INSECT SCREENS (PLEATED)
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Your Amplimesh pleated insect screens are an innovation in insect protection, designed as an effective bug barrier that is more aesthetically pleasing for your home. For many years of trouble free use, a regular maintenance program is necessary.
Pleated screens are generally low maintenance as they are retracted when not in use, minimising their exposure to the elements. However they are not designed for windy conditions and should be safely retracted as you would for a deck awning, umbrella etc. They have been designed for insect control and
are not intended for the retention/security of animals or children in your home.
ALUMINIUM SCREEN FRAME: In general, anodised or powder coated aluminium frames in urban areas, should be cleaned every three months and in rural areas every six months. In industrial and marine environments (within 1km of the sea), monthly cold water washing as well as six monthly washes, with warm water & detergent, is necessary.
NOTE: It is universally recognised some sunscreens adversely affect powder-coated finishes and this should be avoided near the product in question.
The screen mesh should be regularly cleaned to maintain an unobstructed view and air flow.
1 - Extend the screen to an open position.
2 - Remove any build up with the soft brush nozzle on a vacuum cleaner. Take care not to tear or rip the mesh. Regularly clean the bottom track to remove dirt and debris so the screen continues to run smoothly.
1 - Retract the screen to access the track.
2 - Use a vacuum cleaner or brush to remove loose dirt.
DO check your mesh regularly to catch any rips or problems, which must be repaired quickly.
DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on any of the pleated insect screen parts, housing or mesh.
1 - Carefully remove any loose surface deposits with a wet sponge by gently rubbing.
2 - Clean by gently rubbing the surface with a soft brush (non-abrasive) and a dilute solution of a mild detergent, e.g., pH-neutral liquid hand or dishwashing detergent in warm water to remove dust, salt, and other deposits. For stubborn stains use only recommended solvents on the affected area, e.g., Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or methylated spirits and rinse off with clean water. Do not use other aggressive solvents.
3 - Anodised finishes with greasy deposits or hard to remove grime, should be cleaned with a soft cloth dipped in white spirit, turpentine or kerosene then wiped with a dry rag.
4 - Rinse the surfaces with clean fresh water after cleaning to remove all residues. A quick wipe-over with an absorbent cloth or chamois will prevent water marks from forming
DO NOT under any circumstances use scourer pads, abrasive scouring cleaners or caustic solution as these will cause permanent damage to the finish.
DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on any of the Amplimesh® Pleated Insect Screen.
DO NOT use aggressive solvents, thinners, petrol etc... on powder coating as these solvents will attack gloss levels and reduce its life expectancy.
DO NOT let any solvents used on anodised finishes come in contact with any rubber components as they can degrade them.
DO NOT expose your anodised/powder coatings to excessive heat, heaters or hot air guns - these may damage the coating.
DO NOT allow sunscreens to come into contact with powder coated services