How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process
Windows are vital 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 home. Because they are so vital to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.
Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, 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 stay 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 duster 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 in. You can also use this vacuum piece to pick up 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 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 multiple different directions for the best clean.
- Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.
We’ve got a few 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 beautiful view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Baton Rouge Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at (877) 680-9334 or book an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.