Things You Will Need
- 5-gallon bucket
- 1 cup ammonia
- Sponge or window scrubber
Windows that have not been cleaned in a while might require a professional-style cleaning. Professional window washers know that the strength of the soap can cut through heavily caked dust, cooking grease and dirt on window panes.
Washing your windows requires a different technique than washing dishes, as using too much soap could mean you will need to take several hours removing it completely from your windows.
- Fill a 5-gallon bucket with 3 gallons of water. Add 1 cup of ammonia and 2 tablespoons of Palmolive dish soap.
- Swish the mixture around with your hand to mix it.
- Scrub the window with the mixture in a circular motion with the window scrubber or sponge. Avoid scrubbing too closely to the window seals, as they can trap water, leaving it to drip after you have already finished.
- Hold the squeege at a 45-degree angle and make overlapping horizontal strokes across the window, starting at the top and working toward the bottom. The edges may still have soapy mixture on them.
- Swipe the squeegee downward from the top of the window to remove any leftover soapy mixture and leave a clean, streak-free finish.
Do not use a dried-out or cracked squeegee, as this can scratch your window.