Bruno Bornsztein

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Comments - Window Cleaning Tips from the Pros

greg on May 27, 2013:

my parents windows are in need of a clean which should be no big thing except those windows exposed to spray from their well fed irrigation system have been etched (?) from the minerals or possibly iron in that water. they are close to the beach so their could be salts involvd as well. i tried scraping with a razor blade which helped but there remains an underlying stain. any suggestions for a cleaner or solvent which may help?

Ray Croskrey on Feb 06, 2013:

I’m glad you decided to use a good reputable professional window cleaning company such as FISH to do your windows. It can be very dangerous not to mention costly if storm windows get broken during the window cleaning process. It can be even more dangerous if the storm windows have to be removed from the outside of the 2nd story. Most people don’t realize how difficult it is to stand on a ladder pull off the storm, carry it down, clean it then carry it back up the ladder.

Cram Beret on Mar 30, 2012:

I've recently become familiar with Feng Shui and a major part of that is keeping your windows clean: a dirty window clouds your vision.

I'm not big into Feng Shui but there are certain parts of it that i believe, I'm sure that it really does make you feel better overall to have clean unobstructed windows.

bruno on Mar 30, 2012:

@burdick - I used the same camera for both, on automatic (so it's definitely possible the light had changed and the settings were different). Photographing windows is really hard, and I had to try lots of angles to get a shot that worked. In both cases I manually focused on the pane of glass to try to show how dirty/clean it was. It's not perfect, but I think the photos show that the 'after' is MUCH cleaner. 

burdick12 on Mar 30, 2012:

what kind of camera did you use on your before and after?  it clearly looks to me like you changed the f-stop for more depth of field.  i'm sure your windows are much cleaner, but your choice of camera settings could easily affect the photos making people without any camera knowledge see miracles in those images.

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