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What You Should Know About Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains are not only unsightly, but they can also damage your windows. Most businesses have dealt with these stubborn deposits one time or another, and they can be a major nuisance. If you ignore them, they will continue to build up into a thick, white, hazy coating over your windows, giving them an undesirable, impenetrable texture.

What are hard water stains anyways?

Hard water deposits on your windows are derived from water with a high mineral content, usually consisting of magnesium, calcium, lime  and other compounds. This type of water is often found in industrialized areas, and can be a potentially disrupting and damaging factor for your business.

What does hard water do to your windows?

Glass is a very porous material. When hard water gets in contact with glass windows, it can form intense water spots that are not only unsightly, but extremely stubborn and hard to get rid of. If you don’t take care of these spots quickly, they can puncture the surface of the windows, causing irreparable damage to your place of business, and deterring people from entering.

Stage 1

This stage occurs directly after hard water reaches the surface of your windows. Once it evaporates, it leaves behind visible spots. Luckily, at this stage, these spots can be pretty easy to remove with regular window scrubbing.

Stage 2

This stage occurs when you’ve allowed the hard water to sit on your windows for a bit. The mineral deposit starts to build up to a point where it has a white, pasty look. It becomes more difficult to remove the spots with normal scrubbing, and more extreme methods are necessary.

Stage 3

You don’t want your windows to get to stage 3. This is when the hard water stains have built up so much that they have punctured the pores of the glass. It can cause serious damage to the glass and the frame, and no matter how hard you try, your regular cleaning methods do not work. At this point, your only choice is to call a professional for help.

What can you do?

If you have hard water stains on your commercial property’s windows, call a professional window cleaner, like KEVCO,  as soon as possible. The quicker you get expert assistance with this issue, the better. Keep your business looking pristine and your customers happy by keeping your windows crystal clean. Call KEVCO now to schedule commercial service, or fill out this special offer today!

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