Clean Your Window Screens

Keep the coughing to a minimum and June bugs at bay by cleaning your screens once a year. Dirty screens are a two-fold problem: they mess with air quality and are easily damaged. Rate the dirtiness of your screens on a scale from 1 to 4, with 4 being "it's so dirty my view is ruined." Then, choose your cleaning method! 1. Remove your screens. For best screen-cleaning results, remove your screens from the window before getting started. If you're just trying to clean your screens quickly, and they aren't too bad (think 1-2 on the dirt scale), it's okay to leave them in the window. You won't get every nook and cranny clean, but it's better than doing nothing. If your screens are any dirtier than that, we definitely recommend removing them from the window. Otherwise, you won't be able to remove the large chunks of dirt (plus it will make a big mess). More tips:

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  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Apr 23, 2013
    I do all my window/screen cleaning in late fall so the sun can shine brightly and warm the house in winter.