- A professionally cleaned window with the proper technique and care can result in longer life for your windows. Some of the top reasons for having your windows cleaned are:
- Better view
- Professional & clean image
- Avoid glass degradation!
This last point, glass degradation, is one of the most important reasons for cleaning your glass as your windows, over time, will be contaminated with hard minerals, oxidation, acid rain, sea spray (for those of you near the coast), & from overspray (paint, mortar, caulking, etc...). What is commonly seen on windows and the biggest issue is hard water stains from sprinkler systems. With regular cleaning of your windows (I recommend twice a year), glass restoration can be avoided.
Even though when we run our hand over glass and feel the smoothness of it, glass is actually very porous and contains several peaks and valleys in it! Because glass is also a liquid it continues to harden over time. With glass being a porous material, it's easy to see how it can become very obstructed with any kind of pollutants finding its way to the glass. Thus the reason why the glass becomes "spotted" over time when it is not properly maintained. If the glass is left to these pollutants, you can see how the glass can become permanently damaged and irreversable in repair or cleaning. If the glass has been polluted with hard water stains for a long period of time, it's not a simple "spray & wipe" technique to remove these spots. This is where a professional is called in who has the proper equipment to basically remove thin layers of the glass in order to resurface the glass to a new look.
Once your windows are professionally cleaned they tend to stay cleaner for longer periods of time. Rain comes in and beats against the window and surprisingly after the glass is dry, typically no spots remain! Rain itself does not contain dirt so your windows continue to remain clean looking and dirt free! A professional window cleaner provides services to clean the windows, clean the screens, clean the window track, clean the window sills and clean your window frame. All for a fraction of the cost one would assume it is! All of the window cleaning is done with professional grade window cleaning soap and a squeegee. Look up on YouTube the professionals going after the title of 'World's Fastest Squeegee'...fun to watch these folks! As a professional window cleaner, I enjoy the work and enjoy mentoring the people who work for me, it is a service of immediate results.
So whether you call in the professionals or buy your own squeegee, maintain those windows at least twice a year!
Here's to keeping it clean!!