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Basic Fall Window Cleaning Checklist for Homeowners

Keeping your windows clean has always been important, but the task is even more crucial during fall. For starters, this gets rid of the pollen and dust that have accumulated near or on your windows during the summer, preventing your seasonal allergies from getting worse. Not only that–the holidays are almost here, and you’ll want your windows sparkling clean (along with the rest of your home) for your guests. Fortunately, fall window cleaning can be simple. Let the trusted windows company in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island help you get started with this checklist.

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But First, You’ll Need the Necessary Tools and Items

Using the right items and tools not only makes fall window cleanup simpler, it also prevents accidental damage to your existing windows. And the good news is that these essentials are readily available in most stores.

  • What You Need: Bucket of soapy water, microfiber cloths, soft bristle brush, glass cleaner that’s window manufacturer approved, sponge and vacuum with extension hose.

  • What You DON’T Need: Abrasive cleaning solutions, grease remover, newspapers, garden hose, brushes with stiff bristles.

Fall Window Cleaning Made Easy

Here’s how you can go about your window cleaning this fall:

  1. Take down any window treatments.

  2. Pick a cloudy day for the task. That’s because doing the cleanup on a bright, sunny day can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly on your windows, leaving unsightly streaks.

  3. Use the soft bristle brush to clear away the dust along the window frames, tracks, and screens. Any lingering debris should be vacuumed.

  4. Before wiping down your double hung windows, line the sill area with the microfiber cloths. This way, they can absorb any water droplets. 

  5. Using the glass cleaner (a residue-free option is recommended) and microfiber cloth, clean your windows thoroughly. Make sure to work from the top down, cleaning the units in a side-to-side or up-and-down pattern. Avoid cleaning them in a circular motion since this creates a static charge that attracts dust to panes. 

Call Us Today!

Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island is your go-to company for the highest quality replacement windows available in today’s market. With our exceptional options and streamlined installation process, we’ll help keep your home lovelier, more comfortable and energy-efficient. Call us today at (631) 843-1713 or fill out this contact form to schedule your window evaluation. We proudly serve Farmingdale, NY, and the rest of the Long Island area.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

February, 18

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