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Window Detailing 101 – Vacuuming

Window Frame and Sill Vacuuming is Included in Every Gold Package: Vacuuming is the Proper Way to Remove Dust and Debris

 

If you are going to hire a company or individual to clean your windows, first ask yourself what level of detail you might be expecting from the company.  If you have ever cleaned your own windows, did you vacuum the frames and wipe them down as part of the window cleaning job? Would it make a difference in how you valued the service you hired knowing that vacuuming and detailing is offered?  Would you consider buying that value even if it meant spending more money?  When you step over to look at your windows, do you see a lot of loose dust?  Did you know, this loose dust also goes right on the glass, lowers the quality of air in your home, and makes the windows dirtier? If the window is right next to the bed, that dust is being breathed in every night while you’re sleeping and nobody wants that!  Ask your window cleaning provider if they vacuum the sills and frames. 

     

window sill vacuuming

 

Vacuuming Window Frame – Common for Dust to Accumulate here

The photo above shows the vacuuming done on the window sill.  Dust gathers here from the blinds that are closed during the winter or summertime months. The photo below shows the vacuuming done on the window frame.  This is important to clean when inside blinds are closed or go without regular cleaning. There tends to be a lot of dust in master bedrooms, guest bedrooms, and living room areas.  In other words, both the frame and the sill will accumulate the most dust in the heavily used areas.

window frame vacuuming

If you have not had your windows cleaned every year, then the first cleaning should include window vacuuming as part of the cleaning.  My Window Guys includes vacuuming as part of every service, and especially recommends vacuuming on the very first cleaning as it will make a big difference in air quality.  Vacuuming allows the glass to be cleaned and the frame to get wiped down thoroughly after the glass has been done.  Removing built up dust and debris creates a healthier environment inside the home, preventing dust and allergens from swirling around the air, or settling on your window glass.  

Another factor in window vacuuming is blind vacuuming.  In certain cases, the window blinds are so dusty that the blinds ought to be vacuumed as part of the window service.  It makes no sense to clean windows, frames, sills and glass only to close up those freshly cleaned areas with dirty, dusty blinds.  Vacuuming blinds with a brush attachment like shown in the photos above is the best first step to cleaning most window blinds.  Often blinds will need a wiping down after a vacuuming, but most of the time just vacuuming will prevent dust and debris from building up more quickly on the inside window system and getting into the air.   Consider these important details when hiring a window cleaning company.  When in doubt, call My Window Guys for a free in home consultation and dust and debris audit.   

Think the Outside of Your Windows is the Only Part Needing Cleaning? Think Again

dirt in window sill

An example of dirty water after the glass has been cleaned

Outside windows tend to get dirty, and look dirty much sooner than the inside windows of your home. The outside windows are subjected to the elements such as airborne dirt, allergens, and pollen. Well what about the inside of the windows? It’s the same problem as the outside; dirt and allergens can get in and cling to the window.

 

These photos show pure, clean water that, when applied to the inside glass, turned black from removing the dirt, allergens, pollen and whatever else was on there. I let the black water pool at the bottom of the track for these photos to show just how dirty the water can be and thus how much ‘dirt’ was on that inside glass before our indoor window cleaning.

dirty water from window washing

Allergens, pollen, and dirt turn the water black

 

My Window Guys recommends every 12 to 14 months to have the inside windows cleaned and detailed to prevent dirty build up. The exception to this general rule is the sliding glass door and front door, or any window that is frequently used in the day to day operation of your home. Our pure, clean water method is the very best at cleaning glass. In fact, cleaning glass with purified water means fingerprints come off with a dry, lint free cloth, so you can spot clean easier and enjoy clean glass longer. Call us today for a free home audit of all your windows!

Residential Window Screen Cleaning

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Window screens.  The window screens in residential home windows are often the most difficult to clean properly.  Window screens are also one of the most important parts of the window, especially during the time of year when we love to leave our windows open, but would prefer to keep the bugs out.  If you have ever attempted to clean your own screens you probably encountered a degree of difficulty to do that.  For example, how hard some of the screens are to get out of the window itself.  Or, that the sun has already damaged the screen material, making them look bad.  Or that perhaps the frame itself is a little fragile from prior removals or just time in the elements. 

The normal action for cleaning screens is to remove them and then use a bucket of soapy water and a soft bristle brush.  Another technique is some old cloths and a bucket of water and rub them out by hand.  Both techniques are as ‘old as the hills’, tried and true methods.  Ever thought there was a better way?  There is!

My Window Guys uses an IFC screen cleaning Eagle machine, the ideal tool for the professional window cleaner to get the very best results for our clients.  We can clean screens large and small, in good or bad condition, and the screen will be cleaned better and stay clean for longer.  Screen cleaning this way makes sure that there are no missed spots as when cleaning by hand and the screen comes clean, top to bottom and on both sides at the same time.

Call My Window Guys today and give your screens a well earned bath!

Cleaner, Longer after Professional Window Cleaning!

Cleaner, Longer after Professional Window Cleaning!

professional window cleaningWe all enjoy opening our windows and feeling the breeze when the weather is nice. It always feels great to have fresh air blowing through your home on a cool windy day. Unfortunately, with the breeze comes dust from lawn care and pollen from plants. The heating/cooling system will pull some contaminants from the air after the windows are closed, but the system can’t get all the dust before it settles on your interior glass. After having a professional window cleaning company clean your windows try to stay aware of when neighbors have hired a landscaping or lawn service. Closing windows during these times will prevent dirty air from blowing into your home. Another example of when to keep windows closed is during seasons of heavy plant pollination. Pollen is another contaminant that we want to keep out of your home. Keeping it out keeps it off your windows. If there happens to be grandchildren or toddlers coming to visit, you may have to accept that your windows will soon have many tiny finger prints. Friends and family that come to your home often leave the occasional fingerprint or our furry friends leave a little nose print. This is something that is expected and unfortunately always seems to happen the same day that your windows are cleaned. A step you can take instead of calling your professional window cleaner to come back for every finger and nose print is to use a microfiber or terry cloth that has not been washed with fabric softener to “dry-wipe” the print off the glass. In conclusion, the best way to keep the interior of your windows cleaner for longer is to keep them closed as often as possible, ask visitors if they would please be mindful, and to “dry-wipe” finger and nose prints without spraying solution.

Professional Window Cleaner

Your Professional Window Cleaner – My Window Guys Venice Florida

professional window cleanerProfessional window cleaners go above and beyond to make sure your home clean your windows.  Window screens are an example. The window screens in residential home windows are often the most difficult to clean properly. Window screens are also one of the most important parts of the window, especially during the time of year when we love to leave our windows open, but would prefer to keep the bugs out. If you have ever attempted to clean your own screens you probably encountered a degree of difficulty to do that. For example, how hard some of the screens are to get out of the window itself. Or, that the sun has already damaged the screen material, making them look bad. Or that perhaps the frame itself is a little fragile from prior removals or just time in the elements.

The normal action for cleaning screens is to remove them and then use a bucket of soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Another technique is some old cloths and a bucket of water and rub them out by hand. Both techniques are as ‘old as the hills’, tried and true methods. Ever thought there was a better way? There is! My Window Guys uses an IFC screen cleaning Eagle machine, the ideal tool for the professional window cleaner to get the very best results for our clients. We can clean screens large and small, in good or bad condition, and the screen will be cleaned better and stay clean for longer. Screen cleaning this way makes sure that there are no missed spots as when cleaning by hand and the screen comes clean, top to bottom and on both sides at the same time.

Call My Window Guys today and give your screens a well earned bath!

Residential Window Cleaning in Venice, FL

Residential Window Cleaning in Venice, FL

residential window cleaning veniceWhen you hire a residential professional window cleaner, most likely they will use a squeegee to ‘finish’ the cleaning of the glass. Squeegee finishing is the tried and true method to achieve the results that clients who hire the best window washing services want and are willing to pay for. Be wary of window cleaning services that use just rags or cloths to clean your glass! Why? At first it may look clean, but very shortly afterwards the dirt and streak marks left behind by the cloth will begin to show up make your window glass appear dirty again. A squeegee is a manufactured tool that has a handle, a metal frame to hold the rubber, and a custom manufactured rubber insert specifically designed for professional window cleaning services, whether the job is a residential window cleaning job or a commercial window cleaning job. Window glass has many variances in the surface and smoothness that require a squeegee. The design of the rubber allows for a professional window cleaner to remove the dirt and debris from the glass. As the squeegee moves across the surface of the glass, the movement ‘pulls’ the dirt off and pushes it along length of the squeegee. The best window cleaners know how to work the squeegee so the water and cleaning agent is removed from the glass in one continuing motion. This movement in the hands of a professional window cleaner results in glass so clean it’s amazing! To be the best window cleaning company in Sarasota County My Window Guys finishes your window glass with only the highest quality squeegee tools. With My Window Guys, we know how to do the squeegee cleaning to let in the Sunshine!

Venice Window Cleaning Services

Venice Window Cleaning Services

Venice Window Cleaning ServicesWindow Cleaning Services often include Screen Cleaning as part of their outdoor window cleaning services. The conventional method for cleaning residential window cleaning screens is with a rag and soapy water, and usually by hand. This is risky because ‘hand washing’ pushes on the screen material more than it is designed for. While this is convenient and a common approach, there is a better way! My Window Guys uses a professional screen washing tool called and IPC Screen Eagle. The IPC Screen Eagle allows an outdoor window cleaner to clean screens better so that the cleaning lasts longer. How? The screen cleaning tool has built in brushes to sweep away stuck on dust and allergens from the screen material more completely and reduces the chance of damage that could occur from pushing on the screen to get off the dust and dirt. Cleaning by hand also could result in an inferior finish where dust and dirt is missed. My Window Guys uses the IPC Screen Eagle to achieve a more complete and higher quality professional window cleaning job for EVERY clients’ home and the results are outstanding. Our goal is to be the best window cleaner for our clients’, and My Window Guys is proud to use technology to get the job done well, every time! My Window Guys, cleaning to let in the Sunshine and keep the dirt off your screens when your windows are open!

Are You Looking for the Best Window Cleaning Services? Vacuum First, Clean Second

Are You Looking for the best Window Cleaning Services?  Vacuum First, Clean Second

best window cleaning servicesAre you looking for the best window cleaning services?  Vacuum First, Clean Second the get the best window cleaning results for your home. Window cleaning services that DO NOT vacuum your window sills and frames FIRST end up pushing around dust and dirt that will find its way back on to the glass. That dust and dirt will continue to be there even if you have clean glass and then the effort of professionally cleaning windows on the inside will have been wasted. The best window cleaners will always vacuum your inside window frames, openings and sills before professionally cleaning them with a clean, fresh squeegee. Ask your window washing service, ‘are you going to vacuum my window openings on the inside before you wash my windows?’ or ask them if their professional window washing service includes vacuuming as part of their package. If they do not, then call My Window Guys at 941-786-0007 where vacuuming your window opening, sills and frames are part of every Gold Standard Package!

Exterior Window Cleaning

Exterior Window Cleaning with Purified Water

Are you needing exterior window cleaning in Nokomis, FL?  Isn’t cleaning windows difficult? Ever thought that maybe there was a better way? There is!

My Window Guys has invested in Water purification technology to clean your windows. Cleaning the glass is just the start of it. Water Fed Pole cleaning with water purification technology allows My Window Guys to clean the glass, frames, window opening, window sills and shutters, all at the same time! The key is in the filters. Regular tap water passes through 4 stage filtration system before deposited in a holding tank. Water that comes out of the filters is so pure that dirt and grime ‘run off’ your window glass leaving a streak free look and clean. We also use top quality brushes on your home.. My Window Guys uses the finest quality brush attachments with long soft bristles that get more dirt and grime from windows than any conventional method. Our System can reach 2 nd story windows more easily as well! Water Fed Poles can reach upwards of 50’ + without climbing a ladder. Water Fed Pole cleaning work 20% better on your window frames, glass and openings, saves 50% time and effort in hard to reach areas, and no chemicals in window cleaning save 100% of potential harsh chemicals falling on your plants and bushes.

Give your windows a good brush by calling My Window Guys, cleaning to let in the Sunshine!