How You Should Be Cleaning Your Windows

The temperatures are warming up and the sun is starting to shine! Take advantage of the perfect temperatures and FREE natural lighting by opening up your curtains. Chances are your windows are less than clean from this past winter, so make sure you give them a good cleaning inside and out.

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Cleaning the Inside
Step 1: Pour cool water into a bucket and add a few drops of dish soap.

Step 2: Dip your sponge or microfiber cloth into your soapy water and begin wiping down the glass and frame of your window from top to bottom.

Step 3: While the window is still wet, spray it down with a vinegar and water solution or a regular window cleaner (Windex).

Step 4: Dry the window off with a lint-free cloth or a black and white newspaper (old school, but it works). You can use paper towels, however, some will leave behind specks of residue. Use a Z shaped motion when drying off the windows.

Step 5: Repeat the process if dirt, smudges, and marks still remain visible on the inside.

Cleaning the Outside
Step 1: Pour cool water into a bucket and add a few drops of dish soap.

Step 2: First, rinse all of the windows with the hose to remove some of the dirt and buildup. Afterward, use a sponge or microfiber cloth to wipe down your windows with your soapy solution. Then, rinse your windows again with the hose.

Step 3: Proceed to spray down the windows with a vinegar and water solution. For thick areas of buildup (like bird droppings), spray them until they are completely drenched in vinegar and can be removed with a quick scrub and wipe.

Step 4: Using a squeegee, remove the water from the window from top to bottom. Each time you lift the squeegee off of the glass, wipe the rubber blade with a cloth to remove excess dirt. You can use a microfiber cloth or newspaper if you do not have a squeegee on hand.

Step 5: Show your screens some love by rinsing them down with water, soap, and a your vinegar spray. Allow them to dry before reinstalling them in the windows.

Opening up the curtains can provide you with natural light and a cool breeze, but you don’t want to stare at dirty glass all day — do you? Opening windows is a good way to feel the breeze in the spring, but before you know it the summer will be here and you’ll need your AC to keep you cool. To have your HVAC system serviced or repaired, contact Airtech of Stamford at (203) 323-3959.

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