A conservatory is a fantastic addition to any home, adding extra space for you to relax in. But if you don’t pay attention to your conservatory and let it get grubby, it will soon become a place that you want to avoid rather than enjoy.
So how can you keep your conservatory looking sparkly and clean? Luckily there are a few simple ways to ensure your conservatory is in tip-top condition. Read on to hear our top 5 conservatory cleaning tips.
1. Keep your gutters clear
It’s easy for your guttering to get clogged with leaves and debris, especially in periods of heavy rain. Make sure you get up safely on a ladder and remove anything that has got stuck in the gutters, especially in the autumn when leaves will be coming down.
2. Avoid the power washer
It can be tempting to just blast off the dirt from your conservatory with a power washer, but you should avoid this conservatory cleaning tactic. The force of the water could be too strong and crack the glass or dislodge the panels.
Instead, get a telescopic window cleaner and window solvent cleaner and start from the top. That way you’ll give the glass panels at the bottom a good clean before you get to them, making it easier on your arms.
3. Don’t climb onto your conservatory roof
This is a terrible idea. Not only could you fall off and hurt yourself, you could fall through your conservatory! Use a ladder to climb up to roof level and then use a brush to sweep away any dirt. Then use your telescopic window cleaner to reach up to the top of the roof and wash the dirt away.
4. Get rid of moss
Moss and mould makes your conservatory look much older than it is. Buy a solution that is specifically for treating moss and mould and apply this after you have swept and washed your conservatory. This should prevent any growth in the future.
5. Don’t forget to check inside
If you have a problem with ventilation in your conservatory, you might find that there is moss or mould on the inside. Try washing any mould off with a bowl of water and washing up liquid, which won’t damage the seals.
Ready to get on with some conservatory cleaning? Try these 5 tips and let us know how you get on by tweeting us @Quotatis.