Connect Cleaners will explain the Professional Cleaning of the Crystals, and we will try to adapt some things so you can practice at home without the need to buy all the utensils they use. Here we give you some advice if you want to perform this window cleaning.
Tips for cleaning glass at Connect Cleaners:
The professional glaziers have a series of utensils that make their work easier, there are some utensils that we can replace with others that we usually have at home, we are going to relate these utensils and try to find a substitute.
Glass Brush: It is soft bristles to avoid scratching the glass and is used to remove dust, cobwebs or any other residue. We can replace it for a broom or a brush of clothing.
Sponge and scraper: They are used to help us with more adhering dirt, depending on their texture can be removed by cleaning with the sponge or we will proceed to scrape with the scraper. it can be replaced by a bathing sponge and as a scraper we can use a wooden clamp, from the clothes to have.
Gripper: To hold, sponges, wipes or any other utensil that we have to use in areas that we cannot use our hands. We can use the brush with his knife, and hold a clothing clip with clothing clips.
Glazier’s cube: A press is incorporated to drain the cleaning band. We can replace it by the cube of scrub or by a bucket and scrub with the hand.
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Cartridge: It is placed on a belt and will make it easy to have all the accessories at hand. We can replace it for an apron with pockets.
Cloths and wipes: The most absorbent is the suede leather, then we have cotton cloths and microfiber cloths. They are used to dry the rubber lip and to eliminate possible marks left by glassware devices. Microfiber and cotton have at home for daily cleaning.
The following 4 utensils can be purchased in domestic format at any supermarket are usually compacted so that in a single utensil we will have the grip or clamp, the rubber lip and the cleaning band, which in many cases is usually It is also a sponge and has already incorporated a telescopic stick that replaces the bar .
At the time of proceeding to its cleaning of crystals Connect Cleaners will take into account the following factors:
If the glass has solid residues, sand, earth, etc. Connect Cleaners will have to pass the glass brush before wetting it, in this way we will avoid possible scratches and speed up its cleaning.
The bigger the glass or the dirtier it is, the wetter it must be, in this way we will prevent it from drying too fast, which would prevent us from cleaning it completely, having to moisten it again, so the cleaning band should not be too drained. Connect Cleaners should avoid cleaning when exposed to direct sunlight, when it is windy or when the windows are hot due to heating or other hot spots. For the cleaning of indoor windows, we tend to use very little water, as indoor drying conditions are slower, and they tend to be less dirty. For these, cleaning with non-soap products is recommended. We should not throw more quantity of product than the one recommended by the manufacturer, as it will hinder its rinsing, in addition to the splurging product.
For solid stains such as paint, mud, we will use the scraper.
Once we have the glass brushed (if necessary) and free of stains, we will proceed to its cleaning. We can choose different procedures depending on our practice, or a way that is faster and easier depending on the location of it:
Prepare the mixture of water with the cleaning product in the bucket first the water will be poured and then the product (to prevent foaming). Wet the cleaning band, wring out with the press (we do not have a press, so we will use our hands) and pass it through the glass. Rinse with the rubber lip, which we will place it in vertical position and in one of the corners, without lifting it from the glass we will take it to the other end, dry the rubber lip and go down to the lower section, we will repeat this action as many times as necessary (depending on the dimensions of the glass) every time we go down to the lower section, we will partially cover the section that we have already cleaned (from 5 to 6 cm.), this area we will call “critical end”, in the first pass there will be no critical end. The horizontal movement must be accompanied by a slight downward tilt, so as not to carry water to the upper area that will already be dry. Once finished, dry the edges and frames with a cloth or chamois.
We will take as a guide all the steps of the previous system, with the only variant that at the time of placing the rubber lip on the glass, we will do it vertically and we will move it from top to bottom, repeating the operation following lateral sections.
Butterfly or fan:
The whole procedure will be the same as in the two previous systems, except at the time of rinsing with the rubber lip, for this system we will take as a reference the horizontal system, with the variant that the rubber lip does not detach from the glass until It is not completely finished, so when it comes to the opposite end we will continue to the other side by a twist of the wrist, this system requires an experience that will be acquired through practice. If for last there is not enough space, the rubber lip will be lifted, it will dry and a last horizontal pass will be made.