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Window Cleaning Tips for Spring Time

Windows are an important feature in the home. They provide light, ventilation, security, and insulation. But dust, dirt, and grime can build up quickly and start to impact the form and function of your windows. Spring cleaning is a great chance to give your windows a thorough cleaning and examine them for damage. If you notice signs of leaks, cracks, or warping it might be time for replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ. Here are some cleaning steps to follow:

Choose the Right Time

When you go to clean you windows you want to choose the right day. You don’t want the temperatures to be too high or it might dry out your cleaning solutions and leave streaks on the windows. So chose a day that will be sunny, but cool.

Dust

Before you wipe down the frames of clean the glass you should dust first. Use a dry cloth or duster to clean away any loose dirt and debris from the fames, windows, and window coverings. If you dust after you will likely undo all of your hard work.

Gather Supplies

Next you want to gather your supplies. There is no need for expensive cleaning products. For a more extensive clean you will simply want a few lint free cloths, a soft bristle brush, and your cleaning solutions. You can use mild detergent and water to clean the window frames and a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the glass. You may also want a small vacuum attachment and silicone spray.

Wash the Frame

Once you have everything ready you can start washing the frames. Soak a cloth in the water and detergent solution, and wring it out until damp. Then quickly wash the window frames, rinse, and wipe dry. Do not allow the solution to drip down the frame. And if there are stubborn stains you can try applying the detergent directly to the spot, letting it rest a moment, and scrub with a soft bristle brush.

Wash the Glass

When the frame is clean you can move on to the glass. Use a modest amount of the cleaning mixture, then clean and polish with a lint free cloth. One tip is to wipe vertically on the inside and horizontally on the outside of the glass. If there are streaks you will know which surface you need to clean. Never use razor blades or other abrasives to remove dirt from your glass. It could damage the special coatings on your windows.

Clear the Track

Last thing to do is clear and lubricate the track or hinges. Use the vacuum with the small attachment to remove loose dirt. Then you can spray the silicone lubricant on a cloth and apply it to the track, lock, or hinge. This will help clear it and promote smoother operation. It will also prevent any overspray from undoing your window cleaning.

If you have any more questions about window cleaning and maintenance, or think you need replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ please contact Freelite, Inc. Our experts can answer any questions you have and help you find the best solutions for your home. You can call (602) 233-1981 to set up an appointment. Or you can visit 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003.