At Total Window Service, we provide the best window cleaning service in all of New York City, but have you ever wondered why your windows get dirty in the first place? If so, you’ve come to the right place, because that is exactly what we’re going to talk about in today’s blog! Here are a few of the many things that can cause your windows to get dirty:


#1. Residual cleaning solution

We commend you for your efforts to keep your windows cleaner in between professional washings; however, you need to be very careful when you do so. When you use a cleaning solution, it’s very important to make sure that any and all residue is removed from the window. Otherwise, it will attract dirt and grime like a magnet, leaving you with even dirtier windows.

#2. Screens

No one wants to find a wasp buzzing around their home or a bunch of flies crowded around the kitchen, and window screens can go a long way toward keeping insects out of your home. However, windows screens can also make your windows dirty because they hold in dirt and grime much more effectively than glass does. But, there’s good news! When you get your window screens professionally cleaned, it will also help to keep your windows cleaner.

#3. Grease and steam

If you take a few minutes to inspect the interior of the windows in your home, the likelihood is high that you’ll find the dirtiest windows in the kitchen. This is because, when you cook, grease, steam and other particles can find their way onto your windows. Over time, this can create an unsightly build-up on your windows that is difficult to remove without professional help.


#4. Waterborne particles

When the exterior of your windows is starting to look a little worse for the wear, it can be tempting to simply blast it with your hose, but this is a mistake that will likely end up leaving you with even dirtier windows. Why? Because ground water, which is the water that comes from the hose and the faucet, typically contains sediment and minerals. While it’s perfectly safe to drink this water, all of those particles will stick to your windows once the water has dried. This is one reason why you often see streaks or spots on windows cleaned by amateurs.

There is a common misconception that windows get dirtier after it rains, and while this may be true, the rainwater is not the cause of the problem, contrary to what most people think. Surprisingly enough, rainwater contains absolutely no particles, so rainwater alone won’t make your windows dirty. However, if your windows (or window screens) are already dirty when it starts raining, the rain will certainly make your windows look dirtier.

#5. Pets and kids

If you have pets or kids at home, then there’s a good chance that the windows they can reach are some of the dirtiest in your home. Both pets and small children are fascinated and excited by the world around them, and they want to be in the know about everything going on outside. And when your dog presses their nose or your child presses their hand against the glass, you’ll be able to tell, and it will make your windows look dirtier.

#6. Airborne particles

Just like there are waterborne particles that can make your windows dirty, there are also airborne particles that do the same thing. Pollen is one of the worst offenders, especially this time of the year; however, dirt and pollutants can get kicked around during any time of the year. This is especially true here in the big city, where there are more pollutants in the air than in most other places, and where we’re close to the ocean, which means that there is salt in the air that can stick to and eventually corrode your windows.

Turn to Total Window Service for professional window cleaning you can rely on.

Regardless of what’s making your windows dirty, you can rest assured that it’s no match for the experienced team at Total Window Service. We have the experience and expertise to wash any kind of window, and we also offer window restoration and window film services. Learn more about what we do and how we can help when you visit us online today.