Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride or uPVC sounds more like something that came out of a chemistry book. In reality, this term has everything to do with home improvement and decor and very little to do with chemicals and atoms.
Used primarily as window and door treatments, this concept has spread throughout the world and became popular due to the many qualities provided by uPVC windows and doors.
Benefits Of uPVC
This building material is economically AND environmentally friendly. A window treatment will last for many years if kept in a good condition, but more importantly, it’ll provide your home with the aesthetic appeal that you spend so much to find!
Other advantages of this material are:
- It’s a stable material i.e. water resistant and pollution resistant.
- It’s a durable and strong material.
- The windows and doors don’t require much maintenance.
- It’s a chemical proof, sound proof and dust proof material.
- It provides excellent insulation in every season.
- It’s an extremely light weight material and is available in many designs and colors.
- uPVC doors and windows don’t require special cleaning to keep its appearance.
Yes, this window and door treatment requires little maintenance and is able to handle all types of weather, but like all home furnishings, these windows and doors can build up dirt and dust overtime as well. You might not know the correct way to clean the uPVC casement window installed in your kitchen which is why Oridow shares the following:
uPVC Windows and Doors: Cleaning Inside And Out
You won’t need any chemicals to clean your window and door treatments. Firstly;
Vacuum in All Vents, Nooks and Crannies
This should be done because nothing will remove loose dirt or grime better than a good vacuum. Make use of the brush nozzle implement (if your hoover has one) as this will prevent scratching on the material. The brush nozzle will also help drain any fluid build-up on the frame.
Use Warm, Soapy Water Instead Of Harsh Cleaning Chemicals
The quality that makes this material ideal is the non-usage of harmful chemicals when it comes to cleaning. All you’ll need is a bucket of soapy water (made with regular dish washing liquid) and a non-abrasive sponge, with which the door and window will be wiped down.
Remember not to use scouring pads for wiping the windows and doors as they can damage the finishing of the material. Also, you can use any cloth to dry the window or door as long as it’s clean and non-abrasive.
Things to Avoid
- White Spirits
- Nail Varnish Remover
- Methylated Spirits
- Too much pressure when cleaning
Popular all over the world, there’re many reasons why installing uPVC windows and doors is a good idea, for your home and your pocket. Make sure to get the highest quality and design available in the market! Oridow is your one-stop to everything uPVC related. Get in touch today.