Often, we’re so focused on what is happening inside our home that we ignore the outside. But, there are several things you can do to create a better aesthetic for your home’s exterior, making it more inviting to friends and family and contributing to an overall pleasant experience.
Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve given it a good scrubbing, so don’t feel guilty. Unfortunately, many overlook the routine maintenance of their home’s exterior and mistakenly assume it’s an impractical investment.
EasyTrim Reveals aluminum trim has been created with patented technologies to assist with the maintenance of your property. Our EZ.Bump® and EZ.Slope® features are designed to keep your home’s exterior looking great. The EZ.Bump® allows water and dirt to be channeled away, so your siding stays as dirt-free as possible, while EZ.Slope® prevents grime buildup on the horizontal ledges with its 8-degree slope.
Still, it is recommended that you complete a basic annual washdown to ensure the aluminum trim continues to stay in the best condition possible. In this article, we will discuss how to correctly clean your trim system as well as the maintenance methods you should avoid.
Aluminum Trim Cleaning Practices to Avoid
Before we jump into the best practices to follow when cleaning your property’s aluminum trim, let’s discuss a few techniques to steer clear of that could negatively affect the trim. First, avoid using abrasive, caustic solvents, hard-bristled scrubbing brushes, or scraping tools. It is also not recommended that you use a power washer.
Using the incorrect cleaning product or tool could easily lead to dulling the finish, leaving visible scratch marks or permanent damage that may only be fixed by replacing the trim.
Correct Techniques for Cleaning Aluminum Trim
Cleaning aluminum trim is a simple process, even for beginners. As long as you know your cleaning options and have the necessary supplies on hand, you can make quick work of dirty or tarnished aluminum.
Before you begin, cover any plants or outdoor items your cleaning solution may damage, close all windows, doors, and vents (to prevent water from getting into the house), and wear safety goggles and gloves. Next, gather your cleaning supplies (buckets, sponges, cleaning rags, and mild soaps), prepare a bucket of warm water by adding the mild soap to it, and wet a sponge before scrubbing down the dirty aluminum trim. It’s recommended to add 1 part soap to 3 parts water. Finally, thoroughly wipe down all dirty areas and rinse again with clean water.
Ultimately, if you take proper care of your aluminum trim, it will retain its shine for years to come. Once you have the appropriate supplies and follow a few simple steps, you can easily clean your aluminum trim and make it look as good as new—and even cleaner than before!
If you have questions about this article or want to know more about how EasyTrim Reveals Complete Aluminum Trim System can take your project to the next level, contact us today! From estimation to installation, we’ll be with you every step of the way.