Windows are one of the most significant features of any home but, unfortunately, keeping them clean is a chore that hovers near the bottom of a homeowner’s to-do list. A neglected window can be full of handprints, smudges and all types of grime. In the coming year, do yourself a favor and make it a part of your New Year’s resolution to follow these five good window maintenance habits as recommended by window installation pros Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta.
1. Get the Proper Tools and Cleaning Solutions
Arm yourself with the best window cleaning solutions available in the market or browse around the internet and make your own. A brush, sponge and squeegee are also must-haves when it comes to keeping your windows sparkling clean.
2. Do Not Forget To Clean Your Window Sills
Before you get started on cleaning your windows, take a minute to dust or vacuum away any dust or dirt that has built up on your window sills. After cleaning your sills, cover them with a piece of cloth or towel to protect it from any water drips.
3. Clean Off Excess Water
Using a squeegee with a fresh blade, wipe your window from top to bottom and wipe away any excess water from the blade to avoid spreading dirt around. Window replacement contractors recommend using an “S” motion for the best results.
4. Use Warm Water
Warm water is best for removing oily stains or any other sticky residue that has clung to your windows. This is especially useful for windows that are near your stove.
5. Clean Your Windows on a Cloudy Day
This may seem counterintuitive but cleaning your windows on a hot, sunny day can dry the liquid of the cleaning solution before you’ve had the chance to wipe it leaving unsightly streaks.
There you have it! Make these five useful tips a part of your maintenance routine and your windows will thank you for it. If you are looking to have your windows serviced by a professional window company, give Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta a call at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.