Spring is here, and you know what that means — spring cleaning! Cleaning windows may not be your idea of fun, but it’s a chore that has to be done in order to get the most out of your replacement windows. If you aren’t sure where to begin, check out these tips and tricks for effectively and efficiently cleaning windows.
First, Dust Your Replacement Windows
Before you spray anything on your replacement windows, be sure to check for dust and dirt on the windows, and wipe it off before tackling them with a cleaning solution. Not doing so will result in smears whenever you wipe the glass. If you want to make sure you’re giving your window a deep clean, open them before getting started. Make sure to check the sill, frame and tracks for dirt buildup, insects, cobwebs or any other sort of debris.
Make Sure to Clean Both Sides
Our replacement windows are designed to tilt, which makes cleaning both sides of the glass simple. After dusting your windows, spray your preferred cleaner on the inside of the glass. With a lint-free cloth, wipe horizontally until the window is dry. You can then tilt your window and repeat on the other side. This time you’ll want to wipe vertically. If your windows don’t tilt or open at all, the simplest method is to clean the inside thoroughly and spray the outside with a water hose.
Clean On A Cloudy Day
We love sunny days around here in Little Rock, but they’re not the best for cleaning your windows. Wait until a cloudy day to complete this chore since the sun can dry the cleaner on the glass too quickly. This will ultimately leave streaks, and you won’t be happy with the final result.
Which Cleaner Should You Use?
If you want to use a store-bought window cleaner, make sure it’s formulated for low streaking. If you prefer trying a homemade glass cleaner, here’s a recipe that will get the job done:
- Mix 1/2 cup of sudsy ammonia, 1 teaspoon of your favorite dish soap, 1 pint of rubbing alcohol, and just enough water to make a gallon of cleaner
- Put it in a spray bottle, and watch those windows sparkle and shine
Don’t Forget About the Blinds
As important as it is to clean your windows, your blinds are equally important. Blinds tend to collect dust and can be pretty difficult to clean. If you’re into DIY solutions, here’s a trick to get those blinds spick-and-span.
- All you need is a pair of tongs, two microfiber dust cloths, and four rubber bands
- Wrap the cloths around each side of the tongs, secure the cloth with rubber bands, and you’ll have an efficient and effective cleaning tool
- Clasp the tongs along with the blinds, and you’ll be shocked to see all of the previously hidden dust that suddenly appears on the dust cloths
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