Maintaining a clean and sanitized home is a component of a healthy lifestyle. People worldwide are doing their best to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes strict hygiene routines and cleaning habits. While it’s important to be mindful of staying healthy and clean on the inside of your home, it’s also essential to keep a clean exterior. Cleaning up your home’s exterior is particularly important to do in the fall because of the rapidly changing weather. Winter is on its way, which means you need to prepare your home for the upcoming dark and stormy season. Get a head start by professionally cleaning your windows now to avoid washing them in blustery, sub-zero temperatures.
Cleaning your windows in the fall is also a good idea because you’ll get rid of any accumulated pollen, dust, and dirt from the summer season. Such harmful particles locked within your windows can aggravate your or your family member’s existing allergies, so ensure your windows are sparkling clean before you close up the house for the winter.
We’re Casa Bella Windows & Doors and we’ve been manufacturing and installing windows and doors in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for over 60 years. We believe that trust, quality, and service are the three pillars to outstanding business, and our customers’ happiness is what matters most to us. Clean, shiny windows can make such a difference in your mood, particularly once the gloomy winter weather comes around — you’ll want as much natural light as you can get.
To find out how to make your windows shine this fall, check out these window cleaning tips from Casa Bella — we’ve outlined some simple ways in which you can create a healthy and happy home with clean and maintained windows.
1. A Thorough Inspection
The first step is to look for any window damage so you can have those broken windows repaired or replaced immediately. The last thing you’ll want in the middle of the winter is a leaky window with a cracked seal. There are several things to look for when investigating your windows’ conditions. Windows generally give off blatant warning signs when they need replacements; some of those include:
- Decaying frames and leaks coming from the windows.
- Condensation — If the glass appears foggy or cloudy.
- Cracking or rotting windowsills.
- Window operation — Can you open and close the windows with ease? If not, you might have a problem.
Book a free consultation with one of our trained experts to understand why experience matters — we’ll walk you through the benefits of replacing your windows with our reliable products. Our years of experience will help you to understand your home better and you’ll also learn about our commitment to energy-efficient windows and how they’ll keep your utility bills down.
2. Remove Dirt and Replace Weather Stripping
While the summer can be warm and sunny, it can also bring plenty of rain and thunderstorms. Such storms can blow in lots of debris — leaves, dirt, and twigs — leaving a mess on your windowsills. Take a cloth and a sanitizing spray, and brush it all off.
Some windows have specialized cleaning instructions, so ensure that you consult with the manufacturer before you attempt any heavy-duty cleaning. If you’ve chosen to work with Casa Bella, you’ll know that we manufacture all our products. All you’ll have to do is give us a call if you have any cleaning concerns, and we’ll let you know the answers right away.
You’ll also want to inspect the weather stripping around the surface and replace any loose or worn areas. Reapply sealant or caulk around your windows because they may have been exposed to heavy weather or harsh sunlight during the summer season.
It’s more important than ever before to effectively sanitize your home due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus. The fall is the ideal time to prep and clean your home so you can enjoy a warm and comfortable winter inside. Nobody can say with certainty what’s going to happen this coming winter, and the sad reality is that we might be stuck indoors for a long time to come. Take this opportunity to clean your home and maintain its windows before old man winter comes knocking on your door.
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