Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Window Care In A Wet Climate: Removing Mold And Mildew From Your Window Exteriors

Isaiah Brewer

Wet climates encourage the growth of mold and mildew on a variety of surfaces in the home, including the windows. Knowing how to clean mold from your home's windows can help you maintain the beauty of your property.

Exterior Window Cleaning Procedure

The following procedure will help you clean the exterior of your home's windows. In this procedure, oxygen bleach is used in place of chlorinated bleach to protect your surrounding landscape. If you don't have oxygen bleach, you may try using undiluted vinegar instead. Like bleach, vinegar can kill bacteria and organisms like mold and mildew.

  1. Gather the materials. To complete this task, you'll need a long-handled soft-bristle scrub brush, oxygen bleach, a bucket, a hose with spray nozzle, several sponges and several microfiber cloths.
  2. Spray down the windows with a gentle spray of water from the hose. Don't spray the windows with a strong jet of water, because this could result in some water leaking into your home.
  3. Make a cleaning solution. In the bucket, mix together a solution of equal parts warm water and oxygen bleach.
  4. Dip the brush in the solution, then scrub the windows. Dip the long-handled cleaning brush into the bleach and water solution, then use the brush to gently scrub away the mold and mildew on the windows. You may need to repeat this step several times in order to clean the mold and mildew off of the windows. Use a sponge to scrub at stubborn spots.
  5. Rinse the windows. Spray down the windows with a gentle spray of water, just like you did in step 2.
  6. Dry the windows. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the water off the windows. Don't use a plain cotton rag because this type of rag could leave little cotton fibers behind on your window.

Wash the Windows Frequently

Mold and mildew can quickly grow back on exterior windows in wet climates. The best way to keep the mold and mildew from returning is to wash your windows frequently. If you're not able to wash your windows often enough to prevent the mold and mildew from returning, contact a residential window cleaning service in your area. Your residential window cleaning service can set up a regular cleaning schedule that will help you keep your residential windows mold and mildew free.

For more information, or to get a quote for regular service of your home, contact your residential window cleaning service and request a consultation.


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Hello, my name is Valencia. Welcome to my website about windows. I want to share information about sourcing period-specific windows for your historical home. In many locations, historical societies will only issue renovation permits once the homeowner proves the materials are accurate to the build date of that structure. The windows must look and function exactly as they would new in that historical time period. My site will contain information about ordering, installing and maintaining these windows. I hope you will use the information on my site to keep your historical home in great shape through the decades. Thanks for visiting.