Even if you are not selling your home, you may be looking to make your investment worth more. Most homeowners only think about the value of their house when they are ready to sell. Buying a home is your largest investment and the thought that maintaining it or increasing its value isn’t a priority is asinine. Here are a few tips that can be done continually throughout the life of your home. Continue reading "6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value"
  There is a window that all cleaners dread. It’s beautiful and stylish, and has been around for hundreds of years. Window cleaners are often struck with fear whenever they run into true divided lights. True divided are also called French panes or sometimes referred to as muntins. Windows with true divided lights make use of thin muntins between individual panes of glass. This window grid configuration is sometimes similar to the familiar tick-tack-toe pattern. This division of glass makes it time consuming to clean because you’re cleaning in small chunks rather than the normal large squeegee strokes. Continue reading "Cleaning True and Simulated Divided Lights"
Painting the trim around your windows can freshen any room, making them pop! But it's a hassle when you end up spending the majority of your time and effort putting painters tape on the glass to avoid getting paint all over your windows. If you have divided light windows... forget about it. You'd better hope you have a kid on punishment to pawn it off to! What if we were to tell you that it's okay to color outside the lines, and that removing paint from your glass is much easier than preventing it? With a few simple tools and techniques, flawless windows can be achieved. Continue reading "How To Remove Paint From Windows"
While calling the Genie is the easiest option, there are still plenty of people who prefer to do their house cleaning themselves. If you choose to clean your own windows make sure you know what type of glass you’re working with. Windows come in all shapes and sizes. The glass itself can vary from window to window, and the method used to clean these windows varies as well. Let’s take a look at the common types of glass and how to clean them: Continue reading "How to Clean Different Types of Glass"
Birds are chirpin’ and there’s fresh dew on the grass. Summer is here and spring cleaning is finished. You walk to your bedroom window to open it and take in the fresh air, only to notice the glass is fogged over. You quickly grab a microfiber towel and wipe the glass, but the condensation isn’t on the inside. So you raise the window and wipe the outside…nothing. Now the frustrating truth begins to sink in. Your windows have a broken seal. Continue reading "The Truth About Broken Window Seals"

The History

There are certain windows that seem impossible to clean. Maybe the house is on a steep hill or the window is so high that it can’t be safely reached by a ladder. For a long time these windows were the bane of homeowners and window cleaner’s existence. Today, most professionals have found a way to clean those hard to reach windows.

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Nothing is as tough on your windows as hard water. Hard water is a term that is often associated with large cities or a very industrialized area. The nasty truth about hard water is that it can rear its ugly head at any time. Hard water is simply water that has a high mineral content. It is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk. The main minerals that make up hard water are calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Almost any water that hasn’t gone through a softening process will have trace amounts of these minerals. A lot of homes in areas where hard water is prevalent are equipped with softeners that use sodium to filter the water. This method is enough to make your water taste fine, but it may not be enough to prevent deposits on your windows.

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Do you love the look of your windows after they’ve been detailed by a professional company, but hate the way they seem to get dirty between cleanings? It’s like there’s always that one window that, no matter how often you call a professional, just won’t stay clean.  Doing your own touch-ups using home cleaning solutions won’t replace a professional cleaning service, but they can keep you satisfied with the state of your windows in the meantime.

Keeping your windows in a shiny state isn’t as difficult as it may seem and can be made easier when you follow these five helpful hacks. Remember that these tips are only to be used for interior cleaning. Always leave any hard to reach windows that would require a ladder to the professionals. As pleasant as it is to have clean windows, it isn’t worth sacrificing your safety for.

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Spring is right around the corner. Ahhh… The smell of fresh flowers, the joy of leaving your home without a winter jacket, and of course… spring cleaning. For a lot of you, this might make you want to go back into hibernation, but the reality is it’s a perfect time to get your home in order. There may be a few explanations as to why we as Americans feel the sudden urge to collectively purge, rearrange and restore our homes from top to bottom come springtime. Ben Franklin made us spring ahead, so who’s idea was it to spring clean? Continue reading "The History of Spring Cleaning"