When you are a perfectionist, one thing that bothers you the most is dirty windows. Don’t you angry? White spots and streaks on the glass, dirt in the crevices of the frame, scratches… all these things keep annoying you until you pick up a rag and start cleaning the window.
Well, here’s why your windows are easy to clean one month, and they test your patience the next: Every season brings along a different type of weather. From wind to rain and dirt storms, your windows face a lot. So, it would help if you had different cleaning tactics to keep your windows spotless, whether they are made of insulated or frameless glass.
First, let’s look at how to prepare your windows for seasonal window cleaning:
Tools You Need
- Scrubbing sponge
- Old brush (with soft bristles)
- Old large towels
- Wash Bucket
- Microfiber cloth
- DIY window cleaning solution or window cleaning detergent
- Soft cotton towel
Clear the Surrounding Area: Remove anything, such as side tables, vases, and other knick-knacks, to have space.
Dust the Blinds: Remover the blinds and use a microfiber cloth to clean them. Spray them with anti-static spray to prevent dirt from setting in. If you have curtains, give them a tumble in the washing machine.
Clean the Screens: Screens keep bugs out, but they accumulate a lot of dirt. Hence, it would help to clean them every week so that the build-up does not become an eyesore.
Window Cleaning During Spring
After winter, your windows are the dirtiest. Make sure the sun is hidden behind the clouds because sunlight can dry your cleaning solution fast, which will make streaks appear on the windows. You can either use your DIY cleaning solution or a commercial cleaner to clean the windows. Use a squeegee to remove the solution and give a final wipe with a microfiber cloth.
Window Cleaning During Summer
When summer comes around, windows get covered in muddy rainfall streaks and spring pollen. Since the sun is shining bright, you will have trouble targeting dirt. Hence, it would help to use a scrubbing sponge to remove any stubborn dirt. Wait for the weather to cool down, and use the cleaning solution.
Window Cleaning During Autumn
Rainfall always accompanies autumn, which can be a plus for your windows as they will get cleaned automatically. One of the biggest reasons your windows remain clean during autumn is because rain washes away dirt and the light breeze dries them fast. Use the cleaning solution once a week, and wipe them with a squeegee now and then.
Window Cleaning During Winter
The toughest time of the year to maintain your windows is during winter. The cleaning steps are the same as the ones used in winter. It would help to consider the outside low temperature and how the glass will react with the DIY cleaning solution.
You can add some anti-freeze in the solution to prevent the windows from cracking. Avoid using warm water because the temperature change might shatter the glass.
And there you have it ― seasonal window cleaning tips, which you can easily follow all year round. Sky Building Materials is a premium glass and mirror company in Dallas, Texas. It offers different types of glass supplies for commercial and residential use. To get in touch with them, call 972-807-9616.