Tips To Follow While Cleaning Your Windows
Homemade window cleaner has several advantages over commercially purchased window cleaners. First, it is pretty cheap to create. A basic bottle of all-purpose window cleaner typically costs about $1.00, which is roughly a third of the price of most store-sold window cleaning products. Second, there are no fumes or chemicals released into the air when using this product. Commercial window cleaners are full of chemicals that can cause headaches, asthma, and other respiratory infections.
Homemade window cleaners are also easy to set up. Most people use spray-foam ladders. Ladders are purchased at any store where window cleaners are sold. You need about six to twelve cans of spray-foam ladders (the size varies) and a container of water in order to build your own cleaning system. Once you have the ladder in place, simply place the ladder inside the water tank and then fill the tank up with the cleaning solution. The ladder will then be suspended in the solution for use while cleaning windows.
The third advantage of using a ladder to clean your windows is that it is portable. Many store bought window cleaners are not portable because they are very large and heavy. A ladder makes a great portable window cleaner because it is lightweight and easy to carry. Also, if you move to a new home or office you can easily take your ladder with you and use it in your new room. Therefore, it is easy to keep your ladder where you want it most - in the garage.
Ladders that are made of nylon are perhaps the most common type of ladders used for window cleaners. Nylon is a very durable material. In fact, it is so durable that nylon can be dyed to match any color you like! The fact that nylon is so durable makes it very easy to clean windows in any type of building or home. Some of the most popular nylon window cleaners are the Dormer Pro, the Mela Mop and the Waverry.
Microfiber cloths are another important part of a window cleaner. Microfiber cloths work very well on small and high traffic areas. This is because the tiny fibers of microfiber cloths are very tough. This means that when you apply the microfiber cloth to the window cleaner streaks are reduced immediately and you can see the streaks a lot easier.
Some homemade window cleaners are made to clean glasses. The glass surface is usually slippery so this is definitely not the best way to clean glass surfaces. However, there are some homemade cleaners that are designed to work on the glass surfaces and provide a little bit of slip resistance for easy cleaning. One of these cleaners is the Magic Eraser which is designed to get into the crevices and lift the smudges off glass surfaces. You do have to rinse off the Magic Eraser after use as some glasses do have some scratch content in them.
Ladders must not be used for window cleaners. If there is no ladder to be used, then window cleaners cannot be carried on ladders. The ladders will only damage the property and there could be injuries involved from dropping from the ladder. Many people who work in buildings where they need window cleaners to clean windows for the owner's convenience carry ladder covers with them to protect themselves while cleaning windows.
Never use window cleaner spray on bare wood surfaces. The chemicals from the cleaning fluid may damage the wood and the paint may crack. If there are marks on the wood from where the cleaner sprayed the cleaning fluid, this is evidence that the cleaner has caused permanent damage. Never use window cleaner on vinyl or metal surfaces as they will react and damage the material.