Vinyl windows are designed to be low maintenance, but this does not prevent them from being thoroughly cleaned. A mix of rain, dirty ground and higher pollen counts can leave windows streaked with dirt. Undoubtedly, cleaning vinyl window frames doesn’t sound fun, but it very easy and will end up paying off in the long term. Are you asking yourself what is the most ideal way to clean vinyl windows? We are about to share with you the most effective cleaning methods that do not take a lot of time.
Cleaning Tips for Exterior Vinyl Windows
Cleaning the external side of vinyl windows will give the home a better curb appeal. It is simple, just mix a simple cleaning solution comprised of a gallon of warm water and 1-1/2 cups of distilled white vinegar or a teaspoon of mild soap.
Rinse the outside of the windows with water to remove any dirt and debris.
As soon as the windows have been rinsed, apply of the cleaning solution to the entire window, then use a soft sponge or a cloth to clean the vinyl windows. If decide to use a soapy solution, rinse the windows once again to protect against soap scum from drying on the windows, then use a cloth to dry the windows. If you decided to use a vinegar solution, dry the windows with a cloth. That is it and all you need to know in order to effectively clean the exterior vinyl window frames and glass.
How to Clean Vinyl Windows from the Inside of the Home
Start by removing all dirt from the frame, screen and tracks before you cleaning the windows. A vacuum cleaner comes in handy to dislodge dirt and debris from the window. If you are noticing a lot of dirt or debris along the window sill, your windows may require weather sealing or stripping, which can block air and keep dirt or debris from passing through the window.
When cleaning window tracks, using cleaning wipes to get get into the corners will work great. Just run the wipes up and down along the tracks to remove any dirt. You will know you are finished cleaning the tracks when the wipes are not showing any dirt from the windows.
You can use the same cleaning solution to clean the inside of the window as you used for the outside of the window. Cleaning window frames inside your home is pretty self-explanatory. Just apply your vinegar or soap solution to the window frame, working from the top down until the entire window is finished. This way, you will not unintentionally drip on areas you already cleaned. If you have a difficult stain to remove, scrub the area with a soft-cleaning brush.
There are people who prefer to use a squeegee in order to remove the cleaning solution without leaving streaks, it is whatever you prefer to use. Even so, a cloth will also work to clean and dry the window frame on the inside of the house. Paper towels are not the best choice when cleaning a window since they tend to leave lint particles on the glass.
If your windows don’t look clean after you have cleaned them, it may be time to replace your windows.
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