Homeowners can learn how to clean their vinyl windows by reviewing the manufacturer's instructions provided with the windows. Companies that sell vinyl windows can also teach homeowners proper window cleaning and maintenance.
Unless the window manufacturer's instructions state otherwise, cleaning vinyl windows with a solution of 1 teaspoon of baby shampoo per gallon of water or 1 1/2 cups of vinegar per gallon of water is acceptable. Ideal cleaning tools for vinyl windows include a sponge or a soft brush. After washing, individuals should quickly rinse and dry the window. If cleaning solution remains on the vinyl surfaces, it can lead to residue buildup.