Are you new to window cleaning but will love to clean like a seasoned professional? Do you want to know the fastest way to improve your skills?
As a window cleaning guide newbie, it’s easy to start comparing yourselves to other window cleaning professionals that have many years of experience. This can make you see the wide gap in efficiency.
It is important to know that cleaners pick up tips over the years that enable them to become very diligent and effective. That applies to you too, to be a professional, be ready to always learn how to perfect your skills. We at Arizona Window Washers gladly offer you 5 effective cleaning skills that will help you transition from a beginner to a professional.
1. Start Small
Don’t jump right into using a big squeegee for your window cleaning. Use a small squeegee as you would be able to maneuver it and build skills. If you have leftover water from sills, a small squeegee can be used to remove it.
2. Avoid Using Too Much Soap
Using too much soap makes the cleaning harder. This also causes the window to dry too fast thereby leaving a film on the glass. You can use detergent or even a bar of dish soap, just use a little.
3. Sea Sponge
A sea sponge can be used to wash window frames and sills. It can also be used to soak up water from sills and frames before using a squeegee.
4. Optimal Squeegee Technique
For a clean look, you should master the squeegee technique. While using the squeegee, pause a little. Let the water run down the blade before you remove the squeegee from the glass. Doing this will prevent the water from splattering on the surface of the window, leaving it dirty.
5. Drink Water
Hydrate yourself well before working. You do not want to suffer complications from dehydration while working. These complications will interrupt our work and will make a good impression on your client; especially if it could have been avoided with a simple task as drinking water. So, before you start work to get yourself hydrated.
If you are a beginner, and you are passionate about your job, continue learning. Skills picked up over time are important but you can still do more to set you apart from other cleaners. Keep up with new cleaning products and equipment. Undergo training, get certifications.
To set you apart, you can join organizations like ICWA (International Window Cleaning Association). ICWA offers training and certifications for window cleaners who are passionate about their jobs and want to make a difference.
Arizona Window Washers offers more services than just window cleaning! All of our services can be very useful as the season changes:
- Window Washing: Our window cleaning equipment and materials allow for a clean lasting up to 6 months. Our additives to our cleaners help propel dirt, keeping your windows clean and streak free for months. So, if you didn’t get them clean for summer, it might be wise to schedule that appointment soon.
- Gutter Cleaning: Depending on your foliage levels near your home, your gutters may become full of debris at the end of autumn, so why not start off with clear and empty gutters? Hiring us to clear our your gutters means you don’t have to mess with gloves, disposal of debris, ladders, and the other aspects of gutter cleaning everyone hates.