Well the rumors are true. Spring is finally in full swing and I think we all know what that means; planting flowers, rain showers and long cleaning hours. As spring cleaning gets underway it seems like one of the most challenging items to clean around the house is our windows. Here are a few pointers for easy and effective window cleaning.
There are many commercial cleaning products on the market today that offer tools and attachments that give you a streak free shine and also make window cleaning simple. However, there are also several ways to cleaning your windows using natural products.
For example, vinegar, again, can safely be used to clean window glass, both inside and outside the home. Mix one part hot water with one part white distilled vinegar. Spray the mixture onto the glass and clean using either a sponge or squeegee. If using a squeegee, with any cleaning solution, always moisten the squeegee first. Then clean from the top of the window down, wiping the edge of the squeegee after every pass. Lemon juice, similar to vinegar, will also help to remove grease build up on windows and polish glass.
While cleaning window glass is important, there are serval other components to the window that are essential to maintain, screens being one such item. Because they are exposed to the elements, window screens, over time, will trap and lock dirt, dust, and bugs. There are multiple ways to clean window screens, here are a few methods. To clean the screens without removing them you can take a vacuum to both sides until the dirt is eliminated. Or, taking the screens out of the windows, use a soft bristled brush to release any dirt or dust. Many brush products are specifically for this purpose are available in stores or online.
Cleaning the window tracks is another vital step when cleaning your windows. Wiping the tracks out before you begin cleaning the glass will help to prevent transferring dirt from the tracks/windowsills onto the glass. The easiest way to get in between the tracks is to use a thin vacuum attachment to extract any dirty, debris, or bugs.
So as the weather continues to warm up, it’s time to open those windows and let that beautiful sunlight in.
Brandy Goodman, employee since 2017, is the Human Resources Office Manager of COVERT Cleaning Inc. of Montana. Regularly attends Chamber of Commerce events to further continue to grow COVERT Cleaning’s presence within the community.