Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your New Windows Shine

washing-windows-394158_1920_croppedSpring is in the air, and many people have a long list of spring cleaning tasks to freshen up their home. Don’t overlook the windows, because they will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home. Even new windows need to be cleaned, and you will love the way they look when you are done.

At California Window and Door, we offer these few tips to help when you are cleaning windows:

Window Cleaning Products

You can buy commercial window cleaners at the store, and there are a variety of different brands and products that you can choose from. As you browse through the cleaning section at the store, you will find spray, wipes, and refills.

Or, you might choose to use a homemade product for cleaning windows. For example, you can add 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, and 5 drops of peppermint essential oil. Place the mixture in a spray bottle, and use the same as a commercial window cleaning product. This homemade recipe will make your new windows shine without the harsh chemicals that are often added to commercial window cleaning solutions.

Wiping the Windows

In addition to the window cleaning solution, you also need to consider the types of tools that you are using. Some people prefer to use paper towels, but paper towels can leave lint on the windows. A better option is to use newspapers to wipe the windows, because they offer a streak-free, lint-free way to get the windows clean.

Keep in mind, even when you are cleaning the outside of your windows, you should never spray a hose or water directly at your windows. It’s best to use the same technique and cleaners as the inside of the windows.

Cleaning Schedule for Your Windows

Over time, windows can start to gather dirt and dust which can negatively impact the appearance of your new windows. When your windows are dirty, they limit the amount of natural sunlight that comes into the home. So, make sure that you clean your windows on a regular basis. Also, check to make sure no sprinklers are spraying any glass. Calcium deposits and build up are very difficult to remove.

Spring is a great time to clean the windows, however you should consider maintaining a cleaning schedule throughout the year. If you need new windows for your home, then we invite you to call us at California Window & Door. As you are going through your spring cleaning list, you might choose to make a few upgrades to your home at the same time. We have an array of options for replacement windows and doors: (760) 773-1053

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