It is not always easy to clean windows and for this reason people hate washing their windows and put off this task consistently. One of the problems is that most cleaners contain chemicals that do not evaporate in a clear form and they leave a film on the window. You can end up spending more time trying to get the film off than you would have if it cleaned up correctly in the first place. This can be very frustrating but it does not have to be if you know the secrets to getting streak free windows.
The best products to use are those that contain ammonia because it does not leave a film on the windows and evaporates quickly. There are those cleaner that are sold in do-it-yourself or hardware stores that contain ammonia and are made in a concentrated form. This is one of the best types of cleaner that you can purchase but you need to make sure that you get the ratio of water versus cleaner correct and as directed on the packaging.
It is also important to use a squeegee to clean the window properly because they do not leave any lint and wipe away the most excess cleaner as possible. This means that the cleaner does not have time to leave any sort of film and also helps to speed up the evaporation process. You do have to keep an eye on the squeegee just as you would with any tool to make sure it is not cracked or it can lose its effectiveness.
If you really want to go all out, you can purchase a professional one that can be reused and the blade can be changed. Just remember to use an angle when cleaning the window and to overlap the strokes. Go from the top of the window to the bottom without stopping in one smooth motion. This allows for the best removal of the cleaning solution and aids in stopping streaks from being created.
If you use the proper cleaning solution along with the proper techniques then you never have to worry about your windows streaking again. Cleaning windows only has to be a chore if you make it one. Use a cleaner that is based on ammonia and use a squeegee to get the entire cleaner off of the windows. Follow the proper squeegee technique and your windows are clean in no time.