How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process
Windows are important to your home’s beauty and comfort; they provide a glorious 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 vital to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that continue to enhance your home.
Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful 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 and Doors recommends:
- You can start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that collects 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. You should not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
- Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment along the side of your window screen that faces indoors. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up 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 clean your window’s glass. You can blend your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Then you can add the cleaner to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from several 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.
Here are some more tips, too! We encourage you to clean 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 prefer 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 in every season. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Ketchum Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 208-726-0060 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.