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How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

Windows are essential to your home’s beauty and comfort; they give you a wonderful view of the outdoors, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your indoor space. Because they are so important to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s important to keep your windows clean so that they keep functioning as they should.

Window glass can get dirty pretty easily, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but lucky for you glass cleaning is pretty simple. Many McComb Window & Door windows have easy-clean features that also make it painless to clean the exterior of your windows from the inside of your house, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what McComb Window & Door suggests:

  1. Start by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that collects on the sill and ledges will remain there for a long time otherwise, and brushing will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not use the same cleaning duster that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
  2. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment along the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust along your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your window’s glass. You can create your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Apply your cleaner generously to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from multiple different directions for the best clean.
  4. After the cleaning, let your windows air dry and then rinse your glass with clean water if you see streaks.

There are more tips, too! We recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too fast and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our McComb Window & Door professionals select microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.

Take care of your beautiful view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or regarding any steps of our cleaning process, give our Bloomington, IN McComb Window & Door showroom a call at 812-333-6371 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come look at your windows.

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