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How To Properly Clean Window Tracks

Cleaning Window Tracks

The typical window track never gets cleaned and 99 percent of the time it has at least one dried dead fly or bug. Window tracks are rarely cleaned and often neglected because most people just don’t have the time to spend or don’t know an efficient way to make them look new again. By having the right window cleaning tools and systematic approach, you too can be a professional window track cleaner.

Get the right tools.

 

  1. A good vacuum cleaner with the right the crevice tool or brush attachment. Most standard retail vacuum cleaners come with attachment tools but if you don’t have an attachment, no worries!  Just use the end of the vacuum hose and get as close to the base of the window track as possible.
  2. A thin cleaning brush or an old toothbrush.
  3. A clean bucket of warm water with a slight squeeze of dish soap or Dawn Soap – GO GREEN!
  4. And finally two towels or two old rags. One towel will be a wet towel to clean excess dirt and the other towel will be designated to dry.  Make sure these two towels stay separate.
  • Take your vacuum + attachment and suck out all the loose debris in the window track. This includes all..

    1. Dead Flies
    2. Bugs
    3. Cob-webs
    4. Dust
    5. Dirt

Dip your skinny brush or old toothbrush in the soapy water. Use the wet brush and scrub the inside of the window track to loosen the dirt & debris.  Pay special attention to the corners to ensure all dirt is properly loosened by the soapy brush.

  • Then take your first towel and moisten in the soapy water. Make sure you squeeze all the excess water out. You don’t want to have the towel soaking wet, just damp enough to collect the loose dirt and dust.

    1. Take the moist towel and wipe down the inside of the window track where you previously used the brush to loosen the dirt.
    2. You may have to circle back and use the brush to loosen the dirt as you wipe down the window track with your wet towel.
    3. Repeat this step until you reach your desired results.

Take the dry towel and wipe down any water drips or wet spots in the window track. Then move to the next window in the room.

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