How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process
Windows are vital to your home’s beauty and comfort; they give you a wonderful view of the outdoors, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your house. Because they are so important to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.
Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, especially with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning isn’t that hard. Many Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria windows have features that make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria swears on:
- Begin by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will remain there for a long time otherwise, and cleaning it out will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Make sure not to use the same cleaning cloth 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 inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust on your sills.
- Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to get your glass clean. You can create your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Generously apply the cleaner to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from a variety of different directions for the best clean.
- After the cleaning, let your windows air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.
We’ve got a few more tips, too! We suggest that you clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution quicker and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria professionals select microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.
Take care of your beautiful view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean in every season. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Victoria Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria showroom a call at 250-475-1277 or book an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.