Cleaning window screens is one of the most controversial issues for the home owner. Why is this so? Well, this is because there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding what is the right way to clean your windows. With this in mind, many people tend to encounter some problems when they wash their window screens.
To help you out, we have enumerated these common problems along with some clever ways on how you can solve them:
Streaks on windows after washing
Washing your windows can be a tiresome chore. What’s even more tiring is when you see that there are some streaks left behind after spending hours washing your windows. If you wish to avoid these streaks, experts recommended that you use window-washing squeegee with a rubber and smooth edge. Another alternative is to use a black and white newspaper that is all crumpled up and have been soaked in water. Just make sure that you avoid washing colored sections of your windows when you use a wet newspaper. Additionally, you must avoid washing your windows under direct sunlight. It would be best for you to wash your windows during cloudy days and during evenings.
Mildew on window frames
Mildew usually develops on window frames, especially on wooden ones. If your wooden frames feature black or or gray mildew spots, you can get rid of these spots for good using a homemade bleach and detergent cleaning solution. Mix about 2 ounces of household bleach with 1 ounce of laundry detergent and a quart of water. Use a sponge to apply the solution to the window frame and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Afterwards, rinse the frames thoroughly with water.
Windows get dirty fast
It is true that it is easy for windows, especially the exterior part to accumulate dust fast. However, there must be something wrong when the interior part of your windows get dirty unusually fast. If this is the case, then you may wish to take a look into the filter of your heating and cooling systems. The filters of these systems are designed to trap pollen, dust dander and other particles before it can get inside the home. If you find dust in your windows, appliances or couches only after a few days of cleaning, it means that these filters are no longer working properly. Keep in mind that these filters must be changed every one or two months.
Difficult-to-clean window screens
When it comes to cleaning dirty window screens, there is no better way to do so than removing it and washing it. With the use of a soft bristled brush, warm water and liquid detergent, scrub each side of the screen Doing this can loosen any dirt that are stuck in between the small spaces of the screen. Rinse the screen thoroughly and air-dry it before installing it back again.
If you have encountered any of these common window problems, we strongly recommend that you apply the clever solutions that we have mentioned above.