How To Clean Window Screens In A Flash

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.

A special thanks and a shout out to our friends and homies out in Boise Idaho for sharing this sweet tips and tricks with us. You can visit them at there page and see all of the awesome services they provide for their friends over in Boise Idaho at wecleanboise.com

Should I Get a Professional Window Cleaner?

One of the functions of windows is to allow you, as the homeowner to look outside. Ever been in a home where you couldn’t tell the difference between windows and the walls? Or is one of your windows almost looking like a wall? Every person wants to wake up every morning and be able to look through their window and see a crystal clear and beautiful summer day. However, we both know that this cannot be possible when our windows are not well-cleaned.

Let’s talk something about DIY window washing. The first thing to consider before getting onto that ladder to clean your windows is safety. Do you have the right tools and equipment? Do you have the time? Can you ensure quality and efficiency when cleaning your windows? These are important questions to reflect on before you even approach your windows. Hiring a professional will not only make your home brighter but also improve its appearance and give you the pleasure of seeing through the windows. It’s just like hiring a professional lawn service. Here’s why you need to consider working with a professional window cleaning service.

Save time and Spot General Problems

We already indicated that you need to ask yourself if you have the time to clean your windows. Note that this is a task that requires a lot of time. You need at least five hours to thoroughly clean your windows. Getting a professional will ensure your windows are clean as you focus on other things that matter.

It’s also important to indicate that a professional window cleaner has the right tools and equipment and can identify general problems on your windows. Common window problems include ill-fitting window screens, damaged windows, cracked windows, non-functional windows, wood rot on your windowsills, and sashes that could be painted shut. When these problems are spotted early, they can be fixed on time thereby saving you a big expense later. Who knows, it can also save your life.

Extending the Life of your Windows

Over the years, as you continue using your windows, the aluminum screens left in place start aging and leave a pattern of deposits on the window glass. The deposits usually resemble the lime deposits you get to see in your shower at times. Once your window glass becomes etched, it not only looks unattractive but also become more vulnerable to cracking and chipping. Getting a professional to come clean and wash your windows can help in restoring the glass using the right treatment thereby extending the life of your windows.

Getting Rid of Insect Infestations

We often come across homes where insects such as hornets and bees have built their nests behind window shutters. Homes that have three-piece storm windows can also be home for pests such as wasps. You may also see some ladybugs in window channels. All these insects can make it difficult to operate your window. It even becomes harder to clean the windows yourself. However, hiring a professional window cleaner can help to ensure your home is free from all, these pests.

Identifying the Cause of Spots on your Windows

At times, you get confused about the state or rather condition of your windows especially when you often see spots and yet you cannot tell where they are coming from. In most cases, the problem could be as a result of your mulch. The mulch could be having a fungus that’s releasing black spores that end up gluing themselves to your window glass and vinyl siding. These spots can usually are hard to clean and remove completely. Working with a window cleaning service will not only help you identify the cause of the problem but also provide you with a long lasting solution to it.