How to Keep Your Windows Clean

How to Keep Your Windows Clean

Cleaning windows seems like an easy task, but many people still seem to get it wrong. If you’re not careful, grime and dust can accumulate on your windows which can diminish the appearance of your home.

Here are some pro tips on how to keep your windows clean all year round. 

Do not use paper 

While word on the street says that paper is the best way to clean your window, the truth is far from it. Paper is not intended to clean glass and may actually be very abrasive.

If you’re worried about leaving fibres on your window, you should use a soft towel, cloth, sponge, or microfibers instead. They are more gentle with your glass and will be guaranteed to clean your windows.

Keep your furnace filter clean

If you have furnace filters, you’ll want to keep them clean to lower the amount of dust and dirt floating around the air. If dust floats around and lands on your windows, this can start a buildup.

You may also want to have your air ducts cleaned while you’re at it. This will ensure that your windows remain free from dirt plus the rest of your home will be speckless as well.

Use a squeegee

If you want to make sure your glass windows are clean and streak-free, using a squeegee is your best bet. Try applying and washing your windows with your cleaning solution using a cloth, and when you’re down wipe it with a squeegee.

You’ll see the difference much more clearly.

Use antifreeze

Winter is the worst season to clean your windows, but it can be necessary. When cleaning windows in cold seasons, you have to make sure you’re using the right tools and products to avoid damaging your windows.

You’ll want to use antifreeze together with your cleaning solution to ensure your windows remain in a great state. You can prepare this at home by mixing 2 parts of antifreeze with 1 part of water. 

If you’re using a store-bought cleaning solution, you can just add a bit of antifreeze to your solution and mix well before starting your cleaning.

Use rain repellant

When it rains, it pours on your windows so using rain repellant to maintain your glass cleanliness is vital. A rain repellant is a cleaning product originally designed for cars, but they’re applicable to your home’s windows as well.

You can spray your windows with rain repellant, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe with a microfibre cloth. This will allow greater visibility in rainy weather as rain will just roll away your glass surface.

This solution usually lasts for up to 2 months, but you can easily reapply it as needed. 

More Resources

To maintain a clean home, you have to make sure you don’t neglect your windows. Of course, you also have to maintain other parts of your home as well.

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