Cleaning Patio Door Tracks

Patio doors collect dirt and sand in their tracks and once the track of the patio door gets dirty the patio door does not slide back and forth as well. It gets sticky and hard to move when the patio door track has dirt and grime in it. Every so often you need to clean the track of your patio door out so that the door can continue to slide back and forth easily. If you don’t keep the track of your patio door clean you may even do damage to the patio door.

Dirt from the outside and the inside collects in the track of a patio door. When people walk through the patio door dirt falls off their feet and collects in the track of the patio door. Wind can also pick up dirt and blow it into the track of the patio door.

You can clean out the track of the patio door with a vacuum cleaner. Put on the tool for small places and suck out the dirt as much as you can from the track while the patio door is open. Then close the door and suck the dirt from the other part of the track.

After you have vacuumed out as much of the loose dirt that you can from the patio door track you need to clean the sticky dirt off of the patio door track. Soak a soft rag with some hot water and put some soft soap on it. Wipe the rag into the track several times until the dirt is out of the track. You will have to move the rag often to collect the dirt so the dirt does not fall back into the patio door track. Do this with the patio door open and then do the other side of the track with the patio door closed.

You can also use a cleaner in a spray bottle to clean out the patio door track. You can use an all-purpose cleaner to spray into the track and then take a rag and wipe out the patio door track until it is clean. You can just use a spray bottle filled with vinegar to spray into the track and wipe to get the dirt out of the patio door track.

Patio door tracks are pretty easy to clean. You should clean out the track of your patio door every week more or less depending on how much you use the patio door.

By Donna DanielsYahoo! Contributor Network

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