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Solar window screens are a blessing, especially when the sun is scorching hot outside. They keep the heat and the harmful UV rays out of your home, ensuring that your living space stays comfortably cool during summer afternoons.
Your solar window screens themselves are exposed to the sun and external elements like dust, dirt, wind, and snow 24 x7. They’ll get dirty in absolutely no time. If you don’t clean them regularly, they’ll start to affect the aesthetics of your living space. Even their efficiency will be affected. While you can always have a window screens professional come over to clean your solar window screens for you, you can also clean yourself. Solar window screens are delicate, and you can’t just scrub them clean. There’s the right way to do it, and we’ve outlined it for you below.
1. Get the Right Tools and Supplies
You can’t just pull your solar window screens off your window frames. You’ll need tools like a screwdriver to take them off. Apart from this, you’ll need the right cleaning agents and equipment, including a suitable screen cleaning detergent. Other supplies that you’ll need are a bucket, hose, and a brush with soft bristles or a soft cloth.
2. Take the Solar Window Screens Off
Now that you’ve got all the tools handy take your solar window screens off and place them against a clean surface gently. You need to be very gentle with your screens; otherwise, you’ll end up damaging them.
3. Scrub Your Solar Window Screens Clean
Make a cleaning solution in a bucket by mixing a screen cleaning agent or mild soap in warm water. To clean your window screens, dip the soft bristle brush or cloth in the cleaning solution and start scrubbing your screens gently, first horizontally and then vertically, or vice versa. Just make sure you cover both directions because solar window screens are woven quite tight, and you wouldn’t want any part of the screen to be left dirty. Repeat the same cleaning pattern on the other side as well.
4. Rinse with Clean Water
Rinse your screens with clean water using a hose on both sides to get rid of all the soap. No soap residue should be left. Rinse with plenty of water to achieve maximum cleaning.
5. Allow Your Screens to Dry
Do not install solar window screens back right away. Allow them to dry thoroughly before placing them back in place. You can leave them against a clean wall under the sun where they’ll dry on their own. It won’t take too long for your solar window screens to dry completely.
6. Reinstall Your Solar Window Screens
Once your solar window screens are thoroughly dry, it’s the right time to reinstall them. Be very careful while you’re at it to make sure you don’t end up damaging them.
If you want to clean your solar window screens yourself, there’s no reason why you can’t. You just have to practice extra caution and care. Hiring a window screen professional is always a better idea because they know just the right way to go about cleaning your delicate solar window screens.