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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 …

Gutter Shining

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Here at Umbrella Property Services, we not only clean the inside of your gutters, we leave the outside clean and looking new!   When it comes to removing those nasty black streaks that gutters get over time, we have a special  cleaning agent that does a wonderful job at restoring the original appearance of the gutters. Regular house wash solution …

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

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If you haven’t had your gutter system cleaned and checked in the past 6 – 12 months, now is the time to get that looked after! When it’s one of those rainy days Vancouver is famous for, you should be able to spot some of the more obvious gutter problems such as leaks which can be repaired by professionals. It …

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 …

Moss On Your Roof?

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Algae and lichen are much less destructive to roofs than moss and for the most part, it is usually unnecessary to remove them other than for cosmetic reasons. Moss is the real enemy. Moss holds moisture and roofs with moss on them dry out slower which in turn speeds up the wear and tear effect on the roof. Another reason …

Importance Of Repairing Leaking Gutter Corners

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The easiest way to tell is you have any leaks in your gutter corners is to take a look at them shortly after a good rain shower.  This way you won’t confuse the dripping with rain drops coming down the outside of the corner. If the corner sealant has failed, you will see dripping from the faulty corner. Some other …

What To Look For When Hiring A Window Cleaner

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Here are five questions you are going to want to ask before choosing a professional contractor to clean your windows: 1. Are they reliable? Will the workers show up when they are scheduled to? We can assure you that our workers will arrive on time unless unforeseen circumstances do not allow them to. And in that case, you will know …

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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 …