Calling out professionals to help you with glass replacement in Adelaide is more common than you think. Glass is everywhere in our home. Our windows are made of it, our shower screens, and of course our cups. No matter how careful you are, there will be a time you will break glass. It could be the shatter of a glass you’ve placed on the edge of a table, or more seriously a window. Growing up in a house of kids, we had many a broken window during our cricket days. With balls flying here, there and everywhere, it was bound to happen at some point.
I still remember having a particularly loud argument with my sisters one afternoon before visiting my grandparent’s house when I was about 8. After the verbal slanging match, for some reason my sister decided to through a lemon that had fallen off our lemon tree out the back. Unfortunately, she misjudged her throw and it went through the window near the back door. To say my dad was angry is an understatement.
The most important part of Glass Replacement in Adelaide is the initial clean up you will have to perform yourself. If you are living with a household with kids, this is particularly important, as you want to keep their cute little feet glass free. Below we have outlined the best way to rid your home of broken glass, before the glass is replaced. Of course these tips also apply to less serious glass breakage, like the cups that always seem to find themselves falling off the counter and shattering into a million pieces.
- Protect yourself before you start Glass has the tendency to spread when it breaks. Once it’s broken into tiny, little pieces it is especially hard to spot, and therefore easy to find itself in your foot or hand. Before you begin the clean up, protect your hands with rubber gloves and also sturdy shoes. If you are in a busy household, it’s important to keep any children and pets away from the mess, so they don’t get any injuries. Cordon off the area so you can perform the job effectively without any risk to safety.
- Remove the big pieces of glass first Glass shatters in a range of different sized pieces. Some are so small you need a magnifying glass to see, while others are big enough to remove with your hands. With your gloves safely protecting your hands, carefully pick up the largest pieces. Lay them out of some newspaper, you have arranged earlier.
- Use a vacuum Once you’ve picked up by hand all the large pieces, it’s time to get your vacuum working. Suck up the remaining shards and make sure to focus on a fifteen feet area around the breakage. Glass really can fly, so you need to be cautious of the surrounding space. Do a through search and make sure you look underneath furniture that is close by.
- Don’t forget the small pieces Despite performing a thorough vacuum, there’s likely to be microscopic pieces at the point of impact. To get rid of these you can simply use a piece of bread. All you need to do is press the soft piece of bread against the ground, and amazingly this will do the trick and suck up and tiny pieces you have missed with the vacuum. Once you’re certain all the shards of glass have been pricked up, give the whole area a wipe down with a damp cloth. Be sure to wipe down your shoes, as well as the vacuum too.
- Clean up Fold the newspaper up that you have collected the shards of glass and place it inside a double layered garbage bag, then through it in the garbage bin outside.
Now that the glass is all cleaned up, it’s time to call a glass replacement professional in Adelaide. Q Glass and Glazing can assist with your glass needs, so to find out more, visit their website at http:qglassandglazing.com.au.