As a pretty busy St. Petersburg contractor for brand new windows, we do a lot of installs and truth be told, our service never quite ends once the project is done. We always get questions after the fact, try to help our customers learn about their windows and how to maintain them, etc.
Today, we’re going to tackle one of the more common questions we get – which is what are some of the best ways to keep your windows clean. Obviously maintaining and keeping those new windows is going to be a priority for you, so this month – we’re going to talk about just that.
Here are some must-have tips for cleaning your new windows. Let’s jump right in!
Cleaning before you clean brand new windows
Look, we know it’s inevitable. Things are going to build up on your window – whether that’s toys, books, dirt, dust, grime and the like. Before you go into the deep clean, do a clean around your windows as well.
Get into all the crevices of the sill, including the top corners and under the blinds and curtains. Vacuum up dust and use a stiff brush attachment to get all those cobwebs out of the way. And while you’re at it- give your windows a once-over. Notice any cracking or gaps? Identifying small problems now will help prevent large-scale issues down the road.
Using the right cleaning agent
Be careful in choosing what blue bottle of window cleaner to use at the store. Not all are created equal and some might be less effective on the inside or outside of the window depending on your area of focus.
If you’re looking to clean the inside – blue glass cleaners will work. A little white vinegar though? That’ll give them real shine. Just mix a quarter cup of vinegar in two cups of warm water in a spray bottle and you’ve just saved your money and really added some shine to your windows.
If you’re looking to clean the outside, warm, soapy water helps get the dirt and buildup off the fame. Just a smidge of dish soap though – you don’t want your solution to be suds-city.
Should I use paper towels?
Some tell you no, others tell you yes, we say ‘it depends.’
On the inside of your window, paper towels are fine, but be aware that discount brands can leave some lint behind. Microfiber towels are always a more helpful solution and the best is that they’re reusable. Use your vinegar spray with it and you’re in great shape.
On the outside, be open to using a squeegee. That’ll help clean soap up quickly and efficiently.
Hopefully you found the tips in today’s blog helpful. If you are in the market for a St. Petersburg Window contractor, then give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!