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Ways To Prevent Rain Spotting On Windows

window cleaningWays To Prevent Rain Spotting On Windows

Filthy windows let raindrops absorb dust, dirt, and pollen, which eventually leaves dirty spots on the windows once the rain dries. Acid rain may also leave behind irregular spotting from the raindrops that splash against the window panes. The precipitation from the acid rain has potentially dangerous levels of sulfuric and nitric acid. The good thing is that there are ways to prevent this from happening so that your windows remain cleaner and less susceptible to rain spotting. Of course, you have the option to hire professional window cleaners to help you out.

Provided below are some simple tips to stop rain water on windows. You will need a few materials like:

  •  Vinegar
  •  Water
  •  Sponge
  •  Squeegee
  •  Glass sealant

Listed here are the preventive measures that you can follow:

  1. Clean up your windows. Mix up equal parts of warm water and vinegar in a five gallon bucket. Immerse a big sponge into the water-vinegar solution until it becomes saturated. Scrub one window gently using a circular movement. Begin at the top and then work your way down the bottom.
  2. Soak your squeegee in water. Begin at the upper corner part of the window and then swipe it horizontally on the top part of the window. Create vertical swipes for the remaining parts of the windows up until you are on the swipe, which should be made horizontally across the bottom part of the window.
  3. Repeat the process for all the windows in your home. Be sure to clean one window at a time so that the cleaning solution will not dry on the windows. If the cleaning solution starts to become filthy, you have to replace it with a new mix of warm water and vinegar. This is very important when it comes to window cleaning.
  4. Put a glass sealant to create an invisible barrier between dirt, dust, and other pollutants as well as the surface of the window. This will make your window a lot cleaner for a longer period of time and it will also protect them from water spotting. There are certain glass sealants that can be applied directly to your windows through spraying. It provides protection to your windows for as long as one year. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for certain product application as well as general information. Obviously, nothing compares to the quality of cleaning offered by Myrtle Beach window cleaners like A+ Pro Services. If you have no time to do this on your own or you just don’t want to, you can always hire a window cleaning service.

Call A+ Pro Services Inc. if you want your windows to be cleaned and maintained by professional window cleaners.

A+ Pro Services Inc.
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-353-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/commercial/commercial-window-cleaning-myrtle-beach/

Cities Served in Brunswick County:
Boiling Spring Lakes, Northwest, Southport, Belville, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Leland, Winnabow, Navassa, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, Varnamtown, Lockwood Folly, Northwest, Shallotte, Smithville Township, Town Creek, Waccamaw, Antioch, Ash, Batarora, Bell Swamp, Bishop, Biven, Bonaparte Landing, Boone’s Neck, Bowensville, Brunswick Station, Camp Branch, Cedar Grove, Civietown, Clairmont, Clarendon, Coolvale, Doe Creek, Eastbrook, Easy Hill, Longwood, Maco, Piney Grove, Red Bug, Sunset Harbor, Supply, Thomasboro, Winnabow

Cities Served – South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little Rive, Longs, Loris, Myrtle Beach Surfside Beach, Conway, Carolina Forest

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Paneful Window Cleaning Solutions

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At A+ Pro Services, Inc, we are passionate about glass. Window Cleaning is a huge chore to most homeowners, but to us is a service that we take very seriously. Most residents build a home that is too large or too tall for them to maintain themselves.

Here are a few tips for some of the most common window cleaning situations:

Windows that constantly streak after cleaning

Window cleaning professionals use squeegees, you should too! Apply a mild soft soap solution to your glass. Dry the top or side edge of your window pane. Always pull squeegee top to bottom or side to side. Starting on dry glass is one secret to avoiding streaks or what professionals call “drag”. Though the pro’s  may be capable of cleaning windows in direct sunshine, you should avoid because your solution will quickly dry and streak.  For best results, clean cool glass. The proof is in the science.

Blinds that are always dusty

One method to keep your blinds dust free to is spray a product like Static Guard on the blinds right after cleaning. This will help to keep dust from quickly adhering to the blinds. The goal of any cleaning method is to reduce the static tension on the surface- the same is true for blinds. Always wash your blinds with a wet method (warm mild soap solution) to dissolve dust instead of dry dusting that only moves dust around and produces static.

Removing mildew on window panes

Wash with a bleach-detergent product before you clean the glass. Gray or black mildew spots on wood and vinyl frames can be cleaned up for good with a solution of 2 ounces of any type of  bleach and one ounce of any soap detergent in a quart of water. Using rubber gloves to secure your hands, sponge the service on the spots, let it sit for ten minutes, and after that rinse completely with clean water. It is important to thoroughly rinse all bleach from glass surfaces.

Cannot Keep Outside of Windows Clean

Apply a coat of Glass Wax or any type of hydrophilic coating. RainX is a hydrophobic coating formulated for automotive glass designed to bead up and fly off your windshield. Hydrophilic coatings are created for architectural glass and designed to sheet down glass. This sheeting action will cause debris to slide off your glass with rain or hose and prevent it from beading up causing spots. Hydrophilic coatings are excellent applied to skylights.

Windows that seem to get dirty quickly

Modern Southern homes can trap pollen, dander and dust, and other particles inside than before because they are airtight. While furnace and air conditioning system filters extend the life of your HVAC system, they also assist trap that dirt and changing the filter can keep your windows and furnishing clean. Filters must be changed every month, or anytime you can’t see through the filter when you hold it up to a light. Cleaning your air cooling filter frequently is an inexpensive way to keep your house cooler and interior glass cleaner. This is an essential part of Myrtle Beach window cleaning.

Windows that are exposed to secondhand smoke

Wash smoke streaked windows with ammonia. It’s the only thing that can remove nicotine film or other gunk. Use a solution of 2-1⁄2 gallons of water with 1 cup of lemon-scented ammonia and scrub the windows. The ammonia will cut the grime, and the fresh lemon scent will leave your home smelling great.

Cleaning the screens

Last week we talked about the best way to clean your screens. Click here to read the complete post.

Spring is a great time to call us for thorough widows and screen cleaning. It is time to let the sun shine in! Call A+ Pro Services Inc. now.

A+ Pro Services Inc.
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-353-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/commercial/commercial-window-cleaning-myrtle-beach/

Cities Served in Brunswick County:
Boiling Spring Lakes, Northwest, Southport, Belville, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Leland, Winnabow, Navassa, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, Varnamtown, Lockwood Folly, Northwest, Shallotte, Smithville Township, Town Creek, Waccamaw, Antioch, Ash, Batarora, Bell Swamp, Bishop, Biven, Bonaparte Landing, Boone’s Neck, Bowensville, Brunswick Station, Camp Branch, Cedar Grove, Civietown, Clairmont, Clarendon, Coolvale, Doe Creek, Eastbrook, Easy Hill, Longwood, Maco, Piney Grove, Red Bug, Sunset Harbor, Supply, Thomasboro, Winnabow

Cities Served – South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little Rive, Longs, Loris, Myrtle Beach Surfside Beach, Conway, Carolina Forest

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How To Clean Windows Without Streaking

window cleaning Myrtle BeachHow To Clean Windows Without Streaking

Cleaning windows without streaks is never easy. Just when you thought that you’ve given your windows a thorough cleaning, you become frustrated after seeing residue. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to clean your windows without streaking. This task is simple to do provided that you know that you are doing. Provided below are some important window cleaning tips you need to know.

The first thing you need to ask yourself is if you are using hard water. You have to be sure that you are not using hard water especially when you are using tap water when diluting the glass cleaning solution. Hard water contains minerals that can leave behind unexpected streaks. When diluting your cleaning solution, you will get clearer and cleaner result You can also use this tip when cleaning other glass surfaces such as mirrors and tabletops.

You should also think about using vinegar, which is known as a multipurpose cleaning tool. It is an effective cleaning solution that can take care of carpet stains, puppy puddles, soap scum, and get rid of dirt on glass surfaces. It is very easy to use. All you need to do is fill half of a spray bottle with vinegar and add water. Spray it on the glass surface and wipe it off with a clean cloth. If you are uncomfortable with the scent of vinegar, then you may have to find another cleaning solution. If you would like to give it a try but is afraid of its smell, you can try it first on your exterior windows. You can also try it inside if you will be away from your home for some time. You also have the option to hire a professional Myrtle Beach window cleaning company to get this done for you.

In case you do not want to use vinegar and you prefer the regular glass cleaner, be careful of the typical old soap. Sudsy soap cleaners will almost always leave streaks on your windows. You need to avoid using this if you don’t want to see any residue on your windows after wiping it clean.

The next thing you have to think about is what you are using to soak up your selected cleaning solution. Are you using paper towels? If yes, you might want to rethink this choice. Paper towels are easy to use and inexpensive. However, their plush texture often leaves behind lint and streaks. To get rid of this residue, you need to use newspapers, squeegees, or microfiber cloth. If you want to use newspaper, be sure to put on some gloves so your hands will be protected from the ink.

Don’t forget to buff all tricky spots. Rub the areas with streaks using circular and fast movements with enough pressure. The stubborn streaks will eventually disappear. But you need to be patient and you need to put in some effort. Meanwhile, a lot of homeowners think the best time for window cleaning is when the sun is out. That is actually not a good idea. Cleaning windows in warm and direct sunlight will cause the soapy water to dry on the glass prematurely, which will leave soap streaks and marks. If you do not want to go through the hassle of cleaning your windows over and over again yet still be unable to get streak free windows, the best solution is to hire professional window cleaners from A+ Pro Services Inc.

If you want to make sure that your windows are spotlessly clean and streak free, call A+ Pro Services Inc. now.

A+ Pro Services Inc.
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-353-2263
http://www.aplusprowindow.com/commercial/commercial-window-cleaning-myrtle-beach/

Cities Served in Brunswick County:
Boiling Spring Lakes, Northwest, Southport, Belville, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Leland, Winnabow, Navassa, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, Varnamtown, Lockwood Folly, Northwest, Shallotte, Smithville Township, Town Creek, Waccamaw, Antioch, Ash, Batarora, Bell Swamp, Bishop, Biven, Bonaparte Landing, Boone’s Neck, Bowensville, Brunswick Station, Camp Branch, Cedar Grove, Civietown, Clairmont, Clarendon, Coolvale, Doe Creek, Eastbrook, Easy Hill, Longwood, Maco, Piney Grove, Red Bug, Sunset Harbor, Supply, Thomasboro, Winnabow

Cities Served – South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little Rive, Longs, Loris, Myrtle Beach Surfside Beach, Conway, Carolina Forest