How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process
Windows are important to your home’s beauty and comfort; they offer a beautiful view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so key to a home, they go through 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, even sooner with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors suggests:
- 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 remain there for a long time otherwise, and brushing 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 over the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab 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 blend 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 several 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.
Here are some more tips, too! We recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too fast and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows and Doors 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 on any steps of our cleaning process, give our South Burlington Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at (802) 557-0429 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come check out your windows.