Spring Clean Your Home & Business Windows

Spring Clean Your Home & Business Windows

The warm weather is upon us and homeowners and businesses are throwing those windows open and letting the fresh spring air in. But with such beauty to behold, dirty windows will obstruct those beautiful views and that is why you need to keep them in tip top condition.

Spring Cleaning Your Windows

Outside debris can start building up along the window sills and tracks. Debris such as dust, dirt, pollen, and other plant materials, such as seeds and leaves, can leave your window looking very undesirable. If the windows are not cleaned routinely, the windows can become difficult to open which could easily damage the tracks.

Methods for Cleaning Your Windows

There are many methods for cleaning your windows, with several notable differences i.e. off the shelf solutions vs. home-made solutions, paper towels vs. crumpled newspaper, cloth vs. squeegee. Below are some expert tips that will make the whole process a breeze.

  • Make sure you remove all the dirt and dried materials from the tracks before cleaning with water; otherwise, you may create a pile of wet muck that might become more difficult to get rid of.
  • If your windows have weep holes, make sure you unblock them by pouring warm, soapy water along the horizontal sill so as to drain away all the grime and dust. These holes are essential for rainwater drainage.
  • There are a lot of cleaning solutions available in stores and some can even be made at home. However, make sure the cleaning solution you choose does not leave streaks or residue behind. You can easily make your own solution by using ΒΌ cup of vinegar and two cups of warm water.
  • There are several tools that can be used to remove the cleaning solution from the window such as newspaper, sponges, or cloths. You can also follow the pros and use a squeegee. It is easier to use and more effective. You can later use a dry cloth to remove any drips left behind.
  • Hard water stains are common due to the mineral deposits. They become a problem especially if your window is next to a sprinkler. The best way to get rid of them is by using a commercial CLR solution or a vinegar solution. They work by absorbing the hard water minerals.
  • If you encounter tough stains such as dried paint, you should use a razor blade scraper or a scrubbing sponge. The use of steel wools or metal scrubbers will simply leave scratches on your window.

Sometimes regardless of what you do, you simply cannot get your windows looking good. Perhaps they have been scratched by blowing sand or moisture has gotten into the seals and clouded the window. If you have such problems, the best solution may be to replace your windows with new ones from Dan’s Glass. Our glass experts have been working with homeowners and business owners since 1979 to find the best solutions for them. Contact us today learn about our window options.

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