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Why You Should Get Your Windows Professionally Cleaned

It’s pretty obvious when your kitchen floor needs a good mopping or your bathroom needs a good scrub. But there are certain things we just don’t tend to clean all that often, like our windows. When you’ve got the blinds closed on chilly winter days, you likely don’t notice that your windows are getting dirty. Aside from aesthetics, there are several reasons why it’s important to make sure you clean the inside of your windows. And when we say clean, we mean having them professionally cleaned—they require more than just the occasional quick wipe with a cloth and some all-purpose cleaning spray.

Let the sunshine in

We all know that sunshine has a big effect on how we feel. That’s the whole reason behind the “winter blues.” When the inside of your windows is covered in smudges and dirt, you’re making it harder for the light to make its way inside. What you might not realize is that this can also have an impact on your heating bill. Dirt and smudges on the windows can also make them less efficient at conducting heat. Sunlight reflects off of the smudges and is unable to heat the inside of your house in winter.

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Lack of direct sunlight can also make it easier for all sorts of yucky substances to flourish around your windows. If the light can’t get in, you’ll soon find bugs, insects, condensation, and mildew accumulating in the window sills. This stuff can be quite difficult to clean, so it’s best to stop it before it even starts.

Live long and prosper

As you probably know, windows aren’t exactly cheap. So of course, you want to do everything possible to ensure they last as long as possible. Yep, you guessed it—that includes regular cleaning. Glass is porous, which means that over time, any dirt that accumulates will start to break down the surface. This problem gets worse in the winter but can happen any time of year. The most common substances that cause problems are hard minerals, oxidation, acid rain, sea spray, over spray from paint, etc. If you don’t clean these substances off the windows, it’s likely that you’ll need to replace your windows more often.

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So now that you know why it’s so important to have your windows professionally cleaned, you’re probably wondering how often you should have it done. We recommend doing it at least once a year, but twice a year is ideal.

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