Posted on: 7 April 2015
Business premises feature many fixtures made of glass. It could be the windows, your large storefront glass cover, glass shelves or glass display units. Whatever glass you have in your office or store, it could get damaged accidentally after a burglary attempt or during maintenance works on your premises. When this happens, you should have your glass repaired immediately. Here's why:
Maintain proper aesthetics
A business should always stay presentable for the sake of its clients. If your business has damaged glass fixtures, customers are going to get the wrong idea about your business. They are going to perceive the business as being unprofessional. They are also going to perceive the items or services being offered by your business as not being of quality standards as your business premises too are not in good condition. This will reduce the number of clients interested in shopping in your store or visiting your office.
Improve visibility for customers
Glass is mostly used in retail stores to showcase products. If your glass display wall is shattered or broken, customers walking by will not be in a position to view your merchandise inside the store. The same relates to your display units inside the store. Even if they are chipped or cracked, their effectiveness as display fixtures goes down considerably. This again will ruin your sales turnover and affect your business' profitability.
Reduce security weak points
If any glass fixture in your business is damaged, it poses a security risk. This is because cracked or chipped glass surfaces have reduced structural integrity that makes them vulnerable to even greater damage. For external glass surfaces such as display covers or glass doors, burglars can used them as easy entry points to break into your business. For internal glass fixtures such as display boxes, dishonest customers can take advantage and steal your merchandise.
Avoid insurance liability
Lastly, remember that when you have damaged glass fixtures, it is your responsibility to repair them immediately so as to prevent security problems, e.g. theft. If your store is broken into or an item is stolen because you had neglected carrying out the repairs, you will bear the liability and your insurance company may not step in to help you out.
For any type of damage your glass may have, a repair technician can fix the damaged glass, restoring its aesthetics as well as the structural integrity of your premises. Smaller damage like chips or small cracks can in many cases be repaired without even having to replace the entire glass. However, shattered glass or extensive damage will necessitate getting a replacement altogether. If you need an immediate response, just ask for emergency services and keep your business protected.Share