Although this picture shows Don on a ladder cleaning windows, he hates using a ladder! Most of the time he uses extension poles. This is because it’s safer, increases productivity, and most people don’t want a ladder carried around in their home.
Don cleans the windows inside and out, using a cloth brush and a squeegee. Using a spray cleaner only creates a paste when the cleaning solution hits the dirt, and wiping it away with a cloth never gets it all. He prefers soaping down the whole window because the water and dirt become a suspension that can then be taken away entirely with a crisp rubber squeegee blade. It leaves nothing behind but the clean glass!
For the screens, he prefers to wipe them down a clean, damp cloth to remove the dust buildup. Screens are fragile, and every time to take them out and wash them, they are more likely to get broken. Many screens today cannot be taken out from the outside, and homeowners or inexperienced cleaners inadvertently destroy screens. In many cases, the window needs to be removed and cleaned and put back in without disturbing the screen with more than wiping it clean. Very few people know how to take these out successfully. Don has been doing it for decades.