How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Windows at Home

A window is as important as any part of your home, and therefore, should be paid attention to, just like the other parts of your home.


You should keep your windows free from dirt and grime. The average time a window should be washed is once every three months. However, if you live in a dusty or particularly polluted area, you might want to do it more often.


Window washing is something you can do using just common household items. It’s really simple, and, if you are not cleaning hundreds of windows located in elevated areas, you don’t really need professional window cleaners to help you out.


  • Before anything else, remove dust from the window panes and window sash using a dry cloth or a feather duster. Make sure you clean every corner of the window.
  • Vinegar is a known as one of the most effective windows cleaner ever. Grab a spray bottle and fill it with 50 percent water and 50 percent distilled vinegar.
  • Spray the mixture deliberately on the window glass and use a moist squeegee to remove excess liquid.
  • Use straight, uniform downwards motion with the squeegee to avoid any marks left on your glass window.
  • Dry your windows with the use of microfiber cloth. Don’t leave your windows wet or damp as it could attract dust and other particulates in the air which will just make your window dirty again.


In cleaning your window, don’t ever use rough cleaning materials such as the scrubby side of the dish sponge as it could just scratch windows. A scratch too deep and too noticeable might merit a window replacement – which could be expensive.


To properly maintain your window, inspect it regularly and check for tiny cracks that might easily lead to bigger problems. Unfortunately, cracks in the window pane will automatically lead to glass replacement. But the sooner you locate it, the better because cracks can quickly turn into bigger ones and cause major accidents – therefore, the windows have to be replaced soon.