Should You Steam Clean Your Windows?

Compared to other methods that use chemical solutions, steam cleaning is more efficient and environmentally friendly. It’s becoming a preferred method by many homeowners when it comes to keeping different parts of their homes spotless.

In this post, your local provider of quality windows and entry doors, Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities, discusses best practices for steam cleaning windows.

Is it Safe to Steam-Clean Your Windows?

Steam cleaning is the best and safest way to clean windows without using harmful chemicals. It’s safe for kids, pets and sensitive individuals. The steam vapor from the equipment gets rid of oil, fingerprints, dirt and grease. In addition, steam cleaning sanitizes the window surfaces and eliminates germs.

As this method doesn’t use cleaning agents and products, you can be assured that you won’t be looking at cleaning-solution-streaked windows.

Things to Remember When Steam Cleaning Windows

Keep in mind that a steamer must only be used for cleaning. Make sure to always wear shoes when using the device. All tools should be properly and securely attached. The device should be unplugged before refilling with water or changing attachments. Use distilled instead of hard water for steaming.

Temperature changes can cause glass breakage. Never steam clean a glass window pane on extremely cold weather. Steam continues to come out from the device for a few seconds once the trigger is released. Watch out for plants and other items that may be on the windows that can’t withstand heat or moisture.

Remember not to use a steamer on polished, unsealed, waxed and newly painted surfaces. Always test a small area of the surface if you’re unsure whether it can be cleaned with a steamer. Renewal by Andersen of Quad Cities is your leading local window and door contractor. Call us at (309) 644-4769, or schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Bettendorf, IA.