Professional Window Washing Tips for The Amateur
Window washing can be a challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re new to the game, don’t worry too much.
Here, we will give you a few tips to help make the process a little bit easier.
- Window washing works best when the weather is overcast and there’s practically no direct sunlight. If it’s a nice, sunny day outside, we’d recommend rescheduling for another time.
- Using a squeegee on large panes of glass can be difficult because you need to constantly move the rubber blade as you work your way down the window pane. One trick you can use to make this process easier is to spray some water across the window and then squeegee it from the top down.
- Once one side is done and dry, re-apply water and begin rinsing off soap suds from the other side of the windowpane in a similar manner. You will probably notice that some people don’t use a squeegee. They use a rag or sponge to wipe the water across the window and then go back with another dry cloth to completely dry off any remaining moisture. We recommend using a squeegee first because it gets rid of most of the water, and then follow up with a second cloth to make sure there is no streaks leftover.
- When you’re finished washing windows, spray your cleaning equipment down with some cleaner if you have one on hand. This will ensure that your tools are free from any dirt, grime, or soap suds that might otherwise drip out into your customer’s home. If you don’t have any cleaner on hand, you can also spray your equipment down with some water.
- Window washing is often a temporary task no matter how thoroughly or quickly done. If you’re doing more than one story of the building, be sure to take some time and inspect the outside as you work so you can do a quick walk-around when you’ve finished your job. Look for loose shingles, cracked bricks, and anything else that might need attention before moving on to further jobs.