Fall is the best time to perform your home maintenance tasks, especially with the colder months approaching. While you may already have a list of chores ready, make sure window cleaning is also included. Dust, dirt and other debris might have accumulated in them, so it makes sense to give them the attention they deserve after ignoring them the past few months. Today, we share important tips to remember to keep your windows spotlessly clean this fall.
1. Keep a Regular Cleaning Routine
Cleaning your windows more often makes it easier for you to do so. If they are seldom cleaned, they tend to accumulate dirt and debris, which may settle and become difficult to remove with plain soapy water. When you clean your windows regularly, you’ll only have to deal with dirt that hasn’t settled on the surfaces.
2. Avoid Using Abrasive Cleaners
When cleaning home windows, use a mild detergent mixed with water, diluted vinegar or an appropriate liquid cleaner to remove dirt. Wipe the surfaces clean with a squeegee for the glass or a clean, lint-free cloth. Never apply cleaners that could damage your windows’ components such as solvents, abrasives and other products with harsh chemical content. Doing so might shorten the life span of your windows.
3. Clean Only When There’s No Sun
To achieve spotlessly clean window glass and frames, schedule the task when the weather is pleasant but the sun isn’t shining brightly for most of the day. Direct sunlight may leave cleaner residue on the window surfaces and even water spots. If it can’t be avoided, start cleaning the windows that are the shade before making your way to the rest that previously received sunlight.
This fall, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Odessa/Midland for your window needs. We take pride in offering a wide variety of window styles, from double-hung to casement windows. Apart from helping you choose the right replacement window units that fit your home, we also provide proper advice when it comes to fall window cleaning efforts.
Call (512) 368-4724 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.