Fall is the time for getting your home ready for the busy holiday season and the colder months with a few essential household tasks. Window cleaning should be on your to-do list. While it can take a lot of work, the rewards make it well worth your time.
As one of the top window companies in the local area, we share with you this checklist to help ensure spotlessly clean windows this fall and beyond.
Remove Dust from Window Treatments
Dust collects on your blinds or shades regularly, so be sure to clean them this fall. Doing so helps cut down on allergens that may affect the quality of the indoor air. If your drapes or curtains have been covering your windows for a long time, consider washing and drying them. Changing to a new set of curtains or drapes is another idea that can give your interior a refreshing change in appearance.
Clean Windows Inside and Out
Brush the window frames, tracks and screens with a dry, soft-bristled brush. Use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of loose debris and dirt. Then, wipe the windows with a soft cloth or sponge soaked in soapy water. Once done, wipe them dry with a microfiber cloth. Window contractors recommend cleaning on a cloudy day to avoid streaks from appearing on the glass. When cleaning, do so in one direction, whether up and down or side to side.
Use the Appropriate Cleaner
Mixing dishwashing detergent and warm water is enough to clean the windows. If, however, you’re going to use a store-bought cleaner, see to it that it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that may damage the surface of the window frames and sash. Also, use a cloth, sponge or squeegee for cleaning; never use tools with abrasive surfaces as these can leave scratches.
For your window replacement needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod. Count on us for dependable window products and services. Call (508) 205-1200 or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual consultation. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding communities.