More than its products and services, your business is being judged. Customers will have a certain view of your business if your office or store looks rundown or unkempt. Before they purchase your offerings, curb appeal helps customers form a positive opinion about your business. Having a clear, shiny windows is a simple way to make your business look appealing. You can schedule commercial glass installation or commercial glass repair services if your windows are old. Today, we at M & M Glass would like to share some tips to keep your commercial windows clear and shiny.
Clean Window Tracks
Before spraying your cleaning solution, remove the dirt and dried debris from the window tracks. You’ll combine the debris into a gunk that will smear across the glass if you continue cleaning if you wet the tracks before clearing it. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment to lift up the loose dirt and dead bugs, or with a dry paper towel to remove the debris.
Check Windows Weep Holes
To allow water to drain, there are slits or openings in your windowsill. They could appear as small rectangular slits in or below the frame on the outside of your business. You can unblock them by pouring equal parts warm water and soap along the horizontal sill if you have weep holes. The stains are loosened and washed away with the remaining debris.
Window Cleaning Solution
There are many cleaning solutions in department and home improvement stores you can choose from. You want a non-streaking formula and doesn’t leave residue behind. The best over-the-counter solutions for your glass type can be recommended by your commercial glass installation contractor. Make your own clean solution by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda on the windowsill, then apply the vinegar mixture into the window tracks until the baking soda is saturated. Spray the vertical windowsill as the mixture sits for 5-10 minutes. Wipe them down after you scrub the dirt with a toothbrush. An obvious sign your commercial glass needs to be replaced is if none of these solutions are effective. You can use old toothbrushes, paper towels, and rags for cleaning the windowsill and tracks. You can use sponges, cloths, a squeegee, and anything that won’t scrape the glass to wipe down the glass. With a butter knife wrapped in a rag, you can clear out the corners of your window tracks carefully.
How Do You Remove Hard Water & Tough Stains from Windows?
Tough Stains – With a scraper or scrubbing sponge, you can remove tough window stains, like dried paint, leftover residue from window decals, and other such residues. You can scratch a window by using steel wools or metal scrubbers, so be sure to avoid them. Making your only option glass replacement, the toughest stains might be too baked into your glass to remove.
Hard Water Stains – Your windows likely have hard water stains if your window is near a sprinkler. Best removed with an over-the-counter cleaner specialized for hard water stains, or a vinegar solution are often caused by hard minerals. You can easily swipe the stains away after these cleaners break down the hard water minerals.