6 tips against stripes on the windows
We have a number of tips to prevent streaks, even when the sun is shining, so that you get a lot of cleaning pleasure from the iZi-Clean cloths.
Tip 1. Wring out well
Wring out the cloth well, otherwise the excess water left in the cloth will leave marks that are clearly visible. Especially when the sun shines on the windows you can see these water traces.
It is very important that the cloths are wrung out very well. But how do you do that. To find out whether you have indeed wrung well or not well, you can do the following.
After you have wrung out the cloth by hand, you can then wring it out again with a tap. Wrap the long side of the cloth around the faucet and twist the cloth as far as you can so that the cloth feels moist, not wet. Note: When turning the short side, too much water remains in the cloth. Precisely wringing it out with the help of a tap prevents the cloth from being too wet and leaving traces behind. These are then strengthened by the sun and also by fabrics (see tip 2) and clearly visible.
Tip 2. Airborne substances
Wring the cloth well. Because no wet wipe marks are left behind, no substances can settle on the wipe marks after a while. Precisely because of the sun, wet wipe marks in combination with fabrics will be clearly visible when the sun shines. It can even be visible a day later if you live in a dusty area where, for example, construction work is being carried out or where there is a lot of car traffic.
A good example of this is the car. If you look at the car a day later after a wash in a car wash, you will already see substances on the car. Even after a few hours while the car is neatly washed in front of the door. This is entirely dependent on external factors. With good wringing you can solve this problem in no time.
Tip 3. Oily windows
Make sure the cloth is clean. If the cloth or the windows are greasy, stripes will appear and they are clearly visible when the sun shines.
The cloth may be greasy if, for example, you first cleaned a greasy kitchen. Or the windows may be greasy from smoking, cooking or cleaning products that have been used for years.
The solution is to first thoroughly wash and degrease the windows inside. The grease layer (not always visible to the naked eye) may be caused by cleaning agents. You can clean these with cleaning vinegar. Sometimes it takes longer for all or most of the chemicals to be removed. Unfortunately, sometimes that does not work and you experience a kind of haze on the windows.
Sometimes it is sheer bad luck that the windows can show smear marks. This is very rarely the case. Unfortunately, we have neither an explanation nor a solution for this. As you know, iZi-Clean cloths can do a lot, but unfortunately not everything. -)
Now that you know why streaks are visible when the sun shines on the windows, but you still can't wring them out properly, you can use the following alternative method (see tip 4).
Tip 4. Spraying windows
Spray the windows lightly with water and then wipe dry with a dry iZi-Clean cloth. This way you avoid wringing out and you can be sure that the cloth is not too wet.
This way of working is also ideal for people who are less powerful in their hands, for example due to muscle diseases or injuries. Wringing it out requires quite an effort on our hands and wrists. With the help of a crane you can greatly illuminate it. And withusing spray you can completely relieve your hands and wrists from any pain.
Tip 5. Spraying with vinegar
You can also add cleaning vinegar to the spray bottle to properly degrease and disinfect the windows.
Tip 6. Pre-wash windows
If windows are too dirty or if there are too many grains of sand, you must first remove the grains of sand with a sponge or another cloth so that the iZi-Clean cloth does not scratch the next object .
Pre-washing applies to greasy interior windows, but also to the extractor hood. First degrease with another cloth so as not to spread the grease on the following objects.
If you have a tip, we'd love to hear it. We wish you lots of cleaning fun with these tips.
Why can't liquid detergent be used?
Because liquid detergent contains greasy raw materials, which causes a kind of grease/shell to stick to the cloth. As a result, the cloth cannot make direct contact with, for example, the glassware.
Unfortunately, this will not guarantee a streak-free result, on the contrary. In order not to impede the operation of the cloths, liquid detergent should be avoided.
What can you do if the cloths have been washed with liquid detergent?
You can wash/rinse the cloths with vinegar to degrease, this will often help to make the cloths function as they are intended😉.