Even the clearest water is not always necessarily pure. There will usually be small amounts of metals and minerals suspended in the liquid. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind quite a visible deposit of the minerals that did not evaporate. This is the concept behind the common water stains you see on your window glazing.
Water stains don’t cause any serious harm to a window, but you still don’t want them around. Luckily, there are ways to keep your window panes free of these unsightly spots. Here are a few practical tips from our window specialists at Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix.
You can dissolve most mineral deposits in hard water quite easily with a weak acid such as vinegar. One tried and tested solution to cleaning up your glass window replacement is with a 50-50 mix of white vinegar and water. Use a microfiber or any non-abrasive cloth soaked in the water-vinegar solution to wipe away water stains. Some tough stains may require a little bit more effort, but you can easily get the glass clear as day with this simple hack.
The slight alcohol content in wine has also been known to get rid of water stains on windows. The application is similar to the vinegar and water solution, except you’ll use white wine instead of vinegar. You could also soak some paper towels and place them on top of the stain overnight, wiping it up in the next morning.
Renewal by Andersen window replacement products are coated with a protective layer of titanium dioxide that helps keep the glass clean and clear. This means you’ll worry less about window maintenance by choosing our windows.
Learn more about our windows at Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix, your trusted name in doors and replacement windows. Give us a call at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation in-home window consultation and get a free price quote today. We serve homeowners in Phoenix, AZ, and all nearby areas.