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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 …

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Overlooked Home Maintenance Tasks

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Here is a list of things around the home that are often overlooked, leading to greater expense and headache.  Taking the time to tackle these items can save you in a huge way in the long run.  Check for Roof Damage By the time you notice a problem, it’s already too late. Get up onto your roof at least twice …

What To Do With Your Old Windows

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We are in the business of cleaning your windows.  But just as an aside, let’s talk about something completely different while still keeping with the “window” theme.  I have seen a lot of DIY ideas lately when it comes to taking something old and turning it into a very unique treasure. Do you have some windows that are just too old …

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Fall Into Winter Check List For Your Home

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With the arrival of fall, it’s a good idea to get started on those things that need doing around your home before the much cooler (not to mention wetter) months of winter are upon us.   Here is a list to get you started. Check and install weather-strip.  Homeowners who have poor or insufficient weather stripping waste hundreds of dollars …

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Making The Switch To Green Cleaning Products

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You care about the environment, but you also want clean counters, sanitized bathrooms and have a spotless kitchen. There are many “green” cleaning products in today’s market.  While there are no specific criteria that qualify a product as green, most claim that they are biodegradable, phosphate and chlorine free and their ingredients are derived from plants rather than petrochemicals.  It’s …

Cost Effective Ways to Add Curb Appeal

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Remember all those outdoor fix-up projects you put off last winter, waiting for the warm summer months? Well, summer is passing us by so now is the time to think about getting some repairs in while the temperatures are still agreeable. Keeping your home in tip-top shape not only adds to its curb appeal but it saves you money as …

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Steps For Cleaning Your Blinds

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If you’re like me, vacuuming, dusting and washing floors are done on a fairly regular basis. But what about the blinds? Dust settles and builds on them just as it does on other surfaces in our home. When the window is open, the dirt and grime from the outdoors just adds to this unwanted accumulation. Here are some simple steps …

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How to Save Birds From Crashing Into Your Windows

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In today’s post, we give you tips on how to save our aviary friends from crashing into your windows. I must admit that at least once in my lifetime, I have walked full force into a glass partition of some kind. My only defence…it was so clean that it appeared to be an open doorway! I think my ego was …