How Often Should You Clean Your Windows?

Cleaning windows can be a time consuming and exhausting chore, which is why many tend to leave the matter to the professionals. However, even clients who hire professional window cleaners wonder just how often they need to clean them. Different window cleaners have different opinions on the matter and some would suggest twice or three times a year. The frequency depends largely on your personal preferences and circumstances and here are some factors that would help you make the decision.

Type of Property

Windows on some properties tend to get dirty early and need to be cleaned more often. For example, windows in a restaurant or a bakery would require frequent cleaning because the environment in these establishments can be a bit greasy. The same can be said for industrial properties and factories where dirt, grime, grease, and metal particles can settle quickly on the window panes. If you let the dirt linger, it’ll bond with the glass and be more difficult to clean. Windows on residential properties don’t get dirty and greasy as easily, so you can afford to clean them less often.

Environmental Factors

If you live in a dry, dusty area with considerable amount of pollution and dirt in the air, you’ll have to clean your windows more often. Windows in urban areas tend to get dirty more often than windows in suburb and rural areas. You won’t need to clean your windows often if you live in areas with frequent rain because the water will remove the faint layer of dust and dirt from the surface.

Personal Preference

Most people will clean their windows according to their convenience when time and budget permit it. Some people prefer to hire window cleaning companies on a contractual basis and get their windows cleaned on a yearly or biannual basis. This is a great solution of people who don’t have time to do it themselves. You can observe how long it takes for your windows to get dirty between cleanings and decide a schedule that suits your purpose.


Some people, especially homeowners, can put off window cleaning to when it’s convenient for them. However, if you own a commercial property, the appearance of your building can have an impact on your business. If you want your property to always look presentable and clean, you’ll need to get window cleaning done more often. We recommend you see how long it takes for your window to get dirty and decide a cleaning schedule. You can also consult with window cleaning experts on the matter.

We recommend a deep window clean at least twice a year, especially if your windows get dirty often. For commercial and industrial properties, once in three months is a great schedule because it keeps the building clean and presentable at all times.

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