Keep Your Windows Looking Their Best With Our Window Cleaning Tips
Ok so you’ve had your new windows installed and they look fantastic! Now you need to think about how to clean them to keep them in top condition. Regularly cleaning the inside, outside and frame of your windows will help keep them looking their best.
The majority of window frames are made from uPVC as it is a low maintenance option, but does need a clean every now and again. Washing your uPVC frames every 3 months will help prevent stubborn stains and keep them looking their best.
After you’ve bushed off any loose dirt with a soft brush, the easiest way to clean uPVC is with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge. This option is simple and low cost, just squirt some washing up liquid into a bucket or bowl, mix with warm water and you’re good to go. Avoid using scouring pads or wire sponges as they can damage the uPVC.
The alternative is to purchase a specially formulated cleaning solution. This is the best option if your windows are slightly older and are looking grubby. Get your uPVC frames sparkling white again with a uPVC cleaner that can be found online or at a local DIY store.
For customers with aluminium window frames, brush away any loose dirt with a soft brush then mix mild detergent that is suitable for use on metal surfaces with warm water and use a soft cloth.
We also recommend washing your frames from top to bottom to avoid spreading dirt over the areas that have already been cleaned.
The best way to keep the glass on the outside shining is to hire a professional. There are always local window cleaners around and most are very affordable.
If you would rather clean your outside glass yourself you may want to invest in a window vac as they save time and will leave you with streak free windows. There are quite a few on the market at varying price points, they can be found online or at your local DIY store.
If you’ve got the time and want to do the job manually then try using white vinegar mixed, the smell will only last 15 minutes and your windows will glisten! Alternatively there are many glass cleaning sprays and solutions, they can usually be found in the cleaning aisle at the supermarket.
It can be easy to forget about cleaning the inside of your windows but the inside glass can still get dirty, especially kitchen windows.
Grab a microfibre cloth, squeegee and some white vinegar. Clean the window in an ’S’ motion to avoid streaks and in no time your windows will be sparkling clean once again.
If you prefer, you can use a glass cleaning solution and can usually use the same one you’ve been using on your outside panes.
As with the frames and outside glass, we recommend regular cleaning to keep your windows looking their best.