Cleaning Screen Doors – Everything You Need to Know November 27, 2020 by Greg Woolvet Want your screens to look brand new? Then you’ve come to the right place! You need to start taking them off, cleaning them, inspecting them for any damages, and calling Doctor Screen to repair them if needed as we are an essential Government service! Inspecting and cleaning your screens should be part of your routine in order to get the best out of them. In this blog, we give you all the information you’ll need for maintaining and cleaning your screens, enjoy! Why You Should Clean Your Screens Dirty screens not only make your windows look old and unmaintained, but they obstruct the view, natural sunlight, and any heat that comes from the sun. During these cold months, it’s crucial to get all the natural warmth in your home as you can to save money! It’s important to clean your screens going into the winter months because your screens protect you from bugs and any other large debris during the warmer months, and they are bound to get dirty, affecting the look and function of your screen. Treat your screens like any other household item and clean them when they start to look scummy. When to Clean Them We recommend cleaning your screens at least twice a year to prevent damage and dirt build-up. The best time to clean them would be early spring as part of your spring-cleaning routine and late fall before the holidays, as temperatures usually change around these times. When cleaning your screens in spring, wait until all the snow has melted and none is expected to return; this way you’ll have clean and repaired screens as soon as the weather starts to get nice. Trust us; you’ll want to enjoy the warm breeze entering your home as soon as temperatures start rising! As for late fall, which is the season we’re in now (this means you should think about cleaning them soon!), wait until nighttime temperatures start dropping below zero. This is to make sure no bugs will come into your home while you remove your screens to clean them. Fall is also ideal because your screens are mainly used in the spring and summer, collecting dust for months; they’ll definitely need a good scrub! The Government has suggested to open your windows during these cold months as well, so making sure your screens are clean and repaired by Doctor Screen is important at this time of year so you know your screens will be in optimal shape for the winter. How to Clean Them Start by removing your screens from your window or door if you can. Then, use a handheld vacuum with a soft brush attachment to vacuum your screens gently. This will remove any dust or dirt that has been collecting. Next, mix dish soap with water and use a sponge or soft-bristled brush, scrubbing the screen with this solution. Only use a few drops of dish soap in a bucket of water, or it’s going to get too soapy; just a few drops will do the trick! Then, rinse your screens with a hose or under a tap if they are small enough and wipe them down on both sides with wet mopping pads like the ones you see on a Swiffer mop. Lastly, put the screens out to dry in the sun and, viola! You have sparkling clean screens! A Good Time to Inspect Your Screens When cleaning your screens, you’ll want to take them completely off to make sure you clean every nook so dirt doesn’t build up in the corners. Taking your screens off to clean them is also the perfect time to examine for any rips, tears, or bends. If you notice your screens need a repair don’t hesitate to call Doctor Screen. We’ll come to your home with our mobile screen repair services and measure, manufacture, and install or repair your screens at your location. We’re an essential business and can therefore assist you during these unprecedented times! Contact Doctor Screen Today! Call Doctor Screen today to get your screens repaired before the cold winter! We provide you with efficient, quality installation services. All screens are guaranteed to fit!