There are plenty of ways to make your home fall-ready. You can, for instance, get your roof checked for any problems, or have your heating system tuned up to prevent breakdowns. But if you want to do something small but significant first, you should focus on cleaning your windows. Here’s a checklist to get you started:
Gather the Necessary Supplies
You’ll need the right stuff to clean your windows the right way. Prepare a bucket filled with soapy water, a sponge, a vacuum with an extension hose, microfiber cloths, a soft bristle brush, a squeegee and a non-abrasive glass cleaner. Avoid using harsh cleaning solutions, newspapers, paper towels, or rough brushes for cleaning your windows.
Do the Cleanup On a Cloudy Day
Cleaning your windows when it’s bright and sunny out should make perfect sense. But if you actually do it on a sunny day, the cleaning solution you’ll use will dry too quickly on the windows, leaving unsightly streaks on the panes. You shouldn’t have this problem if you schedule the cleanup day on an overcast day instead.
Clean Your Windows Properly
It’s a simple-looking task, but fall window cleaning actually has a process to it. First things first — clear the space around your windows of anything that can hinder the task. This includes window treatments, furniture, plants, and other decorative items. Then, brush the window frames, tracks, and screens with the soft bristle brush to loosen dirt and grime. Use the vacuum’s extension hose to suck up the debris.
To prevent catch drips and splashes, line the window sills with microfiber cloths, and then use a sponge dipped in soapy water to wipe down the screens. Spray the glass with a gentle cleaner, and with a clean microfiber cloth, wipe the glass from the top down. A side-to-side or up-and-down pattern works better. If you clean the panes in a circular motion, it creates a static charge that attracts dust to the surface. Do you feel like using a squeegee would make window cleaning easier? You may choose to use that instead of a microfiber cloth.
Exceptional Window Services in Becker County
Proper cleaning and maintenance allow you to get the most out of your windows. But when you finally need to have them replaced, turn to a premier window professional like Timberland Exteriors. Window installation done perfectly right — that’s what we’re all about. Call us now at 651-439-1760, or fill out this contact form to schedule a window evaluation. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Detroit Lakes and St. Paul, MN.