It’s that time of year again when cleaning the house is on the minds of many homeowners. Windows are essential to our homes and should not be forgotten during this annual ritual. Renowned local window contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle lists the best ways to get spotless windows during spring.
Before cleaning your windows, you need to gather your supplies. You will need the following:
- A low-pressure hose and nozzle
- A sponge or scrub brush
- Vinegar diluted in water (one part water to one part vinegar)
- Glass cleaner
- A squeegee
- Newspaper or cloth rags
- Warm soapy water
Prepare the Room
Before you start cleaning, prepare the room. Vacuum or sweep away dust and debris that may accumulate over time, and wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth if necessary. Remove any moist items around the window area, which can lead to mildew growth on the frames and sills.
Address the Window
Wipe down the inside of your window using a sponge or brush and warm, soapy water mix. This will remove any dirt, dust, and grime that builds up over time. Finish off with a squeegee for streak-free results before wiping it with a damp rag or newspaper.
Wipe the Window Sill
Wipe down the window sill using a damp cloth and warm, soapy water mix. Rinse with a low-pressure hose nozzle to remove any soap residue before it dries. Finish off with vinegar-diluted water and a lint-free rag to protect the paint on your windowsills.
Clean the Exterior
Start spraying off the outside of your windows using a hose with a low-pressure nozzle. Finish up by wiping down with glass cleaner and a newspaper or lint-free cloth.
Replace Window Treatments
If necessary, replace existing window treatments with new ones. This will give your home a fresh, crisp look and ensure you get the most insulation benefits from them.
If you spotted some problems with your windows, they might be due for a replacement. Have experts from Renewal by Andersen of Seattle inspect your windows and provide their recommendations. Our team can also install high-quality patio doors, including French and sliding doors. Call us today at (206) 777-0954, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.