01 Nov How to Maintain your Window Sills after Professional Window Cleaning
Taking care of window sills is an important part of maintaining the health of your Adelaide home. Often, dust, mold, and other contaminants get trapped in this particular part of the window. This leaves it looking all dirty, thus degrading the appeal of your property. In addition to generally keeping your premises clean, maintaining window sills can also translate to more time in between professional window cleaning gigs. And that means you save money on overall home maintenance.
If you have kids or pets around, it’s recommended that you avoid chemicals and other hard-wash cleaners that could harm them. Below are a few easy-to-follow tips that’ll help you get window sill maintenance sorted out in your property.
What you need
You need the following for proper maintenance of window sills:
- A washcloth or rag for each window in your home,
- Warm water,
- A soft toothbrush,
- Baking soda,
- And vinegar.
How often should you clean window sills?
We recommend one deep wash at least every two months. You can make it three months if they aren’t so dirty. This simple task helps prevent dust and mold from collecting on the surface and consequently leading to cracked paint.
How do you go about it?
- Start by wiping each window surface using a warm washcloth – this helps get rid of any dust or debris that might have accumulated.
- Mix a cup of vinegar with half teaspoon of baking soda.
- Dip your toothbrush in this mixture and use it to gently massage through the sill – just hard enough to get out any remaining visible dust.
- Finish by wiping the surface clean using water and a warm washcloth.
How aggressively should you wash the sills?
It’s important that you leverage a mild non-abrasive cleaner, and have a soft cloth in hand. Vinyl replacement windows happen to be more tolerant and forgiving to the cleaner used, so you can easily wipe them with the diluted vinegar solution. However, keep in mind that wood or painted surfaces need greater care. So you might consider just using plain warm water on them!
For purposes of maintenance, consider giving your Adelaide window sills a quick wipe-down at least once every month. Don’t leave out the glass surface too. All you need is a soft microfiber and a little bit of your vinegar solution! Based on the environmental conditions, or how dirty the sills actually look, you may decide to increase or decrease this frequency.
Cleaning windowsills is a rather simple task, but one that most homeowners ignore. It takes just a few minutes of your time, or maybe an hour or two depending on the number of windows in your Adelaide residence. In addition to making your windows look more appealing, it can also contribute to the durability of the wood, vinyl or any other material used in the sills. So make sure that at least once every two months, you remember to give your window sills a proper wipe-down!