A window is an essential part of your exterior home. It is an important element in curb appeal, enhancing the overall architectural quality of your living space. It also largely influences how well your residential building can protect the occupants from weather conditions, such as hailstones and extreme heat from the sun. However, if left dirty and grimy for a long period of time, your home windows will not be able to serve their purpose effectively. Here are some tips on how to clean your windows:
Keep a Cleaning Schedule
Some homeowners prefer cleaning their windows on their own every week. However, this is not exactly the most efficient way to keep your windows sparkling clean. Most professional window contractors recommend scheduling a cleaning service at least twice a year, during spring and fall seasons. This is to ensure that your windows are thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom and inside and out. Not only will you save time and effort, you will also end up with a much cleaner and beautiful exterior.
Protect Your Floors and Walls
Protecting floors and inside of the walls is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to cleaning window replacement units. Make sure to lay down a drop cloth or any type of non-porous sheet to prevent getting your carpet or flooring material wet or damaged. Once the area is prepped, you may proceed to scrubbing dirt and grime off your windows using warm soapy water.
Don’t Forget About Window Tracks
Some homeowners use a vacuum when cleaning window tracks. However, some find it easier to work with an old toothbrush with hard bristles since it allows them to reach into the small gaps and crevices a bit better.
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