Tips & Tricks | How to Clean Your Glass Roof

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Cleanliness isn’t a choice, it’s a necessity for living a healthy lifestyle. There are many health hazards recorded as a result of having a dirty environment, most of which might have been avoided if only a normal cleaning routine had been in practice. The benefits of living in a clean environment either within the house or outside in the garden have been shown to be numerous. Adequate cleaning of the house in its entirety reduces the risk of injuries which is common when household objects like toys and tools aren’t tidied away, it’s also shown to reduce the effects of allergies, keep pest infestation to a minimum, prove safety from various infections and many other notable benefits.

Keeping a tidy environment requires a lot of steps and processes, which are developed in many ways, depending on the shape and size of the apartment or the cleaning area. Glass panels are a common occurrence in many homes, some have a glass roof and this becomes a little bit demanding when the need for cleaning arises. This issue has prompted lots of homeowners to purchase self-cleaning glass which lessens the necessity of regularly utilizing poles, cleaners, and squeegees during sanitation.

When the need for cleaning a glass roof arises, there is a sequence of steps to serve as a guideline and this varies on the type of glass roof; either conventional glass roofs, double-glazed windows, or conservatory roofs.

The first step is taking inventory of your cleaning appliances and safety gear. The instruments used in cleaning glassware like glass roofs differs from normal household cleaning appliances, this is because of the fragile nature of the glass. The safety gears and appliances should include gloves, safety boots, a ladder, a bucket, a little bucket, and a squeegee if available. There are cases where the position of the glass fitting has some edged designs that aren’t easy to access, so you should try to add a telescopic brush to your inventory.

Caring For the Glass

Glass is known for being fragile, it’s important to always take precautions and always avoid standing directly on it especially when cleaning the exterior of the glass roof. Conservatory glass requires special consideration, it’s advised to always use lukewarm water to mix the detergents or soap while cleaning, this aids in having a better effect when used with the preferred telescopic brush. It is preferred by some people to mix vinegar with the lukewarm water for better performance, it’s noteworthy that strong or highly reactive chemicals should never be used for cleaning, irrespective of the stains observed on the glass roof.  

The bucket should always be carefully attached to the ladder for stability while the ladder perfectly rests on the wall. The exterior of the glass and frames should be cleaned first as it gives a better view of how clean or dirty the interior is, use the squeegee to prevent water retaining on the glass or frames. Always remember to gently scrub the glass and not harshly, repeat this process with the interior while gently and step-wisely moving the ladder to the glass roof edges for better interior access.

Cleaning a glass roof is a tricky process, but with the above tips and tricks hopefully we’ve made it a little bit simpler. If you need any more advice on conservatory roofs feel free to get in touch.

 

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