Tag Archives: window cleaning

Ask the Experts – A “Salty” Problem

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

Cleaning salt from boat windowsMike S. from Anacortes asks: I’ve been a big fan of your blog ever since I came across it while looking for advice about cleaning out my downspouts and gutters. So I was hoping that you may be able to provide a few tips for getting my boat windows clean before I store her for the winter.

After a summer of running hard, I’ve got some stubborn salt deposits on my glass windows that just won’t come off…even with a good soaking and soaping. Are there any environmentally safe chemicals out there that you could recommend to get the job done?

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Ask the Experts – Getting Sap off Windows

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

Get Rid of Sap on WindowsAndy W. from Skagit County asks: We have a beautiful one-story summer cabin surrounded by trees. I’m not sure if it was due to our hot spring weather this year, or if our trees are just getting older, but the past couple of weeks those darned trees seem to be dripping sap onto our windows at a rate we’ve never seen before! My wife and I tried washing the sap off with soap and water…but that just seemed to spread the sap around. My brother-in-law recommended we get out there with a razor and scrape it all off. We tried that, but there are too many windows and not enough time…and we really don’t want to risk cutting ourselves or scratching the glass! Do you have any tricks you could share to get rid of the sap safely and easily?

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Ask the Experts – Cleaning Stained Glass

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

Retro Stained Glass DoorErich M. from WA asks: My family and I have a wonderful little home on Whidbey Island that includes a retro style front door. I call it “retro’ because there’s a pie-shaped stained-glass panel inset at the top of our east facing door. We’ve always loved how it “glows” with the morning light – especially during the summertime –  but recently, we’ve noticed that the outside of the pane has some spotting, and the metal framework used between the individual pieces of glass looks really dull. We’d like to give it a thorough cleaning, but we’re concerned we’ll damage it. Do you have any professional tips you could share with us on how to clean stained glass?

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Ask the Experts – Cleaning Window Tracks

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

 Window Tracks Need Cleaning

Help! My window tracks need cleaning!

Malinda A from Burlington asks: Your blog post last month about cleaning window screens was really helpful. I used your tricks, my screens are looking great, and my house is lighter and brighter (well, it least it is when the sun peeks out from behind these rain clouds). But I still have a cleaning problem – my window tracks are filthy. I’ve tried wiping them with paper towels, I’ve tried using a “magic sponge”, and I’ve even tried vacuuming them, but no matter what I do, there are still deposits of icky hard dirt in the cracks and corners that I can’t seem to loosen up. I’m thinking that a spray on oven-cleaner might do the trick, but I really don’t want to use that kind of chemical in my house. Do you have any special secrets you could share with me?

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Ask the Experts – Cleaning Window Screens

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

Cleaning Window ScreensSamantha M. from Anacortes asks: Now that winter is almost over (I hope), I really want to let the sunshine in…but my window screens are just filthy. I know that the best way to clean them is to take them out, but some of them just won’t budge. Do you have any tips you can share to help me clean my screens while they’re still in place?

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Ask the Experts – Cleaning Plastic Windows

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

Plastic Window Cleaning TipsRay G. from Mount Vernon asks: Here’s an interesting one for you. My wife and I just purchased a home with a finished basement. Originally, we thought that the basement windows were installed with glass panes coated with plastic sheeting (and we fully intended on removing the discolored coating). But, we just discovered that the panes are actually made of plastic, and it’s the panes themselves that need cleaning. We want to remove the grime and water spots, but we’re really not interested in scratching the plastic panes. Do you have any expert advice you could share with us?

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Ask The Experts: A Tough Window Cleaning Solution

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

Burt L. from Whidbey Island asks: I came across your blog the other day when I was looking Windshield Cleaning Solutionfor some tips on getting my deck ready for winter, and I thought you may have an answer to my “toughest cleaning question”.  Since you specialize in window cleaning, do you have any tips on how to get the inside windshield of my car clean? I’ve tried using glass cleaner, but it’s still streaky, and I can’t get the bottom couple of inches (where it meets the dash) clean at all.

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Ask the Experts: More Window Cleaning Tips

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

Clean your WindowsMichelle L. from Mount Vernon asks: When I was a little girl, both my Grandma and my Mother told me that the best way to get our windows clean was with white vinegar, a splash of ammonia, and newsprint. So, that’s what I’ve always done, but it seems to take forever, and my windows don’t stay clean for long! I’ve noticed that you don’t mention that method on your website…why not?

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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?
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Before and After Window Cleaning

5 Reasons Why Clean Windows Are Good For Business

Like every other aspect of your business, dirty or unkempt areas have a negative impact. The key is cleanliness—and for a few good reasons.

#1 – Customer Perception

If your business has foot traffic, you better believe your visitors are noticing those windows. And it matters most if you own a food establishment, where sanitation matters, or any sort of business where you depend on natural lighting or window views to have a positive impact. Continue reading