Glass is considered as one of the most hygienically clean surfaces used on the exteriors and interiors. It is easy to maintain and clean, durable, non-fading material that can have fast colors. Practically this solid material provides a safe environment for the growth of fungus and bacteria. But they can help in spreading infections caused by the microbes, including viruses and bacteria, developed on them from the surroundings to humans, whether they are used on exteriors or interiors. In this situation, it becomes important to take care of hygiene glass.
Is a glass hygienically clean?
Microbes, also known as pathogens, can cause various types of infectious diseases which can be controlled by slowing down their growth on the internal surfaces including glass. In order to get hygiene glass, you must understand its surface.
Normally it is considered that an ordinary glass ensures clarity, cleanability, and visibility but these promises are not kept by it due to different properties of its surface, like:
Roughness: Microscopically the surface of ordinary glass is not absolutely plain and even. You can see potholes and peaks on the surface of a glass when you put it under a microscope. The pathogens and microbes including viruses and bacteria can find a place to hide on the glass in these potholes.
Reactive: The surface of your glass attracts organic contaminants from the environment and holds them to work as nutrients required for the growth of the microbes found on it.
Attract water: A glass surface also attracts moisture and holds it to help in the survival and growth of microbes.
So, due to these factors is it not easy to get a hygiene glass. You cannot properly clean and disinfect a damp and dirty surface of glass unless you use some specific glass cleaning solution.
How to get a clean hygiene glass?
Though you can find a number of glass cleaning solutions in the market but you can also use homemade solutions for this purpose. You can make a homemade glass cleaner by mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 1 cup rubbing alcohol, and 1 cup water.In order to get a streak-free hygiene glass easily, you should wash it on a cloudy day than on a sunny day as it will make it easy to clear out the entire dirt from it. On a sunny day, there are chances to have streaks and residual dirt on the glass as it will dry prematurely.After washing the glass you should use a squeegee to remove the water and glass-cleaning solution from the glass. You can also use cotton swabs to specifically clean the corners of the glass, which you may not be able to dry with your squeegee.Now you can use an old newspaper instead of a cloth or towel to polish your interior glass. A towel or cloth will leave pieces of fiber on the glass which can make it look blurred. A newspaper can provide you a streak-free hygiene glass within a few minutes.
Thus, you can have a clean and hygiene glass just by following the tips provided in this write-up.