How to Clean Peep Holes

A peep hole is the best way to see through a front door without opening it. A dirty peep-hole blocks your view, and might be detrimental to your safety. Keeping a peep hole clean aids in keeping your home safe and secure.

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A peep hole allows you to see who is knocking at your door.

Step 1

Clean the interior side of the peep hole with a cotton swab soaked in glass cleaner.

Step 2

Clean the exterior side of the peep hole; use glass cleaner and a paper towel.

Step 3

Look through the peep hole to verify that there are no streaks or moisture on the lenses. Use more glass cleaner -- on a cotton swab or paper towel -- if streaks are evident. Use the low-heat setting on a hair dryer to eliminate moisture.


Donald Fetzer

Donald Fetzer has been writing professionally since 2008 and is a current college student at St. Petersburg College. Fetzer loves to get his hands dirty working on cars and specializes in writing how-to articles about auto repair.