Before throwing open your windows this summer make sure your window screens are nice and clean. Here’s how to clean them.

Dusty screens: Remove your window screens from the windows. Run a lint roller over the front and back of your window screens 2-3 times to remove any dust, fuzz and dirt. Place the screen back into the window frame. If your window trim is dirty, simply mix a solution of soap and warm water into a spray bottle, and then spray the window trim. Use a microfibre cloth to remove any dirt and grime from the trim. For hard to reach corners, use an old toothbrush.

Dirty screens: Remove the screen from your window and use your soft brush vacuum attachment to remove dirt and grime from the front and back of your window screen. Clean your trim if necessary (using the steps above), and replace the screen.

Caked on dirt: If your window screens haven’t been cleaned in a while, you may find dirt and debris caked on your screen. Remove your window screens, bring them outside and hose them down. Next, mix a solution of ¼ cup of all-purpose cleaner and 4L of warm water. Dip a microfibre cloth into the solution and scrub both sides of the screen until the dirt and grime are removed. Rinse the screens and let them air-dry completely before putting them back into the window.