With architectural trends across the world including using increasing amounts of glass it is becoming more and more important to ensure that you are caring for your windows to maximise their appearance and ensure their longevity preventing future replacement costs. As the building manager, strata manager, or homeowner you may not even be aware of the damage that everyday pollutants have on your windows and frames.
Windows are subjected to different weather conditions every day. Dirt, dust, and pathogens that are seemingly harmless can actually cause deterioration which stains the glass and frames to a point where the damage can not be reversed. This means that windows need regular attention to prevent damage. Many people believe that windows are made from robust materials like steel and glass and that cleaning them annually is not a high priority. At Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning, we often see commercial windows, strata buildings, and residential windows that have been left for a number of years, and the customer is surprised when we are unable to remove all of the stainings. Some might say that having your windows professionally cleaned is expensive and unnecessary, but what does it really cost when you don’t get them cleaned?
The most common problem that happens is hard water staining. Hard water staining is caused when water runs over a building carrying tiny particles of cement, render, paint, etc, and embed in the porous glass. If windows are washed regularly these particles will be washed off the glass but over time they will embed in the glass. However, if left unchecked, regular cleaning will not be enough and instead, glass restoration processes will need to be carried out by professional window cleaners. There are some hard water stain removal chemicals you can buy to remove these stains, however, these need to be applied correctly. If not done correctly, these chemicals may further cause damage rather than help. Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning have extensive experience in regards to treating hard water stains. Shimmer Glass and Pressure cleaning are very experienced in cleaning windows of commercial, strata and residential properties.
Preventing your building and glass from deterioration is the best way to save on future costs. Getting a reliable window cleaner to schedule a regular clean twice or at the very least once a year will ensure that your windows stay in good shape longer. If you live on a coastal property, having your windows cleaned once a quarter is more preferable to reduce the continuous salt build-up. Take note that the more often you clean your windows, the less likely it will lose its integrity. If you’re unsure about the condition of your windows call a window cleaning professional to assess the situation for you.
Don’t let your windows deteriorate to a condition where it becomes beyond repair. Book a regular booking with Shimmer Glass and Pressure Cleaning by visiting their website www.shimmerglasscleaning.com.au or you may call 1300 090 914 to speak to a customer solution specialist.