Ask the Experts: Cleaning Windows

The Window Cleaning Experts at  A Clean Streak answer your toughest cleaning questions.

Window Cleaning SolutionsBill C. from Whidbey Island asks: I’m lucky enough to own a vacation home near Swantown on Whidbey Island and have noticed that the windows on the west side of the house get a lot dirtier than all the other ones, though they don’t seem to be more exposed to the elements. Any idea why? Should I just hose them down a bit more frequently?

A Clean Streak, The Window Cleaning Experts, answers: Hi Bill. Without actually examining your home, I can’t be certain, but I’m guessing that the prevailing winds on the island have something to do with your west side dirt problem.
Westerly winds blowing across the ocean pick up tens of millions of tiny particles called “aerosols” — some are water droplets, and some are particles of salt or dust. Though that fresh Whidbey Island sea air seems clean, all those materials can be deposited on the first solid structure they encounter. Unfortunately, in this case, it’s your windows! Hosing them down on a frequent basis will help with the build-up, but there are better cleaning methods to maintain the structural integrity of your porous window panes.

At A Clean Streak, we use a three-prong approach to get the best results:

• Application of Eco-Friendly Detergents
• Gentle Fresh Water Rinse from Water-Fed Poles
• Correct use of the Rubber Squeegee

One other thing Bill…when aerosols are the culprit, it’s important to examine your window seals and frames for oxidation and pitting. Your home is an important investment…the professionals at A Clean Streak can provide a professional inspection and help you keep your windows sparking – we GUARANTEE it! Thanks for your question, Bill!

If you have a question for us, email the pros at A Clean Streak, leave a reply below, or call us at 360-395-5748 today.

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