At Moyes Glass, our custom commercial windows and mirrors are crafted with precision and designed with longevity in mind. To ensure your investment stands the test of time, elevating the aesthetics of your commercial space for years to come, it’s important to perform regular maintenance.
To ensure you know how to take care of your property, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to commercial window maintenance. No matter whether you’re looking to maintain the clarity of the display windows at your retail store or keep the mirrors in your fitting rooms in pristine condition, these tips will keep your glass surfaces sparkling.
General Maintenance Tips
No matter the specifics of your custom-made Moyes Glass solutions — a wall of windows at the entrance to your facility, a mirror in your public bathroom, or energy-efficient windows in your multi-unit residential building — the following commercial window maintenance tips will help you keep your glass in tip-top shape.
Use Appropriate Cleaning Tools
To avoid damage, it’s crucial to select appropriate cleaning tools. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your windows and mirrors, as they can scratch the glass. Instead, opt for soft microfiber cloths, squeegees, and non-abrasive cleaners, which are ideal for protecting the brilliant shine of your glass surfaces.
Even if there are no obvious issues with your windows and mirrors, it’s still a good idea to schedule periodic professional inspections to ensure the longevity and performance of your custom installations. Experienced technicians have the expertise to identify potential problems that may go unnoticed during routine cleaning or maintenance.
If you or a technician identify any issues, it’s important to address them promptly. Delaying repairs could lead to more extensive and costly repairs in the future. Whether it’s a cracked window or scratched mirror, quick action ensures your glass surfaces remain in top condition.
Provide training and guidelines to your staff regarding commercial window maintenance and mirror cleaning. Clear expectations will help maintain consistency and ensure everyone involved understands the best ways to take care of these key elements of your property.
Commercial Window Maintenance
Whether your office building has a wall of windows or your retail store has a big display window, regular commercial window maintenance is essential.
The first step in commercial window maintenance is regular cleaning to wipe away fingerprints, dust, smudges, and accumulated grime. Not only does this enhance the visual appeal of your window, but it prevents the build-up of substances over time that can damage their integrity.
Regular cleaning is especially important for display windows and entrance windows. Crystal-clear windows showcase your displays, creating a welcoming atmosphere that is more likely to attract customers.
Inspection for Damage
Regularly inspect your windows for signs of damage, including chips, cracks, or scratches. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent further damage down the line, ensuring the longevity of your commercial windows. If you notice any issues, contact a professional technician to assess and repair the damage.
For optimal performance, make sure your window seals are intact and well-maintained. Check for cracks, gaps, or deterioration in the seals, as these can lead to water leaks, drafts, energy inefficiency, and dirt accumulation between the panes. If you discover any of these issues, consult with a professional and address them promptly.
Over time, direct sunlight can fade your merchandise and damage display materials. Consider applying a UV-protective film to your exterior windows to mitigate the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays. Not only does this shield the inside of your commercial space, but it also preserves the clarity of your windows and extends their lifespan.
Commercial Mirror Maintenance
There are many instances in which custom mirrors can enhance a commercial space, whether it be in fitting rooms, bathrooms, rehearsal spaces, or to create eye-catching displays. Mirrors, like windows, are susceptible to damage when not properly taken care of, so follow these steps, in addition to regular cleaning and inspection, to ensure they are protected.
As you seek custom mirrors for your commercial space, consider where you’re placing them. By thoughtfully placing mirrors in your store, you can stop damage before it happens. For instance, you probably don’t want to put a full-length mirror on a wall where it’s likely to be bumped by shopping carts. Additionally, placing mirrors higher up on the wall reduces their chance of sustaining damage from collisions or curious children.
Educate both your staff and customers about the importance of handling mirrors with care. Dressing room mirrors are especially vulnerable to scratches from jewelry and hangers. To minimize the risk of scratches, implement protective measures such as soft bumpers or signage reminding everyone to be careful around these delicate features.
If your commercial space experiences frequent temperature changes, especially during the winter, you may notice your mirrors fogging up. Combat this issue by applying an anti-fog solution to keep your mirrors clear and functional.
Custom Commercial Solutions From Moyes Glass
Moyes Glass is your trusted partner when it comes to creating custom glass solutions for your commercial space. Contact us to get started on your project today!