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Excellent reliable and cost-effective service.

-Mr P, York

Thank you for sending me two such pleasant hard working young ladies. Where do you find them?

-Mrs G, Thirsk

I would recommend the Cleanhome service to anyone it’s great value for money easy to set up and Sharon and Phil are extremely professional. My cleaner Kate always does a fantastic job.

-Mrs B, York

Cleanhome York were very quick to respond to my initial query and were able to find me the right support in less than one week. I was looking for a cleaner as soon as possible … but I never thought Cleanhome would be able to act so quickly. I had not heard of Cleanhome York before so I was very impressed with this service. Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!

-Mrs C, Great Ouseburn

What is the best method for cleaning windows?

Why is it important to have clean windows and what is the best method for cleaning windows?

Windows in a home are more than just a visual sight. Windows not only help keep our homes cool in warm weather providing much-needed ventilation, while also protect us from cold weather when it snowing outside, or those chilled polar vortex winds that continue to rise due to ongoing climate change debate. Owing to its benefits, a home looks beautiful when its windows are clean, making those crystal clear glass a sight to watch as we live a comfortable life.

Bett Methods of cleaning windows

Many believe that cleaning windows is a tough job. Many homeowners never give window cleaning a thought. Mainly because it just adds to the already growing list of work we need to complete in our busy everyday lives. However, we have got some tips on how easily and effortlessly, homeowners can clean their windows, and make their living place clearer. Above all, many of the tips cost-effective, and techniques easy enough to apply on a routine basis.

The Best (DIY) method for cleaning windows.

The best known to do it yourself (DIY) method for window cleaning involves using water, paper, and vinegar. It is also one of the cheapest methods to apply. Mixing distilled vinegar with some hot or warm water can make the best window cleaning recipe, on par with many professional on the shelf expensive cleaners. If windows are extremely dirty or grimy, cleaning them first with a mixture of soap and water is the first step. Then the process can be completed by using a sponge or spraying the mixture and then using paper as required.

The Professional Way

The second most professional way of window cleaning involves using a squeegee. There are numerous cleaning products available for the specific task of cleaning windows. However, just using a dishwashing liquid or the above-mentioned vinegar mixture and a squeegee can lead to streak free crystal clear windows. If you have not used a squeegee before you will find that you will need to practise first. Always take care when using a blade and rubber to ensure streaks are removed. Although many squeegees are easy to operate and non-electric, if your house has large windows and needs a thorough cleaning, electric squeegees can be of benefit. They come equipped with powerful blades and pressure gauge that applies the required pressure to remove even the toughest and stickiest of dirt.

Use Electronic tools

Recently, electronic cleaning tools have seen some growth. Some are equipped with extra materials such as a special window cleaning liquid, wipes, and rubber detachments like those in a squeegee that provide cleaning of large glass doors and windows.

The Green method for cleaning windows

Nowadays there is a trend to move away from using cleaning products and people are looking for alternative methods. Cleaning windows with E-clothes and water only is a great way of keeping your windows sparkling with minimum effort. Using just water and two different cloths produce perfect finishes and they are smear free shine.

This is an effortless method for cleaning windows and it will save you time and money. The E-cloths are machine washable so you will be able to use them many times.


How people clean their windows generally is based on each individual’s preference. If you read this article which was published in the Telegraph on the best method of cleaning windows you will find out why my preference is for using E-Cloths.

Here is another great article you should read 6 Amazing Homemade Window Cleaner Recipes. Try to experiment with some of these recipes as you may find that you can save yourself money.

If you find this article helpful then please visit our website to find other “Domestic Cleaning tips which can save you time too.”

Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 5th January Update


Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team