UPVC Cleaning of Doors and Windows Fixtures

15th April 2022

To keep your home UPVC fixtures working and looking good for a long time, you have to regularly clean and maintain them. Cleaning them once or twice a year should suffice, but cleaning them more often is better. 

Professional services do a fantastic job at UPVC cleaning in Rochdale, but you can also do an excellent job with just a few cleaning items. 

In this article, we will look at how to clean your UPVC fixtures and everything you need to know about maintaining them. So if you’re ready to clean, put on your gloves, and keep reading to learn more. 

Cleaning Items

  • Soft dust brush
  • White vinegar solution and warm water
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Soft non-abrasive sponge or cloth 
  • Spray bottle
  • Regular brash and dustpan
  • Old newspaper

Steps to Clean UPVC Windows and Doors

UPVC Cleaning of Doors and Windows Fixtures

Open Your Doors and Windows and Dust the Frames

Gently dust off any loose dirt on the frame using your soft dust brush. This will make cleaning the frame with a wet cloth much easier and help you avoid smudging dust all over the frame. In addition, it will assist in preventing instances of dirty water getting stuck in the nooks and crannies of the frame.

Mix Your Cleaning Solution

Use a small bucket to mix four parts of distilled warm water and one part of white vinegar. Then using the non-abrasive cloth or sponge, wipe your frames, ensuring you get all the parts, including your sills. 

If the dirt is stuck on there and difficult to remove, spray the UPVC fixtures with pure white vinegar and leave for a few minutes. This should loosen up the dirt enough for you to clean it off. 

Detail Your Frames

Use your microfiber cloth to dry off any excess water and wipe any smudges that might have formed on the frames. Ensure you wipe every part of your frames, and they should be sparkling clean. 

Then use your brush and dustpan to sweep up any dirt knocked on the floor while dusting. A vacuum could work as well.

Next, turn your attention to the glass. 

Mix Your glass Cleaning Solution

Mix in one part white vinegar and warm water using a fresh bucket. Lightly soak your newspaper and go to town on glass panels. Use circular motions to wipe down the glass and ensure to remove all smudges. 

Repeat the same process on both sides of the window, and they should be crystal clear by the time you’re done. 

One thing to note about cleaning glass is that it will leave a streaky finish if you do it when the sun is shining. So it’s best to do it when the sun is low or on a cloudy day. 

Grease Your Hinges and Moving Parts

To complete your UPVC cleaning process, you need to do a bit of maintenance by greasing all the moving parts on your UPVC fixtures. This will ensure they are working well and help them avoid unnecessary wear, and prolong their lifespan. 

These include your hinges, locks, ball bearings, and any other moving parts. Also, ensure the screws are still on tight and tighten the ones that have come loose.