Window Genie is excited to announce our partnership with 3M… maybe you’ve heard of them? Post it notes? Scotch tape? The INVENTORS of window film… yeah, them. They’re the $30 BILLION company specializing and dominating in the manufactured goods world – they produce over 55,000 different products... 3M is the brand “you’re never more than three meters from.”

          Since receiving the first patent for window film in 1966, 3M has continued to develop newer, better films to out-perform all film on the market today... consumers trust the quality of 3M products! THAT is why over two years ago Window Genie approached 3M to propose the idea of a national partnership; we wanted 3M to provide us with a line of window film for our growing network of franchise partners to sell to residential customers… over 125,000 customers to be… almost exact. 

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Father-son duo give back, offering free window cleaning and pressure washing services

(L to R) Greg and Jordan Pyles

 Window Genie of Fresno’s spring cleaning season officially commenced this past weekend while giving back alongside the local Habitat for Humanity Chapter in Fresno on Saturday the 14th. Window Genie is a locally owned and operated home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Father/Son duo, Greg and Jordan Pyles performed free window cleaning and pressure washing services at two homes in southeast Fresno, near the intersection of Church Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.

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Meet Jerry Mastrofilippo… He’s one of our newest franchise partners, opening this spring in Allentown Pennsylvania!

Jerry chose to start his own franchise so he could take control of his own success and build a stable future for his family. Jerry has a unique perspective unlike any Window Genie franchise partner before him; 10 years of working for and growing with a business he would eventually venture out and start himself!

Jerry Mastrofilippo with his Geniemobile!

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Pressure washers have become extremely popular rental options among home owners looking for fast and efficient cleans. Unfortunately, many are unaware that there are different types of equipment meant for different surfaces… and that without proper training, one can easily damage their decks, walkways and house siding.

Window Genie’s pressure washing services are becoming increasingly popular as customers opt for the ease and affordability of hiring our crew to get the job done over doing it themselves. Our customers have seen the difference a good pressure cleaning can make on their home’s siding, patios and driveways. Check out these pics and see for yourself!

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Window Genie's "window cleaning authority" status is something we've been working to establish for 20 years; our goal is to always deliver exceptional quality work and customer service. Our franchise training program is top-notch, equipping all of our workers with outstanding squeegee and customer service skills. We’re insured, bonded, uniformed and run background checks on all employees to ensure customer safety and peace of mind. The steps we take to create an exceptional customer experience is what ranks us above many window cleaning start-up businesses that will offer you a sub-par clean for a TOO low price. Our 3-step cleaning process adds an extra glass-scrubbing step to help dislodge built up sap, mold spores or bird droppings that won't falter in the face of conventional cleaning methods.

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When you are shopping around for a window cleaning company, it is so important to have a strong criteria for evaluation. You need to consider many different factors if you want to make the best choice. Professional window cleaning services should be fast, efficient, affordable, hassle-free and should leave your windows with a stunning clean.

 

Some people make the mistake of gravitating towards the lowest price. This is a huge mistake. Clichéd to the point of being painful, you’ll have to forgive our mention of the old saying, “you get what you pay for.”

 

It simply isn’t possible to sustain a business at the rate offered by some start-up companies. So long as the business owner is not being greedy, window cleaning prices are relatively easy to understand. The cost of high-quality materials, training, and legal coverage are all reflected in the window cleaning prices that you see the service offered for, and you can gauge a company’s professionalism often by where they fall on this functionalist price scale.

 

Here we go again with the clichés… but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If a window cleaning company is advertising an unbelievably low price, there is a very good chance that there are some shortcuts being taken. Expect to see worn-out tools, cheap ammonia-filled chemical cleaners and rusty ladders on their unmarked service trucks driven by possibly uninsured technicians who haven’t completed a background check. Read on to learn more reasons why low-cost cleaning services may not offer you the best value in the long run.

 

Poor employee training puts you at risk.

 

One common area that a low-ball window cleaning company will cut costs on is training expenses. Everybody has cleaned a window in their life, (with mixed results) so amateur window cleaning companies send out untrained individuals to lean ladders on your home or navigate its interior. As anyone who has wielded a squeegee will tell you, there is some finesse involved to ensure a high-quality, streak-free clean... in a timely manner! Proper chemical handling is crucial if you want to avoid spills in your home. Furthermore, ladder work is a very high-stakes task to undertake without adequate training, since any error or misjudgment could mean serious injury or damage done to your home.

 

Don’t spend your money on a subpar clean! Window Genie’s 3-step cleaning process applies high-level training, high-quality cleaning products, and the best tools of the trade to keep you safe and leave you satisfied with your professional window cleaning.

 

No insurance coverage can cost you big money.

 

Some companies intentionally avoid commercial liability coverage and workman’s compensation to keep their company costs low. This is one way that amateur companies are able to offer low window cleaning prices. The aforementioned lack of high-level training makes this an even scarier proposition, making you much more likely to witness a fall or experience damage done to your property.

 

An amateur window cleaning company without insurance puts you at risk of being ruined by both sides of the legal process. First, you are more likely to be sued by a poorly trained pseudo-professional who just hurt himself, likely by his own doing. Maybe he set up his ladder on uneven ground, or is working alone on a two-man job to save the company money. Whatever the case, he is hurt, and now may pursue legal action against you for some bogus unsafe conditions claim. This happens with some fly-by-night companies, or is pursued by desperate employees whose parent company won’t help them with medical bills.

 

Secondly, if their unprofessional conduct gets your property damaged, you will not be able to get your money. Suing them may not make for a difficult case, but for what is likely a low-earning amateur company, getting your money out of them will be like trying to bleed a stone.

 

Don’t take the risk. Window Genie is fully insured. Window Genie franchises offer an affordable professional window clean using their industry-leading 3-step process. Our crews are highly-trained and staffed by upstanding citizens who have been screened, passed background checks, and will arrive in signature royal-purple GenieMobiles for easy identification. Window Genie eliminates all worry, and grants your window cleaning wishes fast.

 

 Spring is here!

Unfortunately, spring cleaning to-do lists mean much more than simply a few days spent sweating when all you want to do is enjoy the warm weather. Many home owners lack the tools and skills needed to get their home up to snuff after a heavy winter, and others simply don’t have the time. Before you run out and blow your family savings on new ladders, gloves, and equipment rental fees, consider having the Window Genie team grant your spring cleaning wishes. Window Genie is offering some incredible time and money-saving services that home owners will not want to miss when the spring rolls around. Don’t risk damaging your home or wasting away your free time; contact Window Genie cleaning and home maintenance professionals for a quick, high-quality, and fully insured clean that will free up your time for fun, or to tackle more personal indoor organizing duties!

Wish for a world-class window washing.

Window Genie window cleaning elevates the industry standard and will have your home glimmering from every glass surface in no time. Window Genie offers both interior and exterior window cleaning at no risk to you, with each Window Genie worker being specially trained to keep your home safe from the inside out. All cleaning products are home-safe, biodegradable and do not contain any ammonia that would put your furniture, flooring, pets or family at risk. Our 3-step window cleaning process outperforms any service you will find in the industry.

Consider the wisdom (or lack thereof) involved in buying your own ladder, squeegee, and cleaning solutions to waste a day on a tough and imperfect clean. Instead, put that money towards a stunning professional window cleaning and direct your energy elsewhere. It is spring cleaning, after all – there is plenty to keep you busy!

Don’t forget to ask about our Window Care program; we want to reward customers for keeping their homes clean year round! We offer discounts based on frequency of service… so call your local Genie and set up a recurring window cleaning schedule for significant savings.

Wish for a professional pressure wash.

The thawing snow may have left some mildew or algae on your home’s siding, and salt can wreak havoc on a concrete driveway, sidewalk, or garage floor. Of course, your deck has taken a pounding all winter holding up heavy snow fall. All three of these problems can be solved with a Window Genie pressure wash, which not only leaves a sterling clean but also increases material longevity. Pressure washing is fast, affordable, and effective.

Home owners thinking of renting equipment to do it themselves should be advised: amateur use of a pressure washer not only puts you at risk, but can seriously damage your deck surfaces and home siding. Using the wrong tools or water pressure can strip paint and damage wood surfaces. Save the time and effort of a rental, transport, dangerous learning curve, and return process. Make one call to Window Genie today, and we will grant your professional pressure washing wishes! Most home owners are surprised when they complete their free estimate, with the cost typically being much less than your rental, gas, and lost work day.

Don't forget about your gutters!

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a world of trouble if your gutters are clogged. Prepare for spring with a professional gutter cleaning. Some of the top reasons you should have your gutters cleaned out ASAP are:

·         Gutters are one of the most overlooked aspects of home maintenance. It's easy to forget a part of your home you cannot easily see or access. Problems arise silently and you're usually unaware until it's too late! Yikes! ·         Water cannot properly flow from a clogged gutter. Stagnant water is an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Birds and mice are also known to make themselves at home in a clogged gutter! ·         Water that cannot drain properly WILL find a way out of the gutter eventually. This usually means the water seeps into your roof, siding, fascia board or foundation. Over time this causes significant damage including excessive mold, cracking, rusting and rotting. ·         A rotten house is not a happy house! Your gutters will begin to distance themselves... literally! Gutters are typically installed with a nail. Over time, weather causes this nail to expand and contract. The hole the nail rests in has now expanded. When the nail contracts again, it comes loose and slips out, bringing the gutter with it. The gutter could break free from the roof taking siding, paint, shingles or landscaping down with it. ·       Cleaning your own gutters is DANGEROUS! According to the National Safety Council, falls are the #1 cause of accidental death and injury at home.Falls cause over 6,500 deaths each year and over TWO MILLION hospital-related injuries every year.

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Many people fail to realize just how dirty their home's exterior is until it has been treated to a pressure wash by Window Genie professionals. In fact, many people do not even know that a pressure washer can be used to clean their home.

 

Home owners who have seen or felt a pressure washer in action know that this powerful piece of equipment is capable of stripping wood from a deck, and consequently may not feel it is appropriate to point at their walls. This is an understandable reaction considering that the home is typically a family's greatest investment, and mold concerns have heightened in recent years. It is true that inexperienced handlers can damage their home using a pressure washer, but highly-trained Window Genie service technicians are capable of giving your vinyl, stucco or painted wood siding a deep clean without the collateral damage.

 

How does the home accumulate dirt?

 

When exposed to the elements for extended periods of time, dirt naturally accumulates on your home's siding. Blowing winds kick up gusts of dirt and debris that will envelope your house. Similarly, harsh rainfall will wash your home in dirt, salts and other pollutants throughout the fall. Dirty slush, berries, saps and the waste of bugs and animals will also gradually build up over time, leaving deceptive stain age that seriously impacts your home's curb appeal and longevity.

 

Why choose Window Genie?

 

Window Genie has been helping homeowners keep their siding looking its best for over two decades. During this time, Window Genie franchises have been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine, Money Magazine, USA Today, and Franchise Business Review, consistently ranking highly in their customer service, business growth and franchisee satisfaction categories over the years.  This growth has been possible due to Window Genie's industry-leading training and consistently positive customer experiences. For house pressure washing, this means that Window Genie experts get the job done fast, safely, affordably and without damaging either the home or the environment. Window Genie has fine-tuned the house pressure washing process over its 20 year tenure by using the appropriate pressure for each individual surface and home-safe cleaning products that will not damage your home or surrounding landscaping.

 

Why struggle with research, equipment rentals, self-teaching, trial and error, hard work and risk, when you can schedule an annual or bi-annual cleaning with Window Genie? Being proactive and signing up for multiple services a year means that you will be given discounts when ordering a number of related home maintenance services, including gutter, asphalt, window and concrete cleaning.

 

How to prepare your home for the best possible house pressure washing.

 

Window Genie professionals will remind you of the proper steps needed to eliminate the risk of damaging the home before they begin their cleaning, but it is useful to review them here so that you can take the initiative preparing your home for the best possible results.

 

    Locate all of the power outlets at the exterior of your home and take note of them for safety reasons.

    Close all of your windows and fill in any small ventilation holes with rolled up paper or a piece of putty that can be easily removed afterwards. This will stop any water from entering the home during your cleaning.

    Remove your shutters if possible. This will allow your Window Genie to have the best chance of clearing out spiders and wasps which commonly cluster in these hard-to-reach areas.

    Take note of all lighting fixtures and mailboxes so that the Window Genie worker can switch to low-pressure options, or avoid these vulnerable fixtures entirely when pressure washing the house.

 

Window Genie pressure washing technicians have been helping home owners boost their curb appeal for 20 years and are standing by to provide America‘s homeowners with a high-quality clean.

Though frequently overlooked or avoided, gutter cleaning should be prioritized in your home maintenance regimen. Cluttered gutters are responsible for most people's water leakage, mold and cracked foundation issues. This costs homeowners across America thousands of dollars each year despite the fact that they are easily preventable through regular gutter cleaning and repair.

 

The problem is that gutter cleaning and repair work is dangerous, labor-intensive and time-consuming, especially when done improperly. Furthermore, anybody in the family with a fear of heights or issues with balance should immediately excuse themselves from this chore.

 

If you are like the thousands of people across America who understand the need for clean gutters but can't seem to find the time or energy while balancing your career, family, fitness and finances, know that Window Genie can grant your wish! Window Genie offers scheduled gutters cleaning service programs with year-round customer care discounts, guarding your home from bug-spawns, rotten wood, slippery sidewalks and washed out landscaping caused by clogged gutters.

Looking at the devoted DIYers of the world, we know that not everyone is interested in a year-round cleaning program. Some customers have simply let their gutters go for a few months, and want to call in the GenieMobile to save them a Saturday and take down a super-sized cleaning task.

 

For those looking to do some gutter cleaning of their own, or to have an idea of standard practice to compare their current handyman to, the Window Genie experts have assembled some basic guidelines and safety tips for you. Read on to learn some great tips for cleaning and repairing gutters.

 

Safety First

 

We repeat... SAFETY FIRST! One of the main reasons that regular gutter cleaning is neglected by home owners is that it can be a scary job. Spending hours up on a ladder that is often sitting on uneven ground can be daunting. If you are uncomfortable with heights or consider yourself unskilled or unpracticed on a ladder, then this job is not meant for you. If this is the case, call your local Window Genie and cross something else off of your to-do list instead.

 

Make sure that you have a good pair of work gloves at the ready. You will be handling clumps of dirt, leaves, sticks, and pest residue that can pose a risk to your hands. Don't risk getting cut in a damp and dirty environment that is usually filled with rust and animal waste. 

           

Always work from the ladder, rather than climbing onto the roof and leaning in the direction of your gutter, which puts you at risk of falling. Make sure to watch out for any unexpected hazards like low-hanging electrical lines or hidden bee's nests.

 

Fix It on the Go

 

 Try to limit your total time spent on the ladder. Don't bother making two separate trips to repair and clean your gutters. As you work through your cleaning routine, look out for any loose gutter sections and tighten them as you see them. Keep a supply of long lag bolts handy, either in a secured bag or held by an assistant. There is no better time to start your repairs than when you clean your gutters. When cleaning your gutters you get a close look at their condition and are also preparing a workspace if any repairs are needed.

 

Test Your Work

 

As you work through your cleaning effort, make sure to test your handiwork as you go. Open gutters are easy enough to evaluate, but spouts may require some extra attention. Spray a jet of water down the spouts to make sure that it is clear. If you have not cleaned it well enough, the spout will be clogged, and water will visibly back up and pool at the top. This tells you it is time to try again, or to give Window Genie a call or request a free estimate.