GLASS Top Tips

Great things to know about glass...............

  • Did you know that scotch tape on frosted or etched glass makes it transparent ?

There is a simple reason for this and that is that the glass surface were it is frosted has been etched away so that when light hits that surface it is scattered and so any images that go through the glass are distorted and so becomes indistinguishable.  When you place the scotch tape on the etched glass surface it takes the place,, to some degree of what was etched off the glass to begin with and allows the light to pass through the glass.  Try it out and see how you go ... 

  • One of the main causes for shower screen glass breakage is  ………………….

Hi  …. I think most of us have experienced this or if not then we definitely know it happens. One of the biggest causes for the glass in your shower screen to break is something that we can control and so minimise the hassle, danger and inconvenience of this. 

Glass is a amorphous (non-crystalline) solid and the most common cause for shower screen glass breakage is when hot water comes in direct contact with the glass (particularly the wired glass) in cold weather. Because glass is not a good conductor of heat, the glass does not expand or contract evenly across the pane and the hot part of the glass experiences rapid expansion and increased pressure within the glass and so sets up mechanical stress, just like being hit with a hammer

The remedy is simply to be aware of this and that it can happen anytime. So try to avoid having the water hitting the glass directly and turn your shower rose away from the glass especially on a cold winter mornings .. 

But if  by chance the glass does break, then it is usually covered under your Building Insurance Policy so please call your local glassman - Brisbane Glass - on 3376 5575 and  we will look after all this for you.

  • One of the most common questions we are asked, at Brisbane Glass, that is not directly associated with the business is  ... " What is the best cleaner for the glass in the shower screen".

Unfortunately the majority of those inquiring are asking too late and after the build up on the glass has reached the point of no return. ( see photos ) The build up of water, dirt and soap spots, if not attended to regularly  and appropriately become so much that it just can't be removed in full .

Worst Case of soap buildup ..

So here it is ... to keep your glass looking for longer and more often, like the day it was new and unused.... definitely the best and easiest and most cost effective method.

1.  Firstly you must start immediately from day one or as close as you can to this day.
2.  Buy a good flat, small and simple glass water squeegee.
3. Then begin with every person using the shower, on everyday immediately after use, to squeegee
    OFF the water and soap thoroughly. This takes about 60 seconds to do .
4.  Lastly clean glass monthly with a good all- purpose cleaner.

 SO there it is ... I hope this helps  .....  ⊙_


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