So, you’ve decided to invest in roller shutters for your home. You’re no doubt enjoying the benefits – however, to maximise your investment, it’s important to give them a clean from time to time.
Titan Shutters can help. We share our top tips for keeping your shutters looking and working like new below, in our quick guide.
When/why should I clean my roller shutters?
Keeping the curtain of your shutter clean is a very important part of maintaining it. From spider webs to bird droppings, to dust, dirt and debris – it is important to avoid any hazardous materials being stuck to your shutter curtain and being rolled up inside the pelmet, or getting stuck between slats or in the guides.
If you notice a significant mess, or any of the aforementioned hazards on your shutter, you should clean it off quickly, before operating the shutter again. Otherwise, you should clean your shutters at least every 6 months in metro areas, every 4 months in rural areas, or every 2 months in coastal areas.
What should I use to clean my roller shutters?
For effective cleaning, you will need the following:
- A low pressure hose
- A soft brush (we recommend an interior broom)
- A bucket with warm water
- A mild detergent (we recommend liquid car wash)
Step 1: Use a hose to pre-rinse the shutter
While the shutter is fully closed, use a hose (with the water running at a low to moderate pressure) to gently rinse any loose dust and debris from the curtain.
Step 2: Clean the shutter with detergent
Mix your mild detergent with a bucket of warm water. Then, keeping the shutter fully down, use the detergent solution and a soft brush to gently clean your shutter. Use moderate pressure to scrub away any stubborn stains or spots where there’s a build-up of dirt and dust.
Step 3: Repeat step1 and 2 with the shutter partially open
Open the shutter a little, so that the perforations between the slats are visible, but the curtain is still down. Gently rinse again, then give the shutter another clean with the detergent solution and soft brush. This time, focus on the spots between the slats, ensuring that all remaining dust and dirt is cleaned from the curtain.
Step 4: Give the shutter a final rinse, and allow it to dry
As the final step in the cleaning process, use your hose to give the shutter a final rinse, removing all dislodged dust and dirt particles.
Allow your shutters to dry before using your wall switch or remote to put them back up.
A note about electric roller shutters
At Titan Shutters, we install electric roller shutters. If you are cleaning electric roller shutters, turning off the power from the electric box or power board ensures that you have an extra level of protection whilst you do so.
When using a hose on your shutters, make sure not to point the hose into your pelmet. The pelmet houses the shutter’s motor, and it’s important that it’s kept dry as much as possible.
Get in touch
Now that you’re well-equipped to give your roller shutters a professional clean, it’s never been easier to restore the appearance of your roller shutters by yourself.
Still have questions or concerns? Get in touch with Titan Shutters for all your needs when it comes to roller shutters in Melbourne.