Conservatories are lovely spaces in the home that can be enjoyed by the whole family. They can add value to your property whilst adding extra space and opening your home into the garden. But conservatories can be difficult and awkward to maintain. We’ve had a look at some tips to keep your conservatory at its best for everyone to enjoy for many years.
Most conservatories are situated against a single wall of your home, resulting in there being a substantial amount of guttering fitted. Giving the guttering of your conservatory a good clean once a year should be sufficient, however, if your conservatory is positioned near trees, it may need a few more clean outs.
To remove debris from your gutters, ensure you have a secure step ladder or other suitable ladder.
Clear any leaves, twigs and debris and place a hosepipe in the gutter to flush it through with water. It’s always a good idea to wear heavy duty gloves to avoid getting injured with sharp objects that may have been trapped in the guttering.
If you enjoy using your conservatory all year through, you may notice some window condensation in the colder months caused by the warm air in the house condensing on the cold windows.
There are a few different ways in which you can reduce condensation on your windows. If its not too cold outside, opening the windows is one of the simplest ways to release some warm, moist air that may be trapped in the house.
If you have a fan in your conservatory, turning it on to rotate in a clockwise direction will push the warm air down off the ceiling and onto the floor, reducing the warmth at window height.
Most people decorate their conservatories with plants to add a splash of colour. Plants release moisture into the air, so keeping them away from windows, which may be tricky in a conservatory, is also a way to help reduce some condensation on the glass.
Clean the roof
If the roof of your conservatory is starting to look a bit grubby, depending on the type of roof you have, it can really affect the feel of the room and reduce the light flow. Giving the roof a good clean when it needs it is a relatively easy job to do if you have the correct equipment.
Always ensure you are safe when cleaning windows, glass or a roof surface at any height, and never secure a ladder against an all glass surface, always ensure you can lean it against a secure concrete or brick wall.
Using a solution of warm soapy water and a soft headed brush or sponge to remove dirt and debris followed by a splash of clean water from the hose can produce an effective result without too much effort.
We don’t recommend cleaning your glass on a sunny day as the heat will dry the water too quickly leaving a streaky finish. Similarly, we would recommend that you avoid using a pressure hose on your conservatory as it may cause damage to the seals.
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