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Cleaning windows in Freezing Temps

The freezing winter temperature does nothing to help cleaning the window. As you wash, the windows, the water freezes over leaving a frustrated cleaner wondering what to do next. You may be tempted to use warm to hot water but remember the frozen window will end up cracking when it comes I contact with hot water. Do you mean to say that during winter we should not wash our windows? The answer is an absolute no. Winter snow leaves the window dirty when it melts and slides down the windows. This makes cleaning a must do. Here is a procedure to help you with window cleaning in freezing temperatures:

Tools needed

  • A squeegee
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Detergent or washing liquid
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lint free towel

In a ratio of 1:1, mix the water and alcohol. Add a few drops of a liquid dishwasher or mix a spoonful of detergent into the alcohol and water solution. This will be the cleaner that will be used with the cleaning process. The purpose of alcohol is to delay the freezing process. With the solution in a spray bottle, spray it on the window and use a squeegee to clean and remove the dirt from the window.

Some people use newspapers to wipe windows, but the lint free towel is the best to wipe glass windows when you are through with cleaning. Sponges are an option but use it in combination with a squeegee so that you are not left with streaks on the windows. Again remember to use cold water to mix the alcohol in for two reasons; first, alcohol has a lower boiling point than water, so hot water will make it evaporate sooner than you can work on the window.Second is the cracking window which we have already discussed.

There is a lot of information on the internet and other print media that can help you find other cleaning solutions for the winter season. Do not neglect your window with the winter as your excuse. However, be careful with other methods that seem suspicious or use tools and cleaning solutions that may harm you. Methanol is an option in case you cannot access alcohol, but you need to be cautious when using it. Professional window cleaners are an option as well so if you are not up for the challenge just make a call and lift off your burdens.