Updated: Jan 16
Removing hard water stains can be difficult, but preventing them is easy! Consider hiring a professional window cleaner to help with your spring cleaning list!
In this photo, you can see the difference between the panes stained with hard water deposits (right) compared to a restored version of the same glass (left)
Window cleaning is a service that falls to the wayside for many homeowners and small business managers. Among all of the other tasks required to maintain a property, it may seem superfluous to worry about the clarity of window panes; let’s face it, it’s a big job and requires great attention to detail.
With this in mind, here are a few reasons why this often neglected task may be costing you in the long-term:
Hard Water Stains
We’ve all seen it, whether on a glass shower-door or a window near sprinklers; the familiar white fogging that obstructs your view and adds a dingy haze to an otherwise undamaged window. The offender? Hard water.
“Hard water” refers to water with a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium that have dissolved to create a solution that is disastrous to the appearance of many surfaces. As hard water makes contact with and dries on glass, it leaves deposits of these minerals in the invisible pores of window panes and eventually leads to the unsightly stains we’re all so familiar with. Once these minerals have fully set-in, the time, effort and cost to remove them far exceeds that of avoidance.
Common reasons for hard water staining include but are not limited to:
Improper window cleaning methods
Pressure washing with hard water without immediate remediation
Continued contact from sprinkler overspray
Outdoor dust on windows coming in contact with pure rainwater.
Tree City Window Cleaners has the tools and know-how to help remove and prevent this unwanted event.
Tip #1 - Schedule Prevention
With scheduled and regular interior and exterior cleaning, our team will make all necessary efforts to ensure your panes remain up to snuff. Our hard water removal products are eco-friendly and effective, and although some old fashioned elbow grease is always required, we can confidently and safely remove tough stains and bring life back to your damaged windows!
Tip #2 - Cleaning Up The Curb
Curb appeal is an important factor in determining your home’s value. Window cleaning, pressure washing, and even blind cleaning are excellent ways to create an impeccable first impression for guests, realtors, appraisers and potential buyers! Compared with the value of other house cleaning services when preparing for a large gathering or sale of your home, window cleaning is one of the most cost-effective. Aside from outward appearances, keeping window tracks and frames free and clear of pet hair and dirt will prolong the functional lifetime of your windows which may preserve the value of your home and lend increased energy efficiency.
Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with some of the benefits of window washing and the necessity to stay on top of this tedious task, we’d love to show you all of the ways that we can take it off of your to-do list this year! Give us a call at 208-514-1841 or get a quote today!
As the old adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
By Joe Curet for Tree City Window Cleaners. January, 2022.