Cleaning Window Tracks

The typical window track never gets cleaned and 99% of the time 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 tools and systematic approach, you can be a professional window track cleaner. Window Track Before & After

 Get the right tools.

Window Track Cleaning 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 slight squeeze dish soap or Dawn Soap – GO GREEN!
  4. And finally 2 towels or 2 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

Window Track Vacuum

  • 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.

Window Track Scrub

  • Then take your 1st 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 loosen dirt & 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.

Wipe and Clean Window Track

  • 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.

Dry Window Track

 

You can also see the published article at http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Window-Tracks

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Cleaning Window Tracks
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Cleaning Window Tracks
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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.
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Comments

  1. The hardest part of cleaning windows is to clean the windows tracks. In this article I found great tips which I will definitely try. With just a few tools my windows will be absolutely clean. Thanks for the advices!

  2. This is very true. Most people don’t even care at all about cleaning the window tracks because it’s time consuming and gets really hard if you don’t know what are the right tools to use. This is a very helpful tip. Great job!

  3. I agree. Tracks are often neglected and cleaning them can really improve the overall look of the window. Great article thanks for taking the time to write it!

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