if you do need to get up on a ladder to get all of the work done.

But if you go with a bucket that is too small, then it is hard to get much done without having to fill it up.

3. Scrubber

Once you have the right bucket in hand, you need to invest in a scrubber. This is usually made out of foam and will have a handle to make cleaning easier.

This tool will help you to scrub the glass surface of the window without scratching it up.

If your windows have not been cleaned in a long time and have a good deal of dirt and grime on them, then this will be a good tool to use.

The only thing you need to do when using it is to dump the scrubber into the cleaning solution inside the bucket, scrub the dirt the window in a quick motion until it is all cleaned off, and then use your squeege to wipe off the surface.

4. Dishsoap

There are a few other supplies that you can take from the professional window cleaners handbook to help you get the work done.

You should use some dishwashing liquid (like Dawn) that will go into the bucket along with some warm water. This is the cleaning solution that you will rely on to get the windows clean.

This is probably one of the most surprising things for lots of people who want to clean their windows like the professionals. Just good old-fashioned soap and warm water. This is enough to get the windows to shine and look spot-free, without chemicals and other products.

Most of the other cleaning solutions out there will leave spots on the window and are harder to remove, so it kind of defeats the purpose.

5. Rags

Small rags, towels and washcloths can be useful. Go with lint-free rags so none of the lint will be left behind on the windows.

6. A Ladder

And if you need to clean windows on a second floor, then you may need to use a ladder. You can use one of your own or see if someone will lend you that. If all of your windows are on one floor, then the ladder is not necessary.

Time to Get Window Cleaning Like a Pro

Having clean windows can be a great thing for your home. It helps you to see outside with more clarity than before and can make it less stressful than having to look at the spots that regular cleaners will leave behind.

Clean windows help the curb appeal of your home. When you are ready to get those windows cleaned and looking nice, you’ll find that cleaning them like a Pro is surprisingly easy!

Just some soap and water and a squeegee and you can have beautiful windows too.

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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