Clean Security Screen Doors

How To Clean Security Screen Doors?

Here on the Sunshine Coast, where salty breezes meet sparkling oceans, maintaining the beauty and functionality of your Home point security screens is vital. Regular cleaning ensures your screens not only look their best but also perform flawlessly for years to come.

How Often Should You Clean Your Security Screens?

While some clean their screens regularly, a thorough cleaning 4-5 times a year is generally sufficient. However, for areas prone to heavy dust, smog, or pollutants, more frequent cleaning may be necessary. Living in a coastal region? Home point recommends cleaning every other week to remove damaging salt air buildup. Remember, consistent cleaning keeps your screens looking great and functioning optimally.

Cleaning Security Screens: A Straightforward Process

The cleaning process for Home point security screens is similar to regular windows and doors, with a few key considerations. Security screens are typically made from high-quality aluminium or stainless steel, making them more robust than flyscreens or mesh alternatives. However, proper cleaning techniques are still crucial to avoid any issues.

The Cleaning Approach:

The best approach depends on the screen’s size, style, material, and the desired level of cleaning. For large-scale cleaning projects in commercial properties, inform professionals about the presence of security screens.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide:

1. Removal (if possible): For optimal cleaning, unlock and remove the screen, placing it on a tarp for protection.

2. Pre-Cleaning (optional): If heavily soiled, use a handheld vacuum on low power or a soft brush to remove loose dirt and dust. High suction can damage the screen, so be gentle. Security screens are sturdier than flyscreens, but excessive force can bend the metal, impacting performance.

3. Gentle Cleaning: Using a microfiber cloth, soft sponge, or soft-bristled brush dipped in warm, mild detergent solution, gently scrub the screen. Avoid soaking the lock and frequently rinse your cleaning tool.

4. Rinse and Dry: Once scrubbed, thoroughly rinse the screen with clean water to remove soap residue. Use a towel to remove excess water, then allow the screen to dry completely in an upright position with good sun exposure.

5. Reinstallation: After drying, reinstall the screen. If the locks seem stiff, apply a little graphite powder to ensure smooth operation.

6. Non-Removable Screens: For non-removable screens, use a vacuum hose attachment with a brush or an air compressor to dislodge dirt, dust, and debris buildup.

Cleaning Cautions:

  • Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the screen’s metal finish. Minor scratches are manageable, but repairing coating damage can be expensive.
  • Skip the high-pressure hose – the intense water pressure can bend the screen frame.
  • Never use abrasive cleaning pads or scouring sponges – these can scratch the screen surface.

Maintaining Your Sunshine Coast Haven

Regular cleaning is crucial for keeping your Home point security screens in top condition. By following these simple steps and using the right cleaning products, you can ensure your screens provide lasting beauty and optimal security for your Sunshine Coast home. If you have any questions or require additional cleaning guidance, don’t hesitate to consult a certified professional.

Contact Home point Today!

For more information on Home point security screens and expert cleaning advice, contact us today. Let Home point be your partner in creating a safe and stylish haven on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.