TOP TIPS for Maintaining Your Conservatory
Looking after your Conservatory is good practice, as it adds value to your home and when it is well maintained, it stays in good condition for many years. If you don’t look after your conservatory it will become damaged, dirty and look shabby. This would be a shame for any home, as you use your Conservatory, as a place to enjoy and relax.
Knowing your conservatory is a valuable asset to your property you need to do regular maintenance to keep it looking good as new and working smoothly. You can do lots of little job yourself, but for other tasks it’s best to call in the professionals.
Follow our top tips for looking after your Conservatory
- Always do a yearly’ service on your conservatory just as you would with your car
- This should include lubricating all the locks, handles and hinges
- Clear the guttering, down-pipes and drainage slots
- Clean all the windows and door jambs
- Clean the finials and cresting’s
- Apply protective oil to the lead flashing
Don’t Try to Do Anything That May Risk Your Safety
- Never attempt to climb on the Conservatory roof or to reach the high points around your conservatory without the correct equipment. There is a high risk of falling and you could also easily damage the structure, creating leaks within it.
- It’s best to book a conservatory cleaning expert to clean and service the hard to reach areas.
Looking After your Conservatory Windows
- Clean the windows regularly inside and out. The frequency with which it will need to be done will depend on the orientation of your conservatory. If your conservatory is set in a bright, sunny position, rain water will evaporate more quickly than if it’s in a shady spot.
- Conservatories in shaded areas tend to get dirty more quickly because the dirt in the water stays on the glass for longer
- Spirit-based cleaners or thinners – even on stubborn stains – because they could attack and damage the plastic sections of your conservatory.
- You should never use metallic abrasive cloths or pads as they will damage the glass units, seals and plastics
Looking After Your Conservatory Guttering
- Keep the gutters around your conservatory clear, as this is vital to ensure there is free drainage into the down-pipe and drains
- A build-up of dirt and leaves will quickly block your conservatory gutters and could cause them to overflow. If not managed properly, this excess water from your gutter overflow could damage your conservatory and potentially your property too
- It’s important to see inside the gutters to check they are free-flowing and able to do their job efficiently
Unblocking your Conservatory Gutter
- Use a ladder and don’t attempt to ‘hook’ dirt or leaves out of the gutters with a long implement while standing on the ground. This could cause injury to yourself by overreaching, and you may also cause damage to the gutters as they are not designed to carry much weight.
- Use ladders making sure you can see and reach right into the gutter in order to remove any debris and ensure a free flow of water.
- Book an in-depth conservatory cleaning service every one or two years with a conservatory valet expert
- This will ensure that all those hard to reach areas are cleaned and restored
- It will also mean all the glass windows and doors can be polished as well as cleaned, to protect them from the elements for the next few seasons to come
- Plus your uPVC will be cleaned and looking bright and new again
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By Bernadette Kyriacou
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