You’re probably all too familiar with that thick layer of dust covering your flyscreen doors and windows. It’s just as familiar as that soap scum on your glass shower door, or those sauce stains splashed all around your stovetop. The truth is, not many homeowners keep up with their flyscreen maintenance- in fact, some people forget they’re even there altogether. Nevertheless, cleaning your flyscreens is definitely something worth sticking to. After all, when your screens are caked with dirt and dust, decreased aesthetics would be only one of your concerns.
Do you rely on natural lighting to brighten up your home during the day? Well of course you do, why wouldn’t you? Natural lighting is far more energy-efficient than turning on all your ceiling lights and lamps. Plus, filling your home with the sun comes with a variety of health benefits. With that said, when you leave you flyscreens dirty, you should expect reduced natural lighting as another disadvantage. Your flyscreens won’t just be blocking out pests. In addition to this, that thick layer of dust wedged between the mesh will also work to block out the brightness from outside as well.
If you or anyone else in your home have allergies, then this is yet another reason why you should be keeping your flyscreens in good shape. As the breeze blows into your home, all those microscopic allergens stuck in your flyscreen’s mesh are sure to enter in alongside it. Needless to say, proper airflow is crucial if you want to keep your home environment comfortable.
Convinced yet? Below, we’ve explained the best way for you to care for and clean your flyscreen windows or doors:
Generally, it’s a good idea to clean your flyscreens once every three months. When you do, make sure to follow the outlined steps:
1. Remove Screen or Place a Towel Down
Depending on whether your screen is fixed or removable, you’ll either have to remove it completely or simply lay a towel down at the bottom of the screen, so that you don’t spill water all over your floors or window sill. If you’re working with a removable screen, you can bring it outside and wash it with the hose to remove any loose dirt of debris first off.
2. Prepare the Cleaning Solution
Prepare a bucket of warm soapy water. Dip a soft cloth into the bucket and use this to gently wash the surface of your flyscreen.
Next, you’ll be needing to rinse any remaining soap residue off your flyscreen with clean water.
4. Leave it to Dry
Finally, you’ll need to leave your screen to dry. Remove the towels placed at the bottom of the screen if you’re working indoors. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a removable flyscreen, you can leave it outside to dry.
Avoid Harsh Cleaners and Tools
It may be tempting to use harsh cleansers and abrasive brushes if your flyscreen doors or windows look super gross. However, we’d strongly advise against it. Whether you’re using abrasive based cleaners or stainless-steel sponges, both have the potential to cause irreversible damage to your screen. If you’re finding it really hard to get dirt or debris out, try using a vacuum hose, or going over the spot with a soft cloth several times.
Turn to Aus-Secure for Durable, Custom Flyscreens in Perth
On the other hand, if your flyscreens are old and past the point of saving, we’d recommend an upgrade. Aus-Secure is proud to supply flyscreens Perth homeowners can trust to withstand against the tests of time, as well as the harsh Western Australian conditions. No matter your budget, shape, or sizing requirements, Aus-Secure can manufacture and install the perfect flyscreen investment for your home.
Want to learn more about our flyscreens? Contact Aus-Secure today for a free measure and quote!