HOW TO CLEAN UPVC DOORS

uPVC is an excellent material for doors and windows due to this reason, uPVC is favored over timber – it’s virtually maintenance-free and cost effective.

 

Cleaning uPVC doors is very simple process and same cleaning uPVC windows.

With the use of a few household items, your uPVC door can be looking like new again.

Below household items required for cleaning

  • Vacuum cleaner.
  • Bucket of hot, soapy water.
  • Clean water (for afterwards).
  • Brush (can be a handheld brush).
  •  
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WHAT NOT TO USE

It’s important, make sure below products are on used on the door frame, which includes:
    1. Glass cleaner.
    2. Abrasive cleaners – such as cream cleaner or scouring powder.
    3. Ammonia-based cleaning products.
    4. Scouring pads or steel-based wool.
    5. Kitchen roll or toilet paper (they can leave residue or other elements behind).

HOW TO CLEAN UPVC DOORS

  • Open your door fully.
  • Use the brush end of your hoover to remove all dust and deris from the exterior of your door and within the door frame and hinges.
  • Mix equal parts of vinegar and warm water solution described above and add the solution to a spray bottle.
  • Spray the UPVC door, avoiding any windows, and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
  • Wipe clean with a soft cloth after.
  • This technique is good for a first time clean for doors that have been left a while and have some build up. If you clean your doors regularly though applying a mixture of washing up liquid and water with a soft sponge then wiping clean will also be an appropriate way of cleaning your UPVC doors.
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CLEANING THE DOOR FRAME

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  • First step to clean uPVC door is to start with door frame.
  • The best way to remove dirt from getting onto the frame after cleaning is through vacuum cleaner. Gently vacuum around the edges of the frame, in the grooves and hinges to remove resting dirt and dust.
  • You can use a brush to remove any left dirt or dust.
  • Next step is to use warm liquid soap with soft cloth and gently wipe down the door frame from top to bottom.
  • Use dry and soft cloth to clean the frame again to remove bubbles or water droplets.
  • Make sure you double check that the frame is cleaned precisely.

CLEANING THE DOOR HANDLE

  • The door handle is most common touch point and it invites unwanted germs and bacteria.
  • The best liquid use to clean door handle is antibacterial solution, which can be used through spray bottle.
  • It’s mandatory to clean the door handle more regularly than the frame of the door, simply because people come into contact with the handle more often. Bringing it into your practice, can help to look classy and germ-free.
  • Depending on the antibacterial product used, you may need to dry the door handle. After completing all of these steps, your uPVC door will look brand new.
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THINGS TO CONSIDER

Using a sponge will help spread the cleaning solution on the uPVC windows and doors more evenly. Do not use a sponge with a scouring pad as this will most likely scratch the uPVC windows and doors, and you won’t have that glossy finish.

There are some things to avoid helping prevent damage and shortening the window’s or door’s life span:

  • Cream cleaners
  • Sponges with scouring pads
  • Bleach
  • Any liquids with removing solvents such as nail polish remover

CONCLUSION

The cleaning method for UPVC doors is relatively straightforward. However there are lots of things you must not do that you need to be aware of. Follow our simple guide and your UPVC frames should withhold their condition for many years to come.

For any further questions, you can always call us on 020 8386 1545 or email us at info@daylightglazing.co.uk.

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