The Ultimate guide to balcony window cleaning

If you live in an apartment or condominium, you’ve no doubt seen just how filthy and unsightly your balcony windows can get. Cleaning them seems like a monumental task, but with some planning and consistency, you can tackle the job quickly and efficiently. Next time, it’ll be far easier! So, where should you start?

Today, we’re providing you with some expert tips and tricks on how to clean your balcony windows the right way. All it takes is some planning, and adherence to the following steps. So, we invite you to read along so that you can give your balcony windows a thorough, beautiful cleaning, and restore the beauty of your apartment or condo in the process.

Use the right tools

Before you tackle any window cleaning job, particularly balcony windows, you’ll need the right tools and products. Make sure you’re well equipped, so that you can guarantee the best possible results. Microfiber cloths, a bucket of warm water, a squeegee, and some cleaning solution are your main tools. The microfiber cloths will guarantee a streak-free shine after you’ve properly cleaned your windows.

Also, given the awkward nature of balcony windows, you’ll definitely need a good window cleaning tool, preferably one with an extendable handle. This will allow you to safely reach over the balcony windows to access the glass on the other side, without risk of personal injury. Obviously, it’s never advisable to lean over your balcony windows in order to clean them, so don’t even think about it!


Before cleaning your balcony windows, pay attention to the amount of dirt, dust and grime that has accumulated on them. You’ll want to get rid of this before you start cleaning the actual glass, otherwise you’ll have to contend with a bigger and more complex job. Plus, there’s always the risk of damaging the glass, given the abrasive nature of dirt and other particles.

Use a microfiber cloth to carefully wipe away and remove any loose particles of dirt. Pay special attention to corners and sides of panels, where dirt can accumulate and embed itself into the cracks. Try to remove as much of this as possible, so that you can clean the rest of the glass, undeterred.

Clean those windows

Once the dust and particles have been removed, you can get to work on the actual window cleaning. Utilize your cleaning solution to do the job right, but be mindful of the state of your balcony windows. If they haven’t been cleaned in a long time, you may need a more potent cleaning solution to cut through the dirt. Normally, some dish soap added to hot water will do the trick, but for heavier jobs, add in a touch of vinegar to increase the strength.

Make sure to cover the glass with the cleaning solution, and give it a moment cut into the dirt. Then, start by using a squeegee to wipe the windows clean. Pull downwards to create a clean wiping motion, and remove the dirt. Once completed, wipe the bottom of the squeegee clean before starting again, so as not to re-deposit dirt back on the glass. If you encounter particularly stubborn stains or grime, you can saturate these areas with a cleaning solution, and use your microfiber cloth to wipe them clean.

Post cleaning clean up

When your balcony window cleaning is complete, you’ll have to contend with another cleanup, specifically the floor. After all, that dirt and grime will have dripped down onto the surface of your balcony, which is unsightly, to say the least. Plus, it’s going to contribute to the dirt you may inadvertently track back into your house. Use a mop to clean up the floor, and you’ll have pulled double duty to make sure your balcony looks its best. It may take a little longer, but the results will be well worth it!

Hire the pros

If the thought of cleaning your balcony windows seems daunting, or you aren’t fond of heights, you may wish to skip the process altogether. In those instances, you can leave it to the expertise of a professional window cleaning team that understands how to do the job right. That way, you can sit back and admire their handiwork, without having to get your hands dirty!


Cleaning your balcony windows isn’t a difficult job, but it can be time consuming. Just stick to the tips provided above, or allow our team at Toronto Window Cleaners to do it for you. Either way, you’ll beautify your apartment or condo in a big way! From there, consistent cleanings will require less time and effort.

Contact our team today. We’ll come out to your location, provide an accurate and fair quote, and a cleaning schedule that will make sure you never have to worry about the state of your balcony windows, ever again! That’s our promise.