Window cleaning is an essential task for any home. Windows let sunlight into your home which has many benefits. More ambient light creates a warm inviting feel and can help save electricity by keeping rooms bright during the day. More sunlight can also save you money on your heating bill. Windows that are not cleaned degrade at a quicker rate over time due to natural and man-made factors in our environment. Keeping your windows clean is no easy task however. Here are five tips to help with your residential window cleaning.
Wash from the top to bottom: This is a simple mistake that some people make that can turn window cleaning into a frustrating activity. Always clean from the top to the bottom so that dirty cleaning solution does not drip down onto areas you of your windows you have already cleaned.
Clean your screens: Screens on windows or glass doors require cleaning too. Screens act as giant filters trapping dust, pollen and debris. When it is rainy or windy outside, dirt from your screens can be transferred to your windows. Cleaning your screens regularly is an important when trying to keep your windows clean.
Clean in between your storm windows: The space in between your main windows and your storm windows needs to be cleaned. Dust, dirt and debris can build up in this space. It is important to keep this area clean in order to protect your window fixtures as well as your windows.
Keep your window blinds clean: Window blinds are dust magnets. To clean your blinds make a cleaning solution with dish soap and warm water. Next, find and old sock and to dip in the cleaning solution. Run you sock covered hand in between the blinds and then repeat with a dry sock to dry the blinds. Dust regularly with microfiber cloth or feather duster.
Protect your wood surfaces: Cleaning chemicals and water can damage or discolor woodwork. It is important to protect your window fixtures by placing a towel at the bottom of your windows to soak up and excess liquid that may drip onto your fixtures or walls.