If you're in need of mobile windshield repair services, you may need to temporarily clean up some broken glass in or around your vehicle. Cleaning up broken glass can be hazardous if it is not done properly.
There are a few things you'll need to do to prevent injury while and after the broken glass is cleaned up. The following are five things you need to do to make sure that you've cleaned up broken glass properly:
Get in touch with a glass repair service right away
The sooner you get in touch with a glass repair service, the sooner you'll have your windshield repaired and be able to go on your way. The best thing to do is to have the contact details in your vehicle for a mobile windshield repair service you can call in the event of an accident.
Determine whether the broken glass is at risk of falling or breaking further
A broken windshield could be at risk of collapsing if it is not secured in some way. If you see that a broken windshield is unstable, it's best to stay away from it if there is nothing that can be done to make it more secure, like covering it.
Inspect the resulting mess and find out what its extent is
You should figure out where the broken-glass shards extend to as part of surveying the resulting mess to prepare for cleanup. Make sure you're not overlooking some broken glass, because any broken glass you leave behind may pose a danger to others.
Make sure that no one will accidentally come into contact with the broken glass
It's important to secure the area and make sure that everyone around knows that there is broken glass present that needs to be looked out for and avoided.
If possible, rope off the affected area until cleanup has been carried out. Also, you'll even want to keep the area roped off until the glass repair service has arrived to perform an inspection and make sure that the area has been rendered completely safe.
Put on protective equipment
You don't want to be handling glass without protective equipment. If you need to clean up some glass yourself before the glass repair technician arrives, you should wear safety gloves while doing so.
It's even a good idea to put on safety glasses or goggles, if you have them, to be as safe as possible while you're dealing with the broken-glass situation.