Summer is here, which means there will more kids outside playing. It also means that your chances of experiencing a broken glass door will increase exponentially. This is particularly true if the neighborhood kids like to play baseball in the street—or in their yard. If your glass door gets broken, you'll need to act fast. Broken glass doors can pose a serious safety risk to you and your family. Here are four steps you should take if the glass in your door is broken.
Put Your Shoes On
This might not seem important, but it is. As soon as you hear the shattering sound of broken glass, you need to put your shoes on. Glass can spread quite far when it's being shattered. You could find small shards of glass several feet away from where it started, especially if there was some force behind the object that broke it. The last thing you want to do is cut your feet while you're assessing the damage to your door. To protect your feet, put your shoes on, and leave them on until you have a chance to vacuum the floor several times.
Gather Your Safety Gear
Once you've located the broken glass, and you've put your shoes on, you'll need to gather your safety gear. Don't just start working on the door, or you could end up with some serious injuries to your hands, and eyes. To prevent injuries, you'll need gloves, protective eye wear such as safety goggles and a long-sleeved shirt. To work on the broken door, you'll also need cardboard, some clear packing tape, and duct tape, and a small trashcan.
Remove the Loose Pieces
As soon as you've gathered your gear, you'll be ready to start on your glass door. The first thing you'll want to do is remove any loose pieces of glass you can find. Carefully grasp loose pieces, and remove them from the door frame. They should lift out easily. You want to remove the loose pieces, or they could drop out on to the ground and cause injuries. Place the broken pieces in your trash can. If you have areas that are cracked, but the glass hasn't fallen out, use your packing tape to cover the damage until your door can be replaced.
Secure the Door
After you have the loose pieces of glass removed, you'll need to secure the door. Place a piece of cardboard over the broken glass, and secure it to the door frame using duct tape. Leave the cardboard in place until you can have the door replaced. If you're dealing with a large area, you'll want to cover it with a piece of plywood. The plywood will cover the gaping hole, and secure your home. Once you have the door secured, you'll need to call for repairs.
These are just some ideas on how to immediately respond to glass damage. For further assistance, contact services like Avenue Glass Shop.Share
17 July 2017
Thanks for visiting my website. I am Benjamin Mora. I absolutely love the woods, so I made sure to look very hard for a home that would give me a perfect view of a jaw-dropping landscape. I finally found the perfect house, but after I settled in, I felt that I wasn't getting the most out of my view. The problem wasn't the view itself, but the windows. After doing some research, I found ways that I could improve my view and finally have the perfect scenery I dreamed of. After a lot of hard work, I was able to sit and enjoy my coffee in front of a window that allowed me to see everything. I've decided to write about everything I've learned about glass on this website.