Pure water cleaning of interior windows

Hi, I’m a newbie pure water window cleaner and want to know more about using the purewater system on interior windows (residential). Do i need anything other than the pure water to clean interior windows? I can’t find anything here on this topic. Really hoping someone can help! :slight_smile:

ALL advice very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your expert help! :smiley:

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Hey @Straykitten! Welcome to the community!

Unfortunately cleaning interior windows with pure water isn’t a really good option. I don’t think you’ll find many good options.

Best option is traditional window cleaning techniques. This is just my opinion tho.

Do you have any traditional experience?


Thanks for the quick reply, Luke!

No, not as a professional so am looking for advice. There are so many recommendations out there that I don’t know which one is best. Feeling a bit overwhlemed! :anguished:

I thought i could pour some pure water into a bucket and use a mop to clean and then squidgee the interior windows witohut the need for detergents. Would prefer to go the eco-friendly route if possible.

Think of it this way, as soon as you clean your first window, your mop will be dirty. Your water will no longer be pure and sediment free. Also, when cleaning with a squeegee, your soap helps the squeegee to glide over the glass. There are eco friendly soaps out there if that’s what you’re going for. Just have to find the right one.


Most of your interior Water fed systems are used for regularly scheduled maintenance cleans. Your best bed is using a scrubber and squeegee.

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Thanks @Jwilliams! Hope you don’t mind some follow-up questions:

  • Do you recommend any particular brands? I’ve heard that the Moerman sleeves are good.

  • Is vinegar and water effective for interior cleans? I’m hoping to be as eco-friendly as possible.

  • After squeegeeing the window, will I need to polish it to get a steak-free finish?

Thanks again for your help. :smiley_cat: :pray:

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Thanks @AdamPWC! Sorry, I initially missed your reply. :woman_facepalming:

Makes total sense now that you say it. I’ll have a look for eco-friendly detergents. In the videos I’ve been watching, I’ve noticed that no one bothers to rinse off the soapy finish; they just use a squeegee.Will I need to rinse the detergent off or use a polishing cloth to get a streak-free finish?

Thanks in advance for your help! :slight_smile:

I’ve always been a fan of Ettore sleeves mainly the Pro Plus microfiber sleeve. But I’m a tool fanatic so I’m always buying different sleeves and trying them.

I’ve never used just vinegar and water. The squeegee rubber needs slip to glide on the glass. They are eco-friendly detergents available on the market. Not only would they help the rubber glide but also help clean the glass when scrubbing.

After you squeegee the window pane you shouldn’t have to “polish” the glass. You will have to detail the edges of the glass with a lint free towel such as a microfiber or surgical towel or maybe wipe a drip.

If you go to Luke’s YouTube channel and checkout his playlists he has a whole series of videos where he shows and explains processes from basics to the more advanced techniques. They are very helpful.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

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Thanks so much @Jwilliams! That’s so helpful. I will go and have a look at Luke’s videos again. Thanks for the tip re. the Ettore sleeves! :smiley:


Any preference on length?

Depending on window size I normally use a 10” or 14” scrubber. Now if they are picture windows I break out the 18”

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