The bathroom mirror is much more than just a place to fix your makeup or hair. Tall glass mirrored panels can greatly enhance any room in your home and make your bathroom appear even larger. A beautiful full length mirror can also highlight any architectural features or high ceilings to make your bathroom look more like a spa than a home.
But just like any item in your home, age and damage can decrease the appearance of any mirror. While there are DIY steps you can take to increase the lifespan of your mirror, sometimes the best solution is replacement. Here are a few types of damages where replacement is the best option:
Cracks in the glass
Nothing can ruin a gorgeous mirror more than a giant crack in the glass—plus you know the old saying about seven years of bad luck! Even the smallest chips can eventually lead to an ugly crack. This isn’t an easy fix though. The backing of a mirror usually sustains some damage when the glass cracks. This is a replacement job best left to the professionals as the removal process can be dangerous.
Pay special attention to where you hang the mirror in your bathroom. You may notice black spots on the surface of the glass if it is hung near a water or steam pipe. Oxidization may also occur if the mirror isn’t able to get the proper ventilation by not having enough space between it and the wall. This means it’s next to impossible for the mirror to stay dry in humid conditions, which are hard to avoid in a bathroom.
Your long, hot showers will also cause it to contract and expand with the extreme shifts in temperatures. The combination of moisture and temperature change results in oxidization. Not only are the black marks unattractive, they also may damage the backing.
A mirror loses its effectiveness if it so cloudy that you can’t see yourself through the smudges and streaks. This cloudiness can occur if the mirror is regularly cleaned with watered down cleaning products, which are ineffective against any oil based residue on the glass. While there are some DIY methods you can try to remove the markings, sometimes they just won’t go away. A professional will be able to help you determine whether the cloudiness can be repaired or if the mirror needs to be replaced entirely.
A Glass Contractors will help make your bathroom beautiful again by replacing any ruined bathroom mirrors in Hamilton, OH. Contact us today if your bathroom mirrors are cracked, full of black spots or cloudy. Our team of professionals will help you determine the best course of action when it comes to mirror repair or replacement. A Glass Contractors qualified technicians will know the proper steps to keep your mirrors looking brand new.