Steps For Addressing A Broken Window Before An Open House


When you're trying to sell your home and you have an open house scheduled, you'll be busy preparing the property so that it looks its best. The last thing you want is for something to go wrong, but this can occasionally happen. A broken window, perhaps caused by a low-flying bird or a children's ball can send you into a panic as you imagine prospective buyers visiting, seeing the broken window, and promptly leaving. This idea might be a bit dramatic, but you shouldn't leave it to chance. Here are some steps for addressing a broken window replacement in your home before an open house.

Call For A Replacement Right Away

There are residential glass services that can replace windows promptly. Some operate 24 hours a day, while many promise same-day service for their customers. Assess the amount of time between the break and the open house, and then relay this information to the technician you call. In most cases, the technician will be able to arrive in a short amount of time, measure the window and assess the damage, and then return later in the day or perhaps the following day to replace the window. If this timeline works for you, you can give your consent to open a work file and get the project underway.

Deal With Any Related Damage

With the effort to take care of replacing the window underway, you can shift your attention to dealing with any damage that occurred as a result of the incident. You should endeavor to clean up the broken glass. The technician would certainly take care of this job, but if you're able to do so, it can speed up the process. There may be other damage that requires your attention. For example, if the projectile that passed through the glass damaged your blinds, assess whether you can replace or repair them before the open house.

Consider The Open House

Provided that there was enough time between the window getting broken and the start of the open house, you'll likely be able to get the window replaced, the area cleaned up, and any related damage dealt with. This might not be the case if the break were to occur perhaps a couple hours before the open house, however. You'll want to consider whether you should go ahead with the open house or postpone it. Often, your real estate agent can provide guidance on this decision based on how much of an eyesore the broken window is.


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Start Spring Cleaning Early

Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.