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How-To: Cleaning and Maintaining Window Screens

Bring fresh air indoors sans dust


Window screens are very practical because it allows you let the sunshine in without dealing with dirt, allergens, and unwanted insects coming into your home. However, they can be a chore to maintain and the dirt makes it more prone to damage.

Since it's cheaper to clean and maintain these must-haves than to replace them, here are some tips and tricks that you can do to keep them crisp all-year round:

Main photo from: via YouTube. 

The easiest way to rid your window screens of dirt is with a vacuum cleaner. Make sure to use the soft brush nozzle and a low suction setting before running your hose on your panel. Avoid pushing down on the screen to avoid stretching it. 

RL Tip: If you don't own a vacuum, a damp washcloth gets out surface dust, too! 

Photo from Today's Homeowner

Try to give your screens a quick wipe-down at least once a week. Dried-on dirt can build up and blow into your house when you open the window. To save time, simply hose them off with water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. 

RL Tip: Don't forget to lock your windows to prevent water from getting in!

Photo from My Repurposed Life

If you have removable panels, take the screens out to be able to clean them thorougly. Lay them down and wash it off with a mild soap solution. Rinse and let dry. 

RL Tip: For tough stains, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub dirt from the screen using the same solution! 

Photo from We Love Washing Windows.

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