Sep 5, 2014

Window Track Cleaning


Cleaning my window tracks seriously grossed me out.  They are such a neglected spot in my house and I have not deep cleaned them since we moved into the house.  They were overdue for some deep cleaning.  I found this pin and decided to try the window track cleaning section out.
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Supplies I used (Tupperware is holding vinegar)
Disgusting!  No judging please!
It worked well.  I will have to say that since this is a deep/detail cleaning it might take a little bit longer than a few minutes and if you are a perfectionist like me it might take you 30 minutes a window.  I wanted ALL the dirt out of there.  Here are some tips that made it faster and easier for me that I learned along the way:



1.  To get along the tiny tiny grove on the left just use a paper towel dipped in the vinegar.  Run it along the grove and it will pull everything up.  You can run a dry one along there after using a wet one as well.  I repeated this process a lot because I kept getting stuff that was way deep in there.  I tried to use toothpicks and it did not work as well.  It was much slower too.  
So gross!
2.  Toothpicks come in handy when you need to get in tiny corners.  Like the one the arrow is pointing to below.  I actually dipped the Q-Tip in the vinegar and put it in that hole to soften everything up and it did pull some of it out, but not the tiny corners.  So then I wrapped a paper towel around a toothpick and dipped it in the vinegar and got the tiny corners. 



3.  The center part with all the streaks was the hardest part.  Those streak marks were on there and did not want to leave.  I set some paper towels dipped in vinegar on there and left them.  Then I came back and scrapped them off with a mini metal spatula.  They came off much easier if I did that rather than just trying to use elbow grease.  I think that would have taken FOREVER.

So there you have it.  Please tell me that mine aren't the only ones neglected.



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19 comments:

Brissa said...

Oh man, now I need to go look at mine and see how bad they are. I'm scared to look!

Shambray Matthews said...

They are so easy forgotten!

Gwen said...

Yours are not the only ones neglected. I opened my windows yesterday to let some air in and was disgusted. Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Every post I've come across about cleaning tracks start out the same. I'm sorry, but the first step is a good brush, even a tooth brush to loosen the dry stuff. Then vacuum the dry stuff first before you add any liquid cleaner. This initial step makes the entire process so much easier. If you fail to do this you will end up with a mud pie to clean up.

Shambray Matthews said...

Hahaha. They are so easy to overlook!

Shambray Matthews said...

I think that is a great idea! If you have a lot of loose stuff that would be great. Mine was more caked on there so I needed to get it off with the vinegar. Thank you so much for the tip!

WCSKumar said...

Well vinegar is good because it's a good cleaning agent. It's also anti-microbial so its safe for the home. I've also read somewhere about using baking soda to remove other stains that can build up. Anyone use Baking soda?

Cory Waltmathe said...

Great tips, sometimes in cleaning windows we usually forgot to clean the window's truck and it's a little difficult to clean. If you're having a problem with window cleaning, I suggest them http://www.desertoasiscleaners.com/.

Shambray Matthews said...

I haven't used baking soda for my window tracks, but I use baking soda a ton in my cleaning!

Shambray Matthews said...

Thank you for the suggestion!

basmetelriyadh said...

Well vinegar is good because it's a good cleaning agent. It's also anti-microbial so its safe for the home. I've also read somewhere about using baking soda to remove other stains that can build up. Anyone use Baking soda?
سارع الى الانضمام الى افضل واقوى الشركات المميزة فى القيام باعمال التنظيف والقضاء التام على الجراثيم والحشرات واى شىء غير مالوف متواجد فى المكان فالتعرض الى الاتربة والفطريات من الامور التى من الممكن ان تؤدى الى الامراض فاذا كنت تعانى من التنظيف وتعانى من وجود الكثير من التغيرات التى تحدث نتيجة للتغيرات المناخيه فعليك ان تستعن وتتواصل معنا شركة بسمة الرياض على الفور فى القيام بكل ذلك شركة تنظيف بالرياض من اهم وافضل الشركات التى تقوم باعمال التنظيف والقضاء على كل شىء غير مالوف على الاطلاق بالاعتماد على عدد من الخدمات المميزه والتى تساعد فى الحصول على افضل النتائج فمن اهم ما تقوم بيه الشركة الاتى
1- الاعتماد على افضل الاجهزة والالات المميزه فى القيام باعمال التنظيف للارضيات والسعى الى الحصزل على افضل النتائج فى تنظيف المفروشات من خلال البخار
2- الاهتمام بتوفير الكوادر البشرية المميزه التى على وعى وتدريب كامل حول كيفيه القيام باعمال التنظيف والتلميع والتعطير والسعى الى تحقيق افضل النتائج المميزه فى اقل وقت ممكن
3- اسعار شركتنا فى متناول الجميع وتتلائم مع جميع عملاءنا الكرام فى الرياض او خارج الرياض وقدره شركة بسمة الرياض على الوصول الى اى مكان فى المملكة العربيه السعودية
اذا كنت فى اى مكان فى الرياض وتعانى من القيام بخدمات التنظيف انت الان تمتلك افضل الشركات التى تتمتع بتاريخ عريق والقدره على القيام باعمال التنظيف من الالف الى الياء والاهتمام باعمال التنظيف من الداخل والخارج والقيام بتنظيف (الفلل – المنازل – البيوت – الشقق – المجالس – الارضيات – تنظيف العفش – الاجهزة الكهربائية – تنظيف الخزانات – الجنايين – الاستراحات – المستشفيات – بيوت الشعر - .... وغيرها ).
هناك عدد من الشركات التى تقدم عدد من الخدمات فى التنظيف الا ان شركة تنظيف لا تقوم باعمال التنظيف على اساس انه مهام للتنظيف التى تقوم بيها شركة نظافة بالرياض تقوم بيها على وعى وايمان كامل بانها افضل الشركات التى تقوم باعمال التنظيف فالشركة تعتمد على افضل واقوى المساحيق التى تتمتع بجودة عالميه ولديها القدر على القيام باعمال التنظيف وازاله الاتربة والجراثيم فى اقل وقت ممكن بالاضافة الى ان شركة نظافة تعتمد على القيام باعمال التنظيف من خلال احدث الاجهزة والالات المميزه التى تساعد فى القيام بالتنظيف افضل من القيام باعمال التنظيف بالطرق التقليدية التى تسبب الكثير من المشكلات وهى بهتان الالوان والحصول على النتائج الغير مرغوب فيها بالاضافة الى اننا نتميز بالمواعيد المظبوطة والاهتمام باعمال التنظيف فى مقابل اقل الاسعار المتواجده فى السوق السعودى باكمله بالاضافة الى ان الشركة تعتمد على افضل الخدمات فى مقابل اقل وقت ممكن فاذا اراد ان تقوم بالتنظيف فاستعن بينا على الفور.

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Anonymous said...

I use this paper towels and Q Tips to clean the shower tracks, also. Haven't thought of a way to minimize the collection of goop........it's such a tedious chore.

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