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How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

Windows are essential to your home’s beauty and comfort; they provide a glorious view of the outdoors, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so vital to a home, they see a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.

Window glass can get dirty pretty quickly, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but fortunately glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for a simple, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors suggests:

  1. Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that gathers on the sill and ledges will get stuck there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
  2. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment on the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to pick up any leftover dirt and dust along your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your window’s glass. You can make your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Apply your cleaner generously to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from multiple different directions for the best clean.
  4. Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if you see streaks.

Here are some more tips, too! We encourage you to clean your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too quickly and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows and Doors professionals prefer microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.

Take care of your gorgeous view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our St. Paul Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 651-213-9049 or book an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.

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