Everyone wants to enjoy a clean home and there are many ways to achieve this important goal. Cleaning hard-to-reach places is necessary but can be challenging. Window cleaning is often put off because many people imagine that it is difficult to accomplish; actually, getting clean windows is easier than you might think. No matter whether your windows are the original ones that came with the house or replacement windows from Westchester Door Store experts, these tips will help you keep that sparkling like-new look.
Have the Right Tools
There are a few items that will make cleaning windows easier. These include:
- Soft, clean rags
- Porous sponge
- Warm soapy water
- Clean tap water for rinsing
- Rubber wiper
Use a Bit of Vinegar
Plain white vinegar has long been the housekeeper’s most important secret. Not only does vinegar give a room that fresh, airy odor, it adds an extra sparkle to glass surfaces. Just add a single capful to a spray bottle filled with distilled water. The distilled water will help prevent mineral buildup from occurring during cleaning.
Use More Than One Tool
Most people grab a sponge or clean rag for window cleaning without thinking too carefully about what happens to that rag during the cleaning process. This rag will get plenty dirty as you wipe away the dirt and grime; it will then transfer all that grime to subsequent windows. Use more than one rag or sponge – one to wash away the dirt and the other to wipe the surface clean.
You should also use two buckets of water, one with soapy water that will gradually get dirty and another for rinse water that should be kept fairly clean. Nonetheless, you will probably have to change water at least once in the cleaning process.
Work With the Pros
If you discover during cleaning that one or more of your windows needs to be replaced, contact The Door Store; just call (630) 495-0100.