How Water Quality Affects Window Cleaning

How Water Quality Affects Window Cleaning

You’re probably planning to keep your windows sparkling this season by doing a thorough cleanup. But did you know that the quality of the water you use can affect this task? 3JM Exteriors, the expert in roof repair and window replacement in the area, discusses what makes water quality an important factor in window cleaning.

What is water quality? 

This refers to the physical, biological and chemical composition of water. Given how water can be polluted in many ways–whether by natural environment, industrial machinery or sewage systems–it is typically checked for the presence of bacteria, metals and organic matter.

Why does it affect window cleaning?

Depending on its usage, water quality has different advantages. Hard water, for instance, is best for drinking. However, it is unfavorable for cleaning because dissolved minerals increase its hardness, which lowers the foaming and cleaning effects of soap. There are also total dissolved solids (TDS) that exist in water. If water that has a high level of TDS is used in cleaning, it can cause spots and streaks to appear on the window glass. Softening the water and removing these materials mitigate this. But like roof repair, it can be a complex chemical process, and most likely will need a pro.

But what if your windows are beyond cleaning?

Cleaning your windows helps maintain them. But if they’ve already sustained extensive damage, what you need is a window replacement. 3JM Exteriors can help you with this. We offer some of the highest quality replacement windows from Marvin® and Pella®, two of the leading window manufacturers today. They are available in a variety of styles, colors, hardware options and finishes, making them easier to match with your home. What’s more, our choices offer durable and low-maintenance performance, which means a reduced need for constant window repair, cleaning, or upkeep.

3JM Exteriors is not just your expert in roof repair. We can also handle your window replacement needs. With our top-tier products and professional installers, we’ll help you pave the way to a lovelier and more energy-efficient home. We serve the areas in and around Barrington, Northbrook and Woodbridge, IL. Call us today at (630) 985-6494 or fill out this contact form to schedule your free estimate.