Window cleaning tips on how to use a squeegee

By July 30, 2011Articles

A quality Window Cleaning tip can be a lifesaver when you are in a bind or when you just can’t figure out how to get rid of those stubborn streaks. Outdoor windows can get very dirty and cloudy quickly, and cleaning windows usually involves a cleaning solution, a scrubber, scraper, a couple towels and a squeegee.

There isn’t just one window cleaning tip that will help you learn how to use a squeegee, because the process is a learned technique. Using a squeegee is the most difficult part of window cleaning for even experienced window cleaners. To start off, use a good squeegee that is in great condition to insure no streaks, replace the rubber blade if necessary. This part of the window cleaning process will require a lot of practice because every squeegee is a little different and requires a different amount of pressure and speed to be effective. Practice over and over on one window until you get the hang of it. Most windows need to be squeegeed side to side instead of up and down. Side to side is much easier than up and down because it is easier to keep an even pressure on the squeegee head. Another window cleaning tip is to use a dry lint free towel to wipe the right side, and the top of the window edges dry. This will prevent water from dripping down on the window after you use your squeegee.

Another squeegee window cleaning tip is to keep the rubber blade at the right angle, and pull straight across with an even pressure. Place the rubber blade of your squeegee at the top right side of the window and lightly pull the top end of the squeegee first. Once the squeegee is at about a 15 to 20 degree angle you can stop pulling just the one side and pull the whole tool across the entire window. When you’re at the end, lift your squeegee and wipe it dry with a rag. Repeat these steps until you reach the bottom of the window. Make sure you constantly wipe the edges and top of the window dry with a clean dry towel, because a wet one can cause streaks.
Keep practicing using a squeegee, and with time, you’ll get the hang of it.
Be patient and know that this skill is not easy and even the professionals struggle with it from time to time. Once your windows are clean, you and your family will appreciate the clear view to outside and the time you took to improve your home.

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