Expo Glass & Aluminium Trust
How to Keep Windows Clean Longer
certainly appreciates their clean windows and wants to enjoy those
beautiful views and reflections for as long as possible. So here are a
few helpful tips that will help keep your windows looking great even
OUTSIDE THE HOME
have exterior mounted screens it is best to have them cleaned with your
window cleaning. Dust and pollen that gets trapped in the screen mesh
will wash onto the glass during a rain shower. During the winter when
the windows are not opened, you can remove the screens and store them
for the season. In the warm months screens can be removed from the
windows that are never opened.
Keep your braai area at least 1.5
meters away from any windows or doors. This will stop splattering sauce,
grease, smoke and oils from landing on your newly cleaned glass.
trees and bushes trimmed away from the home. Trees and bushes give off
pollens that can gather on the glass just like dust. Keeping them
trimmed back away from the home will reduce the amount of pollen that
will accumulate on the glass.
Keep your garden sprinklers from
watering the windows. Windows that are in the path of a sprinkler system
will get stained from mineral deposits. These types of stains will
eventually etch the glass and cause permanent damage.
INSIDE THE HOME
your furnace air filters regularly. Keeping the air filter clean in
your heating/cooling system will reduce the amount of indoor airborne
dust that would otherwise accumulate not only on your windows but your
home furnishings as well.
If you burn candles in your home for
ambiance, fragrance or whatever, keep the candles away from the windows.
This will reduce the amount of smoke residue that will form on the
glass. Also, some candles will emit more smoke and soot then others, so
when buying candles ask the retailer which ones will generate the least
amount of smoke and soot. Have your heating/cooling air ducts cleaned.
Cleaning the air ducts is especially helpful in new construction and
newly remodeled homes. Drywall dust from construction that has gathered
inside of the ducts gets circulated throughout the home when the system
runs. Cleaning the ducts will eliminate this source of dust and keep
both your home and windows cleaner longer.
Run the kitchen
exhaust fan when cooking. By operating the kitchen exhaust fan while
cooking, your kitchen and dining windows will stay cleaner longer
because much of the airborne oils will be removed from the environment.
remember, rain does not make the windows dirty, dirt does. Dust
accumulates on the outside of the glass from lawn mowers, leaf blowers,
tree pollen, car exhaust and many other sources. When it rains, the
water droplets push the dust into different patterns and after the water
dries the dust remains on the glass. This new "mud residue" is now
highly visible because it is no longer uniformly settled. Clean glass
will stay clean after a rain because once the rain water dries, there is
nothing left behind to obscure the view.