Handy Skylight Cleaning Tips Anyone Can Use


When your property benefits from gorgeous skylights, you'll want to keep them as clean as possible. In addition to acting as a natural source of light, they can help you keep your home warm during cooler periods. Because of this, making sure they remain free from too much dirt works to your advantage. Here are some handy cleaning tips anyone can use.

Use a Lint-Free Cloth to Remove Dust

While small amounts of dust may not affect your window's aesthetic, it can soon gather and look grimy. Additionally, too much dust may introduce small scratches to the glass, which can cause its quality to degrade over time. By using a lint-free cloth, you'll effortlessly attract dust particles with every swipe. Make sure you move in a single sweeping direction to take the dust away. By doing this once a week, you can keep your skylight looking clean and fresh.

Try an Old Toothbrush for Difficult Corners

While using a lint-free cloth once a week achieves a lot, it doesn't tackle the difficult corners that harbour dirt and grime. Instead, you should use an old or cheap toothbrush to work around the corners and dislodge dirt. Make sure you use a toothbrush with soft bristles, as those with hard bristles can cause small scratches. After dislodging the dirt, make sure you clean the windows with clear water or a part-vinegar part-water solution for a decent shine. Try using a toothbrush once per month as part of your deep cleaning routine.

Add Detergent if You Live in a Hard Water Area

If you live in a hard water area, you may find that streaks appear after you clean your skylight windows. This can soon make them look unappealing, but there is a way to tackle the problem. Adding a small amount of laundry detergent to your water can soften it and allow you to clean your windows with streak-free results. Make sure you use liquid detergent rather than powder detergent, though. Powder detergent may cause small scratches, which is harder to tackle than a few streaks.

Address Condensation Quickly

If you start to notice condensation on your windows, you may want to take some steps toward addressing it. Not addressing condensation can result in mould building up. Try opening the skylights more often. You should also avoid condensation-building activities, such as drying wet clothes indoors. If the condensation persists despite your efforts, ask a professional to look at them to ensure nothing is wrong with the fitting.

If you have questions, contact local skylight contractors. 


27 December 2021

How a Window Brings Joy

Hello, my name is Sandra. I live in Western Australia with my husband and our two kids. I wanted to start a new blog so I could talk about windows and the joy they can bring into a person's life. I didn't fully understand or appreciate windows until we moved into our current home. It is a large place with plenty of windows. When I first stepped through the front door, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The light was amazing and the view made me want to cry. Having so many windows to look after has meant that I have had to learn a lot about maintaining them. I hope you enjoy my blog!