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With the right technology and the right tools, no streaks or streaks are left behind when cleaning windows. «Espresso» has put together the best tips from experts for you. So much in advance: The old household remedy, newspaper, has had its day.

It is a wonderful feeling when the first rays of sunshine shine into the living room in spring. One disadvantage: the spring sun mercilessly shows us that it is time to clean the windows again. Not everyone's favorite thing to do. Here are a few tips from experts to make cleaning windows easier:

The right time:

  • You shouldn't clean windows below 10 degrees Celsius. Because the water does not evaporate quickly enough and this creates unsightly marks on the window glass.
  • In midsummer when there is strong sunlight, welts can form. Therefore avoid the greatest heat. If you don't want to or can't wait: work quickly and make sure that the water cannot dry out after the pane has been wetted.

Cleaning properly:

  • Always clean the window frames first and then the pane. The best way to do this is to use a sponge and washing-up liquid. Then you dry the frame with a microfiber cloth. Wooden frames should be cleaned with a little liquid, as the wood soaks up the water.
  • It doesn't matter whether you pull the water on the disc from top to bottom or from left to right. It is important in any case: Always start at the top of the window, as the dirty water flows downwards.
  • If you work with a simple squeegee, you should definitely cover the floor so that the dripping water does not get onto the carpet or the wooden floor and cause damage.
  • Window vacs are a good alternative. They suck off the dirty water directly and prevent dripping water.

Which (auxiliary) resources are the right ones?

  • Professionals wet the window pane with a microfiber coating and then use a rubber scraper to scrape off the cleaning water.
  • All-purpose cleaners or detergents are recommended for cleaning windows.
  • Do not use too much detergent: Often overdosed. The result is rainbows on the panes of glass. Tip: Rinse with clear water, remove again with the rubber scraper and then the problem is solved.

And what about the old home remedies?

You hear two home remedies again and again in connection with window cleaning. Experts now advise against both. Because:

  • Vinegar leaves a bluish tinge on the glass and can damage the window frames.
  • Newspapers are very absorbent, but they can leave printing ink on the window frame.

Pay attention to your safety!

  • Stand on the ground whenever possible.
  • If this is not possible, only use stable ladders or step stools.
  • Wear good shoes.
  • Work with telescopic poles.
  • If access is difficult, it is better to let the professional do the work.

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