clean sunroomThe sunroom is a place to enjoy the best of both the indoors and outdoors. You get all the natural beauty of the world outside with all the comforts of home. However, the whole effect is ruined if the sunroom glass is dirty. Learn the tricks on how to get a clean sunroom.

Safety First

  • Do not lean ladders against your sunroom. You can damage or break the glass. This could cause the ladder to then become unstable and for you to fall and injure yourself.
  • Some sunrooms not only have lots of glass as part of the walls, but as part of the ceiling as well. You should never step onto the glass ceiling of a sunroom. The glass could break. Even if your sunroom uses a glass alternative, still do not step on it.
  • If you are cleaning parts of the sunroom you can’t reach from the ground, use scaffolding. This is the safest method.
  • Know your manufacturer’s recommendations. Sunrooms come in different materials and could have unique cleaning requirements.
  • Don’t ignore leaks! A leak could allow moisture into your sunroom. Moisture plus warmth is the recipe for mold, which can be a serious health hazard. Address leaks right away to avoid a mold problem.

Step One

Start cleaning the outside of the sunroom by brushing the surface with a long extension brush. Sweep away as much loose dirt as possible.

Step Two

Use a sponge and warm soapy water to wash the frames around your windows. Never use a power washer for this chore. A forceful spray could damage sealant, get inside the frames, and cause leaks.

If you have a glass ceiling, you might want to do the ceiling frames and glass before moving on to cleaning the walls. Completely finish cleaning and drying the ceiling before cleaning any part of the walls so that nothing dirty drips onto what you’ve already cleaned.

Step Three

You should never walk on a glass or plastic sunroom ceiling. If you’re cleaning a sunroom ceiling, rent scaffolding and follow the directions to assemble it.

Step Four

Clean the glass. You can use glass cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, or just soapy water. Scrub with a sponge or cloth until every window is clear and sparkling. Rinse with clean water.

Step Five

The last step is to dry the windows. Use a squeegee to get the windows completely dry without water spots.

Relax in a Clean Sunroom

Those sunny days just got sunnier now that the outside of your sunroom is clean. If you want a clean sunroom but don’t have the time for this chore, or don’t feel comfortable doing it, find a local company that can help you with this chore.