How to Clean Window Screens
When was the last time you thought about your window screens? If your answer was “never”, you’re not alone. Maintaining clean screens is a necessary part of home ownership, plus it lengthens the life of the screens and makes it easier to see in and out of your windows. Add this task to your “Annual Cleaning List”, and we guarantee your house will have revived curb appeal that the neighbors can’t touch!
What you’ll need:
- Vacuum with brush attachment
- Garden hose
- Thick sponge or microfiber cloth
- All-purpose cleaner
Step One: Begin by removing screens from the windows. If you’re removing all of your home’s screens at once, take the time to label the metal frame with marker on a piece of tape for ease of reinstallation.
Step Two: Lay the screen flat on a towel, and run a handheld vacuum or a vacuum with brush attachment over the screen gently to remove loose debris like spider webs, dust and pollen. Flip the screen and clean the other side the same way.
Step Three: In the bucket, mix 1/4 cup of liquid all-purpose cleaner with 1/2 gallon of water. Lift the screen to an upright position and gently wash over both sides of each screen from top to bottom with a sudsy sponge or microfiber cloth.
Step Four: Before the soap can begin to dry, turn on the hose to run at a low pressure and rinse the screen clean. If you have a nozzle set to a powerful setting, you risk loosening the screen from the spline (especially with fiberglass screens) rendering the screen saggy or creating gaps between the screen and the frame. If you don’t have a hose, you might consider running the screens through your bathroom shower with the shower head on a gentle setting to rinse them off.
Step Five: Use a dry towel to absorb excess water on the screen, and allow the screens to air dry. Once dry, reinstall the screens and enjoy their clean, nearly transparent state. Maintain the screens regularly between soapy cleanings by using an extendable vacuum to remove dust and pollen.
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