Martha Stewert, queen of the perfect home, knows the right way to clean windows. It is doubtful that she has followed her own advice over the last several decades, but at least she can instruct the person doing the cleaning.
We would like to share Martha’s window-cleaning tips with you, our Kansas City friends, and neighbors. Before you clean your windows, take time to determine if your windows are functioning correctly. Do they open and close easily? Do you notice any condensation between the panes? Are the frames solid and secure? Is there any sign of leaking?
Before you spend time washing a window that needs to be replaced, call Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters, and Windows at 816-353-7663 or 913-671-7663.
If you are sure that your windows are air-tight and can last another season, here are some cleaning tips to consider.
- Wait to clean your windows when the sun is not shining directly on the panes. The heat from the sun can cause your solution to dry faster, which could result in streaks.
- Brush away the cobwebs and dust from the window frame and sill. You might want to use your vacuum attachments to complete this process.
- Prepare your cleaning solution, using one part white vinegar and one part hot water.
- Place a towel at the base of the window to catch drips.
- Use a sponge to wet the window with the vinegar/water solution. Wash the dirt away.
- Wet the squeegee, and starting at the upper corner of the window, draw the squeegee down in a straight line. Repeat this process as you move over the window.
- After you have gone over the window with vertical strokes, finish the project with a horizontal squeegee stroke at the bottom of the window.
- Dry the sill thoroughly with a dry cloth.
Happy spring cleaning from Integrity!