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How to clean and maintain your home windows

August 5, 2016 / britta

Keeping your house looking clean and pristine does not only mean cleaning the rooms and making sure all nooks and crannies are immaculate looking. Having good and well-maintained windows will ensure your house’s appearance clearly reflects what’s on the inside.

It can’t be denied that the windows are the eyes of your house and people can easily deduce the living conditions of a home through the state of these partitions. Not only that, it also enhances the security of the building. Therefore, you should not overlook your window maintenance.

Harsh weather conditions, the elements and fluctuating temperatures can easily take their toll on your windows. They contribute greatly to the wear and tear of every part of the house. Faulty and creaky window hinges, foggy glass and rotting frames are certainly hazardous things you do not want for your family. Here are some great maintenance tips:

Seal it tight, seal it right

Check any gaps and spaces between window panes and panels to make sure that all rubber seals are intact. A well-kept and fresh seal will help reduce air and water leaks and also keep the house energy efficient as well as clean. Quickly replace all worn out rubber seals, usually with caulk or spray form insulation to prevent further damage. Attend to cracks, holes and splinters immediately to keep repair costs to a minimum.

Clean regularly

Remove dust and dirt to keep your window panes and glass clean. Wipe down wooden windows with a damp cloth but try not to use too much water to avoid rotting wood and side panels due to moisture. Remember, you want your panels to stay on for a many more years. If you have vinyl or aluminium framed windows with mould, you can use a detergent while scrubbing softly with a brush. Also, clean the window casing as well as the wall area adjacent to it to help reduce dirt and debris build-up. If left uncleaned, it can cause window jams in the future.

Re-painting helps

Paint helps keep the quality of your window by adding an extra protection from natural rust or rot contributing elements. It’s advisable to repaint your windows at least every 2 to 3 years to keep their clean and sturdy appearance. This will also help protect your windows from the changing seasons. Just be careful that you don’t paint on the moving parts to avoid getting things stuck or unmoving.

Get professional help

It can help to gain the assistance of professional cleaners to help keep your windows in tip top shape. These people are more meticulous in checking the conditions of your windows through every passing season. They can probe for signs of rotting or insulating problems that can be beneficial for you both health-wise and financially. They can easily recommend or arrange for a replacement if the weather stripping on your windows have worn out. Bottom line, these experts can spot window damage and unclean windows better than anybody else.

RPC Cleaners have well-trained and highly professional cleaning crews that can provide your household needs from inside to out. Call them at +44 20 8994 4778!


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