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How To Clean Window Screens

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Sep 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Your window screens can take a beating, though you might not realize it.  Here in Northeast Florida, our windows and screens are exposed to extreme elements during each season.  If you live in Ponte Vedra Beach or along Atlantic Beach, salt and sand can damage your screens.  If you live in the tree-filled neighborhoods throughout San Marco, downtown Jacksonville, and Mandarin, pollen and other natural debris get caught in your screens.  Regular cleaning - for screens and windows alike - will keep your view clear and your home clean!  Here’s how to tackle those screens:

Step 1: Prep

Gather the supplies you need to clean window screens:

  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Dish detergent
  • Lint-free towels
  • Garden hose
  • Tarp or dropcloth

Spread the tarp on the ground.  Use your garden hose to fill the bucket with water, and add a squirt of dish detergent to make your cleaning solution.

Step 2: Remove

Remove each screen from its window and arrange it onto the tarp.

Step 3: Dust

Use the soft-bristled brush to dust the screens.  Make quick, short passes over all areas of the screen in order to knock off and brush away cobwebs, leaves, and any other debris.

Step 4: Wash

Use your lint-free towel (or even an old t-shirt) to wash the screens.  Dip the towel into your cleaning solution and scrub, making small circles, beginning along the top of the screen and working your way down.  Dip the towel into the cleaning solution regularly to get fresh, soapy water onto the towel.  

Step 5: Rinse

After cleaning with your soapy mixture, rinse each screen with the garden hose.  Set the nozzle of the hose on the lowest setting to avoid denting or damaging the screen.

Step 6: Inspect

Now that each screen is clean, take the time to inspect each one.  Look for any spot you may have missed during cleaning, and spot-clean those areas.  

Step 7: Return

Give each screen a quick wipe with a clean towel and return each one to its rightful window.  Use a dry towel to wipe down the insides of the window sills, in case any moisture was left on the screens after cleaning.

You’ll get a lot of satisfaction out of cleaning your screens.  However, the task can become time consuming and cumbersome, if you don’t have the experience, and wet and messy even if you do.  The best choice is often to call on the best professional window washing service in your area and let the window cleaning pros do the work!

The Best Jacksonville FL Window Cleaning Service

First Coast Home Pros is the best window cleaning company Jacksonville FL homeowners love to call on.  Our window cleaners are trained, experienced, and ready to get to work on the screens and windows in your home.  Our passion for window cleaning is matched only by our desire to deliver outstanding customer service each and every time.  Let us give your windows and screens the cleaning and care they deserve.


Topics: window and screen cleaning

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