How to touch up your windows between professional cleanings – Part 1

Now that you have clean windows Everything is nice and sparkly, and you can see again!

But lets face it, things do happen between professional cleanings, and we’re sure you don’t want to have us back every two months (although, we wouldn’t mind).

We’ve made this touch-up and maintenance guide so that you can keep your windows clean when Rover gets too excited that your car just pulled up the driveway, or little Jimmy thinks that its a good idea to throw spaghetti and meatballs at your clean glass.

Basic touch-up window cleaning

First and foremost, we do not recommend the use of Windex or other ammonia-based glass cleaners.

Windex leaves a residue behind. Your windows will look clean after you use it, but this residue will attracts dust and fine particulates in the air, which will make your windows look dirty again very quickly. Ammonia can harm newer windows. as glass technology progresses, windows are often coated with special UV Coatings and sealant treatments. It varies by manufacturer, but the use ammonia and other harsh cleaners can damage the glass surface and even void the warranty on new windows!

For home touch-up, we recommend alcohol based foaming glass cleaners. Examples are

Zep Foaming Glass Cleaner

Zep window cleaner

Sprayaway Glass Cleaner

Sprayaway window cleaner

Both of these products are available for less than $5 at Home Depot, Lowes, WalMart and Target.

Also, we discourage the use of abrasives and/or razor on tempered glass. During the manufacturing process, microscopic bits of glass can get baked onto the glass surface (aka fabricating debris). When these particles are scraped the can rip across the glass and cause deep gouges and scratches. Here are some more tips for cleaning your glass between pro cleanings. Enjoy!