With time, the roller shutters can get dirty and dusty. When you clean them daily, it will help to restore the appearance. The shutters do not need much maintenance and if you do it correctly it will reduce the need for shutter repair. If you are looking for ways to clean them then this guide will help you to do that effectively.
- Remove debris and dust
First of all, you need to wipe away the dust and debris from the shutters. This step is important if the shutters are painted because tiny dust particles and dirt are abrasive and they can result in scratches if they are not removed before you plan to clean the shutters or repair roller shutters.
This is important because it ensures the dirt and dust do not run down the shutters when they are wet and this can result in cracks and crevices which are difficult to remove. So, make sure all the dirt and dust is wiped away from the surface before you plan to go to the next step.
- Wipe down the surface with warm water and a mild detergent
To loosen the stains, debris, and dirt, you need to use a mild detergent like dish soap along with warm water. By using a clean cloth you need to wipe the entire surface of the roller shutters. Make sure no spots are missed out.
While cleaning them apply moderate pressure on the shutter surface. Use a scrub to remove the serious spots and strains where there is excess debris or dirt.
After that clean the entire surface again. Use water and detergent on the entire surface and clean the shutters in an up-and-down motion.
- Spray the shutters and use a soft brush for guides
Once you are done, you need to clean the shutter between guides. First of all, you need to use a soft brush gently to clean the guides, dislodging the lint, debris, and dust. Once you are done with this step, you need to wipe down the guides with the use of warm water. Make sure to allow the guides to make sure they are dry before you lower down the shades again.
- Wipe down the surface with clean water and let it dry
First of all, you need to use clean water to free the debris or soap to wipe away the interior or exterior surface of the shutters. This way the debris and dirt will be removed properly.
After this, you need to use a clean microfiber towel or cloth to wipe down the entire shutter surface properly. This way all the dirt and impurities will be removed along with moisture, which prevents dirt and dust from settling on the newly cleaned shutters.
Call the professionals for maintenance
The above-mentioned tips you need to keep in mind to clean and repair the shutter on a timely basis.