Spring has finally sprung in most parts of the U.S. and that means that there are plenty of people who are doing their spring cleaning right now. If you’re one of these people, there’s one area in your home you should not forget to clean: Your windows.

Your Anaheim, CA windows likely went through a lot this winter. They are probably filthy on the outside and in need of some TLC on the inside. Before you get to cleaning them, there are some tips you should keep in mind to ensure they look their best when you’re done. Take a look at those tips below.

Dust your window sills and sashes before you do anything else.

In general, you should try to wipe dust off your window sills and sashes about once every few weeks. The dust that gathers can make your windows look dirtier than they really are if you don’t do it. You should be especially mindful of this when washing your windows. If you don’t dust your sills and sashes first, any water or cleaning solution that falls on them will get mixed in with dust and make a mess. You’ll have to spend more time cleaning your Anaheim, CA windows than you originally intended.

Make sure it isn’t sunny outside when cleaning your window glass.

This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when washing their window glass. They think that the sun will allow them to see streaks better and get rid of them. But in actuality, the sun will dry the cleaning solution on your windows quicker than it should and end up leaving streaks behind. It’s best to wash your windows on a cloudy or even rainy day. It will prevent streaking and get your window glass as clean as it can be.

Dry your glass when you’re done washing it with a microfiber cloth.

Once you’re finished washing your window glass, you should take a microfiber cloth and dry it off to make it really shine. If you don’t do this, you’re probably going to end up with streaks on your Anaheim, CA windows, even if it’s cloudy out. Some people swear by drying off their window glass with newspapers. You’re free to give that a shot, but for best results, you should use a microfiber cloth that won’t leave anything behind on your glass.

Go outside and do the same thing on the outside of your windows when you’re done.

While cleaning the inside of your Anaheim, CA windows is important, it’s equally as important to clean the outside of them. You should repeat the steps listed above on the exterior of your home. You can let the rain wash your windows for you if you want. But it’s a better idea to get out there and do it yourself. You will be able to remove dirt, dust, bird droppings, and more from the windows to leave them glistening.

Is it just about time for you to replace your Anaheim, CA windows rather than simply wiping them down? No amount of cleaning can bring old, dated windows back to life. Pacific Shores Windows & Doors can help you get your hands on windows that will look great in your home. Call us at (714) 841-2228 to schedule a window consultation or come see us at 10573 Ellis Ave Fountain Valley, CA 92708 to check out our inventory.