You might think the best time to be cleaning your conservatory thoroughly is during your big spring clean, however many homeowners choose to take this on before winter hits. With the unpredictable cold and wet weather approaching, there’s no better time than now to clean your conservatory, before this seasonal weather begins to affect your conservatory glazing.
There’s many different tips and techniques to cleaning your conservatory so to help you, we’ve created our very own guide.
What equipment will you need?
Depending on the size and shape of your conservatory, some parts will be harder to clean than others. If your conservatory is tall, it’s wise to purchase a sturdy step ladder and a telescopic brush. If you can find a telescopic brush that connects to a hose-pipe, this will be much easier for you when washing those out-of-reach areas.
Cleaning the gutters
Before you officially start any cleaning, you should always clear the gutters first. Your gutters should be cleared twice a year and with the amount of leaves about to fall and moss about to gather, we suggest you do this now before it all builds up.
Cleaning the roof
Conservatory roofs are not designed to have a lot of weight on them and so the safest way to clean your conservatory roof is to use a ladder and telescopic brush listed above. Fill a bucket with warm soapy water and scrub using the brush, then rinse away if it connects to a hose-pipe, or with the hose-pipe alone.
Cleaning the exterior and glass
You should not wash the panelling of your uPVC conservatory with anything other than warm soapy water, of which you should only gently wipe it and then rinse with a hose-pipe. uPVC frames need cleaning little and often, in order to not build up dirt and potentially stain. When it comes to cleaning the glass, our top tip is to not clean your conservatory when the sun is shining as not only will it be harder to see where you haven’t cleaned, but it will also provide a streaky glare on the glass when it dries.
Cleaning the interior
Cleaning the exterior of the conservatory first is a good idea, as it then shows you any dirt that is inside that need cleaning. Inside, all you need is a damp cloth with some washing up liquid. Once done, just give the glass one final wipe with a micro-fibre cloth to remove any remaining streaks.
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