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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 …

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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Simple Green Changes

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Living green is simply adopting habits that positively affect the environment. It starts with just small steps like using reusable bags instead of plastic or switching to a reusable to go cup for your coffee runs. Here are a few other simple changes you can make around your home that will positively impact your family, community, and ultimately the planet. …

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4 Pitfalls of DYI Pressure Washing

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Pressure washing is easy enough that we can just do it ourselves, right? This may be true to some extent but you can easily cause damage to yourself and to your home if you are not careful. Consider the following 4 examples of possible pitfalls of pressure washing yourself. Washing your vinyl siding from the ground at an upward angle will force …

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Top Benefits Of Having Your Home Pressure Washed

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When people consider giving their homes a thorough cleaning, they often overlook some of the most visible areas. Sidewalks, porches, decks and siding can reflect the wear and tear on a home. Here is a look at just some of the benefits you can expect from from having your home pressure washed. Electrical Efficiency Several environmental factors can prevent your …

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Safety Tip #2: 7 Tips Before Using Your Pressure Washer

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Always have a complete understanding of the task at hand and be completely familiar with the tools you will be using. For this article, I am going to take a look at the pressure washer and give you tips before tackling the cleaning of your home’s exterior. Do not be one of the thousands of individuals each year that underestimate the …