Maintaining your window track between professional window cleaning is important. This is the area where the screen and the window sill. It can get very dirty and can even become jammed if it’s not cleaned properly. Here’s how you can keep the track clean all year long.
Things you will Need
In order to properly clean the window track, you will need:
- Warm Water
- A Vacuum
- Paper Towels
Get these items together and you will be ready to clean the window track.
Cleaning the Window Track
Start by using a vacuum to get rid of any large debris. You may discover small leaves, dead bugs or other types of large dirt in and around the window track.
Since vinegar kills bacteria naturally, it’s very pet-friendly and child-safe. This makes it perfect for cleaning. You want to start by using the vinegar with a paper towel to clean the track. After you have wiped it, along with other dirty areas with the vinegar, you want to use the q-tips to get the deep down dirt. You can dip them in vinegar for better results.
Once you have thoroughly cleaned the window track with vinegar, you will want to wipe the entire area down with a damp paper towel. This will help to get rid of the scent of vinegar.
Along with cleaning the window tracks, it’s a good idea to wipe all of your screens down with warm water. This will help to keep the track cleaner, longer.
When Should the Window Track be Cleaned?
How often you clean your window track will depend on how often you have a professional window cleaning service come. Since your windows should be cleaned professionally at least twice a year, it’s a good idea to clean your window tracks twice a year, as well. Usually, you want to clean them in opposite seasons as the professionals so that your window tracks are getting cleaned once per season.
Now you know how to clean your window track between professional cleanings. This will help to keep everything cleaner and operating well.