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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 …

Umbrella Property Services - Should I Pressure Wash My Deck

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 …

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How To Effectively Clean Your Patio Furniture

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When the sun comes out in Vancouver, you want to be out enjoying it if at all possible! Now a days, 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 clean and free from debris. Just follow these simple steps to get optimum …

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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. …

Umbrella Property Services - Are Gutter Guards Worth the Investment

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 …

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Steps To Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

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With rising costs of heating and electricity bills, more homeowners are looking for ways to make their dollar go a little further. The following are some simple yet effective ways to make your home energy efficient, saving you money in the long run. Turn the heat down: Turning your thermostat down even slightly can make a difference. Every degree of …

Umbrella Property Services - Pitfalls of DYI Pressure Washing

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 …