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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 essential to your home’s beauty and comfort; they offer a beautiful view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your house. Because they are so vital to a home, they receive a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.

Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, especially with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning isn’t that hard. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors recommends:

  1. Begin by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will stay there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not 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 in. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust on your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your glass. You can blend your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Generously apply the cleaner to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from a variety of different directions for the best clean.
  4. Give your windows time to air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.

Here are some more tips, too! We encourage you to 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 favor microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.

Take care of your attractive view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or about any steps of our cleaning process, give our San Antonio Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at (210) 622-8673 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come check out your windows.

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