When the days become longer and the air becomes warmer with the change of seasons, many homeowners are inspired to spruce up the nest. Cleaning your window screens should be a priority as you make spring plans.
In Arizona and other hot areas that receive a lot of sunshine, many people have solar screens on their houses that deflect heat, keeping interiors cool. Though it is a task many homeowners neglect, having solar screens cleaned as spring begins can be to your advantage throughout the season.
Why have your window screens professionally cleaned?
1. Light and Visibility
A dirty window screen, solar or otherwise, can be difficult to see through. Dirt and debris can clog up the spaces within the mesh, rendering screens more opaque.
Solar screens, in particular, can make the interior of your home darker. This effect can be exacerbated when the screens are dirty. Having your solar screens cleaned can help to let more light in even as the screens are doing their job to prevent the heat from getting in.
2. Cleaner Windows
Have you ever noticed that your windows get dirtier after a storm? You may assume that it is caused by pollution in the rainwater. However, a dirty screen is the more likely culprit.
When dirt on the screen comes in contact with rain, the water picks it up and becomes grimy. That contaminated water then splashes onto your windows, leaving behind streaks and spots that obscure the light and gives the panes an unsightly appearance.
3. Longer Lasting Screens
Keeping your screens clean not only protects your windows, it also helps to extend the useful life of the screens themselves. The dirt that adheres to them consists of more than just soil. It is also bio-matter (such as sap), salts, and other materials, many of which are acidic.
Acid can have a corrosive effect on many materials, and window screens are no exception. Over time, exposure to acidic substances can weaken and wear them out. Solar screens are often more expensive than regular screens, and keeping them clean helps to protect your investment.
4. Improved Air Quality
During the spring and summer, you may like to have the windows open for ventilation. This allows you to enjoy the fresh air and may help to cut down on air conditioning costs.
However, if the screen is dirty when you open the window, the air that comes in may not be so fresh. The breeze can blow the debris trapped on the screen into your home. In a sense, a dirty window screen is similar to an old furnace filter, spreading contaminants into the air.
You, a family member, or a guest in your home may have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory complaints. Irritants like pollen, dust, and mold spores may get into your home if you open the window while the screen is dirty. These materials can provoke symptoms that, with sufficient exposure, may severely affect breathing ability.
Have our team help with cleaning window screens before spring arrives
With so many maintenance tasks to attend to in the spring, it can be easy to ignore or forget your solar screens. ClearPro Window & Carpet Cleaning can take care of it for you so that you have one less thing to worry about. Contact us with questions regarding products and services.