When it comes to keeping windows clean and clear, many people make the mistake of overpaying for window-washing products. Window-washing products are part of a multi-billion dollar industry and something every home needs to keep windows as clean as possible. Between manufacturing, distribution and advertising costs, it can be very expensive to buy enough window-cleaning products for an entire year.
Some Cleaning Products Have Dangerous Contents
While the cost of window-cleaning products can be very expensive, it can be much more expensive to treat any injuries that might arise. Getting ammonia-based cleaning products in the eyes can cause eye damage, and the fumes can overwhelm people with respiratory problems as well as small children.
The potential for poisoning also can be high if young children are in the home and the products are not stored properly to prevent young children from trying to ingest the products that might look like a soft drink to small kids. Many cleaning products contain potentially harmful chemicals and cleaning agents that can aggravate health conditions in people who might be allergic or result chemical burns or other health issues.
Simple Water and Soap Solution Works Best
The most effective window-cleaning agent also is the most affordable. All it takes is warm, clean tap water and a couple drops of dish detergent and no more. The solution will help to scrub stubborn dirt spots from windows while also cleaning off any grime or other substances that might find their way onto windows and make the view of the world less clear than it should be.
Using paper towels to clean windows also is a waste of money. A good, clean terry cloth or even some old, clean T-shirts can provide streak-free and fiber-free windows while also saving a great deal of money.
How much do you spend on window-cleaning products each year?