6 tips against streaks 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, which is still present in the cloth, will leave streaks that are clearly visible. Especially when the sun shines on the windows you will 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 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 damp and not wet. Note: When turning the short side, too much water remains in the cloth. Precisely wringing out using a tap prevents the cloth from being too wet and leaving behind traces of wipe. These are then strengthened by the sun and also by fabrics (see tip 2) and are clearly visible.
Tip 2. Substances in the air
Wring the cloth well. Because no wet wipe marks remain, after a while no substances can settle on the wipe marks. Precisely because of the sun, wet wipe marks in combination with fabrics will be clearly visible when the sun is shining. It can even be visible a day later if you live in a dusty neighborhood 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 being washed in a car wash, you can already see fabrics 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. Vette ramen
Make sure the cloth is clean. If the cloth or the windows are greasy, streaks will appear and are easy to see when the sun is shining.
The cloth can be greasy if, for example, you have cleaned a greasy kitchen first. Or the windows may be greasy from smoking, cooking or the cleaning products that have been used for years.
The solution is to first wash and degrease the windows inside. The grease layer (not always visible to the naked eye) can be caused by cleaning agents. You can clean these with cleaning vinegar. Sometimes it takes longer to remove all or most of the chemicals. Unfortunately, sometimes that doesn't work and you experience a kind of haze on the windows.
Sometimes it is pure bad luck that the windows can show smudge 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 out properly, you can use the following alternative method (see tip 4).
Tip 4. Spray windows
Spray the windows lightly with water and then 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 due to, for example, muscle diseases or injuries. Wringing out requires quite a bit of effort on our hands and wrists. With the help of a crane, you can greatly relieve it. And MWith the help of spraying you can completely relieve your hands and wrists from any pain.
Tip 5. Spray with vinegar
You can also add cleaning vinegar in 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 sand grains 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 to prevent the grease from spreading further on the following objects.
If you have a tip, we'd love to hear it. We wish you a lot of cleaning pleasure with these tips.
Why should liquid detergent not be used?
Because liquid detergent contains greasy raw materials, which causes a kind of grease/shield to stick to the cloth. As a result, the cloth cannot make direct contact with, for example, the glassware.
Unfortunately, streak-free results are not guaranteed, on the contrary. Liquid detergent should be avoided in order not to hinder the operation of the cloths.
What can you do if the cloths have been washed with liquid detergent?
You can wash/rinse the cloths with vinegar to degrease, it will often help to make the cloths function as they were intended 😉.