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Glass Cleaning Guide

A Quick Reference Guide to Cleaning Rogue Valley Door
Architectural Glass Products.

The following are things to Do:

  • Do clean glass when dirt and residue appear
  • Do determine if coated glass surfaces are exposed
  • Do exercise special care when cleaning coated glass surfaces
  • Do avoid cleaning tinted and coated glass surfaces in direct sunlight
  • Do start cleaning at the top of the building and continue to lower levels
  • Do soak the glass surface with a clean water and soap solution to loosen dirt and debris
  • Do use a mild, non-abrasive commercial window cleaning solution
  • Do use a squeegee to remove all of the cleaning solution
  • Do dry all cleaning solution from window gaskets, sealants and frame
  • Do clean one small window and check to see if procedures have caused any damage
  • Do be aware of and follow the glass supplier’s specific cleaning recommendations
  • Do caution other trades against allowing other materials to contact the glass
  • Do watch for and prevent conditions that can damage the glass

The following are things to NOT Do:

  • Do NOT use scrapers of any size or type for cleaning glass
  • Do NOT allow dirt and residue to remain on glass for an extended period of time
  • Do NOT begin cleaning glass without knowing if a coated surface is exposed
  • Do NOT clean tinted or coated glass in direct sunlight
  • Do NOT allow water or cleaning residue to remain on the glass or adjacent materials
  • Do NOT begin cleaning without rinsing excessive dirt and debris
  • Do NOT use abrasive cleaning solutions or materials
  • Do NOT allow metal parts of cleaning equipment to contact the glass
  • Do NOT trap abrasive particles between the cleaning materials and the glass surface
  • Do NOT allow other trades to lean tools or materials against the glass surface
  • Do NOT allow splashed materials to dry on the glass surface

5/8" Catalina Glass