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How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

Windows are important to your home’s beauty and comfort; they provide a glorious view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so vital to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.

Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from indoors, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors recommends:

  1. Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that accumulates on the sill and ledges will get stuck there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Make sure not to use the same cleaning duster that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
  2. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment along the side of your window screen that faces indoors. You can also use this vacuum piece to suck up any leftover dirt and dust around your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to get your glass clean. You can create your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Apply your cleaner generously to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from multiple different directions for the best clean.
  4. Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.

There are more tips, too! We suggest that you clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution quicker and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows and Doors professionals prefer microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.

Take care of your beautiful view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean in every season. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Norwalk Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 203-663-3778 or arrange an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.

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