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Helpful Tips for Properly Cleaning Your Windows

April 5, 2016

Helpful Tips for Properly Cleaning Your Windows

Your windows serve as the eyes of your home. They are what allow you to see outside and enjoy what’s going on, even from the comfort of the indoors. If your windows are hazy and dirty, however, they can’t fully serve their purpose. Cleaning your windows is as important as cleaning the inside of your home, yet they are frequently neglected when tidying up.

So, to help you clean your windows properly, here are a few good tips:

  • Use distilled water – It may sound expensive, but using distilled water has significant benefits. Distilled water, unlike regular water, does not contain the minerals that can become trapped on the glass and visible to the eye. Unlike hard water, where more elements are present, distilled water can more thoroughly clean your glass windows.
  • Use a vinegar-water solution – This simple solution is an effective substitute for your usual glass cleaner and is particularly ideal for homeowners who are environmentally-conscious and want an eco-friendly solution.
  • Use newspaper to wipe your glass – It may sound peculiar, but your morning newspaper can do wonders during cleaning. They wipe glass windows in a drier and clearer manner than paper towels and soft fabric.
  • Clean the outside of your windows as well – It’s not always enough to clean just the inside of your glass windows. Tough dust and dirt build up on the outside panes over time, which can make your windows look hazy and unclean. Although you do not need do deep clean the outside of your windows as regularly as the inside, do keep them on a consistent cleaning schedule.
  • Get rid of mildew and mold – If you see signs of mold growth on your windows, clean and remove it immediately. Mold spreads quickly and is more difficult to remove the longer it is there. Use a bleach-detergent solution to wipe mold away.
  • Remember to clean your screens too – Remove your screens and clean them with a soft brush and mild detergent. Use warm water for rinsing.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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