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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 vital to your home’s beauty and comfort; they give you a wonderful view of the outdoors, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your home. Because they are so vital to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s wise to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.

Window glass can get dirty pretty fast, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that it make it less painful 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 swears on:

  1. You can start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will remain there for a long time otherwise, and brushing 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 on the side of your window screen that faces indoors. 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 window’s glass. You can create 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 multiple different directions for the best clean.
  4. Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if there are any streaks left.

We’ve got a few more tips, too! We recommend cleaning 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 all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Hingham Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 781-826-8005 or book an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.

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