How To Clean Skylights

How To Clean Skylights - Maid Services

While skylights are a great way of making your house brighter without using electricity, they oftentimes get extremely dusty and murky.  In the winter, snow blocks out the light of the skylight.  In the fall, dead tree leaves and sap cloud up the skylight.  In the spring and summer, pollen and heavy rain could stain your skylight and leave it dirty. All this debris can build up and completely defeat the purpose of a skylight.  Fortunately, it only takes a little bit of planning and effort to clean up those skylights. Read on for tips on how to clean skylights.

Clean The Inner Surface

While the inner surface shouldn’t get really dirty, you’ll still want to clean the dust and the grease build-up as well.

1. Before you begin cleaning, make sure you move any furniture out from beneath the skylight, and then put a drop-cloth down to catch any falling debris.

2. Use a ladder to be able to reach the skylight.

3. Take a broom and clear out any cobwebs.

4. You can then tape a rag onto the end of the broom, spray it with glass cleaner, wipe the skylight down, and then dry it off with a clean rag.

5. If you can reach the skylight without a broom, you might just want to use the rags to wipe down the inside of the skylight.

Clean the outer surface

Cleaning the outer surface requires getting on the roof, so make sure that you always take the necessary precautions to remain safe.  Safety should always be your priority.

1. Use a ladder, and bring up a bucket of water and soap to the roof, but only fill it once you are on the roof so that you don’t lose your balance.

2. If you have a flat skylight, try to use a squeegee on the end of an extension pole to clear off the debris.  On the other hand, if you have a bubble skylight, use the same rag and glass cleaner as you did for the inner surface.

3. You should then wash down the skylight with the water and soap (if you can reach it) and then rinse it down thoroughly.

Find A Professional Cleaning Service

While cleaning your skylight isn’t a very difficult task, don’t attempt it if you’re uncomfortable with heights or unsure of how to be safe of your roof.  Once again, your safety is of the utmost importance, and if you have any doubts, please contact a professional cleaning service to clean your skylights for you.  TalkLocal can connect you with the highest quality, local cleaning professionals in just minutes!

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