Friday 22nd November, 2013
A grubby conservatory is never going to be pleasant to sit in, but when it comes to cleaning, things can be a little bit tricky. With a little time, a decent hoover and a feather duster, it's easy enough to keep the inside of your conservatory spic and span, but what about the outside? To help you clean your conservatory like a pro, we've compiled a few top tips. You'll have a conservatory that Kim and Agy will be proud of in next to no time...
1. Avoid the lure of the power washer
You may be tempted by their promises of blasting off dirt in minutes, but using a power washer on your conservatory can be a costly mistake. Power washers are strong and the force they use to clean could be too much for your conservatory so it's best to steer clear. If you do use one, you could find that your conservatory panels get dislodged and this can be pricey to fix. Instead, it's time to employ a bit of elbow grease. You'll need a telescopic window cleaner and uPVC/window solvent cleaner to help shift the dirt. Start from the top and work downwards - that way the glass panels at the bottom will have had a good soaking before you tackle them, so they'll be easier to clean.
2. Don't climb up on to your conservatory roof
Instead, use a ladder to climb up to roof level, use a brush to sweep away any dirt and then use your telescopic window cleaner to reach up to the roof and give it a good wash down.
3. Clean the gutters
Gutters can easily become cluttered with leaves and moss so make sure you give these a good clean out - especially in autumn when the leaves are falling.
4. Tackle moss
Treat your conservatory with a solution to remove moss and mould. This should be applied after you have swept and washed your conservatory, and it will hopefully help prevent any future build-up.
Check the inside of your conservatory for any moss or mould. If your conservatory is poorly ventilated this could be a problem. A warm bowl of water with a bit of washing up liquid will be ok to use inside and shouldn't damage your conservatory seals.