04 Jan 2022
broken window shattered glass

Imagine the kids are out in the yard playing baseball, and you hear a loud crash. Confused by what the noise is and concerned for the kids, you run into the living room to find your glass window shattered. It’s easy to panic in this situation, but here are the steps to take if it does occur. 

Stay Calm & Notify Everyone in the House

Unnecessary alarm can cause injuries to happen. You need everyone in the household to be aware of the broken glass so that no one steps in it or goes near it. Only the person completing the next step should be near it.

Clean Up the Broken Glass

If you have protective gloves, put them on. Use the gloved hands to pick up any large shards of glass; place them in a double-layer plastic bag or a paper bag. If the window broke over hardwood floors or tile then grab a broom, if it was over carpet then grab your vacuum. Use the correct item to pick up all remaining small pieces of glass. 

Cover the Hole

Repairs cannot always be made immediately, so as a temporary solution you should cover the hole. This will keep the heat or AC from escaping as well as stop bugs from entering your home. For cracks, you can use masking tape or packing tape to seal the holes. For larger openings, use a double layer of plastic (such as a trash bag) to cover it. Make sure to attach it with tape. 

Call a Window Glass Replacement Company

Contacting an expert in window repair is the final step of the process. Home window replacement can be tricky, so having a professional install the new glass ensures the work is done correctly and cleanly. It is also safer to have a specialist complete the job. They can also recommend new products or even upgrade your glass. 

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