Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Your Toronto Home’s Windows and Doors

Tips for Cleaning Your Windows in the Spring: Inside and OutWhen spring finally arrives in Toronto, it’s usually a time when people get out, begin working on their lawn or other aspect of the property, begin going for drives, heading out to parks, going fishing, and much more. It’s also a good time for spring cleaning.

For those homeowners who may be taking on spring cleaning projects, below are a few maintenance tips for home and business windows.

Avoid paper towels when washing down windows. The most common material used when cleaning windows in most homes are paper towels. Paper towels are not as effective or efficient as you might expect at avoiding streaks. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend 10, 15, or even 30 minutes wiping down a window only to discover that is streaked and looks terrible when the sun begins running through.

Instead, use newspapers if you can get some. Also consider using a squeegee for larger area windows.

Wipe down more than just the glass. Cleaning the glass is the most common thing people do to maintain their windows and help them look great. Wiping down the glass is just one part of a thorough spring cleaning. Also focus on wiping down the frame, using an old toothbrush to clean in between hardware components, and check the seals to make sure they are still in good condition.

Dust along the frames. Whether you’re talking about the doors or windows, those frames are important to keep clean. That helps to remove a significant amount of dust that may build up over time.

Use a soft sponge or turret terrycloth towel to clean the surfaces of entry doors. This will avoid any potential scratches or causing damage to the finish of the door itself.

Following these tips will help to ensure that your windows look great throughout the spring and summer months ahead.