Thursday, March 21, 2013

How to prepare chemical free window cleaners

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This being the spring season, we can only have a clear view of the sun through the spotless glass window panes of our homes. It doesn't matter whether they are plastic or wooden frames, clean windows always make the house look clean.

Chemical free methods

Are you aware that you can do the cleaning without involving harsh chemicals? As much as you don't clean your windows often, an occasional cleaning should be done to maintain their high-quality look. This way you can be Eco-friendly, care for your hands as well as stay within your budget.

Reduce use of commercial cleaners

The market avails a collection of natural window cleaning solutions that you can prepare and using a spray bottle and sponge achieve incredible results. The entire variety uses water and majority makes use of vinegar and little quantities of liquid dish soap. Through these cleaners, the wax residue that commercial ones leave behind is reduced.

Cleaning formula

The first formula blends 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap, 3 tablespoons vinegar and 2 cups of water. The second formula combines 2cups of water, 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap. Both cleaning solutions can be used for cleaning using separate spraying bottles. In case you are using a bucket and sponge, mix 2quarts warm water, 2 cups of rubbing alcohol, 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap.

Additional elements

Baking soda and corn starch are other supplementary components that can feature in the production of chemical free cleaners. A touch of vital oil in a fragrance you prefer would give the solution freshness and bloom.

How to clean windows without leaving lines?

The equipment and skills used are essential. As mentioned earlier, a spray bottle and squeegee or a bucket and sponge can be used to clean but for excellent results; a microfiber cloth, old clean diapers or old cotton t-shirt can be used. Newspapers have been used before but there are opinions for and against the material. Therefore it is essential to use microfiber cloths designed for cleaning glass to prevent making scratches on your glass window.

Time of cleaning

Just as the components for cleaning are significant, when to clean the window is equally important for consideration. You should not clean your window when there is direct sunlight as it will dry up the cleaner thus creating unpleasant lines. The other thing to be avoided is wiping the sprayed or sponged cleaner on the glass in a circular or repetitive motion; instead wipe it up and down or from side to side. As for the squeegee, perform a single wipe up to down or from one side to the other then finish by clearing the blade it forms with a dry clean cloth for every swab.

Interior or exterior

There is no rule as to whether it is the inside or outside of the window that should be cleaned; the important thing is that cleaning takes place in an Eco-friendly manner creating a safe and comfortable environment for you and your family while you enjoy the warmth and light of the sun. Looking for sash sliding windows? You Choose Windows are an independent window broker working to bring you the best product for your home.