Frequency of cleaning is largely dependent on the location of the building and its proximity to industrial or marine environments where monthly or more frequent cleaning is recommended if any deterioration of surface finish is apparent. However, in any event general cleaning should be carried out at least quarterly.
We recommend all dirt, sand, dust and any other rubble to be removed as regularly as possible, particularly for operable windows and doors. This will protect your rollers and limit potential functionality issues. Vacuuming the tracks regularly is the best way to keep them free from becoming filled with debris.
Operation of Windows and doors
Regular maintenance procedures should include:
- Cleaning of the track to remove any grit and dirt that has accumulated in the track area. Ensure that any drainage slots have not become blocked.
- A silicone spray of the track area and the woodpile seals will ensure a free and quiet operation of the sash.
- Door locks to be checked for satisfactory operation and that they are adjusted properly to suit any settlement that may have occurred in the door after installation. Any loose screws to be tightened.
- Also refer to the specific hardware manufacturer’s care & maintenance instructions.
Maintenance of glass
All glass surfaces should be kept clean by prompt removal of all dirt. Clean water should be used and in some instances the addition of a small amount of mild detergent would be of some benefit. Thoroughly wash off any detergent residue with clean water. Do not under any circumstances use any form of abrasive cleaner of any type whatsoever, as this may cause damage to the glass. Lightly sponge off any stubborn dirt being careful not to scratch the glass.
All timber surfaces should be re-coated every 1 to 2 years or according to industry recommendations and the paint manufacturer’s instructions. Check the finish every six months and re-coat and touch-up as necessary. The frequency and number of coats will vary depending on positioning, atmospheric conditions, thickness of existing coatings and exposure to the elements and other contaminates. We suggest that you consult your finish supplier for coating amounts and procedures.