First off, what is hard water? According to Whirlpool Water Solutions “Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. It’s a natural result of minerals like calcium and magnesium accumulating during the water cycle, and it can happen with well water and even city water. The more calcium and magnesium dissolved in the water, the harder the water becomes.” All water that has not been through a water softening process will have traces of these minerals that cause hard water. Water like this is almost always found in cities and industrialized areas.
But how is this detrimental to your business? Let’s be honest, hard water stains are not an attractive sight walking into a business for the very first time and if left untreated hard water can completely destroy your windows leaving you to have to replace your windows. According to Angies List for the cost of window replacement “For a standard-size, double-hung, double-pane (energy efficient), vinyl window, expect to pay between $450 and $600, including installation. Wood windows are more expensive. The cost of a wood replacement window can range between $800 and $1,000 per installation.” While glass is very porous and can be easily manipulated by certain chemicals, hard water stains are buried within the structure of the glass. This is why prevention and early treatment is key to helping you save money and your windows!
The best way to prevent and treat your windows is to simply hire a professional window cleaning service like Dean’s Window Cleaning. We are trained and experienced in these situations to best help you and your windows. The good news is, having a professional window cleaning professional service your windows regularly will help prevent hard water stains. We hand wash every window inside and out. We also offer a 3-day rain guarantee, so that you feel 100% satisfied that you hired the best around.