If you live in Australia, chances are you’ve had some type of mesh or fly screen on your windows and doors in the past. Which also means you know the awful task that comes along with cleaning them!
Throwing some dishwashing liquid on the door and hitting it with the hose has always been the go-to method for most of us. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s not perfect but it’s good enough! You don’t want to get out the broom for a more thorough clean at the risk scrubbing off the paint or worse yet, pulling out the mesh from the frame!
But when it comes to keeping your Crimsafe security screens clean, things are so much easier!
Crimsafe Security Screens are Easy to Keep Clean!
There are so many reasons why Crimsafe is easier to keep clean than other security screens on the market!
- Crimsafe’s Tensile Tuff mesh is made from stainless steel mesh – so you don’t have to worry about rust or corrosion.
- The Tensile Tuff mesh is fastened to the frame using exclusive Screw-Clamp system, which means you’ll never have to worry about it becoming detached from your frame during a clean.
- All Crimsafe security screens are coated with a UV fade-resistant, high-quality powder that also repels dust and airborne impurities to prevent fading and reduce the need for cleaning.
Even though your Crimsafe screens are tougher and more resistant to getting as filthy as other screens, we do recommend regular cleaning at per Crimsafe’s Warranty & Care Guide.
How Often to Clean Your Crimsafe Security Screens
The regularity of cleaning your screens is based on the environment that you’re living in. If you’re living in the city, away from a beachfront or bay, cleaning your Crimsafe screens once every 6 months is recommended. The best way to remember to clean your screens is to combine it with another regular task, like going to the dentist or getting your car serviced! (And you’ll feel really good for ticking off these tasks, so you definitely deserve to reward yourself for it!)
If you’re living in a beach city, but 1km – 10km away from the beachfront, like on the Gold Coast, the marine winds can still cause salt and airborne moisture to affect your screens. If this is the case, you should be cleaning your screens a little more often, every 2 to 3 months.
For those lucky enough to be living right on the beachfront, we recommend you clean your screens every 2 to 4 weeks. Afterall, there have to be some setbacks to living with a view of the best beaches in the world!
And if you’re even closer to the beach, or have Crimsafe installed on your boat, we recommend a weekly cleaning. The closer to the ocean, the more salt will be getting into your screens – and you’ll already know all about how salt gets everywhere and corrodes!
So the majority of families that we supply Crimsafe security screens to won’t need to clean your screens more than a couple of times a year! Doesn’t sound too bad then, does it?
And because of the high quality of Crimsafe though, your regular cleaning will be as quick and easy and 1, 2, 3.
Your Crimsafe Cleaning Checklist
Keeping your Crimsafe clean is super simple and not only keeps your screens looking their best, but can also extend their already long, 65-year lifespan!
You’ll need Crimsafe’s Wash and Wax, or a regular car wash and wax, warm water, a bucket, a spray bottle if you wish and a microfibre towel or cleaning microfibre glove.
Add the appropriate amount of Crimsafe’s Wash and Wax cleaning product to warm water to create your cleaning solution. A regular car wash and wax product will also work!
You can either pop this solution in a spray bottle or just dip your cleaning glove straight into your bucket and clean over the mesh and frame, removing dust and grime.
Rinse your glove or towel and give everything a good wipe over with clean water and you’re all done! This shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes per door! Or if you prefer to use a hose to rinse, be sure your glass or timber doors or windows are closed first!
You’ll get a free bottle of CrimsafeWash and Wax with every Davcon installation! We also sell cleaning gloves that protect your hands and are machine washable.
A build-up of dirt and grime can damage any security screen – and Crimsafe is no exception. Just because Crimsafehave taken steps to make your life as easy as possible, doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to damage if left un-maintained. If you need repairs and Crimsafe finds that you haven’t followed the above care guide, you could void your warranty.
So there you have it! Everything that you need to know about how to keep your Crimsafe security screens clean and living their best and longest life!