As the weather begins to cool down and the holiday season approaches, it’s time to do a pre-winter deep cleaning. While your window tracks may not be the first thing guests notice when they come into your home, keeping them clean will help prevent drafts, eliminate mold, and give your home a well-maintained appearance.
Dirt and grime builds up in the crevices of window tracks. Over time, this buildup can prevent your windows from sealing properly, allowing drafts into your home. Depending on your climate, condensation can collect in the window tracks, encouraging mold growth.
How to Clean Window Tracks
Cleaning window tracks isn’t a difficult job, but it can be time consuming. First, clean your window panes thoroughly. Next, examine the window tracks. If the dirt is primarily dry and dusty, use a vacuum hose or damp rag to remove it. If the dirt is damp, grimy, or moldy, use a paper towel to remove as much as you can, then use a cotton swab to clean the edges and corners of the window tracks.
Use an all-purpose cleaner to loosen ground-in dirt. If you have mold growth, use an all-purpose cleaner with bleach.
Hiring a Window Cleaning Service
Fall can be a busy time of year, and sometimes you just don’t have time to do deep cleaning tasks such as window cleaning yourself. Hiring a window cleaning service can be a convenient way to be sure your home looks and feels its best.
Call several local window cleaning services, and be sure they include window track cleaning in their quotes. Prices for window cleaning can vary depending on your location, how many windows you have, and how high they are. On average, you can expect to spend between $200 – $300 to have your windows cleaned.