Dirty windows are not only unsightly but can also be dangerous, and that makes cleaning the replacement windows on your Irvine, CA home one of the most important home maintenance jobs.
One big part of keeping your windows clean is keeping your blinds shades and screens clean too. If you have ever tried to clean your window blinds you know how annoying it can be. From trying to wipe down pieces that won’t stay still to attempting to squeeze a finger, cloth or duster into a small space, it no picnic. However, cleaning your blinds and screens doesn’t have to be a terrible chore you dread.
For starters, shades and screens are most commonly made of fabric, making them more pliable and easier to maneuver than blinds. You can manipulate them to clean both sides quickly and easily. Shutters are even easier to clean. Shutters are rigid, making it super simple to handle them. Most shutters have wide slats with large gaps between them that are ideal for wiping away dust, grime, and dirt with cleaning tools like dusters or cloths. Also, because they can open fully, you can easily access both sides of your shutters to wide down the slats and windowpanes on both sides to keep them sparkling clean.
If you want to make your next blind, screen or shade cleaning adventure even easier all you have to do is try these tips:
- Dryer Sheets – Try using a dryer sheet. Rub a dryer sheet on both sides of the shutter louver or shade to reduce static cling. This will help prevent new dust from building up as quickly, reducing the frequency at which you have to clean.
- Regular Cleaning – It may seem like a good idea to wait to clean until your blinds or screens get really dirty, but this is actually bad for them in the long run. Stick to a regular cleaning schedule to maintain your window treatments for a long time. Investing in the right kind of blind will make cleaning a breeze that you might actually look forward to.
- Get Creative – There is no need to invest in special dusting equipment or tools like a Swiffer or duster. You can easily get creative and use things that you already have around the house. For example, a clean paintbrush is great for gently dusting window treatments like shutters. You can spray some cleaning solution on the paintbrush for an even better clean. Another option is to use old socks as dusting gloves. Just slip a sock on your hand, spray it with a bit of cleaning dust solution, and wipe down shutters, blinds, and screens quickly and easily.
Cleaning your windows and all window treatments, like blinds, is an annoying but very necessary part of home maintenance. Cunningham Doors & Windows is here for you if you ever have more questions about window maintenance or Irvine, CA replacement windows in general. Visit us at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 or give us a call at (714) 258-2500 today.