How To Remove Window Mold Posted: February 3, 2017
Quality windows keep moisture out of the house, plain and simple. But sometimes, condensation collects on windowsills, which if left to fester for too long, will balloon into a pesky mold problem. Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento window experts have put together the necessary steps to remove window mold no matter what time of year. So if you’re looking for more than routine maintenance for cleaning windows, check out our top tips and tricks for getting back your window’s pristine, mold-free views.
Instructions To Remove Window Mold
- Depending on the severity of your mold outbreak, consider putting on rubber gloves and a protective mask before you begin.
- To make certain that mold spores are not driven into the air during the removal process, use either a water bottle to spray the affected area, or a wet cloth or sponge to dampen the mold surface. Toss the used applicator in the garbage.
- Create a solution out of warm water and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Coat the mold surface in this cleaning mixture and wipe away mold with old rags or paper towels. Once you’ve cleaned the surface, dispose of the used rags or towels. If the mold still sticks to the window, use a plastic scraper to gently remove window mold from the sill.
- Create a second solution by mixing ¼ cup of bleach with one gallon of water. Apply this mixture to the windowsill or casement using a clean rag or paper towel (be sure to wear gloves for this portion of the removal process!) and allow the diluted bleach to sit for at least 15 minutes so it’s able to disinfect the area and kill any remaining mold spores.
- After the bleach solution has been removed, cleanse the affected window area with water to ensure any remaining bleach is gone, and then pat dry with a new rag or paper towel. Open the window to complete the drying process, or place a fan near the cleaned area to speed up the drying process. And that is how to remove window mold!
When learning how to clean home windows, pay particular attention to abrasive cleaners; they will damage your glass surface. This is why we recommend the simple, diluted solutions mentioned above. Moreover, acid solutions used for cleaning masonry or concrete will also damage glass, fasteners, hardware and metal flashing. So to protect your home windows and doors, follow the cleaning instructions of your product of choice carefully. If acid ends up coming into contact with your windows, wash all surfaces with water immediately. And to minimize glass cleaner residue from depositing on the glass, do not clean in direct sunlight. In conclusion, do not use newspaper to dry the glass surface as the ink may discolor the surrounding Fibrex® material.