Spring is the time when we start opening our windows to let in fresh air after a long winter. Spring is also the time to clean your window and door screens! Here are some tips related to screen cleaning.


Cleaning your screens is a fairly easy task. Follow the steps listed below.

  1. Remove your screens from your windows and doors.
    • If you have a large number of screens, you may want to label them with a small piece of painters tape on the frame to help you remember which window or door they came from.
    • You will need someone to help remove screens from your second story windows, or higher, as you will be working off a ladder.
  2. Lay your screens flat on a tarp in your yard or on your deck.
  3. Mix a solution of 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water in a bucket.
    • Use your garden hose to thoroughly soak your screens and loosen up any dirt.
    • Use a gentle spray so as not to damage the screen.
  4. Using a soft bristle brush, gently scrub the screens on both sides using the cleaning solution you mixed.
    • Wear rubber gloves while applying the solution to protect your hands.
    • Remember to wash the frames as well as the screen.
  5. Use your garden hose to rinse off the screens when you are done. Check each screen to make sure no areas were missed.
  6. Repeat the previous steps if any areas were missed.
  7. Shake off any excess water and allow your screens to air dry.
  8. While your screens are drying, wipe out the grooves or tracks that your screens sit it. This can be done with a wet cloth or wet paper towels.
  9. Your screens are now ready to be re-installed.

Enjoy the spring air and summer breezes!

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