Window experts recommend that fall is the best time of the year to clean your windows. The weather is not too hot nor cold, so it guarantees a more comfortable temperature to carry out your important window chores. You can also take advantage of the mild climate to prepare your house before winter.
For a more hassle-free cleaning experience, Kroll Construction, one of the leading providers of wood window replacement services, has prepared this window cleaning checklist for your benefit.
Wash Curtains and Dust Blinds
No matter what kind of material your window curtains and blinds are made of, they are sure to attract dust and dirt. As such, you must wash and clean them regularly. If you or someone in your family has allergies, your home must be free of any harmful contaminants. Since you’d be spending more time indoors during winter, it’s a smart move to get your cleaning done in the fall.
For blinds and shades, you may want to use a vacuum as it is able to trap more dust than a regular rug to keep it from spreading around your home. Meanwhile, if you have curtains and drapes that require more extensive washing, you can choose to have them dry cleaned.
Check for Any Window Damage
Another thing you have to check is potential damage on your windows, such as cracks or leaks. While caulk and weatherstripping can help lessen the leaks in your window, cracks may be a sign that you need a new one, such as a wood window replacement. When winter arrives, you’d be glad to know that your window is well-protected against extreme weather.
Additionally, you should also check your window screens for damage. You can clean them by using a garden hose to spray off the dirt and grime. Take note of any tears in your window screens, and be sure to replace them immediately.
Clean Interior and Exterior Window Glass
To ensure that your windows are in great shape, both the interior and exterior window glass should be squeaky clean. For your interior windows, you can use a glass cleaner and dust-free microfiber cloth to wipe down any streaks or stains.
As for the exterior windows, you might need extra materials, such as window cleaning products, squeegees, or a ladder to reach high windows. You also might want to consider hiring professional window cleaners who can thoroughly assist you with this.
If you’re looking for experts who can help you with your fall window cleaning, turn to Kroll Construction. Call us today at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We offer many home improvement services, such as wood window replacement and window maintenance, in Detroit, Michigan (MI).