Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Windows

Posted by Skye Tunks on 15th May 2020

Cleaning your windows can be a tedious chore, so it is important to try and get it right the first time. Spring is the best time to clean your windows because it isn’t too warm and it stays light longer, giving you plenty of time to remove any dirt, dust or grime that may have built up over winter. 

We have put together some top tips for spring cleaning your windows.

 

Pick The Right Time

It sounds strange, but it is important to make sure you choose the right time to clean your windows. For example, there is no point trying to clean your windows if the sun is blazing outside because you will just get too hot and frustrated. Also, cleaning windows in the sun can lead to the cleaner drying onto the hot windows, leaving hard-to-remove streaks. The best time to clean your windows is on a cloudy but not raining day. 

 

Remove Any Dirt First 

Before you start using cleaning products on your windows, it is important to sweep dirt away from the window frame with a brush or vacuum, if you don’t do this then the dirt could turn into a muddy mess when mixed with a cleaner. If your window glass is looking particularly grimy then you can pop it out and wash it with hot water and a soft brush, and then let it dry before putting it back in.

 

Pick The Right Tool

There isn’t a “right” tool to use for cleaning your windows, ultimately it comes down to what suits you best. Sponges and brushes tend to be easier on multi-pane windows and squeegees can be used for both washing and drying your windows. We do recommend using a microfiber cloth for drying your windows as they are super absorbent, washable and leave the glass shiny and streak-free.

 

One Window at a Time

It is a good idea to divide the job up and do one room at a time, this way you can make sure you are not missing any bits. When you are cleaning your windows, wipe one side of the window horizontally and the other vertically - This way if any streaks do form, you will easily know whether they are from the outside or inside. 

 

It is important to remember there are also other tips for cleaning windows, that are a lot more simple and can be done from household items that you already have. For grimy windows, you can use white vinegar, you simply need to mix 50% white vinegar and 50% tap water and then spray onto your windows, wiping away with a cloth. 

 

We hope the tips above help you begin your Spring clean. Don’t forget, if you are wanting a complete window refresh then we have a huge range throughout our website. You can get in touch with us on 01786 357 252.