Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Patio & Window Screens

cleaning the patioWe spend much of our time making sure the inside of our home is clean. But how much attention do we spend tending to the outside? Your patio and screened-in areas need Spring Cleaning just as much as the rest of your home. It doesn’t have to be a massive chore if you do it right.

The best way to give your patio a thorough clean is to move the furniture, potted plants, BBQ grill, and other outside items. Grab your broom and sweep the entire area, then spray it down with the hose. If the area is filthy, scrub it with a push broom and warm soapy water, but be careful not to remove any paint from the concrete or pavers. After that, clean outdoor furniture and the cushions with mild soap and water and let everything dry thoroughly before putting them back together.

Next, move on to the screens. The best way to remove dust, pollen, and debris is to vacuum your screens from top to bottom. Next, use a soft-bristled brush, warm water, and a dash of dish soap to scrub the screen clean gently. Immediately rinse the areas with the hose. Repeat if needed.

Use an Automotive polish on metal frames to give them a vibrant shine. When cleaning windows, doors, glass tables, and outdoor lanterns, use glass cleaner and newspaper. When cleaning the grill and stainless steel parts, use degreasing agents to help melt away the soot, grease, and grime. Don’t forget to open your patio umbrella and wash the inside and outside with mild soap and water.

In Florida, our lanais are just an extension of our homes, and we spend a lot of our time reading or entertaining there. Contact Quality Screens and Aluminum for help making your patio a beautiful and relaxing part of your home.