We can all tell when it’s time to clean a window – it’s covered in grubby fingerprints and watermarks that will quickly start to impair your view to the outside world. But how often do you clean the tracks or frames on your windows and doors? We look at how to maintain the visible parts as well as the hidden mechanisms of your bi folding doors Cheshire.
How often should I clean my bifold doors?
Allowing debris to build up in the tracks can affect the operation of your doors so check them regularly. When you are using the doors often like in the summertime, debris are more likely to get into the tracks as people come in and out.
Occasional cleaning of the runners should do the trick, but if you live by the sea then it’s a really good idea to wash your doors down with fresh water once per week to remove the worst of the muck – in washing your doors down once per week with fresh water, this should remove any salt deposits.
How do I clean the glazing of bifolding doors?
Glazing is treated like any other window, use warm water and a soft cloth to clean the glass. If you need to use a product, look for a gentle soap designed for windows and doors.
Use a squeegee to remove any excess water and a clean cloth to get that hard to reach water from the perimeter of the frame.
What cleaning products should I use on my bifold doors?
Light soapy water and non-abrasive cloths can be used on the windows and frames, use separate clothes for different parts of the doors.
Do not use any scouring pads or solvent based cleaning products as they might damage the surfaces. Washing up liquid is also not recommended.
How do I clean the tracks on a bifold door?
Use a small brush to loosen debris from the tracks and then vacuum up the debris with the thin nozzle attachment of your vacuum cleaner.
Maintaining the mechanical parts of a bifold door
All bifold doors use a system of hinges and trolley wheels as well as multi-point locks and handles to secure them. These need to be lubricated periodically using silicone spray or oil. Do this every couple of months or you will notice them starting to stick. Wipe away the excess with a soft cloth.
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