Window track cleaning is an often overlooked service by the residential customer. Window tracks can become filled with dirt, dead insects, cobwebs, pine needles, and dust. This can be a pain to clean and extremely frustrating when not using the right tools. And when selling a house, or at a new construction house the tracks are just important as the windows to clean.
Usually, a quick wipe down with a wet microfiber cloth will suffice but for those extremely dirty tracks, a more intensive cleaning is required.
Our deluxe track cleaning method includes
* dry/wet vac * cleaning solution * track brush *putty knife * micro-fiber towel *spray bottle
Step 1: Remove Sliding Window – Removal of sliding window allows for the whole track to be cleaned without the window dragging trace amounts of dirt on track if not removed.
Step 2: Apply Solution – I use a blend of water, dawn, and a very small amount of tsp which I apply using a spray bottle.
Step 3: Agitate Dirt – Next I loosen and agitate dirt with a small, stiff-bristled, track cleaning brush. For the dirt which is stuck in the very thin parts of the track, I use the putty knife to loosen.
Step 4: Vacuum Solution/Debris – Using a dry/wet vac I suck up the solution/dirt and any cobwebs that might be a surrounding window. This should remove most everything.
Step 5: Wipe Up Trace Residue With Microfiber Cloth – Any dirt and/or liquid left over should be wiped up using a split microfiber cloth. Dirt is negatively charged while a split microfiber towel is positively charged, making the towel a magnet for dust.
Step 6: Place Sliding Window Back Into Track – Wipe down the base of the window making sure there is no dirt on the bottom and place back in track. All finished!
I hope this was informative on our practices for cleaning dirty tracks. If you have any questions feel free to call or email.
World Glass Window Cleaning