Tips for Maintaining Commercial Windows

People judge your business by more than the services and products you offer. If your store or office appears unmaintained or old, clients will have a particular view of your business. Curb appeal helps clients form a positive opinion about your business before they buy your services or products.  

An easy way to make your business look attractive is to have shiny and clear windows. If your windows are old, you should consider replacing them with a new egress window Minneapolis installation project.  

However, if you already installed new windows and simply want to maintain its shiny look, here are some tips to follow: 

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Getting Rid of Stains 

  • Tough Stains 

You can remove tough window stains, such as leftover residue from window decals, dried paint, and more, using a scrubbing sponge or scraper. You should not utilize metal scrubbers or steel wools since these things will scratch the window.  

The most stubborn stains may be too baked into your glass. You’ll have a hard time getting rid of this. If that’s the case, your best bet is to completely replace the window.  

  • Hard Water 

Your windows probably have hard water stains if they are near a sprinkler. Oftentimes, these are caused by hard minerals. Fortunately, you can get rid of them using an over-the-counter cleaner that is specifically designed for hard water stains. If you like to make your solution, you can try vinegar.  

These cleaners can break down the hard water minerals so you can get rid of them easily.  

Selecting Your Cleaning Tools 

For cleaning the window tracks and sill, you can utilize rags, paper towels, and old toothbrushes. If you want to wipe down the glass, you can use a squeegee, cloths, sponges, or anything that will not scrape the surface.  

You can also carefully clear out the corners of your window tracks by covering a butter knife with a clean rag.  

Selecting the Cleaning Solution 

There are tons of cleaning solutions that you can purchase in home improvement shops and grocery stores. Make sure you search for a formula that is non-streaking. It should not leave any residue behind.  

A professional glass installation company can also recommend the ideal over-the-counter solutions for your glass type.  

Furthermore, you can create your solution by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and water. First, sprinkle some baking soda on the window sill. Next, spray the solution into the window tracks until the baking soda is saturated. Then, leave the mixture to sit for a couple of minutes. Lastly, use a toothbrush to scrub the dirt.  

Cleaning the Window Tracks 

Before you spray any cleaning solution, make sure you get rid of dried debris and dirt from the window tracks. You will only mix the debris into gunk if you wet the tracks before you clear it. This will result in gunk that will smear across the glass.  

Make sure you use a dry paper towel to brush off the debris. It’s also ideal to use a vacuum with a brush attachment to lift the loose dirt when cleaning your windows.