Your uPVC windows will eventually get very dirty, and when the time comes to clean them, you need to know how to get the job done properly and safely. It is possible to damage your windows if you get it wrong, so read on to find out the best way to clean windows and what you need to avoid.

How To Clean uPVC Windows

Remove Dirt From All Alcoves

First of all, you should open the window and remove any dirt that’s built up in all the alcoves and hidden spaces. You can do this by using a vacuum cleaner and then a cloth to remove any dirt that remains.

Wash With Warm Soapy Water

Using a soft cloth or a sponge, clean the windows with warm soapy water. Simply wipe down the windows with the cloth or sponge you use to ensure you get all the dirt and don’t be tempted to use a rough scouring pad or any cream cleaners.

To get your window panes crystal-clear, mix 2 cups of water with 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup of liquid soap. Dip some old newspaper into the solution and use it to wipe the glass for maximum results.

Dry The Windows Carefully

Then, all you need to do is dry the windows carefully. This should be done with a dry, soft cloth or something similar. Keep drying the windows until all the excess water has gone.

Cleaning The Window Frames

Make A Spray Made Of Vinegar & Hot Water

The best way to clean the uPVC window frames is to mix together 4 cups of hot water with 1 cup of vinegar. When you’ve made this mixture, you just need to pour it into a spray bottle which you can use quickly and easily.

Spray On The Mixture & Leave It Before Wiping Dry

You can then spray this mixture on the windows. Leave it to do its work on the windows for about 10 minutes before wiping the windows dry with a cloth that’s smooth and clean.

Cleaning The Window Sills

Wash With A Sponge & Warm Soapy Water

Start by filling a bucket with warm soapy water and then use a sponge with the water to clean the window sills. Clean each area of the window sill, removing any dirt that’s built up for a while.

Dry With a Non-Abrasive Cloth

After you’ve washed your windows, you can dry them with a non-abrasive cloth. Don’t use anything rough or harsh to dry the window sills because this risks unnecessary damage occurring.

Mistakes To Avoid

Applying Too Much Pressure

Damage can be done to uPVC windows if you place too much pressure on them. So, it’s best to press lightly when cleaning them. You might sometimes need to press a little harder to remove dirt, but never too much.

Using Bleach

You’ll run the risk of discolouring your windows if you try to use bleach at any point during the cleaning process. It’s never a good idea to try this so when you’re cleaning yours, simply don’t use bleach at all.

Scouring Pads & Wire Wool

Using soft cloths is important when you’re cleaning your windows, and you definitely don’t want to use anything like a scouring pad or wire wool because this will inevitably result in scratching.

Further Information

We hope you have found this article useful when looking for the best way to clean windows. But, if you would like more information on windows and their maintenance, give Cosyhomes Windows a call on 020 8397 4040 where we can talk you through your options.