Most people know that cleaning their screens at the beginning and end of every season is the ideal way to go. But, most folks either forget to do it or put it off, and in the end their window screens become opaque and blocked with think grime.
Thanks to the DIY Network, all of us at EH Clean are happy to share this information with you. By Cleaning Your Window Screens in Five Easy Steps, you will be able to save yourself money, time and aggravation.
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.
Lay the screen flat on a towel, and run a handheld vacuum or a vacuum with an extendable 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.
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.
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.
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.
At EH Clean, our motto is "We don't cut corners, we clean them!" By stressing a quality, tailor-made cleaning service for all of our clients who demand the best, we have been able to build a strong and thriving business. We are owner operated and during the past 20 years we have gained a vast amount of knowledge, understanding and experience within all aspects of cleaning and it shows in our work.
Source: DIY Network
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