Screen enclosures can get dirty very quickly, especially if they are located near trees or other sources of dirt and debris. Dirty enclosures can make your outdoor space look uninviting and even cause damage to the screens over time. In order to keep your screen enclosure looking great, it’s important to know how to clean it properly.
The best way to clean a screen enclosure is through soft washing. Softwashing involves using specialized cleaning solutions that are designed specifically for use on exterior building surfaces. These solutions, when used properly, can effectively remove even the toughest stains and grime from your screen enclosure or patio cover while also protecting it against future damage. However, if you want to DIY, here are some screen enclosure cleaning tips you can follow:
- Start by removing any large debris or leaves from the screens and other surfaces of the enclosure. This will help ensure that all dirt and grime is removed during the cleaning process.
- Use a high-pressure garden hose to rinse away any loose soil or debris before applying cleaner. Make sure you are spraying in a downward motion to avoid forcing any dirt or grime up into the screens.
- Apply your cleaner of choice to the surface of the screen enclosure, using a soft brush or sponge if necessary to work it into tough stains. Allow the cleaner to sit for several minutes before rinsing it away with clean water.
- If you notice any mildew or mold growth on the screens or other surfaces, treat it with a bleach solution before rinsing it away. Be sure to ventilate the area well while cleaning and rinse all surfaces thoroughly afterwards.
By following these simple tips, you can easily keep your screen enclosure clean and free of dirt, grime, and mildew. For more difficult stains or heavy build-up, however, it’s best to leave the cleaning to the professionals. Premier Softwash Solutions specializes in exterior cleaning and can help you get your screen enclosure looking like new again. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation.