How to clean egg off windows - Halloween window clean
Year after year our phone starts ringing after Halloween because trick or treat often means “give us a treat or we will egg your windows!” Is a very sad state of affairs but don’t despair, here is our guide to cleaning egg from your windows.
How to clean egg off windows
The first point to make is that egg is like glue. When it drys it really takes some shifting. So if you see egg on your windows the first thing to do is to clean it off before it drys. This can be done just by squirting your window with a hose pipe. It will leave a horrible drying mark, but at least this will come off easily when your windows are next cleaned by your regular window cleaner. If it is a downstairs window that you can reach, use soft sponge and some washing up liquid. Allow it to dry a little then buff up the window with some kitchen towel.
If you are unfortunate and the egg has dried onto the window then it is going to be a little more tricky. If the window is downstairs and you can reach, the best tool to use is a decorators glass scraper. These are available from most DIY stores for about a pound. Scrape the glass and finish by cleaning the window as described above.
If the window is upstairs and you don’t want to risk getting the ladder out, then wait for your window cleaner to arrive. To be honest once the egg dries on the glass then it will no more tricky to remove the egg from the glass if you wait days or weeks. Good window cleaners will have a professional window cleaners scraper that fits onto a pole. The window cleaner can then remove the egg from the glass safely. It isn’t worth purchasing the tool your self as a pack of blades for a professional window cleaners scraper will set you back £20.00 and in many cases this alone outweighs the price of the window cleaner removing the egg for you. The window cleaner will also be more used to using a scraper at a distance and will more than likely do a better job.
It is sad to say that both options will cost you more this Halloween than parting with a few sweets to keep the lovely little trick or treaters happy.
If you need our help then get in touch and we will do the window clean for you.
Have a great Halloween.