Commercial glass corrosion

Before and After Calcium Removal

Calcium Removal - Hard Water

Arizona is known for its hard water and the damage it can cause to glass surfaces. Sprinklers and shrub bubblers are the most common reasons why corrosion ends up on the glass. The heat increases the reaction time for corrosion development. Yes, sadly the minerals corrode the glass surface, and it needs to be restored. Chemical treatments, such as a Winsol 550, Sorbo powder, and Spot Fade, are effective at removing surface corrosion, but will not remove stage 2 corrosion. Up until recently, stage 2 corrosion was thought to be the final straw for the poor damaged window before it needs to be replaced. Newer procedures include the use of grinders and soft abrasive pads designed for hard-water stain and graffiti removal from the glass.

Clean D Window Cleaning & Power Washing is proficient in assessments, treatments, and prevention of hard water build-up on your facility. Learn more about THE SCIENCE OF GLASS and the process of how corrosion affects glass and structural components.

Still, have questions? Call us today for an onsite assessment, possible treatment, and prevention to sustain your owner's capital investments.