If you have upgraded to vinyl windows, you already know how much better your home will look and feel. However, you might not know that a simple window washing can do wonders for the aesthetic appeal of your home’s inside and exterior.
The best way to clean vinyl windows is described in detail here.
Exterior Windows Made of Vinyl
You’ll need these items to clean the outside of your vinyl windows properly:
Supplies: Mild Detergent Bleach, a Bucket, a Mop or Bristle Brush, and (optionally) a Pressure Washer
Making the proper cleaning solution is essential for a thorough exterior cleaning. In a bucket, combine the mild detergent with water in a ratio of one part detergent to three parts water. A cleaning solution of 1 part bleach to 4 parts water can be made for a more thorough cleaning. Again, combining this answer in a bucket would be best.
Make sure the windows are completely closed before you start cleaning them.
After everything is fastened, grab your mop or bristle brush and work up a big lather of cleaning solution in your bucket. Scrub each window carefully, starting at the bottom and working up.
Pressure washing requires a different cleaning solution than what was outlined above. Make a solution of 1 part detergent to 10 parts water instead of the 1 part cleaning solution to 1 part water suggested earlier. The pressure washer won’t produce as many suds if you do this.
Sliding Vinyl Interior Window
The following supplies are required to clean the vinyl windows on the inside of a house:
Vinegar Container Used Sponge from a Toothbrush or a Piece of Paper Towel Gallon Spray Bottle
Learning how to clean your vinyl windows safely and non-toxic is vital because we spend so much time indoors (eating, sleeping, and living). Plenty of “non-toxic” options are available, but we advise going with a vinegar-based cleaner.
Mix one tablespoon of vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle to make a cleaning solution. One of the many benefits of this cleaning solution is that it leaves windows completely streak-free.
Scrub the window lightly with a paper towel or a sponge, this time moving from the top down. If you want to clean your windows, spray the solution on the vinyl.
The bottom slit edge (where the window slides down into the window frame) should be well-cleaned. The window needs to be unlocked and opened slightly for this to work. You must make the slit wide enough for your cleaning implement to fit into the groove.
You can clean the slit by pushing all the dirt and filth to one side of the glass using an old toothbrush, sponge, or paper towel. Bugs, profanity, and grime can be easily pushed to one side of the slit if you wish to do so in advance.
Once the dirt is gathered to one side, use your finger to scoop it up and then try to push-pull it out of the window. You won’t look good doing this, so don’t worry. You may be unable to remove the dust and debris from the crack in the window pane without using compressed air.
After removing as much dirt and filth as possible, wipe the window with a sponge or paper towel.
Vinyl windows are an excellent upgrade for any dwelling. As you can see from this essay, they are also quite simple to maintain and clean. You can keep your windows appearing brand new by cleaning them four times a year.
Vinyl windows are available in various designs, making them a worthwhile investment for any property owner. Visit the virtual showroom of QualiGlass Windows and Doors Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta, to look at examples of the various window designs they provide.