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December 2023

Top Cleaning Tips for Spotless Windows and Doors

At this time of year many people get into the spirit of the season by decorating their homes. As well as the traditional Christmas tree decked out in baubles and fairy lights, it’s also popular to decorate windows and external doors. From artificial snow and tinsel to banners and other decorations, homes featuring a festive facade are common across the country.

When the festive season comes to an end and it’s time to pack the decorations away for another year, it is worth taking advantage of the perfect opportunity to give your windows and doors a thorough clean, ensuring they are spotless heading into another year. Whatever you’ve used to decorate, whether it’s sellotape, artificial snow spray or anything else, it is vital to use proper cleaning methods to remove any residue or dirt that may remain.

With our years of experience in the double glazing industry, we know exactly what it takes to keep your windows and doors spotless. Here are our top tips for returning your windows and doors to their gleaming best:

Use the Right Cleaning Solution

When it comes to cleaning windows and doors, using the appropriate cleaning solution is crucial. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the surface and opt for a gentle cleanser mixed with warm water. Non-abrasive cleaners are ideal for removing dirt and grime without causing any harm.

Invest in the Correct Tools

To achieve streak-free and spotless windows and doors, it's essential to have the right tools. Invest in a high-quality window squeegee, a soft sponge, and a microfiber cloth. These tools will help you achieve a professional clean finish and prevent scratches or marks on the glass or frames.

Regular Dusting and Wiping

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your windows and doors looking their best. Start by dusting the frames and sills with a soft brush or a microfiber cloth to remove dirt, pollen, and other debris. Wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any residual dust or grime.

Pay Attention to the Tracks and Hinges

Don't forget to clean the tracks and hinges of your windows and doors. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate in these areas, affecting the smooth operation of your windows and doors. After cleaning, application of a silicon or white grease lubricant is recommended to ensure continued functionality.

Dry with a Microfiber Cloth

After cleaning your windows and doors, it's important to dry them properly to avoid streaks. Use a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth to dry the glass and frames thoroughly. Microfiber cloths are highly absorbent and leave no lint behind, ensuring a flawless finish.

Give Your Windows and Doors a Clean Start to 2024

At Richmond Home Improvement, we understand the importance of clean and well-maintained windows and doors. Not only do they enhance the overall appearance of your home, but they also help in maintaining a comfortable and welcoming environment. By putting aside some time following the festive season to give your windows and doors a detailed clean, you can ensure they look fantastic as we move into 2024.

For more information on how to clean and maintain your windows and doors, download our handy guide here Cleaning & Maintenance Routines .

Top Cleaning Tips for Spotless Windows and Doors

Richmond Home Improvement & Co

Richmond has been run by Allan Tofield since January 1999 and is now a well established and respected company, taking the safety of both staff and clients very seriously by ensuring a comprehensive Health & Safety policy is in place. They are licensed by the Environment Agency and all waste is disposed of responsibly.

They hold comprehensive insurance, providing essential peace of mind in addition to being a member of Certass, Constructionline, CHAS and Safecontractor accredited so are fully building regulations compliant. They are also members of the Bournemouth Property Association.

Their fitting teams are fully employed and can expertly install the locally sourced products to further support the local economy and its environment. Richmond pride themselves on the prompt, polite and professional attention of their staff at all times who are respectful to clients and their property.

All work is fully guaranteed, and their website contains many client testimonials.

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