Metro Vancouver’s Pressure Washing Ban

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If you’re wanting pressure washing for your house, walkway, driveway, or paths, you’re out of luck. As you may have heard, Metro Vancouver implemented Stage 2 Restrictions for their Water Shortage Response Plan on July 3. Due to ongoing hot and dry weather, the water supply is decreasing. Stage 2 Restrictions mean that pressure washing for the purpose of aesthetic …

3 Things to Look For When Hiring A Pressure Washing Company

3 Things to Look For When Hiring A Pressure Washing Company

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When going about the process of hiring a pressure washing company to clean your home or business, there are 3 very important aspects to consider. Integrity Integrity in any business is very important. It counts especially in the service industry. When trying to choose between different companies in your area, look for the one with the most integrity. Do your …

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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 …

Umbrella Property Services - Benefits of Pressure Washing for your Business

Pressure Washing Benefits For Your Business

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When it comes to bringing in new business, hiring someone to pressure wash your building may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the truth is that a clean and well cared for business exterior will draw in those much desired new customers.  People take note of a business owner who takes care of such things, concluding …

Umbrella Property Services - How To Pressure Wash Commercial Awnings

How To Pressure Wash Commercial Awnings

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Does your business boast beautiful awnings?  While they can improve the look of your business and be great for advertising, they tend to be home to accumulated dirt and debris.  Here are a few tips on how to effectively clean those awnings: Regularity:  Pressure washing your awnings at least twice a year can extend their life cycle while ensuring that …

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Tips For Cleaning Your Driveway

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Why should you clean your driveway regularly? Because paved driveways become a magnet for oil stains, mud and thick layers of grime. 1. Sprinkle a thick layer of sawdust or kitty litter on any grease or oil stains. Leave the sawdust in place for 12 to 24 hours to absorb as much grease as possible. Sweep it up and dispose …