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.
- 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.
- Lay your screens flat on a tarp in your yard or on your deck.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use your garden hose to rinse off the screens when you are done. Check each screen to make sure no areas were missed.
- Repeat the previous steps if any areas were missed.
- Shake off any excess water and allow your screens to air dry.
- 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.
- Your screens are now ready to be re-installed.
Enjoy the spring air and summer breezes!