The unbridled joy that fills the heart of every Calgarian can almost be tangible when the weather starts to stay above freezing overnight and the promise of spring can be seen everywhere. The snow piles start to reduce, small buds can be seen on the trees and the air no long tries to freeze your lungs when you step outside. This time of rebirth and renewal triggers a mad desire in many people to “spring clean” their house, and nowhere is this more important than in your sunroom.
A full spring clean is essential if you have a three season sunroom, and it’s been months since you’ve sat in your glorious indoor/outdoor space. However, it’s also a great opportunity to refresh and revamp your all season sunroom too to make it ready for months of relaxing. Here are some simple sunroom spring cleaning tips:
- Clear the tracks – your doors are literally your gateway to your garden and the smells of summer. However, the tracks that your doors slide or close on are the easiest place for dirt and grime to accumulate, with the wind and foot traffic make deposits there on a daily basis. Left uncleaned, these can clog up making it harder to open your doors. A great spring cleaning task is to either get a thin vacuum attachment and get right in between the rails, or turn the garden hose onto a jet setting and blast the dirt out. In either case, you’ll want to go over the tracks afterwards with a cloth and brush to get any dirt that has been welded on.
- Hit the screens –Desert Sun Patios uses only screens that are set in place permanently. We recommend wiping your screens down with a wet microfiber cloth followed by a dry microfiber wipe. If you are on the ground level you will be able to clean both inside and outside of the screen. If you are on the upper level, not to worry, cleaning the inside of your second level screen room or sunroom, will keep your interior fresh. The exterior of the second level, is not subject to the ground level dirt and debris.
- Clean the windows – it may sound obvious with all the glass in your sunroom, but cleaning the windows will help make your sunroom feel brand new again. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt accumulates on both sides of the glass which will slow affect the amount of light coming in if you don’t clean it. Use any sort of shop-bought window cleaner to get the grime away, or if you’re trying to go green this year, simply mix white vinegar and water with a wee bit of sunlight soap. For the best streak-free results, crumpled up newspaper actually works better than even the softest paper towels!
These sunroom spring cleaning tips will be the big jobs that you want to get done first. After this, it’s then a simple task of dusting, vacuuming and thinking about redecorating before putting your feet up with a well earned drink and a gorgeous spring time view.