Window cleaning is a drag. However, neglecting this task can compromise your home’s curb appeal. What to do? Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio shares some quick and easy window cleaning tips to make the process less onerous.
Use the Right Cleaner
You can use a simple dish cleaner or other liquid-based detergent. These products effectively remove dirt and grease. Look for 100% biodegradable soaps when cleaning the exterior window glass so as not to harm plants near or below the windows. Alternatively, you can make a good homemade cleaning solution—mix two cups of water, a half cup of white vinegar and a one-fourth cup of 70% rubbing alcohol.
Remove Dust and Dirt Before Cleaning
Before you wet your picture or double hung window, remove any dust and dirt from the frame. Use a brush or vacuum for this procedure, paying special attention to the crevices and hard-to-reach areas. A microfiber duster works if you are going to clean your shades and blinds as well.
Wait for the Right Time
Is it sunny outside? Wait for the weather to become cloudy before you clean your windows. The heat from the sun can cause the cleaner to dry before you have a chance to wipe it off, leaving ugly white streaks. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, start cleaning on the shady side of your home.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio for your window replacement needs. We offer top-notch windows, including sliding and casement windows. They’re engineered to require minimal maintenance, making cleaning them easier and faster.
Call (210) 888-9680 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve San Antonio, Shertz and Bulverde, TX.