I have been in the house cleaning business for almost 20 years now, and have tried numerous glass cleaners for our customer’s windows and mirrors. The biggest issue is that most of them cost a fortune and will occasionally cause a lot of streaking. Several years ago, I decided to embark on a quest to find the best glass cleaner to enhance my business and so I could recommend good products to my customers. In order to conduct my experiment, I purchased every glass cleaner I could find. There were a couple that were pretty good, but also pretty costly. Being a business owner, I of course wanted to keep my costs down without sacrificing quality.
It wasn’t until one day when I went out to do an estimate for a potential customer that I found my solution. He had called me to get a price on not only conducting a spring cleaning for his 3,500 square foot home, but also wanted a price on cleaning the thirty-eight extremely dirty windows that he had neglected to clean the past couple of years. This potential client did mention to me that he had previously used a window cleaning company that had made their own window cleaning solution. While he had hoped to use them again because his windows were “never as clean as when they cleaned his windows with their DIY window cleaning solution,” this future client couldn’t find the company that cleaned his windows. Instead, he decided to give us a chance to not only clean his windows, but the rest of his home as well.
Well, while that was good news for us at the time, we still did have that one huge, glaring problem; what was I going to use on his windows? The name brand window cleaner that we used was pretty good, but it sounded like he was sure a DIY cleaner would be better.
Initially, I went online to find the best window cleaner that I could make. It took some trial and lots of error but after a while, I was able to come up with the best window cleaner. In my professional opinion this is the best window cleaning solution, I have seen this work wonders to clean not only windows, but mirrors, auto glass, light fixtures, and more. On the business side, I really appreciate the humongous savings. What once cost me $2.50 to $5.00 for 16 ounces of window cleaner now cost me a couple of cents (plus the plastic reusable spray bottle we put it in). Reusing the spray bottle is another benefit for us since we are always working to expand upon our low-impact, environmentally-friendly habits. We take pride in our green approach to products and practices, and will always recycle and contribute in any way we can to a cleaner planet.
We tested the window cleaner on a bunch of our personal windows and mirrors before we went to that customer’s home to clean his windows. We got the formula right and he was extremely happy with the way his windows and mirrors looked (as well as the rest of the house), and has continued to use us ever since.
We usually make the window cleaner in bulk since we do thousands of windows and mirrors in a year. For a gallon of window cleaner, you would need:
- 14 cups Water
- 4 cups White Vinegar
- 2 Tbls Dawn Dish Detergent
- 2 Tbls Jet Dry
In retrospect, I could not be more grateful that he gave us the challenge of finding a perfect mixture for us to use. We have been using this window cleaning solution for years now.
If you prefer not to clean your windows and home but would like a nice deep cleaning from SET Cleaning, please complete the “Request for FREE Estimate” form on our home page at www.setcleaning.com. If you would rather give us a call and enjoy our amazing customer service, you can reach us at 804-598-1005.