There are several methods for cleaning windows, and the appropriate method will depend on the type of windows, their location, and the level of cleaning that is needed. Some common window cleaning methods include:
- Traditional window cleaning: This method involves using a squeegee, a bucket of soapy water, and a scrubber (such as a scrub brush or a cloth) to clean the windows. The soapy water is applied to the window, and then the scrubber is used to remove dirt and grime. The squeegee is then used to remove the soapy water and any remaining dirt.
- Water-fed pole cleaning: This method uses a long pole that is attached to a water source (such as a garden hose) to reach high windows. The pole has a brush or a squeegee attached to the end that is used to clean the windows.
- Soft washing: A gentler method of cleaning which uses a lower pressure water stream, usually between 500 and 1,200 PSI, and often includes the use of detergents and cleaning solutions. It is often used for delicate surfaces such as windows with delicate frames or glass.
- Scaffold cleaning: This method uses scaffolding to reach high windows, allowing the cleaner to clean the windows from the outside. This method is used for tall buildings or hard-to-reach windows.
- Rope Access: This method uses harnesses and ropes to secure the cleaner to the building while cleaning the windows. It’s typically used for tall buildings or hard-to-reach windows where scaffolding isn’t an option.
Pressure Washers Should NOT be used around windows as the high pressure can blow the windows seals.
It’s important to use the right method of cleaning for the type of window and the location of the window, and to use the appropriate cleaning solutions and equipment to avoid damaging the windows.