A step-by-step guide to cleaning and caring for a jet wash screen

A jet wash screen, like the broad selection we offer at Ace Shelters, can be an invaluable addition to your company’s jet wash. No matter where on your premises you have your jet wash located, you want to make sure that spray from the jet wash is contained as much as possible in the jet washing area. But how do you keep those jet wash screens looking their best?

Here are the key steps you need to know.

1. Establish a cleaning routine

One of the key things that makes jet wash screens, and all screens in fact, look tatty is a lack of proper regimented cleaning. Don’t leave it to chance, or when you just happen to remember. It’s important to make sure that you establish a timetable for cleaning your jet wash screens. How often this is depends on how often they’re used – for a jet wash that only sees a few customers a day, once a month will be more than enough. If your jet washing station is in constant use, however, you’ll want to consider cleaning it weekly, or even bi-weekly.

2. Use high quality cleaning products

It’s tempting to choose the cheapest cleaning products possible. Nobody likes cleaning, and it’s another investment you have to make so naturally you want to minimise it as much as possible. The issue is, however, that cheaper products can offer a false economy. Either they don’t really clean the screen very well, or at worst they may actually make it even worse than it was before, leaving a streaky and greasy finish. Invest in good quality cleaning products, do some research into customer reviews of those products to make sure you’re investing wisely.

3. The two bucket method

The two bucket method is a very simple approach to cleaning all manner of things, from cars themselves to windows and screens. The basis of it is that you have one bucket that is kept fresh for your soapy water, and then a second bucket for you to rinse your cloth or sponge in after it has been used. It’s worth doing this because your sponge will pick up grit and grime from the screen as it wipes across it, the last thing you want to do is introduce that back into your clean water. It will have the effect of simply smearing the grease and grime further over the screen.

4. Check for damage

While you’re washing the jet wash screen it’s an excellent chance for you to also carry out a periodic condition check. Check the screens for any chips, and give the frame a thorough look to see if you can spot any damage. If you’ve bought your jet wash screen from Ace Shelters it will be made from durable hot-dip galvanised mild steel with high-grade aluminium extrusions. This means it’s going to be both highly durable and resistant to the elements. But damage can still occur, and if you spot damage it’s better to get it repaired as quickly as possible while it’s still an easy fix.