You’ll probably be surprised to learn that there is a lot more that happens behind the scenes once you have bought your new doors and windows for your home. You can’t expect them to retain the same qualities that made you buy them in the first place if you don’t plan on performing window maintenance and door maintenance after a period of time has elapsed.
Doors and windows will need to be cleaned and maintained every now and then. This will be good for the aesthetic appearance of the house. It will also ensure that the home is as healthy as it can be. Offending microbes will have been dealt with if the windows and doors are kept clean on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Disease-causing pathogens will not get a chance to multiply and infect the inhabitants of the house, and your windows will look a lot better if the following tips and suggestions are adhered to:
1) Start cleaning with water and a soft cloth
You might feel the urge to get carried away and use all the detergents that you have in the house to clean your windows and doors. This is not the way to go, especially if you have a routine of washing and wiping your windows often. A better suggestion would be to start cleaning the surfaces with water and a clean piece of cloth. It is only when the dirt is too much for an ordinary window surface that other options can be entertained. Otherwise, you will only be spending a lot of money on cleaning detergents when water and a piece of cloth would have served all your purposes just fine.
2) Hire a cleaning service to do the work of cleaning and maintaining your doors and windows
Another effective idea for the best maintenance of your doors and windows would be to hire a cleaning service. This is especially beneficial in a commercial business setup, where you could be having an office with many windows and doors. It would not be good for a business to have dirty and unsightly windows. This could have a negative impact on your business and even end up driving away clients. If you find that the business cannot afford to pay the monthly salary of a full-time cleaner, then the next best thing would be to work with a cleaning service that would be cleaning all your doors and windows after a certain number of days. This is an affordable option for premises that are short on cash but still want to look aesthetically pleasing.
3) Avoid the use of high-pressure sprays and power washes
Using high-pressure sprays might seem like a good and time-saving idea, especially if you have many windows to clean and maintain each and every single day. However, using high-pressure sprays will expose your windows to caulking damage. When the damage becomes extensive, you will be faced with the prospect of repairing or replacing all your windows at a high cost to you. A gentle touch done by hand done often is much better than using any kind of heavy pressure to get heavy build-up off your windows. Hopefully, this warning will discourage you from using power washes for your window and door servicing and cleaning.
For maintenance that goes beyond simple cleaning, give us a call. We are your service and repair experts in Ocala. Let our experience help your windows and doors work better and last longer.