Since it is known for its pleasant weather, homeowners are told fall is the ideal time to clean their dirty windows. Remember that if you keep them mucky, it will block natural light, can be a source of heat loss and may harm your health because of the bacteria. Here’s a checklist you can use for your scheduled cleanup.
What You Can Use:
- Bucket of soapy water
- Glass cleaner
- Microfiber cloths
- Soft bristle brush
- Vacuum (with extension hose)
How to Clean:
Do the cleaning on a clear day. Remember to avoid doing this on a sunny day as direct sunlight warms up the glass and causes cleaners to dry too quickly, leaving unwanted streaks. A window contractor would suggest removing draperies and using a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down the blinds.
Dirt can build up on the frames and cause stains, so it’s best to use a soft brush to remove it. If there are traces of debris, you can utilize a vacuum with an extension hose to get the work done. Line window sills with the microfiber cloth to soak up excess water. Wipe screens from top to bottom using a sponge and soapy water.
Always remember to choose a manufacturer-approved glass cleaner that does not leave a residue. Also, with a microfiber cloth, clean the glass in a uniform pattern. Let your windows fully dry to avoid watermarks and streaks.
Things to Remember
Windows that are seldom cleaned accumulate dirt on the glass. So, the more often you clean, the easier it becomes to keep your windows neat. Make certain to keep a regular cleaning routine so that you only have to deal with dirt that hasn’t settled.
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