How to Clean Your Window Screen

As the weather begins to warms up, it’s time for some spring cleaning. While cleaning, don’t forget about your window screens. Window screens can build up with a lot of dust and pollen over the months. A dirty window screen diminishes the clean look you want your windows to have.

Not sure where to begin when cleaning your screen? Here are some tips to help you along.

Remove Screen

First, remove the screen. It is easier to clean when removed than trying to clean it while it is installed. You can take them out one at a time to clean. If you prefer to take all the window screens out at the same time, make sure to label them so you know which one goes back where.

Vacuum and Dust Screen

You want to remove loose debris and dirt before soaking. Use a duster to remove dust. Using the soft brush attachment, vacuum both sides of the screens lightly.

Soak in Soapy Water

Mix some dish soap or liquid all-purpose clean with ½ a gallon of water. Soak your screens to dislodge grime that has built up over the months. Scrub gently with an old toothbrush or rug.

Rinse & Dry

Once you’ve removed all the dirt and grime out, rinse the screens down with a hose. Rinse thoroughly then let it dry. Make sure it’s dried completely before reinstalling. If you took all the screens out at the same time, the labels you made should help reinstall them properly.

Cleaning your window screens should always be a part of your spring maintenance routine. For more tips on DIY Home Improvement, check out our other blogs.

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