There are many reasons why you should have your home’s windows cleaned on a regular basis. If you are like the vast majority of homeowners in the Valley of the Sun, your decision comes down to addressing one of four motivations.
- The most common reason homeowners get their windows cleaned is that they have out of town guests coming to visit and they want them to enjoy the beautiful desert vistas surrounding their home.
- A second reason that homeowners clean their windows is that they are listing their home for sale on the MLS. Their realtor probably had placed it on the “To Do” list right along with eliminate clutter and freshen up the paint. History has shown that fresh cleaned windows help houses sell faster and at a higher price.
- A third reason that homeowners clean their windows is in preparation to celebrate important family holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
- A fourth reason that homeowners clean their windows is that it is part of their annual spring cleaning project. Some owners prefer to clean their windows in September as soon as the summer monsoons are over.
As it turns out, there is another VERY important reason to keep a home’s window clean.
At the microscopic level, glass is actually a very porous material that exhibits “honeycomb” like patterns on the surface. Left uncleaned for extended periods of time, the pores in the honeycomb surface attract organic and inorganic contaminants which react chemically with the glass firmly bonding to its surface. Constant radiant energy from the sun and the high ambient temperatures found in our arid desert climate accelerate this natural corrosion process.
What does damaged glass look like?
New glass is bright and sparkling, easy to see through and easy to clean and keep clean. If not regularly cleaned, glass easily becomes stained and discolored, difficult to see through, difficult to clean and keep clean. The surface of the glass also possesses hydrophilic properties and is over time subjected to a corrosion process that will make the surface rougher and therefore it’s damage greater, in some cases irreversibly.
Want your windows and doors to look great and last a long time?
No problem! Just keep your interior and exterior glass clean. Professionally clean your exterior glass whenever dirt, organic residue, and/or hard water staining appears-typically every 6 to 12 months. Professionally clean interior glass at least once every 12 months.