Plantation shutters are ideal for Sydney homes and are constructed from a wide range of materials.
As window shutters, plantation shutters not only add class to the property but also enhance the value of the home by reducing cooling bills, providing ample privacy, and making the home stand out from the rest.
However, plantation shutters also require a little effort to keep them in fine condition so that they continue to deliver the benefits.
Mould is one of the biggest threats to plantation shutters. Mould thrives in the Australian climate of high humidity and periods of heavy rain with little to no sun to dry anything out.
To prevent mould getting a grip on plantation window shutters, the homeowner needs to consider factors such as material of construction, cleaning regimen and mould removal.
Some materials make plantation shutters more susceptible to mould. Window shutters made from metal or plastic resist the growth of mould due to lack of organic material to feed on. But it is also important to keep them clean to prevent any chance of mould taking over.
Removing dust and dirt is a great way to deprive mould of food and encourage it to look elsewhere for a new home. A cleaning regimen using a cloth to wipe down and dust the individual slats of the window shutters on a weekly basis is recommended. Care should also be taken to prevent oiled timber plantation shutters from getting wet as they can stain.
The best way to remove any mould on window shutters is to make a solution of eight parts vinegar to two parts water and get scrubbing. Anti-bacterial sprays and wipes that contain 60% alcohol are also suitable for scrubbing and wiping down the shutters. Appropriate wood cleaning products are ideal for wooden shutters.
Plantation shutters are available in Sydney from Davonne Blinds .