You don't need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps.
You will need
- A screwdriver
- A utility brush
- A small vacuum cleaner
- A spray lubricant
- A steel wool pad
- Grease-cutting detergent
- Silicone lubricant
- A small brush
- or compressed air (optional)
Step 1 Remove screen door Use a screwdriver to carefully remove the screen door from its tracks. Lay it flat.
Step 2 Loosen the dirt Loosen the dirt in the tracks with a utility brush, brushing along the length of the track.
Step 3 Vacuum excess dirt Remove the excess dirt with a vacuum.
Dirt and grit on door tracks interferes with opening and closing, and can cause wear and tear on the rollers.
Step 4 Apply lubricant Apply a lubricant to the tracks and rub them with steel wool.
Step 5 Remove roller Gently remove the roller for cleaning.
If you can’t remove the roller, clean it using a small brush, toothpick, or with compressed air while holding it in place.
Step 6 Clean the roller and tension spring Clean the roller and tension spring by soaking them in grease-cutting detergent mixed with water. After drying, spray with silicone lubricant.
Patio doors gained popularity in the U.S. after the post-World War II housing boom.