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How to Properly Clean Windows in Falls Church, VA

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A window offers you an amazing view to the outdoors, brings light in and helps protect the inside of your home from the elements. That means they see a lot of action. From dirt, water and pollen on the outside to finger prints or pets on the inside, your windows’ glass gets dirty pretty quick. Luckily, window cleaning is fairly simple.

You can clean your original replacement windows in five easy steps. Many Pella windows have innovative features that make it easier for you to clean the exterior glass from the inside. Here’s our window cleaning process.

  1. Brush off your window sills. Get rid of the dirt, dust and anything else that is stuck on the window sills and ledges to prevent smearing the glass later on.
  2. Now’s a good time to clean the screens, too. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment over the side facing in.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution (make your own with one part white vinegar to 10 parts water), and apply to a soft, clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Alternatively, you may use an ammonia-free glass cleaner such as Pella's glass cleaner, Windex® or Sparkle®. Spray the cleaner generously, but try to avoid getting the solution on the wood, fiberglass or vinyl frames, as they may discolor the finish.
  4. Rub from each direction and let air dry.
  5. Rinse with clean water if streaks remain after cleaning.

For the best view, we’d also recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day. If you clean them while it’s sunny, the solution can dry too quickly, leaving streaks on your window glass. Your Pella professionals in Falls Church prefer using microfiber cloths to clean window glass since it’s lint-free and won’t leave tiny particles behind.

Your windows could look so clear, you might forget the glass is even there. Now that’s what we call a perfect view.

Please note: You should not use ammonia- or alcohol-based glass cleaners. They’ll leave streaks or generate a film that attracts moisture and dust. See your owner’s manual to learn more about cleaning other parts of your wood windows, vinyl windows or fiberglass windows, or call your Pella Windows Showroom in Falls Church.