No matter how many windows you might have in your home, cleaning them can be a chore. This is why many consider window cleaning a task to be done infrequently. But what do home and cleaning services recommend? Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares some suggestions in this post.
Windows Should Be Washed Twice a Year, While Screens Can Survive Being Cleaned Only Annually
For most people, window cleaning usually takes place only once a year. That being said, window washing frequency depends mostly on your home’s location. In more rural areas near farm fields, the dirt and dust stirred from planting and harvest seasons may need more frequent cleaning.
Here’s what you need to wash your double-hung windows:
A bucket of water
Liquid dish detergent
With about two gallons of water in a bucket, mix 1/4th of a cup of liquid dish detergent, and around a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. The dish detergent cuts through grime while the alcohol leaves the windows with a shine. Soak the sponge and scrub your window top to bottom. Then using the squeegee, align the blade with the top of the window and wipe down in one sweep. Clean off the squeegee with your lint-free cloth and repeat until your window is sparkling clean.
Wash, rinse (rather, squeegee) and repeat for every window, inside and out. Don’t forget to wipe your window frames and tracks, being careful to clean out bugs, dust, dirt or grime.
While you’re at it, window cleaning might also be the best time to consider replacement windows. Give us a call at (303) 823-4312 or (719) 419-5496. You can also fill out our contact form to set a free consultation. We serve clients in Colorado Springs and Denver.