The answer to these questions depends on where you live. The climate and location of your windows will determine how often they need attention. For example, if you have a lot of rain or snow in your area then it may be necessary to clean windows twice per year or more. If the weather is dryer, less frequent window washing might be enough. In this blog post, we'll cover when and how often you should wash windows so that they stay spotless all year long!
In many parts of the country, we see four seasons. Winter leaves salt and water deposits on your windows, which can be a little nasty. Spring brings pollen and allergens leaving your windows yellow and spotted. Summer leave magnesium, and calcium deposits on your windows from morning dew, rains and sprinkler systems. Fall is not much different. I suppose in this framework, it is almost always a good time to clean up your windows and bring back that crystal clear view. I tend to think that August is actually the best time to clean. The window cleaning projects we do in August seem to stay cleanest the longest. I think this is because in August, September, November, and even into December, we see the mildest weather here in Connecticut.
Here are some ways to help keep your windows clean until your next window cleaning appointment.
Window Cleaning Tips:
- Inspect the windows before cleaning them to determine what type of cleaner or detergent is needed.
- Always start by spraying the window with water and then wiping it clean with a squeegee. This will help remove any loose dirt or dust.
- Use a circular motion when cleaning, making sure to overlap your strokes as you go.
- Finish up by using a dry cloth to polish the glass until it shines.