Window streaks about to drive you crazy?
Want to know the cheap, eco-friendly liquid that you can use to clean your windows with great results?
Professional window cleaners will guarantee you have no streaks on the windows, but that bottle filled with blue liquid and paper towels will usually let you down.
Window pros have a cutting edge solution to this problem. It is called “water fed pole” and it is one of the smartest inventions for window cleaning yet. It uses ultra pure deionized water to dissolve the dirt and minerals right off of your windows.
Now, a complete reverse osmosis, deionizing water filter system is not a small investment. But there is an alternative for the DIYer.
Water fed pole filters bring the TDS (total dissolved solids) down to zero parts per million. But there is a place where you can buy water that is almost as pure that is right down the street from you.
Distilled water is usually as pure as 1 ppm. To give you an idea, tap water is 250-300 ppm in most municipalities. And distilled water is available in your local grocery store.
Why is this useful? Because anything below 10 ppm will take all the dirt right off of glass and leave nothing behind; streak free windows and no water spots.
The only other thing you need is a microfiber cloth. Never use dryer sheets or fabric softener with your microfiber cloths. In fact, don’t even dry them with heat. Hang them up to dry or place them on top of the dryer while another load is drying.
As far as technique goes, use very little water. Get a spray bottle and *barely* mist your cloth. Wipe the window until the cloth dries out and begins to polish the glass. If it isn’t crystal clear after that, simply flip your cloth over to a dry section and give it another wipe.
This will give you streak free windows that you can enjoy!
In our next article we will discuss the dangers and expenses you can avoid when you clean your gutters.