Window sills or tracks are probably the most neglected area to get cleaning done on since they’re usually hidden away under the windows.
Over time, the unreachable spot gathers a huge amount of debris and dirt which solidify over time, forming a layer which will need focused cleaning. Since window tracks are narrow hard to reach areas, cleaning it out makes for a hectic task altogether. The procedure seems to require some special tools and solutions to get the job done perfectly. Sometimes it even requires the professionals to come and clean it up. Here we will explain and direct you on how you can get your window tracks cleaned at home with some simple easy steps.
The whole process could be considered a DIY solution since it needs things you usually have lying around. You will need white vinegar and baking soda primarily. The abrasive nature of baking soda combined with the mildly corrosive properties of white vinegar, your window tracks will be left squeaky clean. You will also need a toothbrush for precision scrubbing and a paper towel to soak up the residual mixture that’s left after cleaning. If you have a wet vacuum cleaner, the process of draining your window tracks will be made much easier.
To start off, clean off excess debris using a vacuum cleaner before proceeding. Once its cleaned, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over your window tracks and sill and make sure you’ve covered all areas.
Once the baking soda is in place, pour in a good amount of white vinegar. Block out any drainage points before pouring in the vinegar since we want this to sit for a while. You will notice the foaming and bubbling when pouring in.
After letting it sit for a while, use the toothbrush to scrub the debris off with precision. You will notice the mixture turning black with debris coming off loose. After having scrubbed the layer of gunk and debris off you will need to use your wet vacuum to suck out the water, or you could slowly soak the water out using paper towels. Once the water has been taken out, wipe the sill and tracks with a fresh paper towel to complete the cleaning. The Result
Vinegar and baking soda will take care of the situation with utmost efficiency and you wouldn’t need any special cleaning solution bought from a store. This solution is enough to loosen the hardened layers and polish the surface at the same time while getting rid of excess dirt and dust from the corners. The brushing will increase the efficiency of cleaning with precision strokes and once the water is drained, the results will put a smile on your face.