How To Clean Your Phoenix Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Greg Arnett A Simple Guide for Phoenix Residents on How to Clean Shutters From the moment your plantation shutters are mounted in your Phoenix house, they look beautiful and dust-free. We believe in durability, and since our Polywood and Ovation Shutters are made to last more than 50 years, they can pick up dust over their lifetime. To ensure they stay a shining display in your home, learn some plantation shutters cleaning how-tos. Two Ways To Clean Plantation Shutters To let your shutters’ beauty shine through, practice these two cleaning routines. A) Dusting Shutters To ensure shutters remain looking their best, they will need a gentle dusting every three to four weeks. You’ll need a dry microfiber cloth or soft rag for dusting. Gently dust both sides of each louver. If your shutters are very dusty, you will want to clean the shutters first with one cloth and then wipe them down again with a second, clean cloth. Stay away from something abrasive like a scouring pad or vacuum attachment. B) Detailed Shutter Cleaning Of course ongoing dusting keeps your plantation shutters at their best for decades. Yet occasionally they’ll demand a bit more to get rid of any smudges or build-up. Shutters in your dining room, bathroom, kitchen, or mudroom are more likely to need vigilance against buildup. That’s due to the fact that shutters in these locations are exposed to more liquids, food, personal care products and other substances. Depending on the type of shutters you own will influence the way you detail clean your plantation shutters. Polywood® Shutters Polywood shutters are the prefered choice for plantation shutters in Phoenix.They are composed of a synthetic material and are easy to wipe down. Once you’ve dusted the shutter panels, wipe away any spots or grime with a slightly damp cloth. Finally, wipe dry using a clean rag. Make sure not to use any soap, cleaning agents or anything abrasive. A rag that you’ve slightly dampened with water is the best way to remove unwanted smudges. Now, the spot has been removed and your Polywood shutters have never looked better! Ovation® Wood Shutters Detail cleaning an Ovation shutter is almost like cleaning a Polywood shutter. First, dust it with a dry cloth. If you find yourself with a smudge that is difficult to wipe off, then slightly dampen a rag with water and gently clean the shutter. Dry off it thoroughly when you’re finished. Avoid any soap, cleaning agents or anything abrasive.So for places in your home that are more likely to gather dirt or dust on the shutters, choose plantation shutters that are easier to clean such as Polywood. Get More Information On Maintaining Your Plantation Shutters For more information about maintaining your plantation shutters in Phoenix and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below today! Disclaimer: Our cleaning methods work on all shutters sold by Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. While they may work on shutters made by other manufacturers, customers of those shutters should contact the manufacturer to obtain any specific cleaning instructions for those types of shutters.