How to Remove and Clean Window and Door Screens

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Window and door screens can be very handy things to have, but how do you go about cleaning them?

Here we’ll discuss removing, cleaning, and reinstalling these window and door screens. They can be taken out from inside the home. There should be a pull track running from top to bottom on the left side. On the opposite side, there will be two springs three inches from the top and bottom.

Removing the screen

To remove, push on the top right spring area and use your other hand to push out the top left of the screen using the pull tab. Repeat at the bottom once you’re done.


Now you get the screen looking like new again! Rinse with water, a low-pressure hose will do. Using a soft vacuum brush is a good way to remove any dust

Top Tip: Screens are delicate, so avoid using sharp tools or picking.

For sliding screens and awning style screens that cannot be easily removed, vacuum or blow out dust with the window open. Our screens come with a one-year warranty. Ripped mesh or bent screens are not covered.

Reinstalling the screen

Now that the screen is clean, you can just pop it back into position! To reinstall, simply compress the spring side of the track on the right side and use the pull tab to slip it into the track on the left side. Repeat for the bottom.

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