Vitrocsa Minimal UK

Maintenance

Maintaining Vitrocsa Minimal glazing systems

Hardware in buildings is subject to deterioration from everyday use and also from environmental attack. Maintenance of hardware is even more important in severe environments such as coastal and industrial areas. Even stainless steel products require maintenance to prevent deterioration in some environments.

Maintenance Procedures

Powder Coated Surfaces

Powder coated aluminium needs to be cleaned and maintained to ensure the decorative and protective properties of the coating are retained.

The recommended method of cleaning is to remove all surface contaminants by wiping all visible track surfaces with a damp, soft cloth and a solution of warm water and mild detergent, then wipe clean with a dry soft cloth. Nothing harsher than a natural bristle brush should be used.

Where heavier soiling on the coating is encountered, nothing harsher than white spirit should be used for cleaning and in no circumstances should any abrasive cleaner or any cleaner containing ketones, esters or alcohols be used.

To keep a good appearance on your frameless glass systems you must wash regularly. Window components left for extended periods without cleaning will suffer and won’t come back to their original appearance.

Anodised Surfaces

For anodised surfaces you should follow the same procedure as the powder coated finish, however if this does not remove all the dirt build up, a solvent cleaner such as kerosene, turpentine or white spirit may be used.

Rollers

All sliding door and window tracks should also be cleaned on a regular basis, if they are not this will cause rollers to wear sooner than they should. A spray of warm water followed by a light wipe with a dry cloth to remove excess is recommended for all rollers where products become difficult to operate.

Frequency

Cleaning needs to be carried out regularly.

Part Replacement & Servicing

Our high precision products should give you many years of use without problems, but if required the replacement  parts can be purchased from Vitrocsa Minimal. Servicing of your product can also be provided at a fee.

Contact us on 0207 604 3848 or here for more information.