How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Double Glazed Windows
Keeping your double glazed windows in good shape not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your home, but it also ensures they perform at their best. Here’s how you can properly clean and maintain your double glazed windows for long-lasting use.
- Regular Cleaning
Start by cleaning your double glazed windows regularly to prevent build-up of dust and dirt. A mild detergent mixed with warm water is typically sufficient for this task. Using a soft cloth or sponge, gently clean the glass, frames, and seals. Remember to avoid abrasive materials and harsh chemicals, as they can damage the windows.
- Checking the Seals
The seals in your double glazed windows play a crucial role in preventing draughts and maintaining energy efficiency. Check them regularly for any signs of wear and tear. If you notice any damage, it’s best to call in a professional for a replacement.
Condensation can sometimes form on your double glazed windows, especially in rooms with high humidity like kitchens and bathrooms. Regular ventilation can help reduce this issue. Simply opening your windows for a few minutes each day can make a significant difference.
- Lubricate Moving Parts
Window hardware like hinges and locks should be lubricated at least once a year to keep them operating smoothly. A silicone-based lubricant is typically recommended for this purpose.
- Professional Inspection
Finally, consider having a professional inspect your double glazed windows every few years. They can identify any potential problems early on, preventing costly repairs down the line.
In conclusion, regular cleaning and maintenance can significantly prolong the lifespan of your double glazed windows, ensuring they remain effective at insulating your home and saving energy. If you come across any issues during your routine checks, don’t hesitate to reach out to a double glazing professional.
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