Security screen doors are among the most important home components that we have. As such, they need to be maintained properly so that we can keep cashing in on the benefits that they offer. Also, proper maintenance helps reduce the potential of costly repairs due to premature damage. And it helps keep your door looking its best. If you are looking for pointers on how you can manage that, consider these.
Schedule routine cleaning
Security doors need to be cleaned, as with any other accessory in the home. Those that come with screens need to be cleaned more frequently than other types of doors, since the screen can trap dirt and grime that a general security door typically won’t. With that said, the frequency of your cleaning must depend on several factors. Foremost of these is your location. If you live in an area that attracts a lot of dirt such as highly urbanised cities, or get subjected to harsh weather conditions, you will want to clean your doors once every three months, at least.
Ensure proper cleaning
Routine cleaning is not enough, it must be done according to the right methodologies so that it achieves its purpose. Generally, the proper cleaning of security steel screen doors starts with taking out the screen so that it can be vacuumed. Do this so that any stubborn specks get cleaned off it. Next, get a microfibre cloth, as well as a solution of cleaner and water. In many cases, it is recommended that you use the specific cleaner from the manufacturer as this is especially designed for the specific door that you have. Wipe the screen thoroughly, but take care not to bend it out of shape. If you don’t have manufacturer-recommended cleaner, use a general purpose one with water. Finally, hose down the screen, at a low pressure. Towel it dry and then reattach it to the door.
Ask for personalised guidance from your installer
Finally, do not hesitate to ask your installer for some specific tips on how you can take care of the security screen doors that they installed for your home. This is especially helpful if the components are additions that you have never previously had. In some cases, installers will also take care of some parts of the maintenance. So if you have anything that you would like to ask yours, make sure to get in touch with them.