What’s your leaf removal strategy? A little clean-up every weekend, or one big leaf haul at the end of the season? Are you a rake person, or a leaf blower person? And who’s cleaning your gutters? It seems that throughout October and November, every time you blink there’s another layer of leaves and debris covering our lawns. Luckily the weather across the country has been mild, and fall foliage is beautiful… because we’re sure spending a lot of time outside keeping our homes looking tidy! Here are some of our favorite leaf clean-up tips and tricks: Continue reading "Best Leaf Removal Tips & Tricks"

When I was growing up one of my least favorite chores was cleaning the gutters. It’s scary climbing a ladder and the disgusting things that you find up there can be haunting. That’s why most people put off cleaning their gutters. It’s a hassle and frankly, most of us have the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. But the truth is the gutter is the life blood of your home. Continue reading "4 Ways Clogged Gutters Will Destroy Your Home"

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Fall is here! Leaves are changing, kids are dreaming up their Halloween costumes, and plants are smiling in the rain. Life is revolving around pumpkin spice and football. Yes, fall is here at last – are your gutters going to be in shape? Overflowing gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems and cracked foundations. Failing to maintain your gutters can become a costly repair to your home. Continue reading "Fall Gutter Warning"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "What Chores You Should Leave to Professionals"
For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down our homes might need a re-freshening. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"
Keeping up with the Joneses has become a derogatory term for those that feel like they need to one-up their neighbor, but what about the neighbor that just doesn’t care? Nothing can be more frustrating than having a neighbor whose lawn and house looks like the abandoned house in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Even on a street with pristine homes and kept lawns, one house that isn’t up to snuff will cause property value to plummet. Continue reading "How to Get Your Neighbor to Fix Their Curb Appeal Problem"

Gutters are an important part of your home’s infrastructure – they’re the keystone to the survival of your home. They protect your home’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also prevent erosion. So not having gutters is not an option, but neither is having clogged ones. But cleaning gutters can be an annoying and dangerous task.

A lot of homeowners opt for gutter guards. Gutter guards are designed to keep debris and animals out of your gutters, while keeping the water flowing away from the house. We could spend several paragraphs debating which guard is best, but shouldn’t the real question be “Should I even get gutter guards?”

Continue reading "The Truth About Gutter Guards"

A surprising amount of people are hospitalized each month after taking a tumble from the top rung of a ladder. These people are typically ardent DIYers who refused to call an expert window cleaning team. This is a common mistake people make, and one that is easy to understand; after all, window cleaning doesn't look that difficult, and you can buy everything you need to make an amateur attempt at your local hardware store for a relatively small price.

Continue reading "10 Ladder Safety Tips from Window Genie’s Expert Window Cleaning Team"