HOMEPLUS RETRACTABLE INSECT SCREENS - CARE & MAINTENANCE
HomePlus retractable insect screens will give you and your family protection from insects in warm weather. With simple maintenance these screens will give you years of worry free service.
Regular maintenance includes occasional cleaning and correct use of the screens in different conditions. When not in use, retractable screens should be retracted into their protective housing on the screen sides. Ensure there are no creases in the screen when retracting. Retractable Insect screens are not designed for windy conditions and should be safely retracted as you would for a deck awning, umbrella etc.
These insect screens are designed for insect control and are not intended for the retention/security of animals or children in your home.
FRAME: The care & maintenance of the insect screen aluminium frames is outlined below.
Regularly clean the bottom track to remove dirt and debris. Annually clean tracks, housing and mesh.
1 - Use a vacuum cleaner or brush to remove loose dirt.
2 - Clean the tracks, meshing and housing with warm soapy water.
3 - Dry with a clean soft cloth.
4 - Lubrication of the tracks with Dry Glide, or a similar spray can help with smoother operation.
If material is regularly exposed to damp conditions, extra cleaning is recommended.
DO check your mesh regularly to catch any rips or problems quickly for repair.
DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on any of the retractable insect screen parts, housing or mesh.
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.