Defogging a Double Pane Window Defogging a Double Pane Window

What You'll Need
Drill (make sure that it supports glass drilling)
1/8 drill bit
Tape (optional)
Needle (optional)
Hand broom
Dust Pan

Having a double pane window can be tough to clean. They have the tendency to fog up between the window panes and they at times might seem impossible to clean. However, they can be cleaned and defogged easily enough without replacing windows.

Here is how you can defog them yourself.

Step 1: Prepare

You should begin by being prepared not to allow kids or pets into the room or area with the window you need to defog. If it is in another room, just leave the door closed and with a note on it. If it is in the kitchen or living room, clearly mark off the areas floor with masking tape.

Step 2: Gather Tools

Make sure you have all supplies handy and nearby.

Step 3: Drill

You can start drilling in the upper corner of the window. Make sure that you have a small hole that will be big enough to air out the window. After you do that, drill another small hole in the corner of the lower half of the window that is diagonal from the first hole.

Step 3: Sweep and Wait

Sweep away any glass bit that may have fallen onto the floors while drilling. Then wait for the window to clear up completely. This could take a few hours to a day or two. So keep checking so often.

Once the window has cleared up, you can tape the holes and using the needle to poke tiny holes onto the tape so the moisture can escape. Or you can leave the holes uncovered. Either way will work in preventing the windows to fog up again.

 

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