The netlike fixture fitted onto your window-like openings is an essential part of your home and office. Glass window-like openings can look beautiful and amp the luxurious feel of your home or office.
Still, if you live in an insect prone region like the tropical countries, your home opening (window-like opening) requires such a fixture. The only challenge is the amount of earth that settles on the small netlike spaces on the fixture.
Collecting the dust particles, the small bugs, and appearing earth is crucial, and you only need to clean the netlike fixture regularly. However, removing it every time you need to clean the window-like opening can make it lose, reducing its effectiveness. The mesh allows fresh air to flow into the room or house, sunlight penetration and gives the home a lightweight feel.
Removing the earth under the netlike fixture
The modern designs of netlike fixtures base materials are plastic. Plastic makes a strong and effective flyer catcher in comparison to other materials. These plastic netlike fixtures are easy to install with latches to keep them in place and aid in removing them if they need a thorough scrub.
Since the netlike fixture is light in weight, scrubbing them clean is not a complicated process. All your efforts will bear fruit. However, if in charge of a whole complex, you may consider investing in the right tools.
In this activity, you should have detergent or any other soapy substance to use, several washings or mopping clothes, a sponge (squeegee), and several soft ended brushes—finally, a source of clean water like a hose for rinsing after washing.
Here is the step by step netlike fixtures washing process:
- Take the netlike fixture and disassemble from the holding structures.
- Add a label to every part and where it goes for easier assembly after washing.
- Take the screens on hand and place them on a washing patch you prepared earlier.
- Apply the soapy washing detergent mixed in water
- Use the clean water hose to rinse off the mix.
- Using the smooth ended brush, scrub the netlike fixtures without force or applying too much pressure
- Use the sponge to remove any remaining earth attaching on the netlike fixture.
Proceed to rinse the mesh using clean water:
- Check it once again to ensure that every mesh is clean on either side.
- Assemble it once more and reattach it to the holding frames.
Let the structures lean against the property walls on window-like openings for a short while, maybe overnight. It gives the netlike fixtures time to dry off before you re-use them once again. If washing your apartment netlike fixture on your window-like openings, warm shower water can do the work efficiently.
Following this washing step by step guide is straightforward. The only catch is removing the window-like opening screens and other items on the section of the house. However, have you checked the window-like opening screens on your property? Are they permanent? If so, how can you clean something you cannot breakdown?
Washing permanent window-like opening netlike fixtures
In some homes, the traditional window-like opening designs are simply beautiful and too precious to dismantle when you want to clean the netlike fixture.
Also, the netlike fixtures are permanent additions to the window-like opening structures, and thus the mesh is irremovable. In some cases, only nails hold the mesh-like fixture, and removing it can cause a lot of damage to the window-like opening.
Once you determine the mesh-like fixture is a permanent feature of the window-like opening, you need to decide on the proper washing formula.
Same as above, find a detergent on a washing solution that will not react with other sections of the window-like opening, including wood or paint or stone, etc. you need to be sure that the washing agent will scrub the mesh-like fixture and remove any lingering earth.
However, it should not spill over, causing chaos to other fixtures on the window-like opening.
Adding some drops of ammonia in your washing solution can save you the hassle of having clean and rinse the surface again.
Water and soap and ammonia may not be the most effective means of washing permanent netlike fixtures (window-like opening screen).
They leave the inner side earthy and holding onto bugs, making it an ineffective process. However, a modern washing machine can save you from the earth, such as a vacuum cleaner. Today, you can get a simple vacuum cleaner for your window-like openings to simplify the process.
The appliance is very light; you can carry it outside, up the outside stairs, and onto your window-like opening for washing. All you need to do is recharge the appliance battery, ensuring you get enough power to complete the washing process.
So, what do you do?
A window-like opening-based vacuum cleaner is one of the best choices for washing the netlike fixtures. The first step in using the appliance includes resetting the temperature for washing and attaching the bag to hold the earth and fastening it in place.
Hold the cleaner in hand and turn it on to start washing. Pass the device nozzle in the earthy sections or corners of the fixture or window-like opening. You can also use the soft-bristled vacuum cleaner brush to remove any stains holding onto the netlike fixture.
After you complete the washing exercise, empty the earth and water container from your vacuum. Allow it to rest and inspect your work.
Washing the window-like openings from the inside
Washing the netlike fixture can be of no effect to your home’s overall appearance if the window-like openings retain the earth spots. However, washing becomes quite a challenge for individuals in apartment complexes. It is where washing window-like openings from the inside of your home becomes important.
You have several washing options at your disposal, including doing it yourself using a long squeegee, removing the window-like openings, washing and replacing them after they dry up, or seeking professional washing services.
Using rustic or traditional washing methods may achieve the best results. However, if the netlike fixtures (window-like opening screens) are not removable, applying these washing methods will not work. In their place, you may want to consider modern washing equipment, including a vacuum cleaner. The device cleans easily and fast, saving you on costs for employing professionals to do the service for you.
Before washing, it is prudent to assess the window-like opening screen type, whether removable or permanent on your window-like opening. If removable, use the simple process, including water and soap, to wash and rinse. However, a permanent fixture requires modern equipment that will reach the hard stains removing them!