HOMEPLUS FENCES & GATES - CARE & MAINTENANCE
HomePlus Fences and Gates are manufactured from low maintenance, weather resistant aluminium which offers years of use and visual appeal. This simple maintenance programme is to preserve the longevity and good looks of your fences or gate.
Regular visual inspections will help to identify and fix any issues before they could become serious, particularly if you have installed gates or fences around a pool area. All pool owners are required to ensure their pool gates and fences continue to meet NZ pool fencing standards, through ongoing maintenance and repairs.
Gate hardware requires regular cleaning to overcome the effects of environmental damage such as pollution, ultraviolet light and salt deposits. Cleaning should take place every six months and every three months in more harsh environments, such as seaside or industrial areas.
ALUMINIUM: The care and maintenance of your aluminium gate or fencing is listed below.
1 - Remove loose deposits with a wet sponge rather than risk scratching the surface by dry dusting.
2 - Using a soft brush and mild detergent in warm water, clean the surface to remove dirt and deposits.
3 - Rinse with fresh water.
4 - If necessary, add lubrication to hinges etc to help gate workings.
DO NOT use detergents on plated products
DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on the product.
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.