Previously on the blog, we’ve touched on the importance of cleaning the screens covering your windows on a regular basis. There are plenty of benefits that can come to you from doing so, and for the often minimal effort it takes to clean your window screens, it’s definitely worth it. But what do you do when you can’t reach your windows and screens. For example, when they’re on the second story? That’s when things can get tricky, because it’s important to clean your windows and screens, as well as to check for damage in case you’re in need of screen repairs. Keep reading to learn some helpful tips from Central Florida Screens for cleaning those hard-to-reach screens on your home.

out-of-reach-1Get the Right Tools

The first step in cleaning your windows and screens is to make sure you have the right tools. This could mean making sure you have a sturdy extension ladder so you can easily crawl up to the level of the window. Or perhaps you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground. Then you might want an extension pole system in order to wipe down your screens without having to climb up to them. You may also opt for using a spray system with cleaner in it that attaches to your hose in order to spray down the windows. All of these are great options for cleaning your windows and screens, but if you opt to keep your feet on the ground, make sure to go to each window from the inside and visually inspect all your screens for damage. A damaged screen can’t do its job properly and will need to have the proper screen repair completed.

From the Inside Out

Another option for some homeowners to clean their windows and screens that are in hard-to-reach places is to do so from the inside. If you have double-hinged windows installed in your home, it’s super easy to leverage them so you can clean both sides of the window. This will also give you easy access to your screens. You could also opt to pull all your screens from the windows, lay them out on your lawn, and hose them down together. Just make sure to label which screen goes with which window with masking tape as you remove them so you can properly return them to the window frame that they belong with.

Hire Professional Help

When it comes to hard-to-reach windows and screens that are especially high off the ground, it’s important to know what you are able to do yourself and what you may need help with when you need to get them clean. If you feel this way, you will need to hire professional help to clean your windows and screens. Just make sure to notify them to let you know if they find any screen damage so Central Florida Screens can take care of those screen repairs for you. This way, you get a clean and fully-functional screen.