Aluminium is a fantastic material to use in the construction of new build homes and renovation projects. It’s versatile, durable, and eco-friendly. However, to prolong the life of aluminium, it should be maintained and there are several things you can do - below we run through a few of them.
Given the high durability and corrosion resistance of aluminium, there are certain steps that should be taken when it comes to the maintenance of it. If left for long periods dirt and debris can build up, for example, if you have aluminium patio doors grime can build up on the frames and tracks so it is important to clean these regularly.
There are many different cleaning methods used to maintain aluminium. A soft sponge or cloth is a good starting point, this should easily remove any dust or light dirt. If you are using soap, make sure that you remove it completely to avoid any water damage or stains.
Once you have followed these steps simply dry the frame with a clean cloth which will prevent further damage or corrosion. If you’re not sure about how to properly maintain your aluminium there are many professional cleaners that you can call on to help.
There may be times when a wet cloth or soapy sponge won’t remove the dirt or stain. When this happens, there are tougher solutions available to you, but care must be taken not to damage the aluminium, especially if it has been treated or powder coated.
Solvents such as kerosene, turpentine or white spirit can be used as well as a wax-based polish, abrasive wax, and abrasive cleaner. Just remember that if you are using these you wash, rinse and dry the surfaces thoroughly afterwards.
Remember that professional help is always available if you are struggling to maintain aluminium. Your business might have several aluminium doors and windows in which case finding the manpower and time could prove difficult. By hiring a team of experts, you can rest assured that each aluminium part is working properly.
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