If you are a fly screens owner, you are aware of how difficult their maintenance is. It is certainly a messy household chore which home owners avoid as much as possible. Although it is unpleasant, cleaning your fly screens will help daylight pass trough them better and will make the room look nicer. All the fuss will be gone if you know how to clean the fly screens the proper way. Here you will find two ways to take care of the task, for both fixed and removable fly screens.
Cleaning A Fixed Fly Screen
To clean a fixed screen is definitely a challenge. You better be prepared with towels inside the room because there will be a big amount of water on the window sills and floor. Start with washing the outside of the screens with a damp cloth. If there are many stains and dirt you better use a sponge for more aggressive approach. Then move onto the inside of the screens with a soft cloth. Usually the inside of windows is cleaner and it doesn’t need many efforts to become shiny again. Make sure you have put towels on the window sills because the outside of the screen will be still wet while cleaning the inside of it. If the fly screen is too high to reach, consider hiring window cleaners who use water fed pole system .
Cleaning A Removable Fly Screen
Removable fly screens are much easier to clean because you can do the job outside the house and avoid water spills in the room where the fly screen is. Start with removing the screen and placing it on a clean even surface. The best place to do that is the garden because you can use a hose to rinse any stains and debris off. Be careful with the pressure because you can damage the surface. Use a gentle brush to effectively remove all the stains and repeat the procedure on the other side. While the fly screens are out you can clean the window sills and tracks.