Spring Exterior and Gutter Cleaning

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Spring cleaning has a broad and impactful role in home and property maintenance, especially in Vancouver. There are several essential actions that homeowners should take to preserve the value of their home and to boost curb appeal. Two important exterior areas that should be regularly cleaned are the gutters and exterior surfaces. Gutter Cleaning – February Gutter cleaning may seem …

10 Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

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10 Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal It’s always a good idea to improve the curb appeal of your home. Luckily this can be done with small improvements that make your home look refreshed. Here are 10 ways to instantly improve your home’s curb appeal: 1. Change your house numbers. Switch out your old and rusty numbers to ones that match …

The Importance of Cleaning Window Tracks

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The Importance of Cleaning Window Tracks Dirty window tracks can easily go unnoticed and are often low on the list of cleaning priorities. But having window tracks spic-and-span is actually very important to creating an energy efficient and healthy home. Neglecting window tracks can create a perfect environment for dirt and grime to build up. This dirt and grime can …

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How Gutters Protect Your Home

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How Gutters Protect Your Home Water is life – it is essential for all humans, plants, and animals. It keeps us hydrated and is fun to play with and swim in when it’s hot out. But water can also rust metal, cause wood to swell and split, and suck the minerals out of concrete. All of which is bad news …

Home Maintenance: Taking Care of Your House

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Home Maintenance: Taking Care of Your House Owning a home not only brings a sense of pride and peace of mind, it also means that you now have to protect your most valuable investment. Regular home maintenance is one of the most important things that you can do to extend your home’s longevity and ensure that you will continue having …

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The Importance of Home Maintenance: Fall & Spring Cleaning Checklists

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Home maintenance is essential for your home’s upkeep and longevity. Regular inspection of your property’s exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. On top of a monthly inspection of your home, it is a good idea to have a fall and spring specific checklist. …

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Moss & Algae: How to Protect Your Home

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Vancouver has an average of 166 rainy days per year, allowing moss and algae to thrive in our beautiful (but wet) city. While rain is great for our lush environment, it’s not so great for our homes because it causes moss and algae to build up. The main factors of moss and algae growth are moisture, shade, and close proximity to …

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Rain Barrels Help Reduce Water Usage

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There are many ways to reduce your water usage. Rain barrels are a simple, cost-effective and stylish way to do so. Read on to find out how you can set up and use a rain barrel system at home to conserve water. Reduce your Water Usage With Rain Barrels We are no strangers to water. Many of our services require …

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Use Your Squeegie Like A Pro

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Most of us would confess that washing our windows is one of those big chores that seem to take a ton of time and even more motivation to get started. But whether we like the job or not, we have to admit that nothing brightens a living space as well as crystal clear, streak free windows. Part of what makes …

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Washing Windows in the Rain: Exposing the Myth

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Thinking to have your windows cleaned but you hear that there is rain in the forecast?  Well here in Vancouver, you might wait a long time if you believe that rain will undo the time and effort, not to mention the expense of having your windows properly cleaned.  You can quickly tell the professional window cleaners from the amateurs by …