One of the most neglected areas of the house when it comes to cleaning are the windows, especially those high up in the house. This is not as a result of laziness (well, maybe it is) but because of how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be.
You could easily reach upstairs windows with the use of a ladder which will help boost your height and bring you closer to them but that will be at a price you are probably not willing to pay. Apart from the fact that climbing up the ladder is risky as a result of your sustaining a severe injury during a fall among other things. there is also the possibility of you damaging your window and property while moving and using the ladder.
It is for the above mentioned reasons that you are really better off cleaning your upstairs windows without the help of a leader. This is a guide on how to make that happen.
There are several options available for you to choose from when attempting to clean an upstairs window one of which is to employ the services of a professional company. If you would rather do it on your own, however, the following are actionable steps to follow.
Before you embark on this quest, there are a couple of materials you should get ready as you will need them to wash those windows. Those materials are:
- A garden hose,
- A bucket of water (lukewarm water)
- An extension pole with squegee
- A brush with an extension pole
After getting all these, here is how you use them.
- Plug in the garden hose and switch on the tap. Warm water will work best for cleaning your upstairs windows but if you don’t have that, you could just as easily use cold water.
- Ensure that the water isn’t spurting too fast. Direct the stream to the window you want to clean and run it on it.
- Attach the brush you have to the end of the extension pole while adjusting it to the appropriate distance.
- Add some cleaning detergent to the bucket of lukewarm water you have prepared beforehand.
- Soak the already attached brush in the bucket of water which you have already added window cleaning detergent.
- Clean the window with the soaked brush starting from the top corner. This ensures that dirt doesn’t run onto the surface which would happen if you start from the bottom and clean in an upward direction.
- If a particular patch of dirt proves to stubborn and refuses to come off, soak it for a while and then try again.
- Run water through the hose again and use this to get rid of the foam and dirt that will remain on the window after washing.
- If perchance, you still find dirty spots, brush again.
- Replace the brush with the squeegee on the extendable pole.
- Clean over the windows with the squeegee. Ensure you begin from the top left corner and clean in a reverse S pattern.
- Allow your new and improved upstairs window to dry.
If all the above steps are followed religiously, you will have a window that’s undistinguishable from the one you had before you embarked on your window cleaning journey.