How to Clean Sliding Doors & Windows

Sliding glass doors and windows are both designed for beauty, elegance, and convenience. They are great additions to any home due to the amount of functionality that they bring to the table. But for you to achieve satisfaction and peace of mind on your sliding doors & windows Adelaide, you need to make sure you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions and keep them functioning optimally.

Sliding Doors & Windows AdelaidePoorly cleaned and maintained sliding doors and windows can be bothersome and unattractive. Smudges of dirt, dust and grime can become visible on glass doors than traditional doors and windows. The rails on which both these features run can also get dirty and grimy, which can affect the smoothness of how you open or close your doors. A sliding glass door that’s stuck can increase the risk of injury, particularly to young children as they force it to open. So, with that said, how should you clean your sliding door and window? Here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

Clean the Rails

To clean the rails of your sliding doors & windows Adelaide, you will need the following:


  • Small vacuum cleaner
  • Screwdriver
  • Toothbrush
  • Acetone
  • Lubricating grease
  • Steel wool
  • Tack cloth
  • Terry Cloth towel

Wiping the sliding door tracks are usually enough to keep it operating smoothly. But if you experience some resistance, you will need to remove the door and clean the area thoroughly. Here are some quick tips on how you should do it:

Remove the sliding window or door. There are two ways to remove sliding glass doors and windows: grasp the window or door at each end and lift it upwards, all while pulling it towards your body. Use a screwdriver to raise the bottom rollers of the track. Pull the door towards you as you list it up.

Use the mini vacuum cleaner to remove gravel, sand, small pieces of bark, bits of leaves, and other debris that can get into the door or window tracks. That way, you can ensure that it slides smoothly. Make sure you vacuum both top and bottom tracks.

Cleaning the rust. If your sliding doors & windows Adelaide are made from materials like steel that’s prone to rust, check if there is rust that could cause your door to stick. Use steel wool to remove the rust and wipe the surface with a tack cloth to remove any metal particles.

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