What are the Best Ways to Clean an Interior Window?

Cleaning window pane with detergent

Windows are our view of the outside world, but what’s the best way to clean an interior window to keep enjoying the outdoors?

With the fresh new year, many people are jumping into a new cleaning routine, and windows should be at the top of that list. Today we’re here to share some tips for sparkling windows to help let in all the sunshine.

Frequency Matters

Just like other household chores, like washing bed sheets, people have varying opinions on how often window washing should be done. For some, this task falls into the weekly category. For others, every season is enough. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it’s simply important to clean your windows regularly. The more time that passes between cleanings, the more time dirt and grime have to build up, requiring more effort when you do clean. If it’s been a while since you last cleaned your windows, take this article as a sign to go give them some TLC!

Simple is Best

There are plenty of ready-made products and sprays on the market for cleaning windows and glass, but you can also easily clean an interior window using simple products you have around the house. For example, a gallon of warm water with a drop or two of dish soap is very effective, not to mention economical. Use a sponge dipped in the solution to wipe down the window glass, starting with the outside edges and corners. 

If you prefer the ease of a spray bottle, a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water is another great window-cleaning solution. A squeegee works best to clear away the liquid, followed by a lint-free cloth to dry for a streak-free finish. Paper towels are handy, but may not be the best approach when it comes to crystal-clear glass, as they can leave behind fibers and lint. Newspaper can work well for wiping the glass, but be careful about darker ink, which can cause streaks. 

Don’t Forget the Tracks

When cleaning interior windows, don’t forget to clean the whole window–including the window tracks. Dust, dirt, and debris can build up in these tracks, which are often neglected. First, try vacuuming out any loose dust or grime. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub out each crack and crevice. Also, pay attention to the screens–chances are they could use some attention, too.

Know When to Call the Pros

Some interior windows are going to be out of reach when cleaning, literally. Anything that is going to require a ladder to reach is probably best left to professionals who have specialized equipment. A good window cleaning crew is bonded and insured and can complete a cleaning job in a fraction of the time. 

Contact Mountain States Windows & Siding

Sparkling, clean windows let the sunlight in to transform a space, and can even contribute to better mental health. When you go to clean an interior window, you may notice it’s time to replace it, especially if you live in an older home. Here at Mountain States Windows & Siding, we help you achieve the beautiful home of your dreams. We serve all of Utah County and the surrounding areas, including Lehi, American Fork, and Provo. We provide the best price and service. Contact us today to get started on your next project!

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