Get the best out of your UPVC windows and doors
Knowing how to look after your UPVC windows the right way is key. You’ll not only have much better looking windows, but their life-span will extend. To ensure your home stays sparkling, cleaning is the first thing to do as part of any window care regime. Both the frames and the glass attract a lot of grime and dirt on a regular basis.
The following tips show you how to do it effectively. Also, there are some additional maintenance tips that are important; if you are to keep your window moving parts in the best shape possible.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR WINDOW FRAMES
The first thing to do is to open your windows. This will help you to reach the frames effectively. Also, the dirt will also fall in the right area. The next step is to take a brush to loosen the debris inside. Dust, dirt and even spiderwebs should be removed in this way. Then, take a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to further clean. After you’ve cleared off most of the dirt, mix some cleaning liquid into a bowl of tepid water. This liquid should be mild to avoid abrasion. Take a plain white soft cloth and use it to clean the frames. The reason for using a white cloth is to avoid the dye that might discolour your frame. Coloured cloths may leak dye, making your cleaning work harder. Also, make sure that rough-textured cloths aren’t used. Your frames are delicate and can be ruined easily.
CLEAN THE FRAMES OF YOUR UPVC WINDOWS TWICE A YEAR
By now, you must have noticed that the more you clean your window frames, the easier it becomes to clean them. This is due to dirt and grime accumulating and making your work harder. Regular cleaning will break down the grime and stop further bonding of the dirt; making cleaning the frames much easier.
USING A GLASS CLEANER
This is a much more traditional way of cleaning your glass. There are many options in the market. Choose a high quality non-smear type. Then, use it as instructed with a quality cloth to clean and polish for a fantastic finish. Some people do actually prefer to make their own glass cleaner at home. A rule of thumb is to make something that will not damage the UPVC.
HOW TO CLEAN THE GLASS
You can clean your glass at least four to eight times a year. It is always wise to avoid cleaning the glass in direct sunlight to avoid a messy finish. A damp cloth can be used to clean any visible dirt and to make work easier. Once you have finished, there are two main ways to clean your glass as highlighted below;
USING A SPECIALIST CLOTH
Specialist glass cleaning cloths are quickly becoming popular in society. A good example is the e-cloth. This is a pack that comes with two cloths. One is used for cleaning and the other is used for drying the glass. They usually have excellent results.
Use some spray oil to maintain the moving parts of your UPVC window and doors. They include handles, hinges and locking systems. You should do this at least every six months, to make sure that all parts are working at their best. Just make sure that the spray oil does not get onto the glass.
If you do have problems that you cannot fix yourself, you should contact a UPVC door repair Leeds specialist to ensure that the problem does not get any worse and remove the need for replacement.