Glass and aluminum near me? The windows of your store are an important part of your business. Think of it as a face that attracts and invites people. They set the first impression of your brand. The way you display your products is not just the only factor influencing customers’ purchase decisions. It’s also about how spotless the windows are.
Dirty windows discourage potential customers, and they give off the vibe that you don’t care about hygiene. From dust to bird droppings and dirt, there are plenty of things that can mar your store’s window and its reputation.
Now that you know why cleaning your storefront windows is important, let’s find out how to do it:
Buy the Right Cleaning Equipment
Start by getting all the equipment a professional would use to clean the window. While a professional cleaning service will save you from the hassle of taking on this task, you can make your cleaning solution and repurpose items if you don’t have room in the budget.
Here’s what you will need:
- Wide Bucket
- Lint-free rags
- Replacement rubber blades
Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
Commercial glass cleaners have alcohol in them. They create a thin film on the glass that attracts moisture and dust. If you want to get rid of those white streaks on your window, using a DIY solution is a better choice. Here’s how to make one:
- Water: 2 Cups
- White Vinegar: ¼ Cup
- Dishwashing Detergent: ½ Teaspoon
Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the window with the solution and use a soft cloth to remove any stains. Spray the window with the solution again, wet a squeegee, and then wipe the window from edge to edge. Clean the squeegee blade in between strokes.
It’s important to dry the windows properly because even the slightest moisture can accumulate dirt and leave behind a cakey mess. The best way to properly clean windows is to use a squeegee, and if you still see a spot, you can always use a microfiber cloth.
While double wiping might seem more effective, avoid doing it. First, wipe with the squeegee, and the second with a microfiber cloth is enough.
Don’t Forget the Inside
You have cleaned your storefront’s windows, but something is missing. You can’t seem to put your finger on it. Let us tell you what: You forgot to clean them from the inside. From fingertips touching the glass to kids pressing up against the windows, you can’t imagine the type of mess the inside sees.
Always Use a Damp Cloth
Let’s say that you have cleaned the windows from top to bottom. After a few hours, you see a spot on the glass that makes you annoyed. Instead of spraying the window with a DIY solution, simply use a damp cloth to remove the spot and ensure no white streaks are left behind.
Sky Building Materials is a premium glass and mirror company in Dallas, Texas. It offers insulated and frameless glass for residential and commercial applications. They have an extensive list of products, including doors, windows, door and shower hardware, and glass enclosures. To get in touch with them, call on 972-807-9616.
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