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Top tips for looking after your conservatory

A conservatory can be a wonderful extension to a home. It can provide a space for working, spending time with the family, or relaxing with a good book. However, a conservatory also needs maintaining, just like any other room in the house. For a lot of people, this can seem like a daunting task, but it needn’t be. Here are a few suggestions to help you keep your conservatory in great condition all year round.

Regular maintenance and cleaning

Most cleaning tasks become easier the more often you do them. So, schedule regular cleaning jobs for your conservatory. Clean the inside in the way you would most other rooms. Hoover the floors, dust the furniture, and wash the insides of the windows. If you’d like some tips for making your conservatory sparkle, check out our blog article, here. It’s also important to perform periodic maintenance checks. This will help you to deal with any issues like drafts or damage quickly, before they become more serious.

Use the space throughout the year

A common issue with conservatories is the variation in temperature throughout the year. This often leads to the space being abandoned for months at a time. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems going untreated and becoming worse. The end result is a much bigger maintenance job when you return.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to enjoy your conservatory all year round. For example, poor ventilation during winter can lead to problems with condensation and mould. Simple features like an extractor fan can make a big difference, when used regularly.

It’s also a good idea to install blinds for both the windows and the roof. Blinds will help you to control the amount of sunlight you let into the room. This can be helpful during the summer, when you may want more control over how much sun comes in during the day. It can also help with privacy during the evenings.

By using your conservatory all year round, you’ll be able to keep track of its condition and deal with any small issues as they arise.

Don’t neglect the tricky spots

A lot of people avoid cleaning the roof of their conservatory because it seems like a tricky area to access. This is a shame because a dirty roof can spoil the aesthetic of the structure and also the amount of light that comes in. After all, one of the benefits of a conservatory is its sky view. With the right equipment, you can clean your conservatory roof, from the ground. This means there is no need for ladders or climbing (which could be hazardous). If you’re at all unsure, there’s always the option of calling in professional cleaners. If you do decide to clean the conservatory roof yourself, make sure to take the proper safety precautions throughout.

It’s also a good idea to clean the roof before the walls. That way any dirty water that drips down won’t ruin your newly cleaned windows.

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