Welcome to the Windows Clinic

Helping diagnose common problems with existing window installations

How to clean uPVC windows

uPVC cream casement window in the kitchen

uPVC is very easy to clean. It's a low-maintenance product that can handle all types of weather, be it high winds on a coastline or the smog of the city; but as with all things, it'll eventually build up dust and dirt over time.

To clean uPVC windows and conservatories:

1. Open the window and vacuum in all of the vents, nooks and crannies to remove any dirt or grime. If your hoover has a brush nozzle, use this to prevent scratching the uPVC. This window and conservatory cleanliness aids with the drainage of any fluid that may build up in the frame.

2. Using a bucket of warm soapy water (washing up liquid does the trick) and a sponge, wipe down the dirty window or conservatory. Avoid scouring pads, as they can scratch the uPVC, especially if you have a decorative finish.

3. You can dry your windows or conservatory with a tea towel, kitchen roll or an old rag, as long as it's clean and non-abrasive.

4. For crystal clear windows or a conservatory, try using newspaper to remove smears from the glass.

Things to avoid:

  • Bleach
  • White Spirits
  • Methylated spirits
  • Nail varnish remover
  • WD40
  • Applying too much pressure to the uPVC when cleaning
  • Scouring pads

All of the above can have a damaging effect on your uPVC windows or conservatory. The liquids above can discolour, erode or remove the finish, so be extra careful if you are using these near your products.

If you still have any additional questions or would like more information, speak to a member of our team today.