Squeaky Clean: It’s Window Washing Time

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIsn’t it beautiful to see the sparkle of a freshly cleaned window?  There’s nothing quite like the gratification of seeing a surface shimmering after you’ve cleaned it!

Our men in maintenance get this wonderful opportunity today, I we just know their tickled pink about it.  Washing windows is certainly one of their favorite jobs!  No wonder they do it as seldom as possible!

There are a number of products which can be used for cleaning glass and windows, including Windex, Mrs. Meyer’s Glass, and Krud Kutter, but does anything really compare to the wonders vinegar water can do for your panes (or the bathroom mirror or kitchen floor)?

For window washing, some people suggest using old newspaper, but have you ever tried using a couple of smooth (non-terry cloth) towels, one for washing and one for drying?  That works very well indeed!  Microfiber is another option.

32oz20bottle20sprayerTo enhance the effect of vinegar water, one source suggests the following recipe which adds soap to the solution: 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Others advise alcohol or cornstarch in place of the soap.  Another source advises warm/hot water when a heavy duty cleaner is needed.

The author is not certain what our maintenance men will be using for their favorite pastime (window washing) today, but if you haven’t given vinegar water a try, we’d suggest you do so on your next window washing / glass cleaning adventure!