If you want to quickly and effectively clean your windows, a great way to do so is by using a pressure washer. Here are the four steps that you need to follow in order to use a pressure washer to clean your windows.
#1 Check The Seals Around Your Windows
The first thing that you need to do is spend some time checking your windows first. You are going to want to check the glaze and caulking around all of the windows that you want to clean to make sure that it is intact and secure. If the caulking is loose, it could get removed entirely by the pressure washing process. If the caulking is gone, then water could get in around your window when you pressure wash it.
If the caulking or glaze is not present or lose, you are going to want to apply new caulking or glaze around your windows before you pressure wash them. That may mean that you need to hold off for a few days on pressure washing your windows; however, you want your windows to be well sealed before cleaning around them with high powered water.
#2 Remove Any Loose Paint
Second, you need to remove any loose paint that is around your windows. If you don't remove it before you clean, the high power of the water may remove the paint for you. It is better to remove loose paint before you start washing your windows.
#3 Mist Your Plants
Right before you pressure wash your windows, you are going to want to mist all of your plants that are underneath your windows. This will allow any soap that gets on the plants to slide right off without damaging your plants. The water will act as a protective coating for your windows.
#4 Add Soap To Your Pressure Washer
Next, you need to add environmentally friendly soap to the washer reservoir of your pressure washer. You are also going to want to use a soap tip on your pressure washer as well as turn the pressure down to low. You don't need a high amount of pressure to get your windows clean; it is better to start with less pressure and work your way up if necessary.
#5 Clean Your Windows
Take the wand of your pressure washer and hold it at a 45-degree upward angle to your window. You don't want it to hold it parallel to your window; holding it at an angle is the way to go. This will help loosen up any dirt that is on your window. Start by spraying across the top of your window and working your way back and forth and then from the top to the bottom of your window.
Be sure to wash the glass as well as the window still.
#6 Rinse Your Window
Next, take off the soap tip and disconnect the washing soap reserve. Then, rinse away the soap and dirt off your window, once again working left to right, top to bottom to clean your window.
Finally, you can let your window air dry or you can use a microfiber cloth to dry it off. Work in sections, preparing, misting and cleaning windows that are close together or located on the same wall before moving onto the next area. For more information, contact companies like Unique Home Solutions.
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