How to Wash Mosquito Nets
You've noticed that the accumulated dirt on the mosquito net on your window, but you ask yourself: How do I wash a mosquito net? The first answer is that it depends on the type of installation, but whatever kind of net you have at home, you'll be able to clean it in depth and thus ensure that the insect can not squeeze through into your home. So do not wait to discover this OneHowto article on how to wash mosquito nets.
The cleaning method for mosquito nets will vary depending on the type of installation you have available, that is, if they are fixed, removable, roller, decorative or outdoor... In either case, it is essential to clean them frequently to remove dust, insects, pollen and any other dirt. Similarly, if you are allergic to any of these flying insects you should perform this type of cleaning more regularly to prevent potential allergy outbursts.
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For any outdoor nets, if you can remove them or take them off the window, the task will be much easier, since you can use pressurized water a hose or tap to remove accumulated dust on the grid. If you can not remove the screen, as is the case with the roller net or those which are attached with nails, it is more appropriate to use a sponge soaked in a bucket of soapy water; You can use the same liquid detergent you use to wash dishes.
Also, you can use a clothes brush -without rubbing too much so it doesn't break- to make sure that no dirt accumulates in the cells of the screen grid and, for a perfect finish, use an old toothbrush to reach every corner. You can dip the brushes in the mixture of soapy water and, if it is very dirty, you can try to add some ammonia or liquid degreaser so the dirt gets off more easily.
Then use a cloth or damp rag in only water to rinse the mosquito net and remove all traces of soap. We advise you to rinse the cloth several times to prevent foam building up and the net not being cleaned properly; Also make sure the window frame or the edges of the screen are completely clean or your work will have been in vain.
When drying the mosquito net, you can use a dry cloth to remove excess water or, -as the best option- let it air dry. This is because according to the cloth you use, it is possible that lint accumulates in the mosquito net and prove counterproductive, as if it had not been cleaned. At the time that the screen is completely clean and dry, you can put it back in the window or door, if it has been dismantled.
On the other hand, if you have a decorative mosquito net the solution is different due to the fact that the fabric used is more delicate and, if not washed properly, could shrink or change shape.
First of all you'll have to fill your bathroom sink or bidet with lukewarm water and add a spot of washing powder or liquid and stir it around so it is perfectly mixed. Put the mosquito net in the water and leave it there for 2 to 3 minutes. Gently stir the net around in the water, being careful to not cause any tears.
Carefully take the net out of the water and empty the sink. Do not wring the net as it can deform it. Instead, shake it gently to get rid of the excess water.
Fill in the sink or bidet with water once more and add the net in order to rinse it out.
To dry it, again, do not wring it, place it in between two towels to get rid of the water and spread it out completely on a table, sofa or piece of furniture until it's completely dried.
Also, at OneHowto we explain some other tips to keep mosquitoes away from your home and especially your skin:
- How to keep mosquitoes away with citronella
- How to make a trap for mosquitoes
- Making a homemade insecticide for mosquitoes
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