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Keeping Your Windows Clean


A window cleaner you would be, If you could see the things I see, When I’m cleaning windows...

George Formby sees all kinds of things when he’s cleaning windows. Honeymooning couples, an alcoholic in a bathtub and a famous talkie queen who pulls down her… blind. Most of us won’t have such an interesting time cleaning out own windows, but it’s a job that needs to be done. Here’s our guide.


  • Bucket 
  • Detergent 
  • Mop 
  • Scraper 
  • Squeegee 
  • Rag 

Fill a bucket with detergent and water. You can spend a lot of money on special window cleaning detergents, but all detergents have identical properties at the chemical level (they all consist of molecules that like to attach to water at one end and grease at the other) so we recommend you simply use washing up liquid. 

Apply the soapy water to the window with a mop, and remove any stubborn deposits (that might have been left by stubborn seagulls!) with the scraper. Use a squeegee, a T-shaped tool with a hard rubber edge, to remove the soapy water and all the attached dirt from the window. Place the squeegee at the top corner and snake down to the bottom corner. The large central panes of your window will now be clean. 

keeping your windows clean

Finish off the edges of your window with a rag - a micro-fibre cloth is ideal for this, but an old cotton T-shirt will do. Give the frame a wipe round and you’re done. 

At Conservatories Etc, we can provide you with the best help and advice when choosing the windows for your home. Call us on 01953 600505, email, or pop in and see us at our showrooms in Wymondham and Diss.