How to clean UPVC windows? It’s a question we get asked all the time. Read below to find out our top-tips.
Keep your UPVC windows looking good and minimise environmental effects by regular cleaning. Ultimately, this will prevent the build up of every day grime, and, prolong the life of the product.
The need for cleaning will vary by window position and environmental conditions in your area, but, in general we would recommend that your UPVC windows should be cleaned every two months. So why not have a read below for our yes’s and no’s for how to clean UPVC windows.
- clean the windows regularly, with plenty of clean soapy water, then wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- be careful when cleaning products with decorative finishes, such as Rich Mahogany, Rosewood, Golden Oak, White Foil and Dual Product PVC-U to avoid damage to the decorative surface.
- always ensure that the drainage slots are kept unblocked and free from dirt, grit, spider’s webs, etc. This will allow any water that appears in the frame to drain away and prevent any leaks.
- keep the small gap between your sill and window on the outside clear of any dirt to allow for drainage.
- keep casement window hinges, vertical slider and sliding door tracks clear of dust and debris to reduce wear on sliding parts.
Please do not use…
- abrasive cleaners or scouring pads
- high pressure or steam cleaners
- any type of harsh cleaning agents such as bleach, solvents, aerosol products such as WD40, automotive dashboard wipes, acids, brick wash solutions, or alkalis
- use excessive pressure when cleaning UPVC
- use high pressure or steam cleaners to clean your glass. So, instead, use clean, warm soapy water or glass cleaner. Don’t forget, if you are using glass cleaner, apply it to the cloth first to avoid getting excess on UPVC surfaces. Both warm soapy water and glass cleaner can be used on lead effects