The Evolution of Gutter Cleaning Services

In order to maintain a healthy business relationship, both sides must feel good about a service agreement; the purchaser and the service provider.  This can be especially challenging with gutter cleaning based on expectations for results of the service.  Can one visit in the fall to clean the gutters at a strata ensure that they…

What Is A Clean Gutter?

Gutters exist for function, not beauty.  So when a service company is hired to clean the gutters on your building, it is to ensure that they are able to perform their function properly, not to ensure that they look good. The challenge then for a strata when they hire a service provider to clean their…

What is a Clean Window?

A truly clean window starts with a scrub agitation to loosen dirt, then rinsing clean or cleaning away with a squeegee. Many believe squeegee cleaning to be the professional window cleaning method with the best results; myself included. I started cleaning windows in 2003 when I moved to Vancouver, and was taught some simple things…

What Windows Are Included In My Service?

We find there is often confusion regarding which windows are included in a window cleaning service. This can lead to frustration by tenants who do not know that some of their windows were not included in the scope. To start, let’s clarify windows are considered accessible and which are considered inaccessible. Accessible Windows Accessible windows…

What is Construction Residue?

How is a ‘Construction Clean’ different than a ‘Maintenance Clean’ in regards to your window cleaning service? This article is being written in response to customer e-mails we receive like the one below.“What do you mean, construction residue?  I’m on the opposite side of the building, facing away from the construction (across the street from…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Window Cleaning Methods

Spring cleaning of strata’s windows will be happening soon.  It is that time of year when property managers gather quote requests for window cleaning at their properties.  They take them to strata meetings and present them for consideration.  Price is examined, and what the various companies are offering to do in terms of cleaning methods. …

Ladder Stand-Off Use And Gutter Damage

False: If Ladder Stand Offs Are Not Used, Gutters Will Be Damaged. (applies to cleaning gutters, windows, and dryer vents) If you are willing to take a moment to read the information below and peruse the photos provided, you will see my explanation regarding the common misconception that in order to avoid damage to buildings,…

Gutter Cleaning “This Means War”

Gutter Cleaning – This Means War We talk strategy regarding scheduling your gutter cleaning. Pre-emptive strike, the full scale ‘storm the beach’ attack, or a customized plan to defeat the onslaught of rain this fall and winter. Gutter cleaning. It’s like a war, and although I don’t usually like talking in war metaphors, for the…