Cleaning your UPVC doors is not a daunting task at all. It is a very durable material with a very long lifespan if taken care of reasonable well. Yet, some people are prone to do some common mistakes while cleaning their UPVC windows and doorframes. These mistakes can take a u-turn and prove out to be costly. Following are the most common mistakes people tend to do while cleaning their frames:
1. Wrong cleaning agents
A product that may damage the UPVC finishing must not be used for cleaning at all. The most suitable products are those, which are non-corrosive and non-abrasive. A soft damp cloth can be used to wipe your UPVC doors and windows frames with the suitable material. If a dry and hard cloth is used for the wiping, it can leave scratch marks on the fine surface of the UPVC. Instead warm water and soap can be used for it and it will look absolutely new in no time.
2. Paint on UPVC material
UPVC frames are now easily available in various colours and finishes so that you do not feel the need to paint them. Selecting a colour of your choice, the one that will be of your choice for many years to come is important. This is so because it is not advised to paint your UPVC material.
3. Scratching UPVC frames
It is a hardwearing material but it can be easily scratched and any sharp object can leave a mark on it. A timber frame could easily be filled up and given a smooth finish for a new look. This is not an option with the UPVC material. A scratch can be difficult to remove or tackle. These damages must be removed by a UPVC repairing tool.
4. No maintenance for the UPVC material
Even if it is a durable material, it still requires some regular maintenance and lubrication to keep it going. A mild application of some lubrication around the hinges will keep the moving panels working perfectly. A regular inspection can also help in its maintenance. UPVC is not free from maintenance as a common notion says, rather, it requires very less maintenance.