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How to Clean the Screens of Your Windows

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Dirt and dust sitting on the window screen can lead to poor quality of air. Regular and proper cleaning of the window screen is what all you can do to ensure a healthy flow of fresh air inside your house. You can either chose to shallow clean it with a rag daily or thoroughly wash it with water and soap. Daily cleanup is certainly not possible for all. So, here we are with tips to deep clean the window screens.

1. Remove and Vacuum Screens: For thorough cleaning, remove the window screens and vacuum it to remove any pollen, dust, and web sitting on it. Do it on both sides of the screen.

2. Wash with Soap Water: Make liquid cleaner by adding ¼ cup of detergent in ½ gallon of water. Lift the screen to an upright position and start washing it with the solution starting from the top leading to the bottom. Use a sponge or cloth to wipe the dirt as you remove the screen.

3. Rinse: After cleaning the screen with a liquid cleaner, rinse it with plain water. Rinse it immediately to prevent soapy water from settling on the screen and blocking the screen with dirt. You can clean the screen in the garden area or even put it under the shower in the bathroom for a thorough cleaning.

4. Dry and Reinstall: Let the screen dry in the sun before reinstalling the screen. Once dry, you will be able to look through the screen. Maintain the cleanliness of the screen by vacuuming it regularly. 

Regular cleaning, of course, allows fresh and good quality airflow inside the house. But it also makes the screens last longer and it is a great way to enhance your windows beauty. Clean your screens at the onset and offset of every season, and you will be surprised to see how transparent they can be.

Washing Dirty Windows: A 10-Step Guide

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Windows help bring natural light into the house. Sitting beside a window also allows you to enjoy the beautiful view outdoors. Even better, windows offer a form of ventilation into your home so you can also get some fresh air when you leave them open. Washing dirty windows is necessary to make sure that you can maximize the benefits of having windows and to ensure that your windows remain beautiful all the time. 

Are your windows at home dirty already? Here’s a simple 10-step guide in washing dirty windows that can help out!

Step 1: As the thumb rule of windows cleaning, apply rags on the floor and the window sill to prevent floor and wall from getting wet.

Step 2: Spray glass cleaner on a piece of cloth or lint-free rag that you would like to use for cleaning the window.

Step 3: If the windows are filthy, add vinegar to warm water. We will use this solution later.

Step 4:  Pick the rag and gently wipe the window in horizontal strokes to prevent dripping. Use the solution if you find the windows too dirty.

Step 5: Start with a rubber strip of the window. Now, grab the squeegee, press it downwards, starting from a dry spot.

Step 6: Wipe the squeegee on the rag to keep it dry throughout the use.

Step 7: Dry the window glass with a piece of old newspaper. This will add shine to the glass.

Step 8: Clean the window frames and sills with a small brush. You can vacuum it as well to prevent dirt from sticking to the glass.

Step 9: Dip the rag cloth in the solution (warm water and vinegar) and gently rub along the sill to remove spots and smudges.

Step 10: The exterior window glass should be cleaned by spraying water on it and drying it off with a piece of old newspaper.

Cleaning windows so that they’re clear and can welcome natural light easily make them energy-efficient windows as well. A newspaper or any waste paper makes it a perfect glass cleaner. Wipe windows regularly to keep them clean. Windows tend to get exceptionally dirty when it is windy outside. Gently wipe off the foul from the windows with a rag.