Washing the Windows of Your Manufactured Home
When you finally move into your new manufactured home in a HomeFirst™ community, you’re treated to components of a fresh interior and exterior, such as new floors, walls, siding and windows. Out of all those components, windows have the the potential to get dirty easily, but they can also be tricky to clean. There is a proper way to clean both the inside and outside of your windows using different materials so they look brand new.
Cleaning Windows Inside
The main thing people try to avoid while cleaning their windows is streaks. Streaks on a window can be the number one pet peeve of any homeowner when they’re trying to put in the effort and complete some house chores. Streaks often happen when people try to mix too much water and window cleaner together, trying to save money. Saving money is great, but there are actually more effective ways to save money when cleaning windows, like mixing distilled vinegar and water instead of window cleaner. Although vinegar doesn’t smell the best, it’s cheaper than using window cleaner and will leave fewer streaks when cleaning the inside of your windows. If you’re not worried about price, simply using Windex and paper towel should do the trick when cleaning your windows inside.
Cleaning Windows Outside
There’s much more flexibility when washing the outside part of the windows of your HomeFirst™ home because you don’t have to worry about making a mess on the ground as you would inside. It’s important to remove any cobwebs, dust, or dirt with a garden hose before you apply soap or window cleaner to the window. If you skip this step then you’ll simply be scrubbing dirt into your window, which will also leave unwanted streaks. Set up a ladder outside to avoid back pain cause by excessive stretching when wiping away at your window. Using straight, distilled vinegar is a great idea when cleaning outside windows because the smell will be minimal. Also, try not to clean your windows on a sunny day because they will dry too fast, and be more likely to leave streaks regardless of what materials you use.
Although cleaning and wiping windows seems like a time consuming task, it’s really up to you to spend as much time as you want cleaning them. Filling a spray bottle with distilled vinegar and leaving it under the sink can save some time trying to figure out how you’re going to clean your windows the next time the situation comes up. These simple steps will help keep the windows of your manufactured home looking great for years to come!