How do I maintain my doors?
For PVCu doors periodically, wipe the frame and sill with warm water and a mild detergent to remove any surface grime. Difficult stains may be removed using a gentle cream cleaner.
For composite doors maintenance is normally minimal but the surface should be periodically wiped with a soft cloth to remove any dirt. For timber or aluminium doors please refer to the care instructions from your installer. Glass should be cleaned using a branded glass cleaner.
The product should be lightly lubricated using a light nonacidic mineral oil (e.g. “3 in 1”) twice per year and the surface cleaned with a soft damp cloth.
The product should be periodically adjusted and the fixings tightened to ensure a satisfactory operation.
By virtue of their use most handles are checked frequently, but be sure to check handles on doors that aren’t used as frequently – make sure that the handle returns to the horizontal position.
Handles should be lightly lubricated twice per year and cleaned with a soft damp cloth to remove any dust or grime, taking care not to scratch the surface.
Check all fixings of the handle and tighten if necessary. Do not use any harsh or abrasive cleaners or aerosol sprays as this may affect the surface finish of the handle.
All exposed moving parts should be lightly lubricated using a light non-acidic mineral oil (e.g. “3 in 1”) twice per year and the surface cleaned with a soft damp cloth.
The product may need to be adjusted and fixings tightened to ensure a satisfactory operation.
Letterplates, Knockers and Numerals
The surface should be cleaned twice a year and cleaned with a soft damp cloth to remove any dust or grime, taking care not to scratch the surface.
For stainless steel furniture we recommend that all exposed stainless steel surfaces should be wiped over with a clean cloth and warm water with a mild detergent on a frequent and routine basis.
For more stubborn dirt or stains use mild, non-scratching abrasive powders such as typical household cleaners. These can be used with warm water, bristle brushes, sponges or clean cloths. For more aggressive cleaning a small amount of vinegar can be added to the powder.
Carbon steel brushes and steel wool should be avoided as they may leave particles embedded in the surface, which can lead to rusting. Cleaning should always be immediately followed by rinsing in clean hot water and the surface then wiped completely with a dry towel.
To maintain your stainless steel product in best condition, we recommend routine cleaning once a month and more often in areas subject to heavy soiling or frequent use.
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