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How To Clean uPVC Windows

uPVC windows are known for being energy efficient and secure. They also need very little maintenance.

uPVC window frames and sills are very durable. Unlike wood or aluminium, they do not rot or rust. But they can collect dust and dirt over time, so regular cleaning is necessary. We recommend our Glass Cleaner and Care Kit from our online Shop to clean your uPVC windows.

Before you clean your uPVC windows, keep these things in mind.

The Quick and Easy Way to Clean uPVC Windows

Cleaning the Hinges

Cleaning the hinges of a window can be challenging because they are not easily accessible. Here’s a simple way to do it:

Begin by fully opening the window, making sure not to damage the hinges or encounter too much resistance. Use the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner with a soft dusting brush to remove any dust and debris from the hinge mechanism. This prevents scratching the surrounding area. If the window is difficult to open, consider using a window lubricant like 3-in-one® Multi-Purpose Oil to keep the hinge movement smooth.

Cleaning the Window Frames

uPVC window frames and sills can lose their shine over time. But with the right method and materials, you can restore them to their original luster.

To Clean uPVC Frames and Sills:

Use a dry brush or cloth to remove any dust or debris from the frame or sill.

Vacuum the corners to reach hard-to-clean dirt.

Wipe down the frame and sill with a sponge and warm soapy water to get rid of the initial grime. If your window frames and sills are very dirty or discoloured, try using a safe and effective cleaner like No Nonsense uPVC Cleaner or HG uPVC Cleaner. These products can remove build-up without damaging the finish of your window frames.

Cleaning the Window Panes

It is best to clean window panes on a dry, cloudy day to avoid streaks of cleaning product drying on the glass.

Follow these steps for sparkling window panes:

  • Start by removing any dust and cobwebs from the panes using a dry brush or soft cloth.
  • Use a sponge and a bucket of warm soapy water (dishwashing liquid works well) to wipe down the window panes and remove most of the dirt.
  • Avoid using scouring pads, as they can scratch the glass and uPVC.

Once the panes are dry, use a glass cleaner to make them shine. Or, you can mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with two litres of water, spray it on the glass, and scrub it off with newspaper.

Things to Avoid When Cleaning uPVC Windows

To clean, don’t use cream cleaners, bleach, white spirits, WD-40, scouring pads, nail varnish remover, or methylated spirits. These can scratch the windows or remove their glossy finish.

Our uPVC windows are resistant to most everyday grime. This means they will save you time and energy when it comes to cleaning them.

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