In order to get professional quality, clean windows on your own at home, you need to have the right tools. Here is a list of all the equipment you need to get a professional clean on your own at home.
The first thing you need is a good bucket. Ideally, you should purchase a rectangular-shaped bucket. This shape of bucket will allow you to dip both your squeegee and mop into the bucket.
Window Mop Or Washer Wand
In order to scrub and clean your window, you will need a window mop or washer wand. This tool should have a t-bar on it attached to a handle. It should have a sleeve that goes on the t-bar. The handle on the wand should be able to screw into a pole to extend your reach.
There are different types of sleeves that can go on your washer wand. The regular sleeve is generally soft and made out of fluffy material. The scourer sleeve has a strip on one side so that you can scrub away tough spots and softer material on the other side. The porcupine sleeve has small rub stubs on it that can be used to scrub tough spots as well.
Generally, you just need to use the regular sleeve, although a scourer or porcupine sleeve can come in handy if your windows are really dirty or have bird droppings on them.
Another tool that can come in handy if you have really dirty windows is a scraper. This tool is designed to remove insect marks that are really stuck on your window. This tool also works really well at removing paint and varnish that may have gotten on your windows, as well as residue from stickers.
You don't need a really large scraper; one that is three to six inches will get the job done. Just make sure that the handle on the scraper can screw into your extended pole.
You are going to need a good squeegee if you want a professional-quality job. A high-quality squeegee should have three different features. The first thing it should have is a nice rubber strip that can be removed from the channel and replaced when it gets worn out. The second thing it should have is a channel that is made out of metal. Third, it should have a short handle that can be screwed onto a longer handle or pole attachment.
Finally, you may want to purchase a squeegee that has a swivel attachment between the channel and the handle. It can take a little getting used to, but will allow you greater mobility when cleaning your windows.
You should purchase a squeegee that is at least twelve inches long; that will allow you to effectively clean both your small and large windows.
You'll use the squeegee to remove the water and soap from your window.
In order to extend your reach with your squeegee, scraper and washing want, you are going to need a pole that can attach to each of those tools. Make sure that the pole is long enough to reach all of your windows.
You may want to consider investing in an adjustable pole, so you can change the length of the pole to fit your unique window needs.
Finally, you are going to need some cloths. You can use the cloths to wipe off the squeegee and to clean away any water spots that you are not able to get to with your squeegee. You can also use them to wipe up the water that gets on the window sill.
The best cloth to use is microfiber cloth because it should not leave behind any lint on your squeegee or windows.
If you purchase all of the supplies above, you'll have everything you need to clean your windows at home like a professional. If you're rather have a professional clean your windows, contact a company like Pro Window Cleaning.