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When Is The Best Time To Schedule Your Window Cleaning?

When Is The Best Time To Schedule Your Window Cleaning? Cleaning the windows on your home, on at least a seasonal or semi-annual schedule, is an important part of homeownership that will help your windows last longer and keep your home looking its best. The best time to clean windows is in the spring when the elements are more likely to be in your favor, though this can vary based on where you live. Washing your windows requires a microfiber cloth or towel to wipe away excess dust, a window cleaning solution—either a streak-free DIY or professional glass cleaner will do the trick—a squeegee, sponge mop or scrubber that can wipe up excess cleaner and either a tall mop pole or a ladder for higher, hard-to-reach spots. Whether you do it yourself or hire professional window cleaners, here’s what you need to know to keep your windows sparkling no matter which type of windows.

Best Time for Cleaning Windows

The best time to schedule window cleanings depends on where you live and how susceptible your windows are to getting dirty. Generally, window cleaning should be done at minimum once or twice per year, plus on an as-needed basis, including at least one cleaning of any window screens.

Window cleaning professionals suggest avoiding window washing on very sunny days or at a time when a window is in direct sunlight, as the heat may cause the glass to dry too quickly and cause smears. Cleaning windows on a cloudy day with no inclement weather is recommended for the cleanest finish, and it gives the lather more time to dry. Optimal temperatures range from the mid-60s to 70s Fahrenheit, though it is absolutely possible to successfully clean windows when those conditions are not expected.

If your windows are exposed to lots of pollen, air pollution, debris or dust, you may need to increase the frequency of your window cleaning to prevent grime build-up and glass deterioration. Precipitation can cause spots on dirty windows, so if cleaning your windows during a rainy season, rest assured that evaporated raindrops do not leave marks and will only help your home look like it has been power washed.

While spring/autumn cleaning may earn its reputation for being a generally favorable time to be outdoors, you can clean your windows year-round with the right tools. Seasons with mild weather, such as spring or autumn, are better than window cleaning in the heat and direct sunlight of summer or the cold in winter, which could be hard on hands and icy windows.

source: By Shelby Simon,Lexie Pelchen Contributor, Editor

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