HOMEPLUS CLEARGUARD (SECURITY SCREENS) - CARE & MAINTENANCE
Clearguard doors are a reliable, high quality security system with strong aluminium frames to complement the tough and durable aluminium screen. To help preserve this high quality finish a regular maintenance programme must be carried out.
Clearguard product inspections and cleaning should take place 6 monthly in an average domestic environment, every 3 months if located in the inner city and monthly in an industrial/coastal setting. The locking devices incorporated in these products are complex mechanisms and regular maintenance includes the occasional lubrication of moving parts, with an aerosol based lubricant.
To lubricate door locks, hold the handles down and spray into the latch bolt cavity, then operate a few times to spread the lubricant around the moving parts. Door handle pivots and hinge pivot pins can be lubricated where they fit into the lock body. It is not recommended to spray directly into the key slots of lock cylinders or onto the key. However, applied sparingly, dry graphite powder is a suitable lubricant for lock cylinders.
FRAME: The care & maintenance of the Clearguard aluminium frames is outlined below.
The perforated aluminium screen should be regularly cleaned to maintain an unobstructed view and air flow. Wash with water and a mild detergent using a soft bristled brush. Ensure it is well rinsed to remove any residual detergent.
DO NOT allow excessive amounts of water enter the main lock and any auxiliary locks.
DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on any of the Clearguard frame, screen or components as this could damage the finish and increase the likelihood of corrosion.
POWDER COATED / ANODISED ALUMINIUM - CARE & MAINTENANCE
To comply with warranty requirements and to extend the effective life of anodised/powder coated finishes, very simple maintenance and regular visual inspections should be scheduled and undertaken.
In general, anodised or powder coated aluminium in urban areas should be cleaned every three months and every six months in rural areas. In industrial and marine environments (within 1km of the sea), monthly cold water washing as well as six monthly washes, with warm water & detergent, is necessary.
1 - Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.
2 - Wash down using a soft brush (non abrasive) and a mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt, dirt and other deposits.
3 - Anodised finishes with greasy deposits or hard to remove grime, should be cleaned with a soft cloth dipped in white spirit, turpentine or kerosene, then wiped with a dry rag.
4 - Rinse off with lots of clean fresh water.
DO remove obvious deposits as they occur.
DO NOT use abrasive steel wool, scrapers, scouring liquids or powders to remove paint splashes - these will damage your anodised/powder coating.
DO NOT use aggressive solvents, thinners, petrol etc, on powder coating as these solvents will attack gloss levels and reduce its life expectancy.
DO NOT let any solvents used on anodised finishes come in contact with any rubber components as they can degrade them.
DO NOT expose your anodised/powder coatings to excessive heat, heaters or hot air guns - these may damage the coating.