Making a DIY window cleaning solution is a terrific way to save money and be ecologically conscientious. It is simple and straightforward to manufacture using ingredients that are common in your household and it takes a nontoxic approach to your usual household activities.
Why Choose a Homemade Cleaner?
In actuality, there are many people who have never considered about building their own window solutions. This is mainly because they find it more convenient to shop in the store and pick up a bottle of pre-made window washing mix.
However, recently, more and more people are growing increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of these formulae. From the materials that are required to produce bottles, to the gasoline exhausted to transport the products, glass cleaners are considered more as an environmental concern and less as heroes. In addition, industrial cleaning solution has chemicals that are dangerous and harsh for children, adults, and animals alike. Ultimately, they damage our water supplies as well.
On the other hand, DIY window cleaning cloths are often constructed from hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, aromatic oils, cornstarch, lemon juice, and natural soaps.
Types of Homemade Window Cleaning Solution
Vinegar-based window cleaners are a good choice. They erase grease and oil from glass and can be used on other home surfaces too. They also keep your windows from fogging up. It’s better to use either cider or distilled white vinegar in this solution.
Since alcohol evaporates without leaving a behind, glass cleaners including rubbing alcohol are an effective cleaning method. They are inexpensive and versatile, able to be used either alone or in conjunction with other materials.
Soft flannel cloths and club soda make for an excellent window cleaning combination. If you use some baking soda, your windows will sparkle in no time. Vinegar can be used instead of water to remove stickers and residue from glass and windows.
Hydrogen peroxide can be used if half a cup is mixed with four cups of water. Glass and other surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected effectively using this solution. Newspapers are perfect for cleaning and polishing windows.
When storing your homemade window cleaners, be sure to clearly label the spray bottles. In order to prevent the cleaning solution from evaporating before you can wipe the solution around the glass, you should avoid washing the windows when the sun is directly shining on them. Too rapid drying of the solution will result in a splotchy disaster.
Window Cleaning, Do it Myself Or Pay?
As usual, this time of year has arrived. You head out to the garage and attempt to make sense of the chaos in order to locate your cleaning supplies (a ladder, some buckets, some rags, and a bottle of Windex). Now that you have a clear picture of what has to be done, the real fun can begin. There are two floors of windows and bug screens that have been neglected for a year or more; they are covered in dust, have hard water stains, and are covered with the usual insect and bird poop. Cleaning windows is a tedious task that never gets easier or faster no matter how often you do it or how many methods you employ.
I wish there was an easier solution to suggest to you, because it seems like there should be one. It’s a shame there’s only one way to ensure your windows are truly spotless, streak-free, and smudge-free. Cleaning a window involves coming face to face with the glass and wiping it down until it’s invisible. In case you really want to take on the task by yourself. If you hire a professional service, cleaning your windows will be a breeze.
Apart from the obvious hassle, there are other benefits to hiring a professional window cleaning service. If you’ve ever tried to clean windows on your own, you know that it’s impossible to avoid leaving streaks. However, professional window cleaners don’t just show up at your door with a bottle of window cleaning solution and wash your glass with a spray bottle and some paper towels. Professional window cleaners have the tools to leave your panes spotless in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself. If you value your time as much as I do, hiring a professional will likely save you money. Hiring a professional window cleaner is essential for obvious reasons of safety. In any case, working on a ladder is a risky endeavour. In this case, the specialists will assume the responsibility and the danger.
When you next peek out your window and find that you can’t see, ask yourself if you have the time, energy, or patience to fix the problem on your own. Get in touch with a professional window washer if you don’t feel like spending the time and energy doing it yourself. They, and you, will be grateful that you did it.