Power Washing Windows. A Good Idea or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Pressure washing is a popular way to clean the exterior of our homes, but it can be risky to power wash certain areas if you aren’t experienced. While you may have seen others power washing windows, that doesn’t mean you should give it a try as well. If done improperly, you can very easily break your windows, cause glass to shatter everywhere and even damage items inside your home.

How Do the Pros Power Wash Windows?

When we power wash windows, there are a few specific things we do to minimize the risk of accidental damage:

  • Low water pressure. Since windows are among the most fragile surfaces we would ever power wash, we always use our Soft Wash Our carefully selected detergents allow us to dial back the pressure of our washers while still achieving squeaky clean results.
  • Varying spray patterns. You can’t stay in one place for too long when pressure washing glass. A constant spray in one concentrated area is a sure way to cause damage.
  • Spraying at an angle. We never spray head-on when power washing windows. Instead, we keep the nozzle at an angle of at least 45 degrees to avoid putting too much pressure on the glass.

How Should I Wash My Windows?

It’s simply too risky to power wash your windows without potentially causing damage or injury. If you would still prefer to wash your own windows, the best way to do it is with tried-and-true materials. A squeegee, a scrubber, dishwashing soap, a few rags and an afternoon of hard work is all you need to get your windows squeaky clean. If you run into any tough spots, you could even add a ½ cup of ammonia per gallon of water. If you are running into areas with sticky residue, Goo Gone is the perfect solution to remove it easily.

Power Wash Your Windows with Peak Power Wash

Peak Power Wash provides experienced home power washing and pressure washing to the greater Carroll County, Howard County and Baltimore County areas. We are proud to help homeowners give their homes, decks and patios extra TLC without damaging any of their property. To learn more about our services, call us today at (443) 686-WASH or visit our website.



Our home power washing and home pressure washing service area includes, but is not limited to: Archdale, Clemmons, Eden, Elon, Graham, Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, King, Kernersville, Lewisville, Madison, Mayoden, Oak Ridge, Reidsville, Summerfield, Stokesdale, Thomasville, Trinity, Walkertown, Winstom Salem, North Carolina