So they say ‘cleanliness is close to godliness’ and we all know how good we feel when our house is clean but, is all of the house really clean or have we forgotten something – windows? Like other parts of the home keeping your windows clean not only ‘does what it says on the tin’ but it also helps to improve the lifespan of your windows.
The build-up of dust, grime and dirt and pollution in general around and on your window sills and frames can lead to wear and tear as oxidisation occurs from acid rain and hard minerals erodes them. By investing in a regular (minimum monthly) window clean will protect your window sills and frames against the elements keeping them in the best possible condition thus ensuring they do their job and help to improve the efficiency of heating your home.
Who would have thought that by keeping a monthly cleaning regime with your windows you will not only be maintaining their appearance, but you will also be effectively enhancing your house’s energy efficiency. When dirt and dust particles accumulate on your windows, they begin to reflect more UV light and prevent the natural warmth from the sun to penetrate. So, by keeping your glass consistently clean, you can help to reduce your heating bills and stop mould from forming which will lead to cold and damp issues.
‘Keeping up the appearances’
Regular, consistent upkeep of your windows will help the overall look of your house, creating a positive outlook to everyone, from passers-by, visitors, friends and family. We invest a lot of time and energy in our homes, and if by keeping ALL aspects of your home clean makes you feel more comfortable in your own home then it is worth it! Retaining the look of your house with clean windows will also help if you ever decide to move home, the outer exterior sparkling will speak volumes about how well you have treated and maintained the property.
While at first that monthly window clean did not seem so important, it has now justified its worth. You will be proud of your home, you will be investing in its care, and you may also be saving on your energy bills. You can relax knowing your scheduled service for your windows is improving everything around you.