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Thursday, June 26, 2014

How to Wash Your Windows the Eco-Friendly Way

According to Scientific American, it’s true that many household cleaners contain substances that may be toxic. However, you can still get your windows clean without hurting the environment. Let’s discuss a few eco-friendlier ways to wash your windows:


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1.  The folks at BobVila.com suggest using mild soap, water and a soft sponge on your windows instead of toxic glass cleaning chemicals. It’s the simplest and safest way to clean! Just be sure to rinse and wipe dry to avoid soap stains.

2. Here’s an eco-friendly window cleaner recipe from Oprah.com: Combine three tablespoons of vinegar, 1/3 teaspoon of liquid vegetable soap and two cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray as needed!

3. A similar recipe from LifeHacker advises mixing equal parts of vinegar, water and isopropyl alcohol inside a spray bottle for an eco-friendly glass cleaner. Use it on windows, mirrors and more.
If you’re not interested in concocting your own green glass cleaner, you can find some environmentally-friendly brands in stores. Popular products include:
  • Attitude Window & Mirror Eco-Cleaner
  • California Rose Garden Glass Cleaner
  • Begley's Natural Glass Cleaner
  • Better Life I Can See Clearly, Wow! Natural Glass Cleaner
  • Citra Clear Natural Glass & Window Cleaner
Find more eco-friendly glass cleaners (with links to purchase) here. Which do you prefer to use on your new windows from Superior Windowland – commercial cleaning supplies or homemade solutions? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Tell us at our Facebook page!

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