As you go through your Spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget about your windows! Windows can get really dirty over the fall and winter months. Routing cleaning will help them remain in good working order, bring in more sunlight, and allow you to better enjoy your views. Here are some Spring window cleaning tips to make the process a little easier this year.
Before cleaning your windows, it’s a good idea to perform a quick maintenance check. Look for broken seals along the edges of the windows. Make sure the mechanisms still work as well. Windows are a source of energy waste, so finding and correcting any issues will help maintain your home’s energy efficiency.
The Cleaning Process
You will need several different things to properly clean your windows:
- Cleaning Solution – Various options are available at your local hardware store. You can also opt for an eco-friendly solution of vinegar and water.
- Dry Cloths
- Soapy Water
Before you clean the glass, spend some time cleaning the interior sill of the window. Dirt tends to build up in this area. Use your bucket, sponge, and soapy water. Once done, then move on to the glass. If you have double hung windows, they usually tilt in for easy cleaning of the exterior glass.
Cleaning Window Screens
Cleaning window screens is a little bit more complicated than the glass. You will need to remove them from the frame. Bring them outside and lay them against a wall or other surface (not flat on the ground). Spray the screens with water and then gently scrub them with a brush or sponge (soaked in soapy water). Repeat on the opposite side. Let them dry and they’re ready to go back into their frames.
More Spring Window Cleaning Tips
After you’re done with the windows, don’t forget your window treatments. They need routine maintenance and cleaning too! If you don’t have any window treatments, visit our Burlington MA interior design showroom for some inspiration. Our staff is also happy to sit down with you to discuss options.