Hard Water Window Stains

How to Address Your Building’s Hard Water Window Stains

By | Hard Water Stain Removal

Misdirected Sprinklers. Precast Leaching. Metal Oxidation. Indoor Water Leaks. All of these things can leave damaging hard water deposits on your glass and window frames, making a less than professional impression on your clients, potential employees, and building visitors. Over time, the mineral deposits build up and can lead to permanent window damage, which will ultimately impact the aesthetics and life of each window. With every passing month, the stains will become harder and harder to remove. What is Hard Water? Hard water has more than 17.1 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved minerals such as magnesium and calcium in it. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 85% of US water is considered hard. What Should You Do? Please take a photo of the stained windows as soon as you see the damage. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove the stains.  Unless you are familiar with the cleanup process, you can easily damage or scratch the glass. In some cases, the stains may be permanent, and you will need to replace the windows. An expensive proposition, indeed! Identify your hard water source Figure out the source and try to get a resolution and/or schedule periodic cleanings to prevent the build up. Once the hard water stains have been removed, please schedule periodic cleaning with us. Even if we stop the original problem source, chances are water stains will continue to occur. When we clean your windows, we will suggest a treatment schedule that will…

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What’s So Hard About Water?

By | Hard Water Stain Removal

Many building owners are unaware of the damaging chemical processes quietly taking place on their property. Not all water is created equal! Depending on what it contains, water can be a friend or a foe to your building exterior. What is hard water? Hard water is water with a high concentration of minerals, often including calcium, magnesium, or silicon. This type of water leaves behind unsightly mineral deposits – a chalky whitish coating – when it dries and carries with it an increased risk of corrosion and damage to your building. Don’t wait to address this problem until it is too late! HSG has decades of experience in hard water stain removal. We use extra-fine triple zero (Grade #000) steel wool with a special polishing agent to remove stubborn mineral deposits. This process is gentle enough not to scratch glass, but it is strong enough to make dulled, worn surfaces look bright and new. We guarantee your building and your business will look more inviting and professionally maintained with regular help from us!

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