No one likes to hear the dreadful smash of a shattered window, but it occurs to someone every day. While it isn’t uncommon, Progressive Insulation & Windows has discovered that many homeowners aren’t sure what to do when it occurs. Call us at (800) 500-6200 if you need assistance installing new windows in your house. Alternatively, continue reading to understand the initial actions to take.
Begin by cleaning up the glass
Your first action will almost certainly be to ensure that your home is as secure as possible. Begin by removing any furniture or other bulky items that are blocking the window. You should keep them covered and clean them individually if they have glass on them.
Next, take your broom and sweep up the largest bits of glass with care. Many individuals attempt to complete this stage by picking up big shards of glass. Keep in mind that it’s razor-sharp – perhaps much sharper than you realize. Even a minor blunder might result in a severe cut. Always pick up the biggest bits with the broom before throwing them away.
Get your broom out again and sweep the floor to get rid of the smaller bits of glass after you’ve gotten rid of the larger chunks. Then toss them out. If the floor is carpeted, use your vacuum to thoroughly clean it. To achieve this, make sure you’re wearing thick-soled shoes. If the floor is made of tile or linoleum, you should mop it thoroughly.
Use the vacuum hose attachment to clean small areas that are difficult to reach, such as corners. If that doesn’t work, use a piece of duct tape to pick up any remaining small, errant shards of glass. When it comes cleaning your furniture, utilize your hose attachments and/or brushes to remove all of the glass.
Cover the glass in your empty window
If the glass is still attached to the frame, acquire a pair of thick work gloves and carefully remove it. Allow them to stick to the frame if they are – don’t try to pry them out. After that, cut a piece of strong cardboard to fit over the glass. Apply duct tape to keep it in place. This will assist to reduce the amount of damage caused by the elements.
Make an appointment with a window specialist
Now is the moment to contact a professional window installer. Progressive Insulation & Windows can provide you with fresh new windows that will help make your house more energy efficient, secure, and attractive. We’re ready to come out to your house, assess your needs, and provide you with an in-home estimate. All you have to do is dial (800) 500-6200 to get in touch with us. We are excited to collaborate with you!