Why deep cleaning on a window track is an optional service!
During our regular cleaning process (“regular” meaning our general cleaning service), we clean the inside and outside of your windows and remove, dust off and clean the screen, but we don’t do a deep clean of the window tracks.
Let me explain why we don’t routinely do deep cleaning of window tracks.
If every house just needed a light dusting and you could use a damp cloth to wipe down the track, we would absolutely include this service with our regular window cleaning. However, some homes have window tracks that haven’t been cleaned for five or six years. When you open the windows, the tracks are covered in mold, mildew, dust, and debris. On a breezy day with the windows open, anything in the window track will become airborne.
The last thing we want to do when we are cleaning your windows is bring in any dirt into your house or leave marks on your carpet or tile floor! We’re window cleaners—not house cleaners. There’s an analogy that I like to share when customers ask about this—when you get your car washed, do they pop the hood and detail the engine? The window is actually just the piece of glass, inside and out, and the window track is separate.
I would like to give you a couple of tips on how to clean your window tracks:
- First, vacuum the track with a shop vac. Make sure you get any accumulated dirt or debris.
- Finish the job with an old damp cloth or sponge with a little bit of “Formula 409®” spray.
If there is a lot of crud stuck in the window track, loosen up the debris with water. Use the shop vac to suck up any excess water or use a dry towel to soak it up. Usually that does a great job, but some really dirty tracks might need a putty knife. If you use a putty knife on the track, make sure it’s plastic one so you avoid harming the metal coating of your window. Avoid aluminum or steel putty knives.
If you would like us to deep clean your window tracks, we’ll be happy to do it. Since it is an optional service, we’ll have to charge a little bit more than our regular cleaning.
Looking for quality window cleaning in the Fort Myers and Naples area? Contact us at CoastlineWindowCleaning.com, or call 239-481-0083. We’ve been servicing Lee County and Collier area since 1993. When you are ready to get started – we’ll be happy to give you a quote.
Hope you found this helpful!