Regular maintenance and cleaning ensure the smooth operation of your windows. Proper care can also help prolong the windows’ service life. Doing this task during fall will help ensure your windows are ready to face the colder months.
Here are essential things to include in your fall window cleaning checklist.
Dust Blinds and Shades
Dirt, dust and other debris can accumulate on your blinds or shades. As the temperature drops, people tend to spend more time indoors. Cleaning or vacuuming these window treatments can help minimize allergens in your indoor space.
Another place where dust tends to settle is on window screens. Remove them from your windows, and if you have a garden hose, use it to wash them. Allow the screens to dry before putting them back on, and if they have rips or damage, contact your local window company for replacements.
Wash Sills and Tracks
It isn’t uncommon to find an accumulation of debris on sills and tracks. These window parts require cleaning at least twice a year. You can use a rag and soapy water to clean these components.
Wash and Dry Drapes and Curtains
It isn’t enough that you clean your windows; you must also wash and dry drapes and curtains. Dirt and dust can also settle on these window treatments. Consider dry cleaning for materials that can’t be washed.
Clean Interior and Exterior Glass
Using a microfiber cloth, wipe the interior glass of your windows. For cleaning the exterior window glass, you’ll need clean cloths, squeegees and a ladder or extension pole, if necessary.
Don’t Use Abrasive Cleaning Products and Materials
Never use abrasive tools and products for cleaning your windows to avoid damage. Use scrub pads for stubborn dirt and debris on the glass. If you can’t remove dirt using water and soap, add a little vinegar or ammonia to the water. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use undiluted vinegar or ammonia on your windows.
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