Spring is a great time to clean up your windows so that you can look outside and see the bright and beautiful day. Here are five tips that will help you keep your windows looking clean and awesome this spring.
#1 Clean Out Your Gutter
It may not seem like common sense to clean your gutters to keep your windows clean; however, when your gutters are full, water can easily overflow and run down the side of your house. This will get your windows dirty really quickly. So before you clean your windows, clean out your gutter first. That way, your gutters will not get your windows dirty once you clean them.
#2 Wait For A Cloudy Day
Second, you should wait for a cloudy day to wash your windows. When the sun is hitting your windows, you have to work faster. The soap and water will dry, so it will be easier for streaks to appear on your windows. If you want more time to wash your windows and you don't want streaks to appear on your windows, wash them on a cloudy day or when the sunlight is not directly hitting your windows.
#3 Clean Your Screens
Before you wash your windows, take out the screens. If you don't clean your screens, your window is not going to appear as clean as it really is. Also, taking out your screens will make it easier to clean your entire window.
To clean you screens, you can wipe them down with a cleaning solution while using a sponge. Or you can spray down the screens with your garden hose and a spray attachment.
#4 Remember The Frame & Window Still
As you clean your window, don't get so focused on the glass that you forget the frame. Use a wet cloth or cleaning wipes to clean the frame, starting at the top and moving down to the bottom. Dust and dirt can accumulate on the window frame.
Also, remember to clean out the window sill at the bottom of your window. Open up the window and pour water into the window sill, and it should pour out the bottom.
#5 Wash The Windows Top To Bottom
Finally, when it is time to clean your window, be sure to start at the top and make your way to the bottom. You can use a traditional commercial window cleaner, or you can use a homemade cleaner consisting of vinegar and water. For a streak-free finish, use newspaper instead of paper towels or rags; newspaper works great on windows and usually leaves you with a streak-free view.
For professional assistance, contact a residential window cleaning company in your area.