Maintaining a house takes a lot of time and effort. There are so many things that you need to take care of. For example, there’s the floor, doors, windows, gardens, roof, furniture arrangements etc. In this article, we are focusing on how you can keep the glass surfaces of your house clean.
Depending on the environment that you live in, the frequency of cleaning will differ, For example, if you live in a coastal environment where the wind always brings in dust and grime, you will be expected to clean the windows every three months. But generally, you can start cleaning every six months to make sure the windows in your house are spotless and gleaming. Sometimes due to unavoidable reasons, you will find scratches on glass. You can call for glass repairs to take care of the damage.
You have to take care not to scratch the glass when you clean. Otherwise, you might damage the glass and need a window replacement. If you need specifics on the matter of cleaning, you will need to contact an expert provider who will have knowledge on how to take care of different types of glass. They will also have access to a large variety of cleaning equipment. You will have to protect the glass during construction. The type of cleaning material you use is also important. You have to use a cleaning agent that is free of grit so that it doesn’t scratch the glass and leave markings. You can wipe the surface of the glass by using a damp cloth which has a couple of drops of methylated spirits. Once you have finished wiping, be sure to polish it dry with a soft cloth. The care for reflective glass or high performance glass will be a little different from normal glass. To prevent causing and damage, it is better to read the instructions given by the manufacturer. When you pick up cleaning agents, read the instructions on the bottle to see if they are safe to use on glass.
There are a few things you should never do when you clean glass. If there is paint on the surface, you should never use a metal scraper to remove it. This will leave scratches. What you can do is dab at the spot with a sponge and liberal amounts of water. If the cleaning agent contains hydrofluoric acid or phosphoric acid, it is not good to use on the surface due to their corrosive action.
The time of day also matters when cleaning the glass. Try not to clean when the glass is in direct sunlight or when it is heated up. The cleaning solutions shouldn’t come into contact with the edges of laminated glass, mirrors and double glazed glass. Some of the cleaning agents you should avoid are abrasive cleaners, harsh materials, scouring pads and powder based cleaners. The way you use the glass has an effect on the longevity of it as well. Try not to use adhesives or tape on the glass surface as it can stain it. You should also stay away from hosing down the windows as they might not be able to withstand the force and may result in a leak.