If you have a uPVC window at home, you would know that they are the most low-maintenance window that you can have at home. They are easy to clean and can withstand rain and storm, and they can easily go with any blinds that block out the sun making them a popular choice for windows.
They are easier to maintain and keep than wooden frames and it is generally much cheaper. UPVC windows can tolerate years without big maintenance or cleaning rituals but of course, it is best to keep them as shiny and good as new and you will need to clean them from time to time.
The best way to clean uPVC windows is to vacuum the window in every nook and cranny and soap them well.
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Before you get your windows and soap them, it is important to vacuum them first, otherwise, you will just make the dirt be more stubborn and stick to your windows. Wet and dust are annoying partners as it makes wiping a hassle. First is open your window as much as you can. Start with the hinges by loosening the dirt on those areas. Dust or scrub off the dirt in the hinges using your vacuum attachment and proceed to vacuum the dirt when the dirt is loose. Make sure to check and brush all corners of the frame and hinges.
Have a bucket of warm water on hand, some liquid soap, and a sponge or a soft cloth. Wash your UPVC windows gently and rinse. Wipe off excess water with a dry soft cloth such as kitchen roll or even an old t-shirt.
Reminder: Do not use any abrasives such as a firm brush, scouring pad, or wire wool to avoid scratching your UPVC windows.
It is important to lubricate the hinges of your windows from time to time. Get some multipurpose oil and drop some on the hinges to make sure it slides smoothly.
Bringing back the shine
If your UPVC windows are scratched or look old because their shine has gone the best way to bring back its luster is to mix a cup of vinegar with 4 cups of hot water. Spray this mix on your windows and let it stand for 10 minutes. Wipe it off with a soft cloth.
Reminder: do not use bleach, Cif or Jif type cream cleaners, varnish removers, WD40, or methylated spirits to clean or maintain your UPVC windows. These can cause irreparable damage to your UPVC windows and remove its glossy finish or even discolor your windows.
Now that your windows are sorted, why not sit back with a cup of coffee and set a robot vacuum to work on your carpets?!