How To Clean Your Entire Window Like A Pro

Posted on: 21 July 2016

Window cleaning is probably not something on your weekly cleaning list, maybe not even on your monthly cleaning list. It should be on your list though, as your windows help give you a great view of the world outside and add curb appeal to your homes exterior. Cleaning your windows both inside and out only takes a few minutes per window. See below for helpful tips on how to clean your windows like a professional.

Exterior Window Cleaning

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Ladder (to reach higher windows)
  • Soft brush with a long handle
  • Bucket
  • Hose with spray attachment
  • 3.5 oz. Jet Dry dishwasher detergent
  • 1/4 cup powder dishwasher detergent
  • 2 gallons hot water
  • 1/4 cup ammonia
  • 4 tablespoons isopropyl alcohol


  1. Mix all of the ingredients into the bucket.
  2. Spray the first window with water until it is entirely wet.
  3. Use the long-handled brush to scrub the windows using the mixture from the bucket.
  4. Rinse the window clean and allow it to air dry.
  5. Repeat for each window on your house.

Interior Window Cleaning

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Spray bottle
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup liquid dish soap
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Microfiber cloths


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray the mixture liberally onto your first window and wipe it clean using a microfiber cloth.
  3. Repeat the process on all of your windows for a nice streak-free shine.

Indoor Window Track Cleaning

The track inside your windows can get filthy dirty. Cleaning this area may seem like a chore, but it can be done easily.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Old toothbrush
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Old rags
  • Butter knife


  1. Sprinkle the baking soda on the dirtiest parts of the window track.
  2. Next, using a spoon, pour a little bit of white vinegar onto the baking soda. The two ingredients together will begin to bubble, which means it's working.
  3. Allow the mixture to set for about 10 minutes, then using the toothbrush, scrub and move the filth to the center of the window track.
  4. Using the old rags, wipe everything clean. If any gunk remains in the corners, cover a butter knife with a rag and use it to get it into the small crevices. A cotton swab will also work.

Cleaning all of your windows does take time, but it's well worth the effort in the end. For more information, contact Walker's Carpet Care & Janitorial Services Inc or a similar company.