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Window Cleaning: How Often Should You Do It?

Keeping your windows clean allows them to provide you with an optimized viewing area, while also ensuring their smooth and reliable operation. But how often should you actually do the cleanup? The area’s trusted expert in picture window installation, Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City, answers this question here. 

Window Cleaning: How Often Should You Do It?

Every Month or Two

It pays to be proactive about window cleanup. Otherwise, harmful particles such as dust, pollen, and dirt can damage them. Experts recommend cleaning your windows every month, especially in areas where dust and pollen are a huge problem. If you live somewhere with a moderate climate, you can probably get away with a quick window cleanup every two months. 

Cleaning helps ensure that dirt and other small particles won’t have a chance to build upon the frames and glass. This means your windows will remain free of stains or minor cosmetic damage. Window cleanup also allows you to stay ahead of mold formation. When left unchecked, mold in windows can become a major issue, typically prompting a replacement window installation to mitigate any structural damage it has caused.

How to Ensure Proper Window Cleaning

You’ll want to make sure your windows are cleaned properly and efficiently. For this reason, you should:

  • Never use abrasive brushes and cleaners that can potentially compromise the finish and glass of your windows. Instead, use a soft, lint-free cloth and a gentle solution consisting of bleach or dish soap and water inside a spray bottle
  • Do your window cleanup on a cloudy day. If you do it when it’s bright and sunny out, the cleaning solution will dry on your windows far too quickly, leaving smudges and streaks.
  • Wipe your windows from side to side–no circular motions, as this creates static electricity that attracts dust and particles to the glass. Start from the top and work your way down.
  • Dry the windows with a reusable microfiber cloth instead of newspapers. 

Your Trusted Rapid City Window Expert

When double-hung window repair or maintenance just won’t cut it anymore, you should turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City for a more effective, longer-lasting solution. Our exceptional window replacement services can help your home stay lovely, comfortable, and energy-efficient no matter the season. We proudly serve Rapid City, SD and the nearby communities. Call us today at (605) 341-7831 or fill out this contact form to schedule a window evaluation.


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May 10

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