You’ve just had a beautiful set of new windows installed in your home, and they look fantastic. But, like anything exposed to the natural elements, they don’t stay that way for long. Before you know it, the glass is starting to smear and the windowsills are getting dusty…
Keeping your windows clean is a sure-fire way to extend their lifespan. However, contrary to popular belief, cleaning windows doesn’t need to be a chore.
As window experts, we’ve put together our top tips on cleaning windows to keep them looking sparkling clean.
Use Glass Cleaner and Microfibre Towels
You’ll make your job so much easier by using dedicated glass cleaner on your windows, rather than simply throwing soapy water at the panes.
Don’t use a squeegee, as you’ll start to smear the panes. Instead, opt for a soft, microfibre towel to wipe away the glass cleaner. It’s an easy way to keep your windows sparkling.
Pick the Right Day for Cleaning
Choosing the right windows for your home is one decision. But you also need to make sure you choose the right day when it comes to cleaning your windows.
In fact, picking the right day for cleaning windows could be the best tip we’ve got for you. While many people clean their windows on a sunny day, this can actually make the windows dirtier.
Bright sunshine causes soap to dry quickly and stick to the glass. You’ll be left with streaks that quickly start to turn grimy. It might seem counterintuitive, but try to clean your windows on a dark and cloudy day instead.
Don’t Forget the Inside Glass!
More often than not it’s the inside of the glass that’s neglected when it comes to cleaning windows.
It sounds simple – and it is, really – but don’t forget to clean the inside of the windows, as well as the outside.
What About the Windowsills?
Keeping your windowsills and window frames clean is equally important as remembering the inside glass. To keep your windows clean and in tip-top shape (and to extend their lifespan), ensure that you wipe away the dust and grime from around the glass, too.
We recommend doing this before you start to clean the glass, as this stops the run-off from the window cleaning mixing with the dirty windowsills and creating even more of a mess.
Bring in the Professionals
If you find it hard to keep your windows sparkling clean, don’t like going up ladders, or you just want a more thorough job completed, then don’t be afraid to call in the professionals.
Professional window cleaners have the right equipment and the right expertise to keep your windows, doors and even conservatories clean and sparkling.
Expert Help and Guidance From the People at The Window Centre!
At The Window Centre, we’ve been helping homeowners install windows, doors and conservatories for years. So you can trust that we know how to keep them clean, too!
If you need expert help or guidance on anything window-related, then our friendly team are happy to help you out. Contact The Window Centre today to find out more.