How To Properly Clean Window Screens

May 17, 2019

Cleaning Window Screens with Powerizer Complete

When cleaning windows, it's an eyesore to see a dirty screen attached to it.  Again, it's a time budgeting chore.  However, once you're handed the "Honey-Do-Lists ", 😆 it becomes a chore with a deadline😒.  Don't worry; we got you covered. Powerizer Complete MultiPurpose Detergent and Cleaner is used in and around the house and can handle this too.  Today, we are going to spotlight a reliable tool which will further move things along quickly. 

Read on to find out what it is.

Let's discuss two different scenarios on how to clean dirty window screens in and around your home.  The first is by far the easiest which is to remove them from the window, place them on the ground on a hard surface and clean screens using Powerizer Complete, scrubbing when need and finishing with a rinse using a pressure washer or the water hose.  However, depending on your windows, placement and your outdoor living space this may not work for you.  Removing screens can be tricky, some are placed outside and up high which may require special ladders to reach, remove or replace.

For our instructions, we are going to describe the best process for washing window screens while the screen is still set in place.  Each screen will need to be cleaned individually so let's simplify the process, save time, with the least amount of mess as possible.

You will need the following supplies for the job.

  1. Your main actor for this screenplay will be none other than Powerizer Complete. Mix a solution using the ratio of one (1) scoop of Powerizer Complete to one (1 ) gallon of warm or hot water. 
  2. The supporting actress is Powerizer's microfiber towel, you should have at least one (1) for washing and a few for drying the screens and picking up dirt that falls to the surface below.  For this task, a microfiber cloth will perform best over a hand towel or paper towel. 
  3. Use a tarp or a piece of cardboard to catch any falling debris. More importantly, if your surface below is carpet.
  4. Use a small hand broom and a dustpan to sweep up falling debris or a vacuum.

First mix the Powerizer Complete solution described above and give it a few minutes to dissolve completely. Lay an absorbent drop cloth such as a large beach towel or a large piece of recycled cardboard folded up against the wall, and the other half of it should lay flat onto the floor.  The goal is to prevent dirt or liquid from dropping to the carpet so that it doesn't settle into the fibers of your carpet.  For hardwood floors try to absorb liquids as quickly as possible. 

Next, drop your microfiber cloth into the solution and swoosh it around.  Squeeze as much of the detergent out of the cloth so that none of it drips while you are scrubbing the screen.  The goal is to allow those tiny fibers to work their way into each little hole of the screen and snatch any particles trapped in them.  By using just a little detergent and the proper cloth your screens will be debris-free.  However, not all microfiber cloths are made the same.  Typically, the denser they are, the thicker the cloth.  Also, the pile (length) of the treads and the fiber content is what makes one microfiber cloth better than the next. 

The goal is to put just enough Powerizer on the screen to wet the screen but not drip down to the floor.  Start in the dirtiest top corner and work side to side scrubbing the screen in a circular motion using only the damp microfiber cloth and Powerizer Complete.  The dirt embedded in the screen will roll off like long grain rice.  Powerizer's Ultra Plush Microfiber Cloth will do most of the work.  Each fiber of a microfiber cloth is spliced to create one hundred thousand times more fibers, which create micro-crevices where dirt, lint, debris, and even bacteria are trapped.  The blend of Polyester and Polyamide also create a negative and positive charge and attract dust when used dry.   

After removing all the dust and debris from the screen wipe the frame with a damp cloth and Powerizer.  Be sure to always rinse the surface by spraying the entire screen and frame with plain water.   Finish by drying the whole screen with a microfiber cloth.  Clean up the surface below and move on to your next window.

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