It’s hard to maintain glass windows and doors at home, but it’s ten times harder to keep a retail store’s windows and doors clean. With dozens, if not hundreds, of people walking into your store every day, how can you keep your glass surfaces spotless, bright, and inviting?
If you want your store to attract more customers, here’s how you can keep your glass clean:
1. Invest in an automatic door
A high-quality automatic commercial door opener is a wise investment for a lot of reasons. For one, it makes entry and exit easier for customers who may have a lot of things in their hands. They also help reduce heating and cooling costs because the doors close automatically; therefore, keeping cold or warm air inside the store.
As for keeping the glass clean, automatic doors eliminate the need for physically interacting with the door to open or close it. That means no smudges, handprints, and other sorts of dirt on your doors, which, of course, leads to less cleaning required.
2. Clean glass in the afternoon or evenings
Avoid cleaning your store windows and doors during the morning or at noon when the sun is high up in the sky. The heat from the sun can dry your cleaner too quickly, which can leave unpleasant streaks on your glass. Instead, clean your glass surfaces in the afternoons and evenings or when the sun is hidden in the clouds.
3. Use a homemade glass cleaner
Commercial cleaners are easy to use, but they can add up to your store’s expenses and don’t guarantee streak-free results.
As an alternative, try using a homemade glass cleaner made from a cup of rubbing alcohol, a cup of water, and a tablespoon of vinegar. You can also try using two cups of distilled water, two tablespoons of vinegar, and ten drops of any essential oil. Homemade solutions don’t have any harsh chemicals, so you don’t have to worry about inhaling fumes or leaving streaks.
4. Get the right tools
Use the right tools to clean your glass. Bur that does not include paper towels. Using paper towels may seem like an easy option, but they leave linty streaks and are just good for one-time use. Instead of paper towels, use a squeegee, microfiber cloths, newspapers, or old rags. These tools are economical and eco-friendly.
5. Avoid water spots
After a rainy day, your storefront probably looks gross with all the water spots on it. Although rainwater doesn’t leave hard water spots, water dripping down from metal roofs or gutters can.
Apply the treatment on your store’s windows and doors to prevent water spots, such as sealant or rain repellant. If you don’t have any treatment applied, you can clean off unsightly spots with vinegar and water, lemon slices, baking soda and water, or commercial cleaners that are specially designed to remove water spots.
Keeping your doors and windows clean is an integral part of store maintenance. If you want to keep the steady flow of customers, these tips will help keep your storefront clean, clear, and aesthetically pleasing.