Window cleaning is not a fun task; however, it is a chore that gives you truly satisfying results. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, your local source of windows and doors, shares some handy window cleaning tricks and hacks you may not know about.
Never Clean on a Sunny Day
This may sound counter-intuitive, but you should never clean your windows on a sunny day. Instead, wait for an overcast day. Cleaning on a sunny day can cause the cleaner to dry and evaporate before it can be properly washed off, leading to unsightly streaks on the glass. On a cloudy day, the cleaner won’t dry as fast, giving you time to properly rinse it off and avoid the ugly streaks.
Ditch the Commercial Cleaner
Sure, commercial window cleaners are helpful, but wouldn’t it be nice to make a safer, more economical cleaning solution from your household items? Liquid dish detergent diluted in water can cut through grime on dirty windows or even your sliding patio doors without leaving any residue. If you want to go natural, vinegar is the best choice. It cuts grease and doesn’t leave streaks, making it an ideal glass cleaner. Create a solution of equal parts vinegar and tap water.
Start With the Frames
Start the window cleaning process by tackling the tracks and frames. When doing so, you’ll notice a sludge is formed that then drips onto the glass. Scrub hard-to-reach areas of the window using a toothbrush and some baking soda mixed with vinegar. Be sure to use a dry cloth to wipe off the residue.
For your replacement door and window needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Austin. The products we install are custom-made exclusively for your home. They won’t only make your home look great but also help bring down energy costs.
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