If you’ve got screen doors and windows in your home, it’s time to open those up and let in the sunshine, fresh air, and the warm breezes we all love! Because this is spring!
When you wash your windows, you may not think about screen cleaning! So pull out those duster cloths, vacuums, or some hardcore cleaning supplies to bring in spring, right! Let’s talk about how to clean window screens.
How to Clean Window Screens
Once a week you should do a light cleaning for your screens to keep them clear of dirt, dust, and bugs. Using a cloth or duster is a simple way to remove large amounts of debris. You can also use a vacuum, avoiding applying pressure so as to avoid warping the screen—if possible, lower suction to reduce pull on the screen and apply the softest brush possible.
When removing the screens before cleaning it can be helpful to place all hardware as to room, window, inside/outside, or other identifying features in labels bags or another container to make reinstalling the screens easier.
Once the screen(s) are removed, place them on a drop cloth or tarp on a smooth piece of ground and soak the screen with a garden hose; warm water when possible.
Take a cleaning solution (or something purchased specifically for screens) and spray both sides of the screen, allowing it to soak to reduce effort on your part allowing the cleaner to work.
Take a toothbrush or other soft bristle brush and scrum whatever dirt and buildup are still on the screens, using light pressure to avoid damaging the mesh. Some screens are much softer and need a light pressure, while stronger screens can handle more pressure.
Wipe off all residue with a sponge and rinse both sides of the screen thoroughly with a hose. The soaking or scrubbing steps may need to be repeated for stubborn buildup.
Once the screens are clean and all soap and cleaner is removed, prop the screens against a wall or place them on a clean drop cloth to dry. While they dry, clean out the grooves and sills of the windows, using a brush and vacuum or paper towels. Check for forms of mold and mildew, especially in areas of the home that do not get direct sunlight often.
If you cannot remove your screens, it is possible to clean them in place, though it can get messy. Use a vacuum as previously mentioned, and then use a soft cloth and a bucket of water and cleaner. Always make sure the cleaner or soap is fully rinsed to keep additional buildup from collecting.
If you need your window screens cleaned, ask us at Arizona Window Washers and we may be able to include this service next time you need our window cleaning services. Weekly basic cleaning is suggested, but annual deep cleaning can help keep your screens functioning and fresh air flowing through your home.
Spring Window Cleaning — Do More Than Just Clean Your Window Screens
For those of you who don’t know, spring is the perfect time to turn your house upside down, clean everything nicely, and freshen up the place. That is the entire idea behind spring cleaning.
However, when it comes to spring cleaning, there are a couple of chores that everyone dreads. Window cleaning is definitely one of those dreadful chores. The good news is that we are here to help you out with a few tips that will hopefully make things a lot easier.
Do You Enjoy Window Cleaning?
There is a good reason why window cleaning is far from being enjoyable. Well, to be honest, it’s actually more than just one reason. Most people don’t like it because it often resembles a workout—you need to climb up on a ladder or a chair and maintain your balance while struggling to clean the window.
That is definitely not something anyone would enjoy and there is also the issue of “doing a good job”. It would be a real bummer to go through all that trouble just to realize that your window cleaning skills are simply terrible. So here are just a few tips to help you out in the future:
Take a deep breath, put on some music, pour yourself a nice glass of wine, and just unwind for a while. Window cleaning is a big deal, so you need to approach it with the right attitude: and that is being relaxed. This window cleaning business will go over much easier if you are in the right state of mind.
Like we said before, window cleaning sometimes resembles a workout, so why not stretch a bit? A couple of light exercises and even some light stretching will definitely make window cleaning a lot easier. You can even try some yoga if you feel up for it.
Let’s be honest, you are in over your head and you need professional help. This is exactly why you should give us a call. If you live anywhere near Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Peoria, Avondale, Buckeye or Cave Creek, we would be more than happy to help you out. When it comes to window cleaning, Arizona Window Washers has years of experience and countless satisfied customers.
Forget everything about balancing acts or workouts you never asked for, because we are here to do the window cleaning for you. We offer highly competitive prices and we guarantee that you will get the best window cleaning services currently available on the market.
Call us now for a fast and free quote. Our customer service advisors would be more than happy to offer you a full description of our window cleaning services.