Blurred images of glass wall with city town background.modern abstract window for banner designHazy windows can be a frustrating problem. They can obscure your view and make your home look dirty and uninviting. Therefore, if you are dealing with hazy windows, consider these five factors, which may be at play:

  1. Mineral Buildup Can Cause Hazy Windows

    Silver shower head with limescales that should be cleaned and mold on tiles. Calcified shower due to hard water. Calcium mineral buildup.

    This photo shows mineral buildup on a shower fixture. However, minerals also build up on windows.

    If your home features hard water, minerals in the water often build up on windows over time, leaving a hazy film. This buildup can be difficult to remove. For example, using traditional cleaning methods may not work. The job could require the use of specialized cleaners or professional window cleaning services.

  2. Hazy Windows from Condensation

    Window CondensationWarm, humid air mixed with cool windows cause condensation to form on the glass. This can leave windows looking hazy and streaky. It may even lead to mold growth, if left untreated.

  3. Cleaning Product ResidueClose-up the young woman in yellow gloves holding rag and window cleaner in hands near the window indoors

    If you have been using the wrong cleaning products on your windows, these may leave behind a hazy residue that can be difficult to remove. To avoid this problem, use a high-quality glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers. Or, better yet, hire a professional window cleaning service such as Elliott Window Cleaning. We not only use the right equipment but know how to exact the best results no matter the source of the haze.

  4. Aging Windows

    Aging Windows HazyOver time, windows can become damaged or worn, which can lead to hazy glass. This may be due to factors such as moisture damage, UV exposure, or simple wear and tear. If your windows are old or damaged, you may need to replace them to restore clarity and brightness to your home.

  5. Broken Window Sealsdouble glazed glass

    We have covered this in a recent blog post. The upshot is that hazy windows often result from a manufacturer’s defect, resulting in broken seals. If your seals are broken, there is nothing you can do to eliminate the haze, as moisture collects between the two layers of window.

If you are dealing with hazy windows, it is important to identify the root cause of the problem before you attempt to clean them. Depending on the cause of the haze, different cleaning methods may be required, and attempting to clean your windows without addressing the underlying issue could make the problem worse.

At Elliott Window Cleaning, we understand that hazy windows can be frustrating and unsightly. That’s why we offer a range of professional window cleaning services to help you restore your windows to their original clarity and shine. Our team of experienced technicians use the latest tools and techniques to remove even the toughest buildup and leave your windows looking crystal clear. So, if you’re tired of looking through hazy windows, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!

About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho

Empty wooden table in front of a hazy window Generative AIWe established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.