You don’t have to hire a window cleaner to clean your windows. With the right tools, it’s a job that can easily be done yourself. Follow these tips to have your Sunrise® windows and sliding patio doors sparkling in no time at all!
- To avoid streaking, wash windows on a cloudy day. Full sun will quickly dry any cleaning solution you use, leaving streaks behind.
- Begin by gathering a household glass cleaner, a squeegee, a soft brush, and lint-free cloths or paper towels for cleaning. You can also make your own homemade window cleaner by mixing the following ingredients in a spray bottle: 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar.
- Prior to cleaning the glass, wash window and door frames with the soft brush and a solution of mild dish soap and water. Avoid using harsh, abrasive or petroleum-based cleaners that could cause permanent damage to the frame’s finish. Make sure drainage holes at the bottom of the frames are clean and clear. Rinse with water and wipe dry.
- Apply window cleaner to the glass. Starting at the top, pull the squeegee over the pane in an S-pattern. At the end of each stroke, wipe the blade clean with a lint-free cloth. When cleaning windows inside, place a towel on the sill of the window or floor underneath the sliding door to absorb any water runoff.
- Wipe up remaining drips with a cloth. Avoid allowing tap water to dry and remain on your glass. Tap water contains hard minerals that, over time, can interfere with the transparency of your glass.
- To clean screens, remove them and wash on a clean, flat surface using a soft brush and a solution of mild dish soap and water. Rinse, dry and reinstall.
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