Home Cleaning Tips & Advice
to clean window screens
You have probably
seen just how dirty aluminum window screens can get, especially
if you live near major roadways or where it tends to be windy.
But fortunately, cleaning window screens isn't nearly as difficult
as most people believe.
First, remove the
window screens from the windows (there is no easy way to clean
window screens while still attached to the house!) You will
need to set the screens upright against a fence, tree or other
object. Make a solution of one cup water to 1 gallon water,
then use it to scrub the screens with a nylon bristle brush.
You will need to
scrub in all directions to throughly clean the screens because
of the little holes. So first scrub up and down, then switch
to side to side. Using a garden hose, spray both sides of
the screen to rinse. You may need to repeat the process if
the window screens are exceptionally dirty or have never been
Allow to dry and
then attach the window screens back to the window. You can
return the screens to the windows while wet, but depending
on how they are attached, you may end up with the crosshatch
pattern dried on your windows too!