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William is a skilled and inventive entrepreneur who has built a business from the ground up. Having integrity, adding value to people's lives, and living a fulfilling and meaningful life are important to William. He enjoys the rugged beauty of nature, sunset's, travelling, serving, being creative thru website's, video + photography. His intention is to have a positive impact on thousand's of people's lives while he is here on this beautiful planet. He believe's that it is the kind of person that you choose to become is imperative to your happiness and others who come into contact with you.

How to Clean French Panes in 5 Steps [VIDEO]

How-to Clean French Pane Windows

In the above video, William demonstrates how to do a construction clean of French pane glass on a residential home.

The secret is to apply very little water to the glass when cleaning.  Using too much water on this style of window will likely cause water to remain in the frame and release later causing runs that leave unsightly residue on the glass.

When wetting your applicator, first dunk it, then wring it out really good so there is very little water left in it. Using a slightly wet applicator is  key to cleaning this style of window.

5 Steps for Cleaning French Panes

 

Step 1: Wet the panes from bottom to top

Step 2: Carefully blade the panes to remove paint (use a new blade at your own risk)

Step 3: Wet the panes a second time from bottom to top

Step 4: Squeegee the panes dry from top to bottom

Step 5: Detail the edges of the panes with a clean, dry cloth

You can do this yourself if you have the right tools for the job or you can hire us to do it for you.

If you live in lower mainland, BC, Canada and are looking for someone to clean your windows, you can request a free quote today by visiting our quote request.

Hidden Gutter Vacuuming How-To

Stages of Gutter Vacuuming
Stages of Gutter Vacuuming

Stages of Gutter Vacuuming

1. Pull debris toward you with a plastic gutter scoop

2.  Vacuum debris up out of gutter

3. Repeat

Seems pretty easy to clean gutters huh?  Well it is not.  It’s a lot of hard, awkward work since you will have to use a ladder to reach your gutters.

We always recommend hiring a professional who has many years experience with working on ladders.  Ladder work is not for the faint of heart.  You can injure yourself if you were to fall, so please be extremely cautious and take your time if you plan on cleaning your own gutters.

Of course, you can always request a free estimate here if you wish to hire us.  We offer more than just gutter cleaning as you can see on our home page.

We serve many cities of lower mainland, BC including:

  • Vancouver
  • Surrey
  • White Rock
  • Langley
  • Aldergrove
  • Abbotsford

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Roof Moss: Treatment and Removal

Roof Moss RemovalNew for 2014!

We now feature roof moss treatment and removal at LangleyWindowCleaning.com.  Removing moss from a roof is extremely hard work, yet the results can be nothing short of amazing after you see the difference.

You can see how to remove moss from a roof in this video I made on location in 2014 in Langley, BC, Canada.

We Live in a Rain Forest

If you live in Greater Vancouver area, you know how much it rains here and what a favorable environment we have for moss growth; especially on the north side of a roof!

We are always working on improving our removal process so as to do no harm to your roof.  In fact, having it removed properly can extend the life of your roof.

Depending on your location, your house may be a little more prone to moss growth, especially if you have trees nearby.  It’s best to not let it get too out of hand, so we recommend having your roof treated once a year to keep things under control.

In really extreme cases, we can also gently clean roofs as shown in the above video.  We can access most gentle pitched roofs.  We will not climb on steep pitch roofs.  We will utilize fall arrest harnesses and safety lines where necessary for our safety.

If you have problems with moss growth on the roof of your house, and you would rather not risk climbing up and tackling it yourself, you can always fill in a quote request to get a free estimate delivered to your inbox.

By having moss removed from your roof, you may save the thousands of dollars it would cost to have your roof replaced.  You can save money by allowing us to clean the moss of your roof.  Why not give us a call today?

 

Gutter Cleaning: How to tips and tricks

Gutter Cleaning How-To Tips + Tricks

When cleaning gutters, there are 2 sides to the coin. The inside clean and the outside wash.

Here is a list of basic tools and equipment you will need to get the job done effectively.  After the list of tools are the how-to steps for vacuuming and washing gutters and eaves trough inside + out.

Tools for inside cleaning:

  • Ladder
  • Ladder stabilizer
  • Bucket (with a hook on the handle to hang it from the gutter)
  • A gutter scoop (thin enough to scrape the inside bottom of the gutter)
  • A rag
  • An extension pole
  • A powerful wet/dry vacuum is recommended (6+ HP)
  • 50-75 feet of vacuum hose to reach from the ground to the roof of most homes
  • Roofer’s safety harness
  • Insurance is always recommended when going on roofs (check local laws)

How to clean inside gutters:

*** Make sure you are harnessed when climbing any ladder or accessing roofs. Always comply with safety laws and keep your disability/accident insurance up to date. ***

  1. Set up your ladder so the stabilizers are resting above the gutter on the roof (start near a downspout).
  2. Place your rag and scoop inside bucket and hang it from the gutter.
  3.  Turn on the vacuum and bring the hose up to your work area.
  4. If gutters are full of debris, scoop out the excess into your bucket first (especially large debris that can clog your vacuum hose).
  5. Next vacuum any remaining loose debris(You can usually slide the hose quite far).
  6. If the vacuum misses anything, place a damp rag inside and slide it down the gutter using your pole to push it.  (It will wipe it clean as it slides)
  7. Work from the higher ones to the lower ones, repeat steps 1-6 until you’re done.

Tools for outside washing:

  • 100 feet of garden hose
  • Water tap
  • Liquid mixer sprayer
  • Water fed brush extension pole (30 feet minimum)
  • Industrial cleaning solution (get the strongest liquid cleaning agent you can find at your local hardware store or cleaning supplier)

How to wash the exteriors:

  • Pour industrial cleaning solution into liquid mixer sprayer.
  • Connect liquid mixer sprayer to your garden hose.
  • Connect garden hose to water tap and turn it on.
  • Spray the cleaning solution onto the exterior gutters. (adjust sprayer accordingly)
  • Saturate all exterior areas with cleaning solution.
  • Connect water fed brush extension pole to water hose and tap.
  • Extend pole to reach.
  • Turn on water tap.
  • Scrub and rinse all outside gutters.

The tools and methods used for outside gutter washing can be applied to siding washing as well. If you liked this article, please click the ‘like’ button and/or click the social share buttons below.  Anything you would like to add to this post?  What tools and methods do you utilize for cleaning gutters?  We would love to hear your comments.  Please share your comments with us below this post.  Thank you for visiting. William  🙂

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