If you recently invested in custom security doors in Phoenix, AZ, you can take comfort in the fact that you have purchased doors that were built to last. Very little maintenance will be needed to keep your doors in good shape, but these cleaning tips will help to keep the finish on your doors fresh for years to come:
- Wiping your doors down: Cleaning your security door while protecting the finish is a simple task to execute. In a bucket, add a small drop of mild dish soap to warm water, and then wet your rag with the mixture. Using your lightly soaped rag, wipe down your steel door, working your way from the top of the door to the bottom. Once you have wiped down the entire door, take a damp, soap-less rag and go back over all of the areas that were just washed, and then wipe thoroughly with a dry rag to finish up.
- Cleaning windows and screens: If your security door has a window, you can use an over-the-counter glass cleaner with a soft rag to remove any smudges or fingerprints from the glass. If you have a screen in your door, you can use the brush attachment that comes with your vacuum cleaner, or a similarly soft bristled brush. After getting the bristles damp, gently brush off both sides of the screen. Be sure to brush carefully so as not to disturb the placement of the screen.
- Lubrication: While you are cleaning the rest of your door, you can also take some time to inspect the condition of some of the hardware and other individual fixtures on your door to make sure they are in good shape as well. Carefully examine the hinges, knobs and locks, making sure that everything is still in place and nothing has been knocked loose from repeated use. You can also use an over-the-counter lubricant to rejuvenate all of these mechanisms and preemptively eliminate any sticking or jamming that might occur.
- Avoid using a hose: It is best to use the water and bucket method when cleaning your security doors, because using a garden hose could create complications. If there is a screen attached to your door, the force of the water coming from the hose could knock it loose from the frame, which could eventually cause it to fall out completely. In addition, when using a hose as opposed to a rag, you will have less control over the stream of the water and where it lands, and more water will end up trapped between the creases in your door. This excess water that is left behind could ultimately lead to rust that can damage the finish on your door.
If you ever run into any significant cosmetic problems with your custom security doors in Phoenix, AZ that you can’t fix on your own, Eco Advantage Security Doors and Gates offers re-powdering, rescreening and other repairs that will leave your door shining like the day it was first installed. Give us a call today to learn more about our restorative services.
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