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…

Read More

HSG is compliant with all CDC, OSHA, State Guidelines and Applicable Laws of Covid-19. HSG Employees have been trained, and provided the necessary PPE tools to ensure the safety of all.  It is a top priority of HSG to maintain a safe work environment at all times and throughout the current crisis.