Keeping your windows clean at all times is the best way to ensure that they perform their best for as long as possible. Unfortunately, some common cleaning habits may be doing them more harm than good. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, a top local window company, highlights bad window cleaning habits you need to stop doing.
Using Too Much Water
When cleaning, you may think that it’s better to have too much water than too little. In fact, the opposite that is true when cleaning your windows. Moisture retention can cause serious problems for any home. Using too much water can cause damage to your window frames and hardware too.
Relying on Abrasive Products
Stronger cleaning products aren’t always better. If you use abrasive cleaners, you might end up damaging your windows. Instead, it’s best to use a mild dish detergent, vinegar and water solution to wipe your windows down.
Neglecting Window Tracks
Make sure not to neglect the tracks of your sliding windows. Dirt can build up and get stuck in the tracks, making it more difficult to operate your windows over time.
Cleaning on a Sunny Day
It’s best to wait for a cloudy day to clean your windows. Cleaning them on a bright, sunny day can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving pesky streaks on your windows that are very difficult to remove.
Maintain your peace of mind and have Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia handle your replacement window installation for you. Call us at (610) 563-2190 or fill out our contact form to get the process started. We serve homeowners in Camden, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA.