As the season changes from summer to fall, it’s the perfect time to tackle essential home chores, such as fall window cleaning.
Seasonal housework can be overwhelming, so we’re helping you out by providing a thorough checklist that will make your windows sparkle and shine.
Dust Your Blinds and Shades
Window blinds and shades are good at keeping rooms cool and blocking out light, but they’re also great at collecting dust and debris. As you prepare your house for the upcoming holiday season, take time to give your blinds a good scrub. If the dust is really out of hand, you might want to remove the whole structure from the window and wash it in a bathtub. Otherwise, a few simple tools can get the job done quickly.
Wash Curtains and Drapes
Even if your curtains look clean from afar, a closer look will reveal that they collect dust and dirt throughout daily living. Washing them with the changing seasons is the perfect way to freshen up a room. Be sure to follow the directions on the tag to prevent shrinking. If you notice wrinkles upon drying your drapes, use a fabric steamer to crisp them up again.
Clean Interior Glass
Even though the interior glass isn’t exposed to outdoor elements, it still gets dirty. After your blinds are squeaky clean, pull them up to reveal the window glass. Opt for a microfiber cloth and a streak-free glass cleaner for the best results. Additionally, if you notice that your windows regularly fog up, cleaning them should help.
Scrub the Window Sills and Tracks
Your final indoor task is to scrub the sills and tracks on each window. These parts are notorious for collecting debris, but the crevices can make it hard to remove. First, open your window as wide as it can go and pop out the window screen. Next, use a vacuum hose to suck up all of the loose dust and dirt. Finally, use a heavy-duty utility brush and equal parts of water and white vinegar to eradicate the grime.
Remove and Clean Window Screens
Now that your window screens are removed, it’s time to spray them down. It might seem like overkill, but a clean screen makes a big difference. If outdoor space is available, using a garden hose is the most efficient way to remove the debris, then allow them to dry in the sun.
Clean Exterior Glass
The final step of your fall window cleaning checklist is to scrub the exterior glass. There are many ways to clean your windows such as using a mop, a hose, a long squeegee, and more. It’s a good idea to hire a professional to assist you with hard-to-reach places as well.
Murray Glass Specializes in Beautiful Windows for Your Home
As you complete your fall window cleaning checklist, contact Murray Glass if you notice any cracks or leaks that need to be addressed. Additionally, if you’re looking to spruce things up with a new accent window, our experts do it all. We offer a selection of glass and frames from the leading manufacturers, including some of Salt Lake City’s own window gurus.
We service residents and commercial customers in Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork, Ogden, Heber City, Tooele, and everywhere in-between. Reach out for a free estimate today!