Nothing beats the sparkling clean look of a newly built conservatory, but sadly – along with mould, mildew, dust and prolonged exposure to the elements, this clean aesthetic doesn’t tend to last for long!
Even the nicest conservatory designs can look dull and run-down during the colder months, but with the sunshine on its way – we are sure you are all dying to get outside and start cleaning! So, as expert providers of conservatories and double glazing in Stoke On Trent – here’s our essential cleaning guide to making your conservatory sparkle this summer! Good luck.
Looking after a conservatory requires more than just a little elbow grease and a sponge. Washing the windows and wiping down the frames should be a regular task throughout the year, helping to prevent the build-up of dirt and mildew. These tasks may sound easy, but you’ll also need specialist cleaning equipment if you want to safely clean those hard-to-reach areas.
Here are a few cleaning tools that you will need:
- A sturdy ladder – When it comes to any type of household maintenance, you’ll want to invest in a lightweight, easy-to-attach and sturdy ladder. Opt for one that will attach securely to the top of the conservatory securely, with non-marking cross-bearers to prevent damage to your roof.
- Telescopic conservatory cleaning brushes – A telescopic brush can extend your each, allowing you to clean any high and awkward spots without putting your safety at risk.
- Power washers – For expert cleaning, you can use a power washer to clean parts of your conservatory that are not made of glass. They are especially effective for cleaning stone floors, brickwork and concrete, but can be used on particular roofing types, too!
How To Clean Your Conservatory
Cleaning a conservatory can be quite a time-consuming task, but one that is well-worth the hard work. It’s best to break down the cleaning process into several stages. Here’s a few key tasks to consider:
- Remove plant material and debris from the gutters and drainpipes.
- Sweep the roof, and then hose down with a pressure washer. Use a milk moss, mould and algae removing solution to treat the roof afterwards, in order to prevent re-growth.
- Clean the outside of the windows. For this task, you can use the same solution as you would to clean any other window, however – if you spot any cracks or chips, be sure to contact a conservatory specialist immediately. Cracked double-glazing panes are highly dangerous, and you will need to get the pane replaced as soon as possible.
Clean the framework – UPVC conservatories can be wiped down with a solution of warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive chemicals when cleaning a UPVC conservatory. For wooden frames, brush clean and sponge down with warm soapy water. Once the wood has dried, treat it with oil in order to bring out the grain and protect the wood against the elements.
To prevent leakages, decay or roof damage, aim to clean your conservatory’s exterior once every 6 months, and clear debris from gutters and roofs every 4 months. This will help to ensure there is no build-up of potential damage to your home.
So there you have it, a guide to keeping your home and conservatory sparkling clean, all year round. For more information on any of our services, or to speak to our friendly and helpful team – please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free quotation on 0800 066 5644!