Winter is over and spring is here – you know what that means right? It’s time to do some spring cleaning! When people think of spring cleaning, they often think about clearing out their space from items they might’ve hoarded prior to winter or during winter. So naturally, storage cleaning is top of mind when it comes to a long awaited seasonal cleanse.
We understand the importance of keeping a tidy space and think it is great that so many people feel motivated during this time to clear out and freshen up their homes! As much as we don’t want to add to your long list of to-do’s, we also don’t want you to forget to show your windows some love during this cleaning frenzy too!
Just like your living space after a long and cold Canadian winter, your windows also need some extra TLC – not only for aesthetic reasons but for the sake of longevity as well. Today, we’re sharing with you the best ways to clean your windows and how to prep them for warmer days to come.
Window Maintenance for Spring
Clean Off Dirt and Dust First
Avoid a muddy mess by removing dust and dirt before going in with a cleaning product! Trust us when we say that you don’t want a mixture of cleaning product, dirt, and dust smeared all over your windows. We suggest sweeping your windows with either a cleaning brush or a vacuum (with the proper attachment).
Aim to Clean on a Cloudier Day
It is most ideal to tackle your window maintenance chores on dry and cloudy days to prevent harsh product streaks from forming. Most people aren’t aware of this fact but cleaning on hot, sunny days can cause cleaning products to dry on your glass surface, ultimately creating hard-to-remove streaks.
Find a Good Glass Cleaner and Spray Away
Here’s a short list of treatments and cleaners we always recommend to our clients:
• Low’s Glass & Window Cleaner
• Water And Vinegar Solution (At a mixture of 50/50)
• Diamond Fusion International (DFI)
Our Low’s Glass and Window cleaner is always sure to make a happy customer. This solution is a streak and ammonia free cleaner which means it is safe to use on many treated glass surfaces including DFI.
If you’re the “Au Naturel” type, a water and vinegar solution might tickle your fancy. Simply mix 50% warm water with 50% vinegar together in a spray bottle and spray away!
DFI treatment is quickly becoming a very popular treatment option for glass. DFI is a one time, lifelong application that seals the glass creating an impervious membrane which repels water, dirt and soap grim. More commonly used on shower and railing glass, DFI has a wide range of applications!
We hope these 3 glass maintenance tips come in handy during your spring cleaning venture! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about what we do to ensure your windows stay healthy and fresh for long, don’t hesitate to contact us.
If your windows need more than just a cleaning, we are always a phone call or an email away! Let us help you replace your windows and screens just in time to enjoy the beautiful weather spring has to offer!