We’ve all cringed at the sound of shattering glass. Whether it’s a broken table top or a rock from the lawn mower flying through a window, that sound brings a quick rush of shock and surprise. When the inevitable happens there are few tips and tricks for getting the glass cleaned up as quickly and safely as possible.
The first thing to do is determine how far the glass has scattered and move people or pets out of the area. Cleaning up broken glass is annoying. Cutting your foot only adds insult to injury.
Put on some heavy gloves and closed toed shoes and pick up the big shards. Deposit them in a garbage can or paper bag. The next step depends on whether the floor or other surface is hard or a carpeted soft surface.
With hard surfaces, get out your broom and start sweeping. Most likely, you will not be able to get all of the smallest pieces with the broom but you’ll be off to a good start. The bad part is most experts recommend throwing away your broom when you’re done to prevent small pieces of glass from getting stuck in the bristles and coming out later the next time you use it.
If the glass is in carpet you will need to use a vacuum. A shop vac works great for this, however small slivers will still remain. Using a small brush to agitate the fibers will help to get the smaller pieces to the surface so they can be vacuumed more easily
Unfortunately with either surface, small pieces will still remain. There are many home remedies for removing them but two standout. Pressing some very sticky tape on to the small slivers works great on carpet and hard floors. Wiping down the area with some damp paper towels is also effective.
So, if you’ve had that glass breaking problem, just contact us for help.