Noobie Question About Cleaning Tracks


#1

When cleaning tracks do you guys actually remove the windows? For example - on a sliding window would you just slide the window open/closed and clean the tracks on either side? Or do you actually take the window out?

Thanks for answering this noob question


#2

I guess it would depend on the level of clean you are providing, or the type of window, here I normally have to remove the window to get the screen out, so while its out I do clean the part that would other wise not get cleaned if you didn’t remove the window.
With that being said I don’t offer a deep track steam clean, just a brush, vac and wipe.


#3

Humm, interesting question. On a construction clean I would take the window out. On a deep residential… probably not. You can vacuum it up pretty well without removing it.

If you want to provide the steam cleaning add on, you might have to remove it.


#4

Usually not…On one job I even took out the insert in the tracks and cleaned underneath that…


#5

I’ve done it both ways. Just depends how I feel and how bad the track is gunked and how much I’m charging.


#6

I typically don’t take out the window unless necessary. I clean out tracks out with a wet natural sponge, a white pad or a red metal finishing pad, flat head or painters tool to get into spots my fingers can’t.