An important part of cleaning your windows is cleaning the window screens. It does not do much good to have nice clean windows if your screens are full of dirt! Here are three reasons we clean screens anytime we clean windows in a home or business.
1. Window screens act as a filter to keep the dirt, pollen, cottonwood fluff and anything else floating in the air out of your home. Dirt is everywhere—especially now, during construction season in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha!
2. When it rains, all the debris on your screens sticks to your screens and windows, which makes your windows dirty.
3. Cleaning your screens prolongs the life of your screens. Letting dirt, pollen, and grime sit on your screens in hot, cold and wet weather breaks down the material. This may mean that you have to replace your screens in 10 years versus 20 years. The cost of replacing screens can be up to $20 per screen. Plus, you have the inconvenience of dropping them off and picking them up from the hardware store and being without screens for a week or so.
There’s no need to worry about this if you don’t have the time or the right equipment to clean your windows. Be safe and get the windows and screens cleaned thoroughly when you choose