Do's and don'ts when cleaning glass doors and windows
You’ve purchased your new steel frame glass door or window, and now it’s time to care for it. Properly cleaning your new product will help it maintain a fresh out the box look and prevent early deterioration.
Cleaning your door’s glass panels involves preparing the area in which you’ll be working, as well as having the right products and tools to clean.
It is recommended to use high-quality cleaning products for the care of your new or existing high-quality doors and windows. Choosing the right product can make your cleaning process easier, as well as keeping your high end doors and windows looking great for a longer period of time. Cleaning products come in all presentations, the most popular being a trusty spray or foam, but look out for ammonia-based products, as they can be harmful to health.
Avoid damaging your brand new high end door or window by using the right tools for the job. Scrubbing with an abrasive sponge can scratch your glass, damaging it permanently. A squeegee is highly recommended for cleaning, an inexpensive tool that gets the job done easily and safely.
Clean in sections
Cleaning in sections will make the process easier, allowing you to evenly clean the surface without missing any details. If you're using sprays or products that may drip down a surface, remember to always clean the top half first, as to avoid dripping the previously cleaned surface.
Safety comes first
When cleaning exterior windows, it’s important to take safety precautions. Use protective gear, such as glasses and gloves. Check your weather forecast for the day in advance to make sure that bad weather won’t ruin your hard work. Also, if the windows that need cleaning are above one-story high, it is recommended to hire a professional in order to avoid unnecessary risks on your part.
- Evaluate the level of dirtiness before cleaning to ensure you have the right amount of products to complete the task.
- Use warm water to easily eliminate spots of dirt.
- Citrus solutions are your best friend when cleaning scum and grease.