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How to Clean Your Windows
In need of Hunterdon County replacement windows, or just a window cleaning? After a while, your windows may need replacing, but until then, we have some home cleaning remedies for you. When windows aren’t cleaned, they can grow mold, and obscure the natural light shining into your home. An uncleaned window defeats the purpose of the window. To keep your home fresh and bright, here are a few ways you can clean your windows.
You’ve probably heard it before, but vinegar straight out of the bottle can do wonders for cleaning. Not only can it remove debris, it can also remove residue from any window stickers left behind. You can combine it with water to dilute it, or also consider adding a little dish washer soap for extra potency. Mix it all together and get scrubbing.
While a cloth can get rid of stains, a chalkboard eraser is a cheap and easy alternative. In a few sweeps, you can have a fresh looking window as the eraser will wipe away all the dust easily. It cuts your time in half and makes for a simple duster.
Lemon juice has been said to help your general health in killing bacteria, so it makes sense it will work as a cleaning product. You may have smelled the lemon scented cleaners in stores, but this is natural and smells just as nice. It only takes a few tablespoons diluted with water, then you can spray the solution and wipe. It will fight the bacteria and give your home a fresh lemon perfume.
To use rubbing alcohol, wipe your windows down quickly to remove dust, then use a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol mixed with a spray bottle of water on the windows. If you let it sit for a minute or two, it will dissolve any dirt and grease stains that have set. This is handy for the intense window cleaning sessions. To dry, also consider using a newspaper for less streaks.
Another easy remedy for a cleaning solution includes cornstarch, white vinegar, and ammonia. Two tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and 1/2 cup of ammonia makes a streak free window cleaner. If you have these ingredients on hand, give it a try!
Nail Polish Remover
When you get any paint stains after touching up the railing, nail polish remover is an obvious candidate. For the best results, dab the nail polish remover on and let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing it off with a wet cloth. This should remove those paint stains, just don’t let them sit for too long.
Liquid Fabric Softener
This is for the really tough stains. Take liquid fabric softener straight from the bottle, apply it to the window stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. Afterwards, take a wet cloth, wipe it down and rinse the window. This should remove the most difficult stains on your windows without a large amount of scrubbing or scrapping which can do more harm than good.
Another good dusting tool you can use along with chalkboard erasers and newspapers is paintbrushes. A clean paintbrush will lightly go over your window and pick up all the dust with it. They’re cheap and easy to use, just use a new one for the best results.
If cleaning will not solve your window problem, find Hunterdon County replacement windows with Markey LLC. Since 1981, we’ve been there to help with all your window replacement needs. Our job is to make you satisfied, so we look to give you the best results from window choosing to installation. Visit our website or call for more information today.