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How to Clean Security Screens and Doors

Now that spring is here and the warmer weather is settling in, it’s time to think about how to keep your security screens and doors clean.

In summer, as in winter, here on the Sunshine Coast, salt, dust and debris can build up on security screens and cause them to stick, making it difficult to open or close them. The accumulation of salt, dust and dirt also makes it hard to see through the screens.

Cleaning your security screens and doors is important to maintain their function and to keep your home looking its best and maintain your security screen warranty.

Here are some tips for keeping your security screens and doors clean throughout the year.

What is the best way to clean security screens and security doors?

Follow these easy steps to clean security screens and doors.

1 Wipe down the screens & doors
Wipe the mesh and frame with a soft cloth or the soft brush attachment of a vacuum.

2 Hose down the screens & doors
With a garden hose carefully spray your screens and doors to wash off any accumulation of salt, dirt and dust. Water blasters should, where possible, not be used on a security screen because the force of the water may cause damage. If you do need to use a water blaster, use a car attachment and stand at least a metre away from the screen to ensure minimal damage.

3 Wash down the screens and doors
If the screen is still not clean, wash the screen with the cleaner recommended by the manufacturer.

Crimsafe recommends cleaning your screens with Crimsafe Wash and Wax or alternatively using a car wash and wax.

Don’t use any harsh chemicals or abrasives on your screen as this can lead to damage.

Carefully rinse the screen thoroughly to remove any cleaning solution off the screen with a hose. Don’t allow any soaps or cleaners to dry on the surface of the screen.

For tougher stains on Crimsafe Screens and Door, use Crimsafe Stain Remover.

How do you clean security screens and security doors without removing them?

Generally, you do not need to remove screens or doors to clean them, just follow our easy steps.

If you require some advice please contact one of our experienced staff for some helpful suggestions.

How do you clean the glass section of the window with a security screen installed?

We all know that clean windows make your house look more inviting and improve the view looking out.

Insect screens can easily be removed to be cleaned while security screens are fixed and can not be removed.

To clean or window behind the screen, simply remove the glass panel, clean and replace.

What is the best way to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating on security screens?

One way to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating on security screens is to regularly wipe them down with a soft cloth. You can also vacuum the screens using the soft brush attachment.

If you live in an area with a lot of salt in the air or other pollutants, you may want to consider washing the screens down with a hose on a weekly basis.

How often should I clean my security screens?

It is generally recommended that you clean your security screens at least once a month. However, if you live in an area with a lot of salt in the air, dust or airborne pollution such as heavy traffic, you may need to clean them more frequently.

Living on the Sunshine Coast everyone who lives near the ocean or owns a boat is likely to be fully aware of the harsh corrosive effects of the salt air, even on household appliances such as televisions. It’s critical to wash the screens in these harsh climates, just as you would a car or boat.

What happens if I don’t regularly clean my security screens?

It is important to clean any debris from the screen, particularly salt, which will crystalize and begin to attack the powder-coating finish.

All types of pollution, including those that exist in the air, will stain and corrode any security screen. This isn’t just unattractive; it’s also dangerous. Most companies claim that regular cleaning and maintenance are guaranteed in their warranties.

How do you clean Crimsafe Security Screens?

To get the most out of your Crimsafe Security Screen, include a frame and mesh wash down as part of your regular maintenance regimen. You can use the wash and wax that we supply at Crimsafe, or you can use store-bought car wash and wax. Either one will get the job done.

Wash down your Crimsafe Security Screen with a soft, non-abrasive brush, and follow the process with a wipe down using a fresh, soft cloth and clean water.

Do not use strong, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, or your warranty will be void.

What is the white stuff on my Crimsafe Security Screens?

Crimsafe screens are designed to keep your home safe from intruders. But what is that white stuff that sometimes builds up on them?

If you live near the ocean, it’s likely salt as well as dirt and dust. The salty air can corrode the metal mesh, and over time, this can cause the mesh to break down.

Simply remove the salt, dirt and debris with a soft, non-abrasive brush.

Thoroughly rinse, with clean water and clean the frame and mesh with Crimsafe Wash & Wax (or car wash and wax), then rinse again with clean water.

Remember to clean your security screens regularly.

Do’s and Don’t for maintaining your security screens.

It’s important to thoroughly read your warranty terms and conditions and if you have a Crimsafe product to register your product online at

Do follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and maintenance.

Immediately wash away contaminants like salt, bird and bat droppings with warm water. These are extremely acidic and will damage the powder-coating finish.

Don’t clean the screens with vinegar or strong chemicals, as this might damage the powder-coating also.

Don’t wash the screens with a harsh brush. The powder-coating can be damaged.

Don’t use bore water, or recycled water since it will just deposit more pollutants on the screen. Bore water is often high in iron and leaves brown stains.

Cleaning your security screens and doors is important to maintain their function and to keep your home looking its best.

By following these tips, you can easily keep your screens and doors clean all year round!

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