Cleaning Replacement Windows, Difficult Messes

Whether you are one of the millions of people in America trying to keep up with the messy initiatives of a young child or you are responsible for the goop, there are some tricks that you might find very handy in an effort to renew your windows’ original sparkle.

The day to day dirt, dinginess, and stray fingerprint is no big deal. These things can be wiped away with a little soapy water and a squeegee. However, there are other, stickier messes that are not so easy for Houston residents to remove from their home windows. From bubble gum to the splatters of a paint roller, you will need to think creatively to get your windows back to their crystal clean status.

Construction Messes When you are working on your home, you should keep the windows in the area well covered to protect them from dust, dirt, and other construction debris. However, if it is too late to take preventative action, rest assured that a large number of common construction-related messes can be removed from the surface of your windows. For instance, paint splatters that commonly find their way to the windows when walls and ceilings are being touched-up can be removed relatively easy with a soft sponge and a light abrasive such as Soft Scrub. Caulking that stuck to the window pane with an all-purpose cleaner and degreaser – the same that would be used to make your stove top sparkle.

Windows in garages, garden sheds, and workshops are even more susceptible to such messes. When grease, motor oil, tar, or soil lands on the window, you will have to think quick. Oil can be removed with the same mild abrasive used to remove paint and grease will respond to the all-purpose cleaner mentioned above. Fortunately, windows are relatively non-porous and these substances don’t get the chance to soak into your replacement windows, so most can be removed with the over-the-counter cleaners purchased from a Sugar Land retail store.

Kids’ Messes Children can be very hard on windows, from running sticky fingers along their surfaces to treating them like a blank canvas. However, even their messes can be cleaned from the glass quite simply. Crayon will generally come off with a little multi-purpose cleaner and gum can be pulled free with a little Windex. Even drawings and pencil or mom’s lipstick will wash away with window cleaner or a light abrasive.

Nature’s Messes The biggest problems for windows are often the creations of Mother Nature – mildew and mold. The presence of mold could point to the need for window replacement, but if just one window is giving you trouble hold off on hiring the window specialist in Katy, Texas. First, clean the surface with a bleach-and-water solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). This should remove the problem, but if it continues in the future, you should have it evaluated by the professionals as mold can be harmful to the lungs and respiratory system.

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