The quality of water is determined by its chemical, biological and physical composition. It offers different benefits depending on its particular use. For instance, hard water is appropriate for drinking but unfavorable for cleaning. In this article, Masters Roofing, a contractor specializing in window maintenance and commercial roofing services, sheds light on how water quality affects the outcome of window cleaning.
The Effects of Hard Water
High amounts of dissolved minerals are responsible for the increase in hardness of water, as well as the noticeable scaling down of the effectiveness of water in cleaning. Calcium and magnesium, in particular, are two minerals that diminish both the foaming and cleaning abilities of soap. These minerals also form hard deposits on certain surfaces such as bathtub rims and boiler interiors.
What Are Total Dissolved Solids?
High levels of total dissolved solids or TDS, which are organic and inorganic materials found in water, are the main culprit behind spots and streaks that appear on window glass during washing. If you want to achieve streak-free windows, the water quality should be below 20 parts per million, according to residential roofing and window cleaning professionals. To evaluate water hardness, professionals make use of at-home kits like a titration equipment kit. To clean and purify water, many use the reverse osmosis method.
How Window Cleaning Becomes Effective
The process of softening water involves removing dissolved minerals, which increases its effectiveness in cleaning exterior surfaces like windows or doors. Soft water also requires less soap to perform thorough window washing. More importantly, the condition of windows is protected when there is no accumulation of hard deposits, helping prolong the overall lifespan of windows.
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