How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process
Windows are essential to your home’s beauty and comfort; they provide a glorious view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your home. Because they are so important to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.
Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, even sooner with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning isn’t difficult. Many Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from inside your home, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver recommends:
- Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will stay there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Do not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
- Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment on the side of your window screen that faces in. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up any leftover dirt and dust along your sills.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your glass. You can make your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Apply your cleaner generously to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from a variety of different directions for the best clean.
- Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if you see streaks.
There are more tips, too! We encourage you to clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too quickly and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver professionals select microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.
Take care of your attractive view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Vancouver Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver showroom a call at 250-475-1277 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.