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"

 

Solar panel popularity is on the rise, especially in the Southwest where solar energy is becoming more accessible and inexpensive. Also, the go-green attitude many are adopting seems to motivate a lot of homeowners to seek out cleaner energy options. Advancements in technology have made it possible for homeowners to not only power their homes with solar energy, but make it profitable while being gentle on Mother Earth. Solar panels are no longer a poor man’s dream, but what about maintenance? As long as we’ve had solar panels, we’ve had the argument over whether or not they should be cleaned. To clean, or not to clean… that seems like an odd question, huh? We are a cleaning company, so spoiler alert: we think you should have your panels cleaned if you want them to work at peak efficiency at all times. Much to our surprise, a lot of manufacturers have claimed that their solar panels are “self-cleaning” and therefore save you money, time and effort because they’re so “low-maintenance.” What they really mean is that it should rain enough for your panels to stay clean and efficient… enough. With that logic we could argue that your windows, roof, siding, deck, sidewalk and driveway are all “self-cleaning,” too. They’re outside, so if it rains once in a while… they must be clean, right?

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Windows get dirty year round. For a large part of the country this makes it very difficult to clean them three months out of the year. The most frustrating thing about this is that winter is generally the time of year when windows can get the dirtiest. Melting snow dragging dirt and debris onto windows and the helpful yet annoying salt that seems to cover everything.

What makes cleaning windows in the winter so difficult is obviously sub-freezing temperatures. Water freezing before it can be squeegeed off is infuriating. Warm water is huge no-no because it can cause your glass to crack. So what can you do? We have a simple formula that will make cleaning your windows in freezing temperatures just as easy as cleaning them on a spring day.

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Many parents and babysitters have answered a phone call or simply looked away for a moment, to come back and find the most glorious artwork on the windows. Don’t throw your hands up in despair. The situation isn’t as hopeless as you may think. Let’s take a look at ways we can encourage a child’s creative side safely, while cleaning glass windows.

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