Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Window Washing Pro Tips

If you’re washing your own windows, you may want to see how the pros wash theirs. Here are a few tips from the pros. You’ll first notice how fast they get the job done. For one thing, they don’t stop to talk to the neighbors, or answer their phones while working. One of the most important, they have everything they need right at their fingertips. They never have to stop to search for a clean cloth or sponge and their win-dows will be free of streaks, scratches and of course dirt.

Often the pro has a spray bottle, but on the outside they may use your garden hose and spray the window first from the bottom up first, then the top down. This clears the window, the window sill, and the material around your window. This rinses away not only the dirt and grime, but also tiny spiders that live around your window. Then they apply the spray that is already pre-mixed.

Many then use their trusty squeegee and wipe the spray from top to bottom. They then dry the excess mixture from the squeegee with a towel attached at their waist. The squeegee then goes back to the top of the window and down, again and again until the window is completely clean.

If you’re cleaning your own windows, you probably have just got the nozzle on the hose, and the pro is com-pletely done with the window including the screen that he set at the side.

Not all pros follow this method. They may use a couple of clean dry towels to dry the window, and the other one to shine it. Shining a window is very important and it isn’t complete until it shines like a million dollars. If million dollars shine.

When high windows are involved, the pro will use other methods and often have a pressure machine that he applies easily.

Another don’t is they never use harsh chemicals, scrapers, scrubbers, or sharp objects to get your windows shining, and they don’t leave a mess around each window.

The easiest way to wash your windows using the pro tips is by hiring the pro. The professional window washer will get the job done before you even get all your own tools set out. The best part, the entire window will be clean inside and out.

To be sure you get the very best, hire the pro that is licensed and insured. Besides you’ll be helping our economy.

Stanley Window Cleaning specializes in Orange County window cleaning, window cleaning in Orange County and Orange County pressure washing.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cleaning Stucco

Stucco is not that hard to clean, even if it has a decorative finish, and you can use the same method to clean painted stucco as you do when you clean unpainted surfaces. We will start by explaining the methods used on the outside stucco walls. If you have recently installed or repaired the stucco, don’t use this method.

Before you begin to clean, spray the entire wall with the garden hose starting from the bottom first. Be sure to saturate the whole area. If there is a stain that does not wash off immediately, you may have to wash it with a mixture of ½ cup of dish detergent and ½ cup of washing detergent in two gallons of water.

Use a soft bristled cleaning brush. Dip the brush into the soap mixture described above and scrub very gently. Do the entire area if needed. Don’t let the soap mixture dry, and rinse it clean using a garden hose with a high-pressured nozzle. Rinse from the top down and be sure to saturate the entire area making sure the soap, dirt and grime are totally gone.

Remember stucco is very porous and whatever you use as a cleaning agent may damage the stucco itself. You can also use pressure washers to clean away the grime from your stucco home; however you need to be very careful that you don't chip away the stucco during this process.

If there is ever damage to your stucco, you need to have it repaired promptly because of the nature of the stucco. If you allow the damage to remain without repair, mold and rot may occur, and it may cause serious damage to the foundation and structure of your home.

You need to remove the stain quickly whenever your stucco receives stain. There are times when teenagers may think it is great fun to egg your home. Eggs drying in the sun can do irreparable damage to your home.

As you seek to keep your home in good condition, it may be to your advantage to hire a professional to clean your stucco walls. There are many that specialize in this service and they make sure that the stucco on your home is not damaged. They identify the areas that need treatment.

A reputable company also has the ability to spray on a conditioner to protect your stucco from further damage. This will keep your home as the pride of the neigh-borhood.

Stanley Window Cleaning specializes in Orange County window cleaning, window cleaning in Orange County and Orange County pressure wash-ing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

How to Care and Clean Window Tint

Like anything else, if you treat it right, it will last for years, and that’s true of the window tint on your home or business. It is basically the same product, and especially right after the window tint’s installed that is the time to be the most cautious.

You shouldn’t even touch it for the first five days. Warn everyone around you not to touch it, or lean against it, or peer out of it, and keep children away from it during that curing period. For at least thirty days, that’s 30 days, don’t try to clean it especially with harsh chemicals. Of course curing time depends a lot on the weather and climate where you live. Inclement weather shouldn’t hurt the tint because it is on the inside of your windows, but bet you knew that.

Just because the window tint is on your window you may think you can apply stickers to it, and why not? Mainly because when you remove those stickers, you remove the window tint too. Not a good idea. Suction cups are another no-no, and bumper stickers belong on the bumper.

With new tint on a home or businesses window's individuals make take precations against people with wandering fingers/hands. A movement against the window tint can cause a wrinkle, a tear, or a pinprick that will grow bigger over time.

We’ve told you what not to do; now we’ll tell you the proper way to care and clean your window tint, so listen up. Soap and water works well on window tint, but window cleaner from your grocer or hardware store has ammonia and that’s not good. Clean with a soft cloth, sponge, paper towels from your house. Stay away from the brown paper towels, newspapers, or stiff cloths.

If you’re considering installing the window tint yourself, unless you’ve had experience doing that job, it’s probably best left to the professional. You’ve seen blotched jobs where the tint wrinkles, doesn’t fit from window frame to window frame, and is just a mess. When you watch the professional install the window tint, it looks so easy, all you have to do is stretch it across the window, get the air bubbles out of it, but when you try it, it’s not that easy.

The best care you can give your window tint is to have it installed properly, wash carefully, and it should last for a very long time, at least for the life of your car.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Avoid Scratching Windows While Cleaning

When you put off the job of cleaning your windows, you know the longer you wait, the harder it is to get the windows clean. Just don’t put it off too long because no one ever notices clean windows, only the dirty one gets their attention. So while you’re gathering all the tools necessary to get the job done, just be sure to pick the correct tools in order to avoid scratching your windows.
It’s hard enough to get the job done, and you might think that the best way is to get a scraper to peel off the dirt and grime that’s collected. Don’t do it. That metal or even plastic scraper, or that pad you clean pots and pans with may scratch those delicate windows. Don’t use any harsh chemicals either. You may try washing them just like your grandmother did. Often she used vinegar mixed with water and that morning’s newspaper to dry them.

If you hate the smell of vinegar try using a product from the grocery store that guarantees clean shiny windows. Most of them work all right, but there again the smell may deter you from using them. Another helpful tool is a simple squeegee, even one on a telescopic pole works as well. Just be careful you don’t touch the window with the hard surface of the squeegee because it will scratch your window.

Dish soap and hot water work too, and you can use a sponge to apply and rinse it, then dry them with a soft towel and another dry towel to shine them. That method works best on the outside windows where you can use the garden hose to rinse the soap off. That dish soap can be used on your rose bushes to kill those nasty bugs. Just an added benefit.

There’s another easier way to get your windows clean while you avoid scratching them. That’s to hire an established window cleaning company. They do private homes as well as businesses and will get your windows cleaner than they’ve ever been without you having to spend the day washing them.

If your windows are already scratched, by someone else of course, that professional licensed and insured window cleaner will probably be able to repair those scratches. They will come to your establishment as often as you want them. Many housekeepers that you hire to clean your home, simply ‘Don’t do windows.’ The best, easiest and even cheapest way to have the cleanest windows in your neighbors is to hire the window cleaning company. You’ll never be sorry.
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