Vinyl windows make a fantastic option if you are looking for a low-maintenance solution for your home. Vinyl windows also have the benefit of being dirt and grime resistant which makes for an easy clean, however you still have to clean the windows from time to time. Below is a step by step guide on how to make sure your vinyl windows are kept clean.
Whenever your are cleaning vinyl make sure to use a soft sponge, cloth or brush to gently wipe down the vinyl with a cleanser and water. If you are also looking for a low cost cleaner option try mixing 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water with a bit of hand soap for an excellent window cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on what cleaners are appropriate for daily use (general-use spray cleaners – such as what you’d use on a kitchen counter – are normally safe).
Remember, most vinyl windows are dirt- and grime-resistant, but to keep them that way, you’ll need to use gentle cleansers. Steer clear of any cleansers containing bleach, strong soaps with solvents or trying to clean with nail polish remover. Abrasive cleaners and scrubbing pads can scratch the surface of your vinyl windows, exposing them to further damage.
Believe it or not, a rainfall can suffice as a cleaning! But if you haven’t seen much rain lately, a rinse with a garden hose is a good start. If your windows need more work, use a gentle soap – a mix of dish detergent and water will do – and a sponge to suds them up. Then rinse down with the garden hose, but gently: A full pressure spray or power washer can cause leaks.