There’s nothing better than clean, clear windows and natural light to banish the winter blues. That’s why cleaning your commercial glass windows and doors should be part of your fall maintenance routine. Regular cleaning and checks for wear and tear can prolong the life of your glass doors and windows and uncover needed repairs. Here are a few of our top tips for keeping your commercial glass in good shape.
How to Clean Commercial Glass Windows and Doors
Whether you plan to clean your commercial glass windows and doors yourself or outsource it to your maintenance crew, use a professional-strength cleaning solution and have a squeegee and a microfiber cloth on hand to wipe away grit and grime.
If you have tinted windows or wood-framed windows, avoid cleaning solutions that contain ammonia, as ammonia can corrode tinting and stain wood. If you have vinyl graphics, paint, or other substances on your window that you would like to remove, wet down the glass and use a razor to carefully scrape the substances off. To avoid scratches, always move the razor in a single direction, and never use a razor on tinted glass.
Check for Wear and Tear and Other Damage
When you’re cleaning your commercial glass, be sure to check all surfaces for damage and normal wear and tear. Inspect the glass as well as window framing, door jambs, and lock mechanisms. You may find a chip or two or even a small crack in the glass. Or, you may find that your windows are permanently foggy from a leak between glass panels. Inspect the seals around your windows and the hardware on your windows and doors. Seals and hardware are important parts of your commercial glass’s structure. If not properly maintained, they can cause damage to the glass.
Schedule Needed Commercial Glass Repairs
Adding glass cleaning to your fall maintenance can pay off in the future, as you may uncover minor issues now that could become expensive fixes if they failed over the winter. Be sure to resolve any issues you find in your inspection before the colder weather sets in. A glass repair and replacement shop like Glass Source can fix chips and cracks in your windows and glass doors. We can also replace leaky, foggy windows as well as any hardware or seals that are worn out or damaged.
If your fall maintenance checklist includes your commercial glass, get in touch with Glass Source. Our expert team can help you keep your windows and glass doors in great shape. Contact us today.