Common Mistakes to Avoid While Cleaning Glass

tips for how to clean the glass in your home

Glass require a little extra maintenance and care. Even those that come at a premium price need special care. Cleaning glass is not difficult. But often, we end up making mistakes we are not aware of due to certain particularities that need to be followed.

Check out these little mistakes that we usually make while cleaning glass. If you avoid them, you will enjoy a longer life for your window and patio glass, door glass, storefront glass, shower door glass, tabletops, shelves and decorative glass, mirror glass and more.

Avoid Cleaning Glass while Dry

Do not wipe glass with a piece of cloth when the glass is dry. Dust particles on the cloth can scratch the glass and make it more susceptible to damage in the future. Use a moist soft duster or damp soft cloth for cleaning glass.

Do Not Use Soap

Avoid using soap or detergents of any kind as it can end up damaging the coating on the surface of the glass. You might have a cleaner but it does not mean that it is good for cleaning glass as well. Use specialized cleaner for glass to avoid damaging.

Be Gentle on the Glass

Glass and frame require a different cleaning approach. Your door glass or window glass can attract dust particles while you are cleaning your carpet and vacuuming. So try to wipe your glass softly while you can rub harder on the rim to make it shine.

Strict ‘No’ for Paper Towels, Dry Cloth and Tissues

Avoid using paper towels, clothes and tissues as they may be soft, but may have a crude surface that can easily attract dust or scratch your residential glass or storefront glass. Use microfibers to elongate their life.

Keep your home glass clean and damage-free by following the tips mentioned above. If you still face any issue with any of your home glass, contact a professional from GoGlass, the residential glass company to inspect and find out what exactly the problem is and why, in spite of regular cleaning, they still look unclean and function improperly. Our professionals experienced in residential glass repair will not only guide the right way of glass cleaning, but they will also repair your glass if needed.

4 thoughts on “Common Mistakes to Avoid While Cleaning Glass

  1. Bobby Saint says:

    You made a good point to “avoid cleaning glasses while dry.” Some of the dust particles such as sand or granules on the piece of cloth you’re going to use for wiping can cause scratches on the window. It is recommended that you use a wet piece of cloth and the recommended cleaning detergent for cleaning. If I were to clean my own glass door and windows, I would make sure to follow your advice. Thanks.

  2. Jay says:

    I didn’t know that rubbing on the rim would make it shine! That is a great tip, thanks! I am trying to clean off some of the old glassware from the kitchen. Do you know where to great replace pieces for glass sets of cups?

  3. Mark Murphy says:

    I never knew that soap could end up ruining the coating that is on glass! My wife and I have been thinking of buying a house that has really big front windows, and we want to make sure that they stay clean all year round! Regardless of whether or not we buy the house, I will be sure to avoid using soap on any windows I clean from now on!

  4. Albert says:

    Thanks for sharing with us such Wonderful Information. Love this post! Many people don’t realize how the color of their towel (or even using an unclean rag) will affect the outcome.

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