Umbrella property Services - July Newsletter

The Umbrella Property Service’s July 2014 Newsletter

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Always a great read, this edition of Umbrella Property Service’s Newsletter features ways to reduce your home heating bill, life hacks for planning a family trip and much more! In this edition of our newsletter, you’ll find the following topics: Ways to reduce your home heating bill by 25% Life hacks on family trip planning Amazing day trips around Vancouver …

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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 …

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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 …

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Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning

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We are using a revolutionary method of cleaning windows, which is safer, long lasting, and produces better results!  Water Fed pole systems allow us to continue guaranteeing one-of-a-kind results, while eliminating hazardous chemicals and unsafe factors. How Does It Work? Water fed pole window cleaning is a soapless method of cleaning windows. Tap water is filtered through a pure water …

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Should I Pressure Wash My Deck?

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It’s that time of year again when we pull out the garden house, squeegees, rakes, etc. and begin to tackle all the debris and dirt accumulated over the winter months.  As you make your way around the house with your pressure washer, a question may come to mind….should I pressure wash my deck? It seems harmless enough. Just point and …

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What’s That Growing On My Roof

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Got something growing on your roof and not quite sure what to make of it? Here are a few of the would be culprits: Moss – This is a more common type of growth on roofs. Moss is darker green, thick, holds more water, and grips into the surface of the shingles. Lichen – Lichen is a combination of algae …

Home Maintenance: Cleaning Patio Furniture

Home Maintenance: Cleaning Patio Furniture

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When the sun comes out in Vancouver, you want to be out enjoying it if at all possible! Nowadays, outdoor patios can be just as warm and cozy as indoor seating areas. With that being said, it’s really quite easy to keep your outdoor patio furniture spotless and free from debris. Just follow these simple steps to cleaning patio furniture …

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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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Are Gutter Guards Worth The Investment?

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Gutter guards sound like the perfect solution to the dreaded job of cleaning out your gutters. They are advertised as being able to prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves and debris. Many of the companies that sell them boast that you will never have to clean your gutters again. When it sounds too good to be true, chances are …