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The kids have just left home, and we are redecorating their rooms. I'm finally going to get the home office that I've always wanted, and my husband is going to get a sewing room. It's an amazing feeling to be entering into this new stage of our life. We need to redecorate the rooms a fair bit - as I don't think that anyone is going to take me seriously on work video conferencing calls in a black walled room with rock posters behind me! This blog is all about redecorating your empty nest so that you can make the most of your extra space.

Choosing a new colour scheme

Two Maintenance Tips for Your Crimsafe Security Screens

Tony Ward

The decision to purchase Crimsafe security screens for a home is an easy one; these security screens give peace of mind to homeowners. The mesh in Crimsafe security screens is harder than standard steel, so it is difficult for criminals to break through this barrier and get into your home. Once you have had the screens installed, there is little maintenance to be done to them. However, just because it's easy to maintain these screens does not mean no maintenance is needed. Here are two points to remember about maintaining your Crimsafe security screens after installation.

Cleaning Frequency

The climate of the location you live in determines how often you need to clean your Crimsafe security screens. The cleaning frequency ranges from fortnightly to every six months. If you live on the waterfront and have 500 metres between your home and beach ocean spray, then you need to clean your screens every second week. The reason for this very regular cleaning schedule is the salt contained in the ocean air. When it builds up on the security screen, it discolours the mesh. The longer it stays on the screen, the more likely it is to stain the screen permanently. If your home is located over 10 km from the beach, you'll only need to have the screen cleaned once every six months to rid it of airborne pollutants like tree debris and dust.

Cleaning Materials

You don't have to spend a fortune buying cleaning materials for your Crimsafe security screens. Crimsafe has its own cleaning product available, but you can also use a standard car wash and wax product if you already have this on hand. It is important that you wash the security screens with a sponge or soft bristled brush so that you don't scratch the mesh. Once scratched, the mesh treatment is exposed, and this leaves it open to corrosion. Use warm water and your chosen product to clean the mesh and rinse it off with clean water.

Crimsafe security screens have UV protection, so provided you keep the screen clean, you will not see a difference in its appearance for decades. If you have any concerns about keeping your security screen clean based on your home's location, have a chat with your local agent. The agent will have plenty of advice about how to keep this item looking as good as new in the years ahead.