Like with any kind of household appliance or design feature, the only way that you are going to be able to get the best out of bifold doors is if you make the commitment to take care of them and maintain them in the ways that they are supposed to be maintained. You might not think that something like a door needs much maintenance, but here at Southern Cross Windows we can tell you that putting the work in can make a huge difference in the quality of the doors and in the life span that they get to enjoy. Without further ado here are some tips for keeping your bifold doors functioning like new!
- The obvious place to start is a reminder that you need to clean your bifold doors regularly. This means not just the parts that you can easily see and that are easily reachable. You can’t allow debris and dust to build up in the tracks of the doors, because that will start to affect their operational efficiency over time. This is more important in the summer when the doors are likely to be open and shut more often, enabling more opportunity for matter to build up in the tracks.
How To Clean
- When it comes to cleaning the glazed sections of the doors, the best thing to use is simply warm water and a soft cloth. Many of the cleaning products on supermarket shelves are a little bit too aggressive, so just stick to something gentle like soap and water to get the job done. Use a squeegee to get a streak-free finish.
Cleaning the tracks
- To clean the tracks of the bifold doors, the best thing to use is a small brush that can loosen the debris that might be compacted into small spaces. Then use an attachment on your vacuum cleaner that can get up close and personal to remove everything in a quick and easy way. If you go too long without doing this, the debris will become really difficult to dislodge.
If you are interested in a new set of bifold doors for your own home, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. A member of the trained and experienced team will always be on hand to be able to answer any questions that you might have. We will have you set up with the best recommendations for bifold doors for your own property in no time at all. We look forward to hearing from you!