December 20, 2021 By admin 0

Cleaning and Maintaining of Roller Shutters

Window roller shutters, like most exterior surfaces, are exposed to the elements. Your shutters’ appearance and operation can be affected by wind, rain, and dust. It is important to keep them clean and maintained. The cleaning process is fast and easy. This means that you won’t need to spend hours cleaning to prevent dirt and debris from building up. Smart outdoors has experience in providing high-quality roller shutters for homes and businesses throughout Perth. This is our guide on how to keep your roller shutters clean and looking great.

What happens if I don’t clean my roller shutters?

Shutters can become clogged quickly with dirt and dust. This can lead to jammed shutters. The shutter’s surface can become scratched if there is too much dirt.

What cleaning equipment do I need?

To properly clean roller shutters, you will need a sponge, a soft-bristled brush, mild detergent, and warm water.

Steps for Cleaning Your Roller Shutters

Keep the shutters slightly open and brush off any debris.

Use a garden hose to clean your shutters. Make sure the water pressure is not too high. Use a low-pressure cleaner.

Use a sponge with mild detergent and warm water to wash your roller shutters. Pay attention to the areas between the slats, along with the guides and in the corners. This is where dirt can build up.

Warm, soapy water should be used to wash your soft bristle toothbrush. Keep the shutters closed and gently wipe them down. The individual slats could become misaligned if they are swept side to side.

Give your garden hose a quick rinse using clean water.

Use a soft cloth to dry them. To ensure that your slats are in the correct alignment, use the up-and-down motion.

Clean the space between the roller shutter’s guides.

Your roller shutter should be raised first.

Use a soft-bristled brush to gently remove dirt and dust. You can also spray the guides with water from a garden hose. Make sure that the water pressure is not too high.

Before closing your shutters, allow the guides to dry completely.

Additional Tips and Hints

To keep your roller shutters in top working order, you should clean them at least three times per year.

Avoid using solvents, abrasives, to clean roller shutters. Also, avoid using steel wool, scrapers, or scrubbing brushes as they could damage enamel.

Avoid spraying water directly onto the head box or pelmet when you are hosing it down.

The rolling mechanism will continue to work smoothly if the bearings are oiled once per year. Similarly, lubricating the guide rails will allow for easy opening and closing.

Get in touch with us today if you want to learn more about cleaning and maintaining shutters, or if you are thinking of adding roller shutters to your Perth home or workplace. Roller shutters Perth is the best choice for you; Smarter outdoors is Perth’s top expert in the manufacturing, supply, and installation of outdoor blinds and roller shutters. Talk to us about our innovative, high-quality, and affordable range which will enhance the beauty and safety of your home as well as increase its value.