Adding a sunroom to your home is a great way to add a relaxing spot to relax and enjoy the scenic view of the outdoors. While it may seem like a great purchase, your sunroom should be cleaned and maintained regularly to stay in good shape.
5 Sunroom Maintenance Tips
Cleaning a sunroom involves handling the windows, frame, interior, and so on. Because rainy days are ideal for cleaning windows, we suggest cleaning your sunroom in the spring. Besides learning the best time to clean your sunroom, you must also consider other variables that will affect how well you keep to your chores. Read on to learn more about sunroom cleaning and maintenance.
1. Cleaning Solution Mix
Clean the glass inside and out using paper towels and window cleaner. Then, clean the window frame with a water-vinegar solution, then spray the frame with the mixture in a clean cloth or paper towel.
Remove window panes and clean sashes, glass, and edges if time permits. Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and water to clean the window sashes. Spray and wipe with a clean cloth. Clean the insides of the window glass in the same manner.
For your floors, wipe it with the cleaning solution made from equal parts water, vinegar, and dish soap. Using a mop and bucket makes the job simpler. You can also clean the ceiling and walls around the windows with a sponge containing the solution.
Use the same water, vinegar, and dish detergent solution to clean the fireplace and doors. Then scrub the fireplace and its doors with a sponge. Once you’re done, wash all surfaces with a sponge.
2. Leaky Window Seals
Leaky window seals are a common issue with sunroom windows. If your windows are leaking, water will seep into the frame or trickle down onto the floor along with the glass.
To fix this issue, ensure that the window has been treated with a water-repellent agent; if it hasn’t, apply a water-repellent agent to the window frame.
3. Holes in Your Sunroom Screens
Hummingbirds and bees alike will want to come inside if they see an opening. Use heavy-duty fiberglass mesh to repair any holes in your screens. If a significant portion of the screen is damaged or missing, it’s best to replace it altogether.
4. Damaged Frames
Remove any loose paint or molding around the window frame before you decide to replace it. Take some time to inspect it thoroughly by using a nail to test the wood for rot. If the wood is rotting, replace the frame completely.
5. Old or Damaged Flooring
If your wood floors have any deep scratches, cracks, or holes, it’s time to replace them. For superficial scratches, fill them with wood filler. If your flooring has been damaged or is simply old, consider replacing it with vinyl flooring or tile.
When it comes to cleaning a sunroom, you want to make sure that you keep the sunroom windows, frame, and interior in great shape. To ensure your sunroom is at its best, use the tips for cleaning and maintenance provided above.
In addition, make sure that you inspect the sunroom for damage. Damaged areas can worsen if they’re not taken care of right away. Remember to have it inspected by a professional if you have any concerns.
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