Why should I have my windows professionally cleaned?
Professional window washing dramatically improves the overall environment of your business. It brightens rooms, lightens the environment, and removes environmental allergens such as, grime, mold, and dust.
In addition, regular window cleaning should be a part of your overall maintenance plan for your building as it can help prevent the build up of corrosive material that may result in window damaging stains and/or mineral deposits.
What is the ANSI/IWCA I 14.1?
The ANSI/IWCA I 14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard is the new safety standard in the window cleaning industry. It includes guidelines for both the window cleaner and the building owner/manager.
Does Crystal Clean provide services other than window cleaning?
Crystal Clean provides a full offering around professional window washing related services. You can find out more about what other services we provide under our Services section.
What about stains and mineral deposits?
Failure to remove stains and mineral deposits can result in the permanent damage to the glass. Standard window cleaning does not remove already present stains and mineral deposits. However, at Crystal Clean, we do provide stain and mineral deposit removal upon request. Ask us how you can receive a free consultation of your window stains and mineral deposits.
What causes stains and mineral deposits?
Stains and mineral deposits on glass are often the result of:
- corrosion from building run off
- air pollution
- exhaust pollution
- misdirected sprinklers
- leaching of minerals from surrounding construction materials (concrete, mortar, etc.)
- corrosive cleaning chemicals
- improper installation
- poor maintenance
At Crystal Clean, we strive to help you accurately assess the factors resulting in the stain or mineral deposits on your windows and then provide the information necessary to help you make an informed decision on how best to correct the problem.
What type of glass restoration services do you provide?
Windows that have a rough texture or a hazy/cloudy appearance are windows that need glass restoration for proper maintenance. Our restoration process includes specialized solutions and procedures that will dissolve away the mineral deposits and building runoff materials from the glass surface. This will help to prevent more deposits later and establish a glass surface that can be easily cleaned on a regular basis.
Our process has the ability to dissolve alkaline residues and ridges that are built up on the glass as a result of corrosive materials. In most cases, the glass will be restored to a clean, clear, like-new appearance.
There are cases in which corrosion over the years has damaged the glass to such a degree that replacement in the only option. Before that is concluded, a restoration process should be considered to avoid a costly replacement. Contact us for a free consultation on your window condition.
What type of glass surface protectant services do you provide?
After a regular cleaning and/or the restoration cleaning process, we apply a glass surface protectant solution. This protectant bonds to the glass surface and forms an invisible shield. This protecting process will resist scratches and abrasions significantly more than untreated glass. The windows will remain cleaner longer and routine maintenance becomes more effective due to the fact that mineral deposits, water marks, and abrasive materials no longer bond with the glass.
What about scratched glass?
Scratched glass is a serious issue in the window cleaning industry and at Crystal Clean, we do everything we can to prevent glass scratches and to inform our customers on the best ways they can prevent scratched glass. We strongly suggest that you read the articles by Dan Fields, of Field Construction Services Inc., by clicking on the “Resources” section at www.stopstrachedglass.com