Are you in the process of getting a new door for your home? Are you unsure about what type of door to select? uPVC doors are not only a modern and innovative solution, but they are also very low maintenance. With only a little bit of cleaning and maintenance, they will last you a long time. Eco Auckland’s uPVC doors are made of the highest quality material that has great insulating and soundproofing qualities. Here are a few tips and tricks about maintaining and cleaning your uPVC doors!
Cleaning the door frame and glass
When you notice any unwanted stains and dirt on your uPVC door, you will only need a few household items to remove them. Soak the frame and glass in a dishwashing liquid and warm water mixture before rinsing the surface with clean water to avoid any marks. Wipe the surface dry with a micro-fibre cloth or paper towel to make it look the best for your home. Your uPVC doors won’t need to be cleaned all the time, only when you notice any soil or dirt or if you haven’t cleaned them the last few months.
Polishing agents can cause discolouration on your uPVC frames and can damage the surface. We suggest you only use the dishwashing liquid and warm water mixture on the structure to ensure that it will look new without any damage. You can see just how simple and straightforward the process of cleaning your uPVC doors is!
Protecting the surface from scratches
Scratches on the frame and glass of your door can be extremely annoying and disruptive for your designs. Protect the surface by avoiding the use of sharp objects, such as razor blades and metal scrapers when cleaning your uPVC door frames and glass. Even though it can be challenging to remove hardened paint or dirt, the safest way is to stick to the dishwashing liquid and warm water mixture. It’s worth it to remove any dirt before it hardens and to cover up your doors before you do any painting, renovating or work in the garden. Never use any harsh objects, such as knives on your uPVC windows to avoid lasting damage!
Caring for your opening hardware and door handles
You have to regularly maintain your doors’ hardware, including the handles and gaskets, to ensure that they will open and close without issues for a long time coming. With a vacuum cleaner or warm soapy water, you can easily remove any soil, dirt and dust from the gasket to support your doors’ easy operation. Make sure you always rinse the hardware with clean water to avoid any damage after your cleaning. Using silicone oil on your gasket at least twice a year will support the airtightness of the structure and also extend its life.
To take the best care of your Eco Auckland doors, it is best to perform a full maintenance of them at least once a year, where you clean all your surfaces, remove any dirt from the gasket and tracks and grease all moving and locking parts with an acid-free lubricant. Place a few drops of light machine oil in all guiding slots to make the sliding even easier and make the operation of your system as simple as possible.
Other things to be mindful of
Corrosive environments, such as living near the ocean, water treatment plants or in a location with high pollutants in the air, means that you will need to clean and maintain your uPVC doors more often. We suggest checking for damage and wear regularly and cleaning and maintaining your doors every two months to avoid any costly repairs or having to change your doors. uPVC doors work well even in corrosive environments!
Eco Auckland is here to help you with all uPVC door maintenance and cleaning questions. We support our customers in maintaining and caring for their frames and glass to ensure that they enjoy their high-performing doors for a long time coming. If you are looking for a trusted uPVC door manufacturer and installer, get in touch with our friendly team today!