One of the biggest parts of keeping your windows clean is to properly and regularly wash the screens that go in front of them. What would be the point of taking all your dirty clothes off, jumping in the shower, cleaning yourself up nice and good, drying your hair and body and then jumping right back into your dirty clothes? Would you ever do that? I think not.
So why do so many people go out and cleaned their windows up and put the dirty screens right back on? Those screens collect dirt, pollen, dead bugs, spider webs, and all kinds of other things that with a little wind and little bumping of the screen will go right back onto your window. So on this post here, we’re going to describe to you a quick and effective way to clean all the windows screens in your home.
One of the first things that we recommend is that you take a small Sharpie and as you take the screens off of each window make a little mark on the screen and the window sill to help you remember where it goes. If you don’t do this, you’re going to end up with 10 to 15 screens and not remembering where they all go back on.
Once you got all your screens, lay them all in your driveway. In a small bucket, fill it with about half a gallon of water and scored in a little bit of dish soap. If you got some ammonia line around you can add a little bit of that too. If you don’t, it’s not a big deal you can skip it. Use the window cleaning brush that you use to clean your windows and scrub them and dunk it into the soapy water. Pick up one screen at a time and gently scrub both sides of the screen. You don’t want to push too hard because you’ll end up popping the screen off of the frame of the screen. Make sure you scrub all alongside the frame of the screen too. Once you’re done scrubbing use a water hose and spray off the excess soap. With a dry towel, dry off any excess water and leave them out in the driveway for about 10 to 15 minutes to air-dry the rest.
Leaving them out in the driveway to air-dry will give you all the time that you need to go ahead and go around and clean all your windows. Once you are done scrubbing and squeegee off your windows, all of your screens should be nice and dry. Then all you have to do it’s a go around and look for the little markings that you made on each window sill that matches each screen. Pop the screens right back on and there you will have it. Sparkling clean windows and beautifully clean screens that match them.
It’s really is a very simple upkeep and you should do this at least once a year. If you live in a rural place, then obviously you’re going to need to follow this procedure way more time than that.