How To Clean Your Window Screens

Mobile Screen Repair by ScreenmobileWhen the glass of your window gets dirty, you whip out the glass cleaner right away, spray it on and wipe it off. You try to get the perfect technique down so you don’t have any streaking or missed spots, but do you clean your window screens too? Truth is most people don’t really think about that part of their window.

If you want clean windows, why neglect the screens? It’s like cleaning the kitchen but leaving dirty dishes in the sink. The screens are the most exposed to wind, dirt, rain, etc., and can get very dirty. The dirt plugs up the screens, making it harder for a breeze to come in and not very appealing to look through.

You don’t just want to hose the screens down, though. It doesn’t work to clean dishes by rinsing them, so why would it work with just a hose? Take the time to really clean your window completely: glass, screens and all.

Cleaning window screens can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not that difficult. It takes time to clean the screens, however, so make sure you have a good chunk of time to dedicate to cleaning. Make it a family project and have some good bonding time with your loved ones.

The first step in cleaning your window screens is to decide if you want to buy a cleaning solution or make your own. If you want to save money and make your own solution, mix 3 parts water with 1 part ammonia. Next you want to remove the screen frames. Lay them down on an old, but clean cloth or sheet. Dampen the screens with a hose before you apply the cleaning solution.

Take a nylon bristled scrub brush and dip it into your solution. Scrub the screens using a light scrubbing motion. Make sure you don’t scrub too hard or push the fabric since this can cause the screen to stretch or tear. Rinse the screens and gently tap them against the cloth to remove extra dirt. Repeat scrubbing if you missed a spot. Let the screens dry and then replace them as soon as they are dry.

Now that your window screens are clean and dry, open up those windows and let the breeze in! You can enjoy a nice summer breeze without having to look through an unattractive screen. Take care of your window screens and you can increase their shelf life. For new window screens contact Screenmobile a nationwide mobile screen franchise.


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