How to Clean a Window ScreenWindows are the in-between places of your home, half inside and half outside. If your windows have window screens, they act like filters between the two places and catch anything and everything that tries to switch sides. Just like filters get dirty, window screens get dirty. Read this article and learn how to thoroughly clean a window screen.

Method 1

The simplest thing you can do is just give your window screen a quick wipe-down. Use a clean cloth and gently dust the screen, starting from the top and working your way down.

Method 2

Vacuum your screen. Use a soft brush attachment on your attachment hose. Vacuum from the top and work your way down.

Method 3

This method is for those very dirty window screens that need a good scrubbing. Remove the screen from the window and place it on a flat surface that you can get wet. Use your favorite cleaners and spray the screen with the cleaner. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, then use a brush or sponge to scrub. Use a hose to rinse the screen. Set the screen in a safe place to dry.

Prevent Insects

Your screens allow fresh air in without the bugs, or at least that’s the idea. You may find that some bugs find their way in anyway. If this is happening, you may want to buy mesh with even smaller openings. You can also try coating your screens in substances that often irritate insects, like peppermint oil or vinegar. For these methods to work, the substance might have to be reapplied multiple times in one day.

It’s Easy to Clean a Window Screen

Your house will be a breezy and bug-free oasis in the heat of summer with these tips. If your screen is ripped or damaged, repair it as soon as possible to ensure your windows look nice and keep out what’s meant to be kept out.