Now, we’ve all been there. It’s a lovely day and just as you’ve decided to take a break from either your work or domestic chores, you slump into the sofa and look out of the window only to have your lovely view spoilt by dirty windows.
So, you take a big sigh and decide your cup of tea or coffee can wait just while you give them a quick clean. You get out the cleaning product, your bucket and cloths and go for it. Once done, you look at pride at your work and give yourself a pat on the shoulder for being so industrious then go back to sit on that comfy spot on the sofa which everyone knows is yours.
Feet up and drink in hand, you turn to look at the view and to your horror, the dirt on your windows has been replaced by streaks. The promised Netflix binge is postponed as you get out your laptop and furiously search for the very best way to ensure clean streak-free windows.
And then you find it. Almost like a pot of glowing treasure at the end of the rainbow is a beautiful window vacuum that promises to make all your dreams come true. It’s a bit of a price but at least if you have one, you’ll know that your friends and neighbors will look at your bright clean windows with nothing but envy.
But do they work? The thing is, if something looks too good to be true, it might just be that. No doubt, window cleaning technology has come on leaps and bounds from the old bucket, vinegar and rag days. These nifty little devices are all the rage now so let’s look at what they do.
A window vacuum is a small handheld device that usually comes with two attachments, one for applying the detergent and another for vacuuming off the residue water.
They are easy to use and can be great for small windows that are easy to reach and can even be used on mirrors and tiles indoors making them a multifunctional investment.
They don’t take up much space so you can tuck them in the cupboard under the sink until the next time and the results they achieve are often pretty good.
The problem with the window vacuum is that they are only good for easy to reach smaller windows. They also cannot remove heavy dirt so no getting away from elbow grease for that job. They can be quite expensive for what they are and you really do need to consider whether the results they achieve are really that much better than if you had the right technique to clean your windows properly in the first place.
As we have seen, you may well have to still use more traditional methods for some of your other windows so you need to consider this before you splash out and buy one.
In reality, you will still probably need a bucket, detergent, and clothes so why not check out these amazing hints and tips before you go spending your hard-earned cash.