Probably the most common question asked of window cleaners is ” What detergent do you use in your water ?”. We have tried many different products over the years to add to the water. Most people think that what goes in the water is the magic behind cleaning windows. In fact it is the microfibre applicator that puts the water on the glass. The squeegee that removes the water that is most important. That said it is important to use a chemical that is very neutral. This so as not to stain fabrics or carpets if any drops of water land on them. If there are some drips it must be easy to wipe up and not stain or bleach fabrics. Also it is important that rubber seals around windows, window frames and surrounding paint work is not affected by the window cleaning process. The window cleaners are subject to getting the solution on their hands and splashes on other parts of the body. So again it is important the washing solution be very neutral and not an aggressive cleaning product. The products we trust are Palmolive, Morning Fresh or Sunlight dishwashing liquid. Any good quality dishwashing detergent is fine. We use very small amounts, more is not better too much leaves a sticky residue on the glass that attracts dust. So next time you see a window cleaner it is not what detergent is in the water but the equipment and the operator that makes those windows sparkle.
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