A greenhouse, like any other building, will require maintenance from time to time. The frame and glass will accumulate dust through the seasons, which will need to be removed. Solar Innovations, Inc. does not recommend using harsh chemicals. A solution of water, vinegar, and dish detergent will work well to clean the glass and frame. The key is to remove any dirt build-up from the frame, which will prevent future maintenance issues. Operable window and vent tracks need to be cleaned and checked to maintain proper function. Always test your greenhouse accessories, including: heating, cooling, shades, operable vents and windows as a new season approaches. Motorized operations, such as ridge vents, will need lubricated from time to time. Leaves will also need to be removed from the gutters, just like those located on your home..
Greenhouse Cleaning Solution Recipe
1 gallon of water
2 ounces of vinegar (More or less vinegar may be needed based on the mineral content of your water.)
1-2 drops of dish detergent (Adding more detergent will make the water too foamy and will not provide the desired result.)
Note: Depending upon finish, additional care will apply.