Are your beautiful windows looking grungy and dirty? Even high-quality windows can look run down if you don’t keep them clean. Over time, dust and grime can build up on the surface of the glass, making it difficult for you to enjoy the view.
You don’t have to put up with dirty windows! Here are a few window cleaning tips that you can use for your Chino Hills, CA home:
Step 1: Wipe the Window Frames and Tracks
It is easy to see when the glass is dirty, but some homeowners overlook the mess in the window track. Use a vacuum to pick up loose dirt, followed by a damp rag to wipe up any remaining residue. It is usually best to start with this part of the window, to avoid smudges after the glass is clean.
Step 2: Interior Window Cleaning
Start by washing the interior side of your windows. Use a high-quality window cleaning solution, or some homeowners prefer the natural option of a mix of water and vinegar. Spray the cleaning product on the surface of the glass, then use a lint-free rag to wipe away the grime.
Step 3: Repeat as Necessary
If you wash the window and you still see smudges and dirt, then try spraying it again and wiping the glass with a dry rag. Keep in mind that the smudges might be on the outside of the window.
Step 4: Exterior Window Cleaning
Now that the interior is clean, you can start working on the outside of your home. Some people choose an attachment that can be hooked up to a garden hose. Or, you might stick with the classic tools such as a sponge, squeegee, and towels. For best results, it is a good idea to clean the exterior on a cool day so that the cleaning solution doesn’t evaporate too quickly on the hot surface.
Step 5: Wash the Screens
Don’t forget to wash the screens! Since the screens have been removed for the window washing, you can easily spray them down. The easiest method is to use the vinegar and water solution, then a high-pressure spray from the hose. Always let the screens dry completely before replacing them. If you put wet screens back on the clean windows, then you will be dealing with smudges on your freshly washed glass.
High-quality windows will make your home look great! After we are done with your window installation, you should make it a priority to clean the windows on a regular basis. If you don’t have time to do the window washing on your own, then you might hire a cleaning company to help.
Here at Ameristar Windows, we offer top-notch window installation in Ontario, CA and the surrounding areas. Come to our showroom at 3453 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92507. Or, you are always invited to call if you have questions about our products. We will gladly schedule a complimentary consultation in your home to provide an estimate: (888) 698-4143