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Basic Window Maintenance to Keep Your Windows Looking Clean and New

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Dirt and pollution accumulate on your windows over time. If not cleaned and maintained properly, dirty windows can block off your view and sunlight. But the worst part is your improper maintenance, and accumulated dirt can damage your windows. Fortunately, you can change the situation by regularly cleaning and maintaining your windows. Routine inspection and maintenance can improve your windows' lives while leaving them clean and functioning as new. Here are a few steps that you can follow to keep your windows in top shape.


Step #1. Regular Inspection

The most critical aspect of window maintenance is regular inspection. Make sure you inspect the window tracks, locks, and frames thoroughly. Check the glass and seals for cracks and any obvious concerns. In case you notice a major problem here, get in touch with a professional window repair and maintenance service provider. If your windows are in good shape, you can move on to the next step. 


Step #2. Arrange the Supplies

You don't need a fancy window cleaner or special supplies to clean your windows. All you need is a soft-bristle brush, a mild soap, some soft lint-free cloths, and a generic window cleaner. You can use any mild store-bought window cleaner or use your DIY window cleaner.


Step #3. Clean the Window Frames

Use water and mild soap or window cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the window frames. For stains and accumulated dirt, you can gently scrub using a soft bristle brush. Next, wipe out the frame with a wet towel or rinse the frames with water and dry completely. Ensure you gently wash the window and avoid power wash as it can damage the frame and the seals.


Step #4. Clean the Glass

Once the frame is clean, next, you need to clean the glass. Using a window cleaner or a DIY solution of water, detergent, and vinegar, you can clean your glass and enjoy the streak-free shine. Do not use any harsh chemicals for tough stains and dirt, as they can scratch your windows.


Step #5. Check the Rubber Seal

Different weather conditions, especially rain, snow, and sunlight, can affect the window frames and the window seals. When window seals are not in good shape, it affects the insulation seals provide and lead to leakages. As a result, damaged rubber seals can lead to a significant increase in your home's heating and cooling costs.


Step #6. Clear and Lubricate the Tracks

Perhaps the last step for basic window maintenance is to clear away any dirt and debris built up inside the track. You can clear it using a soft brush and a piece of cloth. You can also use a vacuum to remove any loose dirt. Once you clear the track, use a regular store-bought lubricant to grease the track. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully, or else it can damage your tracks.


By following these easy basic window maintenance steps, you can increase the life of your window. For more information and expert advice about window maintenance or new window installation, contact us now.