HOMEPLUS SECURITY SCREENS - CARE & MAINTENANCE
Your HomePlus Security Screen has been designed, manufactured and installed to the highest possible standard, to give you years of trouble free service.
The locking devices which are incorporated in these products are complex mechanisms which require basic maintenance from time to time, to ensure continued trouble-free operation. This is especially important if they are not directly protected from the weather, or if they are frequently cleaned.
Door locks and wheels need to have their moving parts lubricated occasionally and an aerosol based lubricant with a nozzle, is ideal. To lubricate door locks, hold the handles down and spray into the latch bolt cavity and 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 security screen aluminium frames is outlined below.
To keep the finish looking like new, use a mild detergent in warm water applied with a sponge or soft-bristled brush, followed by a thorough rinsing with clean water. A quick wipe over with an absorbent cloth chamois will prevent water marks from forming.
DO NOT under any circumstances use scourer pads, abrasive based cleaners or caustic solution as these will cause permanent damage to the finish.
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.