Screen enclosures are the perfect solution for keeping debris, insects, leaves, and wildlife out of our patios, decks, pools, and other outdoor areas of our homes. They provide us with a comfortable, private place to relax and unwind when we are at home and are a fantastic addition to just about any residential property. To ensure that you can continue getting the very most out of your screen room, you need to keep it clean.
Maintaining screen enclosures is more straightforward than you might think. The key is to be consistent with your efforts. Many homeowners only bother to clean their screen rooms once in a blue moon and this is certainly not the best approach. Cleaning screen enclosures regularly is essential for screen rooms to look their best and to extend their lifespan. Failing to clean screen enclosures properly can also lead to the development of mold, mildew, pollen, dirt, and other substances, which can have a negative impact on your space moving forward.
Below, we outline what you need to do to keep your screen room looking brand new.
Remove The Heavy Debris
Before doing anything else, you need to roll up your sleeves, grab a soft bristle brush, a bucket, and the garden hose. Begin by brushing away any loose debris, being careful not to cause any damage to the interior of your screen enclosure. Using a soft bristle brush for this and taking a gentle approach will help you to avoid scratching or marking the interior. If you have a leaf blower, this can be a great way to clean the roof quickly.
Clean The Stains
Over time, your screen room will be stained by countless different things such as dead insects, weathering, and fingerprints. Using the garden hose, cover the screens and the frames in water. Once you have soaked everything, take your bristle brush and start washing the screens and frames with warm soapy water.
Rinse It Down
The final step is to rinse away all the dish soap or else you will be left with streaky screens, which will undo all of your hard work. Using the garden hose simply rinse everything down, making sure that you don’t miss any sections. Finally, take a chamois to wipe it down so you don’t have any drip marks on your newly transformed screen enclosure.
Deal With Stubborn Spots
If you encounter areas of your screen room that are particularly difficult to clean and you can’t shift the dirt, there are some other methods you can try. The most effective method is to pressure wash the area using a pressure washer and hot water. With this combination, you can be sure that you will remove every last stain from your screen enclosures. Just be sure to start on a low pressure to prevent damaging your screens.
Keep Your Clean Screen Enclosures Clean Moving Forward
Keeping screen enclosures clean will help to improve the overall curb appeal of your property. What’s more, it will also help you and your family to feel more relaxed when you are in your screen room as you won’t be looking at all of that horrible grime, dirt, and debris. Instead, you will have a clean, unobstructed view of the world outside, allowing you to kick back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. To find out more about building the screen enclosure you have been dreaming of, be sure to get in touch with our team at Colonial Construction LLC today.