Of all the house-cleaning tasks people do, window cleaning is the most hated. It’s simply one of those things that people put off and try to avoid.
However, when the windows get washed, it dramatically affects the house’s cleanliness. Things look brighter and more vibrant when the layer of grime over them has been removed.
Luckily, with the Karcher window vac, cleaning the windows is super easy, and you needn’t dread the task any longer. It’s so easy since you spray, scrub, and wipe all with one handy tool.
To get the most out of your Karcher window vac, I’ve made this guide on how to use it.
How to clean windows with the Karcher window vac
Not only does the karcher window vac makes window cleaning easy, but it also makes it quite fun. If you follow a few steps, you will have clean and streak-free windows. Below is the step-by-step guide.
1 – Fill the spray bottle with the recommended dose of cleaning solution
It’s essential to read the instructions and only use the recommended amount. Otherwise, you will have too much window cleaning concentrate, leaving a layer of residue on the windows. Too little, and the dirt won’t be lifted from the window surface. Either way, you will likely end up with streaks on the glass.
Top the spray bottle up with water and give it a gentle shake to make the mixture homogeneous.
2 – Spray the area to be cleaned
Spray the entire window surface and make sure it is adequately soaked. The surface should be very wet to lift the dirt to be washed away. The window will dry out with too little solution before you’ve wiped it. It will also leave streaks if the surface is only slightly wet.
3 – Use the pad to scrub
Scrub the area with the pad attached to the Karcher window vac using an up-and-down motion. Make sure to scrub the entire area evenly so all the dirt is lifted away from the surface of the window.
If you see a scrubbed area starting to get a bit dry, respray it and rub it well.
4 – Use the vacuum to suck up the water and dirt
Once the entire surface to be cleaned has been scrubbed, it is time to use the squeegee end of the window vacuum cleaner.
Turn it on and methodically use a top to bottom motion to clean the surface. Do this right away after scrubbing to avoid the area drying out.
Use slow and deliberate strokes to ensure the vacuum can suck up all the water and dirt. Don’t press too hard; use even pressure, so it cleans evenly. Let the machine do the work, in other words.
5 – Use a cloth for detailing
If you have used a squeegee before, you know there are always spots that don’t get cleaned. Usually, they are subtle lines or streaks. Use a microfibre cloth to wipe these away instead of going over the area again with the vacuum.
Other uses for a Karcher window vac
This lightweight tool is not a one-trick pony. It also has other uses besides just cleaning windows. You’ll be surprised at how much help you get out of it. Here’s a list of a few different surfaces it can clean:
Mirrors also get dirty, but with a Karcher window vac, you can take care of streaks and splatters of toothpaste that inevitably spoil the view.
The process is the same as cleaning your windows, but you may only need a little cleaning liquid to get them clean.
The tiles in a bathroom can get quite dirty without you realizing it. Hard water scale builds up, as does soap scum. Tiles are more challenging to clean than other surfaces and often require special cleaning products that come in very handy when cleaning them. The Karcher window vac is one of the ideal gadgets to take care of the job.
You’ll likely need to use more cleaning liquid to do the job, but the process is essentially the same as when cleaning windows.
Mold is a common problem that many homeowners face in the bathroom. Even with a good exhaust fan, you still have a lot of humidity that builds up. Getting rid of the condensation is essential to preventing mold.
A window vac is a great tool to eliminate the condensation on glass shower screens or the other surfaces in a bathroom after a shower.
Just ensure you have cleaned the scrubbing pad of all the dirt accumulated before using it to remove moisture. You can throw the dirty pad into the wash and reuse it without any fuss.
Tips for streak-free cleaning
The goal is to not only use your Karcher window vac for easy cleaning but it’s also to achieve a streak-free finish.
The first tip is to ensure you work quickly when using a window vacuum. If you take too much time after spraying the window or scrubbing it with the pad, it will dry out and be more challenging to clean properly. This will inevitably leave streaks.
The next tip is to avoid cleaning when it is hot outside. The sun beating on the window will cause it to dry out quickly and make it difficult to use the suction of the window vacuum in time.
A Karcher window vac will quickly become one of your favorite cleaning tools due to how much time you save doing the dirty work. You’ll never dread cleaning the windows again!