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How to remove and clean your windows after buying a new home

“Always pick your yard based on your Summer lifetstyle.”


January 23, 2020 - Karl Yeh

In this episode of Homebuyer's School, we go over removing and cleaning your windows in your home, especially in a new house. 


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Hi everyone. I'm Karl. Welcome to another Homebuyer's School video, a channel where you get the latest strategies, tactics, and tips from home buying experts.

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Karl Yeh:                             

So today I'm joined by Harman [00:00:30] Dhillon with Brookfield Residential, and we're going to teach you:

How to remove and clean your windows

So Harmon, I guess before we begin, do I need to remove my blinds if I have them?

Harman Dhillon:               

You don't have to. We just removed the blinds for this video purpose. Just makes it easier for you to see everything that we're going to show in this video.

Karl Yeh:                              Okay. For sure. So how would I go about cleaning it?

Harman Dhillon:               

So first we're going to unlock the window so we can slide it open and we're going to pull it open. You can notice that there's two anti-theft clips here.

If we're actually underneath [00:01:00] those anti-theft clips we can't actually pop up the window. So we're going to make sure we're clear of those. We're going to lift the window straight up and pull it out. We're going to set it aside for now.

Harman Dhillon:               

We're then going to pull out the track from one corner here and we can pull this guy out, as well. And then we're going to pull out the screen by pulling towards us on the black tabs.

Try not to drop the screen because then you get to go all the way down and grab it, and we can clean all of this stuff. So you can notice a couple holes here.

These holes are for drainage, so [00:01:30] any water that gets spilled in here will drain outside of your window and we can clean everything there.

Harman Dhillon:               

Once you're done cleaning, to reinstall the screen, there's a little track right here. We're going to place the end of this screen in there.

And we're going to pull on the black tabs again towards us until we hear the click.

We're then going to pop the track back in so you hear the clicks, [00:02:00] and then pop the window back in. Again, just be mindful that you're clear of the anti-theft clips.

Karl Yeh:                              Perfect. So Harman, do you have anything else to add?

Harman Dhillon:               

There are two wheels underneath the slider that can be wiped down, as well.

Karl Yeh:                             

And remember to watch our other videos on home maintenance in our playlist here, as well as other videos here. Thank you very much for joining us and I'll catch you in our next video.


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