Residential Window Cleaning (Interior)

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Residential Window Cleaning (Interior) by Mind Map: Residential Window Cleaning (Interior)

1. Squeegee

1.1. Straight Pull-Vertical

1.1.1. Right Handed

1.1.1.1. Start at top right corner with squeegee positioned horizontally

1.1.1.2. pull straight down at a slight angle with the left end of squeegee tilted slightly upward to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.1.1.3. Continue across the window in the same fashion until the whole window has been squeegeed

1.1.1.4. Closing Out

1.1.1.4.1. On each pull down the glass, roll the rubber off the frame to limit the amount of water left on the glass

1.1.2. Left handed

1.1.2.1. Start at top left corner with squeegee positions horizontally

1.1.2.2. pull straight down at a slight angle with the right end of squeegee tilted slightly upward to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.1.2.3. Continue across the window in the same fashion until the whole window has been squeegeed

1.1.2.4. Closing Out

1.1.2.4.1. On each pull down the glass, roll the rubber off the frame to limit the amount of water left on the glass

1.2. Straight Pull-Horizontal

1.2.1. Right handed

1.2.1.1. Start at the top left corner with squeegee positioned vertically

1.2.1.2. Pull straight across at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the left side of the window to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.2.1.3. continue down the window in the same fashion until the whole window has been squeegeed

1.2.1.4. Closing Out

1.2.1.4.1. on each pull across the glass roll the rubber off the frame to limit water run off

1.2.2. Left handed

1.2.2.1. Start at the top right corner with squeegee positioned vertically

1.2.2.2. Pull straight across at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the right side of the window to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.2.2.3. continue down the window in the same fashion until the whole window has been squeegeed

1.2.2.4. Closing Out

1.2.2.4.1. on each pull across the glass roll the rubber off the frame to limit water run off

1.3. Fanning (advanced)

1.3.1. Right handed

1.3.1.1. Start at the top left corner with squeegee positioned vertically

1.3.1.2. Pull straight across at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the left side of the window to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.3.1.3. Turn squeegee horizontal while moving across the window just before reaching the top right corner

1.3.1.4. pull squeegee down the window at a slight angle with the left side angled slightly upward to run excess water off the wet side

1.3.1.5. while continuing to move the squeegee turn the squeegee vertical again and move across the window back toward the left side at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the right side to ensure water runs off the wet side

1.3.1.6. Turn squeegee horizontal while moving across the window just before reaching the left side

1.3.1.7. Continue down and across the window in this same fashion

1.3.1.8. Closing Out

1.3.1.8.1. finish with a horizontal straight pull to the bottom left or right side of the window and "rolling" the rubber off the edge of the frame

1.3.1.8.2. OR

1.3.1.8.3. Finish with a vertical pull to the bottom left or right corner of the window and "rolling" the rubber off the edge of the frame

1.3.2. Left handed

1.3.2.1. Start at the top right corner with squeegee positioned vertically

1.3.2.2. Pull straight across at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the right side of the window to ensure that water runs off the "wet side" and doesn't leave a thin line of water on the squeegeed side

1.3.2.3. Turn squeegee horizontal while moving across the window just before reaching the top left corner

1.3.2.4. pull squeegee down the window at a slight angle with the right side angled slightly upward to run excess water off the wet side

1.3.2.5. while continuing to move the squeegee turn the squeegee vertical again and move across the window back toward the right side at a slight angle with the bottom of the squeegee tilted slightly toward the left side to ensure water runs off the wet side

1.3.2.6. Turn squeegee horizontal while moving across the window just before reaching the right side

1.3.2.7. Continue down and across the window in this same fashion

1.3.2.8. Closing Out

1.3.2.8.1. finish with a horizontal straight pull to the bottom left or right side of the window and "rolling" the rubber off the edge of the frame

1.3.2.8.2. OR

1.3.2.8.3. Finish with a vertical pull to the bottom left or right corner of the window and "rolling" the rubber off the edge of the frame

2. Detergent Selection

2.1. 1st Choice

2.1.1. Sprayway

2.2. 2nd Choice

2.2.1. Lightly damp mop

3. Window Dressings

3.1. Pull blinds to fully open position

3.1.1. support bottom of blinds as string is puled and blinds are raised to prevent pulling from the braces

3.1.2. turn blinds to fully open prior to raising them to prevent damage

3.2. Move curtains to fully open

3.2.1. secure in open position

3.3. Remove any items on sill

3.3.1. remove and safely secure any items stored on the window sill

3.4. Remove any hanging items on window

3.4.1. remove and safely secure any itmes hanging on the glass

4. Wet

4.1. Lightly spray window with sprayway

4.1.1. covering 90% of glass

4.1.2. Spray glass from approx 10-12 inches from glass and use a truly light covering

5. Interior Storm Windows

5.1. Typically found on Pella windows

5.2. Some styles have interior storms that have to be removed

5.3. loosen clips

5.4. remove

5.5. clean

5.6. detail

5.7. replace

6. Detail

6.1. With a dry blue HUCK towel (NOT A MICROFIBER)

6.2. Wipe top, sides, and bottom of glass including the frame

6.3. Window Sill

6.3.1. With microfiber (NOT A HUCK) wipe sill clean

6.4. Frame

6.4.1. Wipe any over spray or run off from frames

6.4.2. Wipe frame clean

7. Removable Muntons/Grids

7.1. Most are secured by clips

7.1.1. Some are secured with pins at the top side and bottom side of the wood

7.2. gently pull with light pressure on either side of each individual section until it releases from the clip

7.3. set aside and clean window

7.4. Replace by lining up with clips

7.5. push on center of each individual section with light pressure until it clips back into clip

8. Reset Window

8.1. replace all "nick nacks" on sill

8.2. rehang all items that were on the glass

8.3. reset blinds and curtains to original position

8.4. Leave it as you found it

9. Scrub

9.1. use the blue non abrasive scrub pad to lightly scrub the entire glass window, paying special attention to the corners of the window

10. SPECIAL NOTES

10.1. French Pane/True Divided

10.1.1. Identifiable by small individual panes in each window

10.1.2. lightly spray each pane

10.1.3. wipe around edges of each pane with a HUCK towel

10.1.4. wipe the remaining center of each pane

10.1.5. with a MICROFIBER towel, wipe each section of the frames.

10.2. Window Frames

10.2.1. use a sill brush located in the window box

10.2.2. brush any dirt, bugs, or other debris from the bottom of the window

10.2.3. lightly spray bottom of frame with sprayway and wipe clean with a MICROFIBER towel

10.2.4. Use a sill brush to clean the inside sides of the window frames as best as is possible

10.3. Spring loaded Storm windows

10.3.1. typically found on french pane style windows

10.3.1.1. Typically will have a screen and two windows

10.3.2. springs located at the bottom corners of storm windows

10.3.3. push the tabs toward the middle of the window and pull the lower section towards you. This will remove the storm from teh frame

10.3.4. slide the storm downward and tilt left or right to release the top pins from the frame

10.3.5. Repeat for screen and remaining storm windows

10.4. For screen removal, see (WINDOW CLEANING EXTERIOR)

11. start on the inside

11.1. prevents you from bringing dirt and other debris inside after cleaning outside

11.2. Start on teh highest floor

11.2.1. start on side A (front of house) and work your way around

11.2.2. Move down to the next floor and around in the same fashion.