You just installed brand new replacement windows in Orange, CA. Your home is looking amazing, and you could not be happier. To keep those windows looking and performing like new for years to come, knowing how to clean them like a pro is important. While how often you clean them will depend on your home’s individual needs, it a good idea to clean them on a regular schedule so that minimal dirt and debris can build up.
How to Clean Your Windows (Outside)
To clean your windows on the outside, you will start by rinsing the windows with a water hose. This will usually remove most of the surface dirt and debris. For more tough dirt, and a deeper cleaning, you will do the following:
- Fill a bucket up with water and a little bit of regular dish soap (just a few drops will be enough)
- Using a soft cloth (preferably microfiber) and the soapy water, wash the windows
- After you have washed the window, simply rinse with the water hose
- Dry the window with a clean rubber squeegee, a lint free towel, or newspapers
Note: To wash taller and higher windows, you can either use a ladder or a sponge on an extender pole so that you can get all the areas of the window.
For stubborn stains, you can make a mixture of vinegar water and let stand on the stain for several minutes. Then wash off and dry with a cloth.
Also, don’t overlook cleaning the window screens. These can get a lot of dirt and grime buildup. To clean the screens:
- Remove the screen from the window
- Rinse screen with water from hose
- Spray down the screen with the water and vinegar mixture
- Let dry and replace on window
How to Clean Your Windows (Inside)
Cleaning your windows on the inside will keep your focus on the view and not fingerprints from little ones or nose smudges from your four-legged friends. To clean the inside of your windows:
- Fill a bucket with cool water and a few drops of dish soap
- Using a sponge or soft cloth such as a microfiber towel, wipe down the surface of the window with the soapy water. Make sure to work from the top of the window down to the bottom.
- Dry with a soft lint-free cloth
- If stubborn dirt or debris remains, use a spray bottle and douse the window with a water and vinegar mixture
- Using a lint free towel or newspapers, dry the window completely
NOTE: If your windows have special instruction on what cleaners to use (or not to use), always go by those recommendations. Your windows may have special coatings or other features on them that require special cleaners.
If you would like more information on how to keep your new replacement windows in Orange, CA. looking like new, give us a call anytime and we can let you know the best process for your specific windows.