Window maintenance tips

20th April 2023

Keeping your windows clean and well-maintained is important not just for the appearance of your home or office but also for their longevity. Here are some tips for maintaining and cleaning windows to make them last longer and look better.

Clean windows regularly

Regular cleaning prevents dirt and grime buildup, which can scratch or damage the glass. How often you need to clean your windows depends on factors such as location, climate, and the level of pollution in your area. As a general rule, clean your windows at least twice a year, preferably in the spring and fall.

Use the right cleaning products

Choose a cleaning solution that is appropriate for the type of window you have. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, as they can scratch the glass. You can make your own cleaning solution by mixing one part vinegar with one part water, or use a commercial window cleaner.

Use a microfiber cloth or squeegee

Use a microfiber cloth or squeegee to clean your windows instead of a paper towel, which can leave streaks. Start at the top of the window and work your way down in a straight line to avoid streaks.

Clean the window frames

Don’t forget to clean the frames and sills of your windows as well, as dirt and grime can build up there too. Use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent to clean the frames.

Inspect for damage

Inspect your windows regularly for any signs of damage, such as cracks or chips in the glass or damage to the frames. Repair or replace any damaged windows as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Protect your windows

Install window screens or film to protect your windows from scratches, dings, or other damage. You can also consider installing window coverings such as blinds or curtains to protect your windows from sunlight, which can cause fading and damage over time.

By following these tips, you can keep your windows clean and well-maintained, which will help them last longer and look better.

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