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Window and Glass Restoration

WINDOW RESTORATION:

Mineral Stain Removal

Not all glass windows can be restored when mineral staining and corrosion occurs, but Worried Bird Window Washing has products available that will almost certainly remove the entire window mineral staining problem.  However, if the glass is in Stage II corrosion, some of the panes may have to be replaced, but generally, our professional team of experts can save glass and restore windows.

Three window restoration choices:

  1. Do nothing, replace the glass later.
  2. “Clear” and “restore” all of the glass.
  3. “Clear” and possibly have to replace a few panes later, especially the ones that have progressed onto Stage II corrosion.

The 1st option is definitely going to be the most costly option out of the three, but Worried Bird wants to give the decision to the owners and property managers. Remember that the glass is already beyond normal cleaning methods and that window restoration and window clearing is the solution.   To prevent glass corrosion and mineral staining in the future, it is recommended to have proper window washing services be performed regularly. At Worried Bird, we are happy to set all of our customers up on a service plan. Not only will your windows last longer and look nicer the more often they are serviced, but you’ll save money from choosing one of our packages.   https://worriedbird.com/packages/

Q: How does corrosion occur?

A: Corrosion occurs when the pH (degree of alkalinity with seven as neutral) becomes too high (above nine). Hydrogen from water will mix with the sodium of soda lime glass to form sodium hydroxide, a strong alkali. Mineral deposits (lime, calcium, lead and salts), even detergent not thoroughly rinsed, will react with the chemical makeup of the glass causing corrosion. Acids are used to return the pH to neutral. There are two types of corrosion Stage I (light corrosion, little or no damage to glass) and Stage II (severe corrosion, damaged glass, etched glass).

Q: What is Stage II corrosion?

A: When the mineral deposits are no longer on the surface of the glass. The deposit has started to break down the molecular structure of the glass. This is evident when you remove the surface stain and etching or white hazing appears. This stage of window corrosion is also called glass “falling apart”.

Window Restoration – Professional Solutions:

Q: What type of products do you use to remove corrosion from glass?

A: We use a blend of acids and other specific proprietary ingredients that safely and effectively remove corrosion from glass.

Q: What is the product used for?

A: The product will remove hard water marks, exhaust from car and aircraft, run-off from unsealed masonry, acid rain, airborne pollution, and just about anything that has caused corrosion of the glass. The product is specifically used as a glass clearing agent and is not to be used as a window cleaner. The service performed is a window restoration service and should be treated as such.

Q: When does a window need to be replaced or window restoration ineffective?

A: If the damage to the glass is severe or if the corrosion has reached Stage II, there may be little any product can do to restore clarity to the glass. Most glass manufacturers recommend replacement when Stage II is reached.

Q: What can be done about Stage II corrosion?

A: Options are limited, remember, the damage is already done. The owner can replace the glass or you can use a rubbing compound that is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Both are expensive options.

 

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How To Tackle Hard Water Stains!

SICK OF THOSE HARD WATER STAINS ON YOUR GLASS SHOWER DOORS?

Stop staring at permanent mineral build-up that looks like irremovable scum and start staring through the glass as it was intended because glass maintenance works!

Here’s your MOST AFFORDABLE solution!

Worried Bird Window Washing glass restoration system will restore your badly damaged shower doors back to their original condition, saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

  • Stop struggling with chemical cleaners that don’t work
  • Get rid of the stains instead of the glass doors
  • Show your bathroom guests that you care about your house
  • Look forward to taking a shower in a clean looking bathroom
  • Save yourself time and elbow grease from scrubbing without lasting results

 

After removing the hard water stains, we’ll leave your glass doors sparkling like freshly cleaned windows!
If your shower walls and doors used to be clear but no longer are, you should act quickly!

Calcium and magnesium deposits make up that gray haze you’re seeing and they’re not planning on going anywhere. Your glass can be or may already be permanently damaged.

 

Our glass restoration service will remove all surface stains including:

  • Lime
  • Mineral build-up
  • Soap scum
  • Surface hazing

Sealing your glass prevents new stains from forming and reduces cleaning time by as much as 90 percent. Check out the “EnduroShield” portion on our website. Our glass restoration service is an excellent way to protect your glass, enhance your shower experience, and maintain the equity in your home.

If you are selling your home, a shower door restoration is almost a necessity.  With the growing number of restorations Worried Bird Window Washing has performed, you cannot afford to show your home without first having your shower door restored.

Bring back the shower you deserve with Worried Bird Window Washing today!

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Make Your Home Look Ten Years Newer

Want to know a secret to make your home look ten years newer?  It’s screen repair. Yes, that’s right, screen repair. You know that screen door that has been ripped from your kids or dogs for a while now or the windows screens that are old and torn — those are the screens I am talking about.  You notice them and so does everybody else.

You will need to replace your window screen if it has been damaged or if it is close to breaking. Inspect the screen carefully, because it might have small holes that you can only see up close.  If the screen color has faded from black to gray, it needs to be replaced. The mesh screen should also be tight and not loose. These are all signs that your screen mesh should be replaced.

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We’ve asked dozens of clients how many years newer their homes looked after a screen repair was completed on 5 or more screens. 90% of those surveyed said 8-10 years newer!

This is a quick way to boost curb appeal & perceived equity in your home. If you have more than 3 screens on the front of your home a quick re-screening only costs about $25/screen and can be done in less than 30 mins.

Who knew for so little you could do so much??

Contact Worried Bird Window Washing for more information on screen repair!

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5 Benefits of Commercial Window Cleaning

The appearance of a storefront or facility is an important aspect of any business. And, commercial window cleaning services are a prime solution for enhancing the appeal of your company. By utilizing the right equipment and skills, professional cleaners can efficiently and effectively make your windows crisp, clear, and free of smears, but aesthetics aren’t the only advantage of properly cleaned glass. Here are five other benefits that should encourage every manager and entrepreneur to use a commercial and professional window cleaning provider.

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Enhance Productivity

If you task your employees with the responsibility of window cleaning, you take their focus away from the primary duties of their job, thus, they are less productive. Having a commercial window cleaning service do the job will allow those who work for you work without interruption for cleaning tasks.

Furthermore, it is difficult to work when there is dirt or clutter in the office. Employees will have to manage allergies, illness, and other reactions to these conditions, even affecting the number of sick days they utilize throughout the year.

Create a Positive Impression

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The first thing that a customer will notice about an office is its appearance. And, like it or not, appearances do matter in business. Cleanliness, or lack thereof, is often considered a reflection of how the office operates; so, if your facility is sloppy, how are your business practices?

Crisp and clear windows project an air of class, sophistication, and orderliness. They help create a positive and lasting impression with your customer or client and you can achieve this with help from professional commercial window cleaners.

Enhance Safety

Commercial cleaners are a prime resource for businesses because they are professionally trained and skilled for this type of task. In addition to this, they also own the proper equipment to perform the cleaning in a safe and efficient manner. They are knowledgeable about how to prep an area to prevent accidents, such as falling off of a ladder or breaking the glass of a window pane.

Asking your employees, who do not have the requisite knowledge to protect themselves, to clean windows can turn into a liability.

Promote Good Health

It should come as no surprise that a clean office is a healthy office. By maintaining clean windows, you remove the dust and dirt that glass panes often accumulate, which helps employees avoid complications of allergies or asthma. And, people are more willing to do more work when their environment is clean.

One of the most influential factors of employees’ health is indoor air quality (IAQ). The IAQ is what describes the impact of inside air on a person’s health, comfort, and ability to work. Temperature, humidity, poor ventilation, mold, or exposure to other chemicals, dirt, and grime are all contributing factors toward low IAQ. Clean windows are one way to mitigate risk of these indoor contaminants.

Proper Maintenance

Whether you own the building or lease it, proper maintenance is a key facet of operating a business. A window cleaning provider can help you successfully meet lease requirements.

Worried Bird Window Washing Can Help Your Business

Worried Bird can help your business—whether it’s a storefront, University campus or Business Complex—by providing premium commercial window cleaning services as well as other services that can further boost curb appeal.

Contact us today for a free estimate!