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Window cleaning – another job best left to the professionals?

For glazing customers from all walks of life, enhancing your home doesn’t end when the installation process is finished. As with many aspects of the home, maintenance is the key to keeping the kerb appeal and condition of your property high. Although PVC-U windows and doors require very little maintenance to stay in tip top condition, conducting periodic window cleaning is a vital part of ensuring you continue to reap all the rewards of this important home upgrade for years to come.

In addition to increasing the lifespan of your PVC-U windows, regular cleaning will make your home lighter and brighter. More natural light is linked to better health and increased productivity. You can find out more about the benefits of natural light here. We appreciate the importance of window cleaning, but like the installation of the windows and doors themselves, is window cleaning another job best left to the professionals?

What are the benefits of regular cleaning?

Clean windows help you get a good view of the scenery outside, increase the presence of natural light and enhance the appearance of your home for the better. Regular cleaning also keeps the glass of the window and the frame that surrounds it in optimum condition.

Most people don’t know this, but glass is actually porous. This means the dirt, debris and contaminants that sit on the surface of your windows can do more damage than you think. You can’t avoid the presence of dirt on your windows, nor can you protect against issues like acid rain, which causes its fair share of glass degradation issues. You can, however, keep the long term effects of glass degradation at bay with regular window cleaning.

Why hire a professional window cleaner?

There are many reasons why hiring a professional to take on regular window cleaning tasks is the preferred option for many home and business owners. As well as saving you time, hiring a professional means you benefit from the experience, knowledge and the very best tools and techniques as explained here by YPC Media:

“Before starting their professions, pro window cleaners do extensive homework on the science of bacteria and numerous other natural contaminants, learning their roots, processes of development, and biggest enablers among other factors. Think of them as some kind of “contaminant psychologists” in that way. This along with their robust and state-of-the-art equipment, these pros can actually extend the lifespans of the windows they work on.”

Want to clean your windows like the experts do?

There’s no harm in doing it yourself, but like any maintenance project, utilising the right techniques is the key to achieving ‘almost’ professional results. You don’t have to spend money on specialised gear and products.

It might sound like an old wives’ tale, but scrunched newspaper will produce an excellent finish. In fact, newspaper performs better than both paper towels and cloths, as well as being cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Steer clear of vinegar when cleaning your windows though, although soapy water might offer an adequate solution, it’s best to stick to specifically designed PVC-U cleaning products.