411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

5 Reasons To Choose Artificial Grass For Your Garden

Transforming your garden is an exciting time. There are so many things to consider and so many different things you can do in order to change a...

on Apr 12, 2021

What to Know When Choosing an Air Conditioner

You cannot blame yourself when you are currently shopping for a new aircon that you would be able to use for your home. You would want to use an...

on Apr 7, 2021

The Best Flowers for Great Curb Appeal

Right now is planting season and the beginning of yard work season. One of the biggest factors in quick and successful home sales is curb appeal....

on Apr 5, 2021

5 Signs for Homeowners to Repair vs Replace Their Roof

As a homeowner, you might have noticed some changes in your roof. And you need to figure out whether it means a roof repair or you have to change...

on Apr 5, 2021

Top Tips When Choosing Houseplants for Your Home

Your home is your castle. It is somewhere you can relax, unwind, and be yourself. In the modern digital world, this is becoming increasingly...

on Apr 5, 2021

6 Pro Tips for Cleaning PVC-U Windows

by Guest on Oct 8, 2018

Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task.

However, if you need to make your home spotless for an upcoming event (such as a visit by your meticulous mother-in-law, or a party wherein guests will be moving all around the house), those windows need to sparkle.

It’s Easier and Faster to Clean PVC-U Windows

If you have PVC-U windows, specifically those with the tilt and turn design, cleaning those will not entail as much work as cleaning traditional windows will. 

You will not have to step out of the house to clean the exterior side of the windows. Also, PVC-U windows require very little maintenance to begin with; with their sleek design, occasional wiping is usually enough to keep them looking stunning.

In order to get those windows properly clean and sparkling for your upcoming event, here are six great tips from professional cleaning services to help you out.

1.     Use Scotch tape to get rid of dust settled in the tracks, tight corners and crevices of the window.

Dust always settles in those tight indentations of a window design and they are quite tricky to get rid of. One of the easiest ways to get them out is by using a strip of Scotch tape and pressing it into the nooks so dust will adhere to the tape. Afterward, peel it off. Repeat the process until all dust is removed.

Scotch tape is the best to use because it does not adhere so much that it peels off paint or leaves residue from the adhesive. However, if you feel like the tape still sticks too much and there is a risk of damaging the window colors, quickly stick the tape to your skin first to reduce the stickiness of the adhesive.

2.     For light dirt, diluted dishwashing or laundry detergent liquid works well.

Just a very small amount of either cleaning product will do. Mix it in warm water and apply to the window. This light solution can dislodge hardened dust and most stains.

3.     For heavier soiling, use a specialist PVC cleaning liquid.

The exterior part of windows — be they sliding sash windows or flush tilt and turn — can accumulate a lot of dirt that can get caked on due to all the other natural elements. They are tough to dislodge, and most of the time, getting the dirt off damages the finish of PVC-U windows.

It is best to use a cleaning agent formulated specifically for the job. But before tackling an entire window right away, test how effectively it works in a small area first. This way, if the product turns out to be too harsh and alters the finish of the window, the damage will be minimal and hardly visible.

4.     Use microfiber cloths or a chamois to wipe away dirt or to apply the cleaning solution.

Taking care of your PVC-U windows’ finish or glazing is a must. So make sure to use really soft cleaning cloths made of microfiber to apply the cleaning solution, as well as to wipe dirt off. 

A microfiber cloth will not scratch the glazing and it will also leave no streaks behind, especially when you use it to dry the windows.

5.     Invest in a good quality window squeegee for the glass elements of the window.

A window squeegee just makes polishing the glass components of the windows a whole lot easier. It removes the residue of the cleaning solution quickly, and it does not create a lot of streaks. 

To make the glass sparkle, after cleaning it with a squeegee, follow it up with a wipe-down using a microfiber cloth.

6.     Apply Vaseline or a special lubricant to the hinges of the PVC-U windows.

Vaseline is usually good enough, but professional window cleaners advise asking the manufacturer for the right lubricant to “oil” the hinges and all other moving parts and ensure the best results. 

The application of the lubricant does not only improve the windows’ movement; it also dislodges dirt that has settled in the moving parts, making it easier for you to brush it off lightly with a toothbrush or wipe away.

With the right strategies, you can clean your PVC-U windows in an organized and more effective manner. This will reduce the amount of time you dedicate to the task, yet still achieve the results you want. Afterward, you can be confident that the windows will be clean, clear and sparkling for your guests.

AUTHOR BIO
Carmen Velilla is an experienced Brand Manager currently overseeing the strategic development of multiple brands as part of the Epwin Group. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM), specializing in Corporate Communication and Digital Marketing.

Author

Guest

Guest

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Texas Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Minnesota Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Transform Your House with New Flooring

When you look around your home and it looks tired and out of date, can you see where the problem lies? Often, it’s not the colour on the walls, or...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Brush Up Nicely in the Bathroom!

There are plenty of reasons you might have had a new bathroom fitted, or might be considering having one fitted imminently. You might simply fancy...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Learn the Basics of Bathroom Refinishing

The do-it-yourself fixer-upper you decided to invest in is finally nearing completion and looking like a decent place to live; there are only a few...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021