Keeping your house clean is a daily struggle, especially if you have several people living in the house. You may be lucky to keep your objects in their proper spots and to get your floor mopped once a week. It can be hard to keep up on those more infrequent tasks. Windows are one of those things that people often forget about until they are majorly dirty. Continue reading for several tips for keeping your windows clean.
Clean The Window Panes
When you get around to cleaning your windows, it is often the glass that gets the most attention. Although cleaning the glass is important, the panes also need some love. Your panes should be cleaned two to three times a year in order to avoid dust and dirt buildup and mold growth. In order to clean the inside of your window panes, use a mixture of white vinegar and water. Spray the inside of the panes and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off with a sponge. You could also put baking soda on the panes before spraying with the vinegar mixture for a little extra strength. Make sure to wear gloves when you handle the cleaning solution.
For the outdoor panes, you can also use a vinegar and water solution to clean them. Using a long squeegee, carefully clean the panes. Be sure to be safe, and consider hiring a professional window cleaner for windows that are high up. Window cleaners may also be a great choice because they offer efficient, quick and convenient ways for keeping your windows clean.
Keep The Window Tracks Lubricated
Another important tip is to make sure that the window tracks are lubricated. Windows open and close using rollers and tracks. If those rollers are not properly taken care of and lubricated then the windows will be harder to move over time. It is also a good idea to keep the hinges on your windows (and doors) lubricated. Make sure that you purchase the right lubricant. Contact your local hardware store and talk about options that they have available or contact the window’s manufacturer.
Replace Broken Panes And Screens
Another tip for keeping your windows clean and cared for is to immediately replace broken window panes and ripped screens. It can be tempting to just let small tears or cracks be but it is important to replace them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Making sure that your windows are in good condition also protects your house from unwanted things getting inside, such as pests or water. Keep your screens clean as well. Screens typically only need to be cleaned once a year.
Clean The Glass
It is obvious that it is important to clean the glass of your windows, but how often should you clean the glass? Your windows should be cleaned on the inside and outside around twice a year. You can use a mixture of vinegar and water or window cleaner and a paper towel to clean the interior of your windows. It is once again advisable to contact a professional window cleaner for the exterior windows because it is safer and quicker, and may be more convenient and cost effective if it is only needed a couple of times a year.
Need Help Keeping Your Windows Clean?
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