Windows, doors and screens are all inlets through which your home gets fresh air, proper ventilation, and lighting. They not only help with the proper ventilation of your home but also add to the beauty of it. It’s essential for screens to be kept clean and unpolluted, as they essentially become a filter for dust and germs from then outside air. In short, keeping your doors and window screens clean helps fresh air to come into your homes.
Dirty windows and screens make your house feel like a jungle cave instead of a home. Without proper upkeep, screens can become weak and have a shortened lifespan, needing replacement sooner than later. It’s always better to keep them clean with monthly maintenance to avoid early replacement. The cost of window and screen cleaning is way less than the cost of having to buy replacement units.
Lastly, dirty windows and screens become home to various kinds of harmful insects, bacteria, viruses and may cause health issues for you.
Let us look at some tips which you can follow to keep everything clean and tidier. If you don’t have the time to do this yourself, then you can usually call a professional window cleaning service. Just go to google or yelp and shop around for companies with good ratings and then shop prices.
If you keep your doors, windows, and screen clean and do regular maintenance then you won’t need for you to do costly and time-consuming deep cleanings in the future. All you have to do is dust them lightly with a duster or a piece of cloth so any dust particles could be removed regularly.
Make it a routine that when you do your regular cleaning of the home, dust the windows, doors, and screens as well. A vacuum cleaner can also be used to remove heavier particles. One thing you should watch while using a vacuum cleaner is to check that the suction, making sure it’s not too intense so that it damages your screens. The screens are sensitive as compared to doors or windows. Be very careful while using the vacuum cleaner and try not to push so hard.
Once every month or two you should spend part of your day cleaning windows and screens. If you already do the regular dusting or weekly cleaning then the need for a deep cleaning could be put off for a longer period of time than just once every month or two. For deep cleaning, you will have to start with cleaning off the dust with a duster or a cloth to remove dust particles or any insects that may have stuck to the screens in particular.
You can also use a vacuum cleaner as mentioned before. The next thing to do is get some soapy water by mixing a little bit of detergent or cleaning agent with water and clean windows and screens. Use brushes or pieces of soft cloth to scrub them clean. After you’ve washed them, rinse them with water so that the soapy water is removed. Use a garden hose to spray water with pressure on the outside doors and windows for a final rinse. After properly rinsing them, don’t let them air dry as water spots can remain on the window. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe them dry as a final step.