Windows are an essential part of a home and are important to keep clean. They let sunlight in and light up rooms giving a warm inviting feel to your home. Cleaning your windows can also save you money on your heating bill because having clean windows increases the amount of sunlight that enters your home. Here are some tips to consider when cleaning your windows.
Wash from the top to bottom: Always wash your windows from top to bottom. This way dirty liquid doesn’t drip down onto areas you just cleaned.
Clean your screens: Windows might have screens inside of them or mounted on the exterior. Screens will trap dirt, dust and pollen so when there is wind or rain the particles will get stuck on your window.
Clean in between your storm windows: Storm windows are a great way to prevent damage to you main windows, but they also have to be cleaned. Storm windows can trap dirt and debris between your main windows which build up overtime. Therefore make sure you clean the space in between these two windows.
Make sure your windows are air tight: If your windows are not tight, air may get through and create draftiness in your home. Dirt, water and mold can also find there ways into these cracks which can make your windows dirty and wear out your fixtures. Hold a candle close to your window and if the flame flickers then air might be getting through your window.
Protect your wood surfaces: If you are cleaning with chemicals and liquids make sure that you protect the wood around your windows by placing a towel on the window sill. Woodwork and paint may discolor or fade from exposure to liquids and chemicals.
Cleaning your windows can be difficult and dangerous; you should consider using a professional window cleaning service if your home’s windows are above ground level.