Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Maintain Your Desert Home

spring cleaning doors and windowsIt’s that time of year again! Springtime in the desert is here. The days are longer, there is more time to enjoy the sun and bask in warmer weather and cozy nights. It’s time to open the windows and let some air in. However, it’s also time for some spring cleaning!

Maintaining your home is vital for a healthier lifestyle. Removing leftover winter grime is needed for comfortability, and the longevity of your windows and doors. Make sure to set aside a weekend for some deep cleaning. To make the task easier, we highlighted some quick spring cleaning tips we recommend for your windows and doors.

Preparing for Spring Cleaning

Before cleaning, investigate your doors and windows for leaks and drafts, and invest in the proper cleaning utensils. Look for any chipping or peeling paint, which can indicate water intrusion. Seal any open areas between the frame and the wall to keep out water, which can deteriorate building materials.

Cleaning Tips for Windows:

  • Gather your household glass cleaner, squeegee, soft brush, and lint-free cloths or paper towels. For a DIY cleaner, you can mix rubbing alcohol, 1 cup of water, and white vinegar.
  • To avoid streaks on windows, try to wash your windows on a cloudy day. The sun may dry the water too quick and leave streaks.
  • Wash window frames with a soft brush, use water and light dish soap. Rinse with water and wipe dry.
  • Use a squeegee and window cleaner to clean glass and wipe blade with a lint-free cloth. Repeat until window is fully clean.
  • Avoid letting tap water to dry and remain on glass, over time this can interfere with the transparency of your glass.

Cleaning Tips for Doors:

  • Choose your cleaning solution. You can purchase a commercial cleaner or make a homemade solution – 1 teaspoon of baking soda, a dab of liquid soap, and 4 cups of hot tap water.
  • Pick up any debris, including piles of dirt and leaves.
  • Wipe door frames with a duster or soft rag.
  • Use a rag to dip in soapy water and wipe around the edges of the door from top to bottom.
  • Use a sponge to apply cleaner and wipe it dry with a soft clean rag.
  • Use the cleaner and apply to knobs or handle. Wipe well and remove dirt, then dry.

Out with the Old, in with the New

Spring cleaning means out with the old and in with the new. Whether you’re wiping down your windows or doors, you may have noticed it’s possibly time to upgrade and invest in something new.

With tax season right around the corner, consider investing in replacement windows and doors with your tax return. Restore the value and security of your home with our help. At California Window & Door, we are the leading window and door replacement service provider in Palm Desert, serving the Coachella Valley for more than 25 years. We can help you transform your indoor and outdoor designs with simple upgrades.

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