How to clean security doors?
The newer type mesh security doors are easier to clean than
the traditional grille screens that have flywire. Although easier doesn’t mean
easy or pleasant, they are still a job most of us avoid as much as possible
like any cleaning or maintenance. It is important that cleaning and maintenance
is done regularly to get the most out of your door and to ensure your warranty
So how do you clean mesh security doors?
The below guide is applicable to cleaning both Stainless Steel Mesh doors and Aluminium Perforated Mesh doors.
This is a guide only and different manufacturers will have slightly different approaches and guidelines. Its important to check what door you have and the recommended cleaning methods to ensure your warranty is kept valid.
What you need…
While you are cleaning the door and the door is dry, it is a good time to perform maintenance. All security doors require some maintenance on locks and other moving parts.
Using a dry lubricant, lubricate the locks and hinges.
Check the rollers and replace if needed. (TIP. If you have rollers at the top and bottom you can swap them around as the top rollers don’t wear like to the bottom.)
Side note. When replacing rollers, you may need to adjust the heights to line the door up. This is done via the adjustment holes at the bottom of the door on the inside. Make sure the locks line up with the keepers and everything works.
Rollers require changing every 2-4 years (can require changing every 6-12 months if very close to coast). Rollers and fly-wire are not covered under warranty.