It’s not a secret that cleaning windows can be a pain, especially if their cover has several dents or tight spaces where dust and debris can collect.
If you have windows with an invisible grille, cleaning can be a bit challenging, but it shouldn’t take too much of your time. It also won’t require the use of special cleaning agents.
Invisible grilles, sliding invisible grills, or openable casement for windows are all wonderful security features. They don’t obstruct your view. They’re visually pleasing and even make your home look bigger than its actual size.
They make your interior spaces safer and more comfortable. But before installing them, it helps to familiarise yourself with the maintenance or long-term care they need. Don’t worry, the task is simple and manageable.
So, let’s start. Here are the steps in cleaning windows with an invisible grille.
Remove the grilles
If you have a movable or openable casement for windows, the first step is to take them out. Be careful to avoid losing screws, getting hurt, or damaging items. Refer to the manual to ensure you’re removing the grilles properly. It’s much easier to clean your windows once you have removed the grilles. It’s also faster to clean the grilles on a flat surface. This will also keep you from working at height or in an inconvenient position.
Pay attention to nooks and crannies.
Be sure you’re using safe and gentle cleaning agents for your windows. You don’t want to ruin the paint or damage their surfaces. Check with your contractor if they can recommend cleaning tools. But, in general, a soft cloth, soft-bristled toothbrush, and gentle cleaning liquid should be enough. Pay attention to all nooks and crannies and be gentle to prevent scratching windows.
Refrain from using chemicals.
Once you have cleaned your windows, it’s time to move to your grilles. You can use a soft, damp washcloth to wipe all debris or dust on their surfaces. And you can also get hold of a soft toothbrush to take out stubborn dirt. Again, be gentle and skip abrasive materials. If you’re concerned about oil, you may use hot water to remove it. Before installing the grilles back, be sure to dry them completely. You can air dry them. Or, if you’re in a rush, you can also use a towel to pat them dry.
Install grilles back carefully.
Once your openable window grilles are completely dry, it’s time to set them back up again. Follow the steps provided in the manual to avoid damaging anything. You’ll also want to ensure that the grilles are functioning as before - not loose and in their right position.
Openable window grilles come with several advantages - security, safety, and appearance-wise. To enjoy all those, keeping them clean is essential. Dusty window coverings can impact indoor air quality.
Seek assistance from your window grille installer if you’re unsure how to go over the process. If you can’t find the time to clean your window grilles, check if your installer also offers maintenance services. They can also provide you with tips so you can keep your grills in good, like-new condition.