There’s a saying about only getting out of something what you put into it. This is a great motto for the way you take care of your home. Whichever elements you neglect will repay the favor overtime. So it makes sense to pay attention to the glass in your home. From its windows to the shower glass in your bathroom, properly maintaining it doesn’t need to be hard, but it can still be productive.
Let’s first begin by addressing your windows. Once every week or so, make it a priority to give them a normal cleaning. Any over-the-counter product should suffice here. Amongst other things, a regular cleaning like this will allow the outside light in and take care of any unsightly streaks that may have formed.
How often you need to clean the outside of your windows is a judgment call based on where you live, how many windows you have, what kind and how dirty they get. If you have hopper or jalousie windows or some other version that makes cleaning the outside a breeze, consider doing it whenever you handle the indoor side.
Whenever you clean, inspect the glass itself for cracks or damage. Pay attention too to any moisture that may be forming on the inside. Any of these characteristics mean your glass is being compromised.
Each window shouldn’t take much more than a minute. However, once a year, the whole process should be replaced by a much more thorough version. This should involve inspecting each window, lubricating the moving parts and cleaning extensively.
Consider using a small paintbrush in order to clean debris and dirt out of the channels along your window. A vacuum attachment or a device small enough that you can suck up loose dust and dirt is helpful too. Lubricate the channels and locks with WD-40 or a similar product.
The better a job you do of keeping your shower glass clean, the newer your shower will always appear. This process begins by addressing the actual water in your home. Hard water will always tack years on the life of your shower glass. It’s also important that you use a squeegee or microfiber towel after each shower to wipe water off the glass. Believe it or not, water damage can affect your shower’s glass permanently, leading to costly replacements.
So whether it’s your windows or shower glass, be sure you’re taking necessary steps to clean and maintain it. Otherwise, you’ll lose the benefit of having such beautiful features and need to spend serious money on solutions.