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How To Clean Glass

Glass materials are increasingly preferred because of their durability and high aesthetics, bringing a luxurious look to housing projects and construction work. However, after some time of use, it is easy to become blurry and dusty if the glass is not cleaned regularly and appropriately.

Why should you clean your glasses regularly?

The Chicago school of architecture belongs to modern architecture and is also the beginning of the world-famous glass. Architects used glass to create the first skyscrapers' expansive windows in the nineteenth century. Later, the Chicago school of architecture was introduced globally and became prevalent in building design and construction.

 

Reliance Building – KTS Sullivan và Atwood (Chicago, 1894-1895)

 

However, glass maintenance and cleaning aid in preserving its essential beauty for a variety of reasons, including:

The glare of the glass surface

Glass is a material used to build doors, windows, etc., and this is a place where contact with people and the surrounding environment. Therefore, it is easy to get dirty and needs to be cleaned to ensure the glaring surface, stain, and blur limitation.

Operation guarantee

Glass is not only used for decoration but also chosen in design and construction to ensure natural light for the area. Therefore, cleaning the glass helps to exploit this feature thoroughly and provides the necessary amount of natural light.

Extending the life of the floor

Cleaning glass expedites the removal of stains, thereby retarding corrosion and oxidation. It detects and predicts damage without difficulty and on time, reducing the cost of repairing and replacing facade glass.

Improve the floor’s aesthetic

The exterior makes the first impression when a Customer visits the office. It is also a factor that influences the brand image and customer evaluation. Therefore, businesses are always concerned with glass cleaning.

 

Regular glass cleaning improves the aesthetics and longevity of the glass.

 

Glass cleaning with a squeegee - the perfect cleaning solutions

Glass cleaning with a squeegee is the most popular method and uses a specialized kit to clean dirt, stains, and blur on the surface of the glass. 

The components of the squeegee

  • Microfibre soft applicator wiper has a compact design, a T-shaped handlebar, and fine fiber with high absorbability, helping to clean dirt better. Based on the area of glass cleaning, you choose a different microfibre size for preliminary cleaning before using a squeegee. 
  • The squeegee has a design of different sizes, such as 25cm, 35cm, 45cm, and 55cm. It includes a T-shaped handlebar and a smooth rubber blade to remove or control the liquid flow on a glass surface.
  • An ergonomic handle is an attached tool to help clean glass in areas beyond reach. It is usually made of ultralight aluminum with many different sizes for flexibility in glass cleaning.

The components of the squeegee

 

Squeegee method

  • Straight pulls are a method that helps employees to perform the glass cleaning without missing any dirt. Besides, the characteristic of this job is working at height, when using this method will save your energy and make use of it as possible.
  • Horizontal squeegee: this method is used for stubborn stains, while straight pulls can be difficult to remove. At the same time, when the employees maintain a working posture will be easy to get tired. Using a horizontal squeegee make sure that the stains are removed.
  • The swivel or fan method is a high-efficiency method with the power to remove dirt on glass surfaces quickly and easily. 

 

Horizontal squeegee method

 

Glass cleaning process with a squeegee

Step 1: Prepare a tool and glass cleaning chemicals

Depending on the area of the glass cleaning surface and the level of dirt, We choose the suitable glass cleaning tools and chemicals. If the glass is only dust and fingerprints, you can use a solution such as clean water, white vinegar, cornstarch, alcohol, etc., according to a separate formula to clean the glass

For stubborn stains that are difficult to clean with usual solutions, We use specialized glass cleaning chemicals to ensure the cleanliness and quality of the glass. 

Step 2: Glass cleaning

Dip the microfiber soft applicator wiper into the prepared chemical solution, and then wipe the surface of the glass. Choose the appropriate glass cleaning method based on the type of stain, and clean from top to bottom so that each successive layer overlaps the previous one. Then, dry the rubber clip with a soft cloth to remove the dirt and chemicals from the squeegee. Remove the water from the glass's edges with a dry cloth.

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Step 3: Cleaning 

During the process of cleaning glass, chemicals will inevitably drip onto the floor or door sill. Therefore, after finishing, the cleaning staff should conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that no chemicals or water residue remain.

 

Straight pulls method

 

Notes on cleaning glass

Cleaning glass on a cloudy day

The sun can prematurely dry the window washing fluid, leaving residue and streaks. If you wait for a cloudy day to wash your windows, the cleaning solution will remain until you wipe it away, and you will end up with a brilliant streak-free shine.

Clean corners with cotton swabs

No matter how hard you try, residue seems to build up in the corners of the glass, and it can be very difficult to get to that residue unless you have the right tool. Cotton swabs are ideal for cleaning those hard-to-reach areas of the windows in your home. It's a perfect size and does the trick!​

Clean the glass from top to bottom

During the glass cleaning, you should be paid attention to the direction of cleaning. If you wipe from the bottom up, it will easily leave stains. Because the glass cleaning solution will drip during the cleaning process. 

Cleaning small parts

When cleaning glass, you should divide the glass into small areas that help you save chemicals and achieve higher efficiency. If spray on the whole of the glass, the liquid may dry before you clean it and easily leave stains on the surface.

Ensure safety when cleaning glass

In the cleaning process, you have to comply with the user manual and equip protective gear to ensure safety. In addition, for the facade glass, you can check equipment such as climbing rope, safety padlock, safety helmet, etc. At the same time, avoid sticky chemicals in the eyes and falling equipment during cleaning.

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During glass cleaning, special attention is paid to ensure safety.

 

Leading in the field of industrial cleaning, the glass cleaning service provided by Care Vietnam always performs following the correct process and complies with the criteria during the construction process. Besides, We always take care and are meticulous in each stage to bring the best result for Customers. 

We are understanding that cleaning glass - special cleaning facade glass is a complicated job with high difficulty in both the scale and implementation. Therefore, Care Vietnam is fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for the staff. All employees working at height have been trained professionally and awarded safety certificates for working at height from prestigious organizations such as Quatest 2, Quatest 3. We use modern tower climbing equipment imported from big brands such as Petzl, Protecta (Europe)… We are committed to providing service of the best quality.

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