We all have those moments when we take a look at things in our home and realize that they need our attention. When it comes to window tracks, they are often overlooked but sometimes it gets so bad that you can no longer put off giving them a good clean. But it’s not an easy task getting into those grooves and cleaning out the grit and dust. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you to get your window tracks in tip top shape in no time with little scrubbing and amazing results.
First off, let’s start with the things you will need to have on hand for this window track power clean:
- baking soda
- white vinegar
- an old toothbrush
- hot water
- paper towel
- plastic bag for garbage
Before you get down to the nitty-gritty – here are a few tips:
- If you are able to do so, remove the screen – this will make your life a whole lot easier.
- Use a vacuum with a hose attachment, to suck up all of the dirt, dead bugs and loose dust stuck in the tracks.
- If there’s dirt that just won’t go away, you can use a putty or butter knife to scrape it off to the best of your abilities.
Let the cleaning begin:
You want to get started with this quick and painless cleaning process by sprinkling some baking soda in the corners of the tracks and then pouring vinegar into the tracks. You will hear the baking soda and vinegar react to each other by bubbling and starting to loosen up the dust, dirt and other stuff that was stuck in the tracks. Once the bubbling calms down a bit, get your q-tips ready for the clean. Begin by using them to make circle motions along the track.
Now that you’ve loosened up the much from the corners and the track in general, grab your cup of hot water and pour it. Use paper towel to wipe and dry everything. You may have to redo these steps more than once depending on the state of your window tracks but it’s worth it – believe me.
To maintain cleaner window tracks, you might want to do a quick clean every few months. This seasonal maintenance will save you effort in the long run. It’s important to take the time to do these little things around the house, they help to keep your house in good condition over the years.
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