Spring Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts for Window Care
Is window care on your spring cleaning list? If so, you’ll want to keep this overview handy for some do’s and don’ts when it comes to your window care. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when caring for your house windows.
Do Clean All Parts of Your Window
Most people think a quick wipe-down of the interior glass is sufficient, but there’s much more to your windows than that. To fully clean your windows, you’ll want to wipe down the frames inside and out, both sides of the window glass, and rinse off the screen.
Do Use the Right Materials to Clean Your Windows
There are specific window cleaning sprays available as well as DIY options that involve diluted vinegar. No matter which option you choose, make sure it’s a vetted choice that’s designed to clean your windows without causing damage. Additionally, you’ll want to use a microfiber towel or cloth to wipe your windows to avoid streaking and residual lint.
Do Inspect Your Windows for Damage
It’s important to check your windows regularly for any signs of damage or deterioration. So, make it a part of your spring cleaning routine! Here’s what to do:
- Visually inspect your windows for any clear signs of deterioration
- Make sure the windows open, close, and lock properly
- Check out the caulking and weatherstripping around your window frame to notice any damage
Do Clean Your Windows Regularly
Cleaning your windows isn’t something you need to do every week. In fact, you can probably get away with only doing it a few times each year. It all depends on the conditions your windows are exposed to and how they’re looking. But regular cleaning and maintenance can go a long way in extending the lifespan of your windows.
Don’t Clean on Hot or Sunny Days
It’s less pleasant to be outside cleaning when it’s extremely hot and sunny anyway, but there’s a good reason to avoid cleaning your windows in these conditions too. The heat and sunlight can cause your cleaning spray to quickly evaporate, drying on the window glass before you have a chance to wipe it away. It’s counterproductive.
Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals or Abrasive Textures
We already discussed the materials and window cleaners that are a good idea to use. In addition to that point, it’s important to avoid harsh chemicals, abrasive materials, and other inappropriate cleaning products that can scratch or corrode your windows.
Don’t Rely on the Garden Hose
While using the hose to rinse off your window screens is a good idea, rinsing off your windows is not. In many areas, the water coming through the garden hose is notoriously hard. This means that rinsing the glass can result in hard water deposits that can build up over time. These mineral deposits are also a lot harder to clean off once they’re there.
Want more spring cleaning do’s and don’ts for window care? Contact NewSouth Window Solutions today.