|About this website|
|My name is Gary Mauer, owner of
#One Glass Care in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for over 35 years. I am also the owner of
the Window Cleaning Network website -
www.Window-Cleaning.Net, and the www.Scratched-Glass.Net website. Before I became a window cleaner, I worked
in a tempering plant for 3 years. I am the author of all comments on this
website, unless otherwise noted.
The mission of this website is to increase awareness of fabricating debris on some tempered glass, and to increase demand for quality tempered glass surfaces that can be cleaned by standard methods - including the window cleaning scraper.
We've been urging fabricators to test their own glass for this problem since 2005.
Window cleaners are often blamed for damage to tempered glass with fabricating debris issues, and too many have lost their businesses - or more. Builders have often absorbed the cost of replacement without fully understanding why their tempered glass got scratched. Building managers and homeowners who don't understand these issues may meekly accept the continual disappointment of scratched tempered glass. It doesn't have to be this way.
It is my belief that everyone who may be faced with decisions about tempered
glass damage needs to clearly understand the undeniable truth - that proper
maintenance in the tempering plant yields a better tempered glass surface.
Clearly, the tempering industry is aware of the equipment maintenance issue - which has been the subject of numerous published articles and seminars,
but this has not been communicated to the building, cleaning property
management industries, or to homeowners.
Unfortunately, window cleaners are sometimes criticized for using scrapers by those who fail to understand - or fail to explain - fabricating debris and the tempering equipment maintenance issue.
It is undeniably true that for
decades, the window cleaning scraper has been widely and successfully used
by window cleaners to clean uncoated flat glass.
In the United States and Canada, virtually every national distributor's
printed and online catalogs include window cleaning scrapers as a standard
item - and virtually every squeegee maker's product line includes window
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