INSECT SCREENS (RETRACTABLE)
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Amplimesh® retractable insect screens will give you and your family protection from insects in warm weather. With simple maintenance these screens will give you years of worry free service.
Regular maintenance includes occasional cleaning and correct use of the screens in different conditions. When not in use, retractable screens should be retracted into their protective housing on the screen sides. Ensure there are no creases in the screen when retracting.
Retractable Insect screens are not designed for windy conditions and should be safely retracted as you would for a deck awning, umbrella etc. These insect screens are designed for insect control and are not intended for the retention/security of animals or children in your home.
NOTE: It is universally recognised some sunscreens adversely affect powder-coated finishes and this should be avoided near the product in question.
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.
Regularly clean the bottom track to remove dirt and debris. Annually clean tracks, housing and mesh.
1 - Use a vacuum cleaner or brush to remove loose dirt.
2 - Clean the tracks, meshing and housing with warm soapy water.
3 - Dry with a clean soft cloth.
4 - Lubrication of the tracks with Dry Glide, or a similar spray can help with smoother operation. If material is regularly exposed to damp conditions, extra cleaning is recommended.
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