MAINTAIN THE BEAUTY OF YOUR HOME
Three of the more common home improvement maintenance items: window, gutter, and pressure cleaning can usually be performed by the same company very cost effectively. Not only do these measures help make your home more attractive, but they can also minimize costly repairs and increase the value of your home.
WINDOW CLEANING IMPROVES YOUR HOME’S APPEARANCE, AND YOUR VIEW
Looking through dirty windows is similar to looking through dirty glasses. Smudges and other marks are unsightly and interfere with the view from your home. As a standard maintenance item–and to keep your view crystal-clear–we recommend cleaning the exterior surface of your windows twice per year and the interior surface at least once.
GUTTER CLEANING KEEPS WATER FLOWING AWAY FROM YOUR HOME
Gutter systems are designed to steer water away from your home to prevent roofing and moisture related problems. During the Fall, leaves and other debris drop onto your roof and are washed into your gutters by rain. Left unattended, the resulting clogging can cause moisture-related issues that can be costly to repair and pose health risks for your family. Experts, therefore, recommend cleaning your gutter system at least twice annually to assure that water flows safely away from your home.
PRESSURE WASH YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR, CONCRETE, AND WOOD SURFACES
Sometimes called chemical rinsing, pressure cleaning is the process of removing mold, dirt, and grime from driveways, patios, decks, and the exterior of your home. Pressure cleaning concrete and stone surfaces not only restores original beauty and improves curb appeal, but can actually extend the life of wood siding and decks. As standard maintenance, wood siding should be pressure washed annually, with all surface breaches and rotten wood repaired and repainted. Similarly, to protect your deck from outdoor elements and keep it looking good, experts recommend pressure washing and resealing it every other year.
USE A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING COMPANY TO PERFORM THESE TASKS
Window, gutter, and pressure cleaning are tedious and time consuming and can be dangerous work, particularly on two-story homes. Therefore, we suggest hiring a professional cleaning company to perform these tasks. Well-trained, insured, and equipped with ladders, squeegees, and extension poles, these professionals can do the work in a fraction of the time and, generally, with far better results. When selecting a company, beware of less reputable groups that offer these services without insurance or proper training. Get proof of insurance and check references, particularly if you go with companies that are not Homeowner Approved.” Finally, since window, gutter, and pressure cleaning is traditionally a seasonal business, consider scheduling your pressure washing and window cleaning services during the off-season to secure better pricing.
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