How to Clean Your UPVC Windows
With the growing awareness of the importance of global warming and energy conservation, along with the ever increasing cost of electricity and gas, more and more people are looking at ways to both reduce their energy output whilst cutting down on their bills at the same time.
One of the quickest ways that this can be done is by installing uPVC double glazing in your home. This not only looks attractive and adds to the value of your home, but also contributes significantly to energy saving as well as cutting out a great deal of noise pollution from traffic or pedestrians outside your home.
Like all windows, however, unless they are kept properly clean and well maintained, they will soon start to look dirty and unattractive, and whilst they will still keep in the heat and keep the noise out, who really wants to look out of a dirty window?
So, what is the best way to keep your uPVC windows nice and shiny? Because of the slightly more complicated nature of double glazing, many people opt to use one of the high quality uPVC cleaning services that are guaranteed to do the job properly. Using these not only saves your own time and energy, but also ensures that the job will be done correctly as they will have access to not only the best cleaning materials, but the expertise too to get the job done well.
Some people, however, prefer to clean the windows themselves, either to save on cost or because they actually enjoy the satisfaction of the cleaning process; some even finding it therapeutic. Do bear in mind though, that cleaning windows can be more tiring than it looks, so you should take this into consideration before starting. After all, there is nothing worse than a job that is only half complete.
To clean your windows, you should first mix a solution of 1.5 cups of white vinegar and add this to a gallon of water. You could use a tablespoon of mild soap instead of the vinegar but the vinegar will help to cut through the grease and will help to prevent smearing. Try to use a microfiber cloth too as this will give you the best results.
Before cleaning your windows, do make sure to remove all of the dirt from your window frames as this will be dragged onto the uPVC windows themselves if you fail to do this.
Make sure to continually rinse out the cloth as you clean and starting at the top, work your way down the window to prevent drip marks. When you have cleaned a pane, use a clean cloth and some warm water and remove the solution from the window. Finally, working from side to side, dry the window with a soft dry cloth.
Following this method should bring a great shine back to your double glazing, however, it is time consuming and requires a certain amount of elbow grease, and keeping in mind the time that it takes to do this, using reliable local uPVC cleaning services may prove to be a better option for you, especially if you are elderly or suffer from a physical impairment.