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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 the outdoors, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so key to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that continue to enhance your home.

Window glass can get dirty pretty fast, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but lucky for you glass cleaning isn’t difficult. 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 an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors swears on:

  1. Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that collects on the sill and ledges will remain there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. Do not use the same cleaning rag 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 pick 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 clean your window’s glass. 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 several different directions for the best clean.
  4. Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.

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

Take care of your gorgeous 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 Natick Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 781-239-1161 or book an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.

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