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?

 

Earth Day: Solutions to Dangerous Toxins Found in Your Home

Danger of Toxins

Sometimes have you been found thinking, “If they sell these things on the shelves of our store, how can they be that bad? We all have been guilty of believing that surely those companies are watching out for our wellness. I encourage you to do your research. Be aware of the products you’re bringing into your home. I for one have replaced (actually tossed out) all chemicals and now solely clean my home and car without. I am healthier and happier and I even clean about 70% less and have more time for my family.

Does Norwex Work Better?

Wow! I want to say a huge thanks to fellow Independent Norwex Sales Consultant, Sonya Eckeland her team for conducting a school science experiment around the EFFECTIVENESS of standard chemical cleaners vs. the Norwex Enviro Cloth! They wanted to test how well various cleaners cleaned up RAW chicken juice!! What the experiment shows was that the Norwex Enviro Cloth completely REMOVED all the traces of raw chicken from the surface! Here are their test results.

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Green means CLEAN!! Wow- those results are pretty clear- only ONE tested GREEN!! Norwex leaves a TRULY CLEAN surface! I can assure you… you won’t miss having to shell out cash for all of the standard cleaners, wipes, disposable dusters & paper towels… not to mention the healthier home that you’re creating!

Watch it remove raw chicken and other harmful bacteria from your kitchen in this video:

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So now you ask…. where do I start?

You can easily visit this link to view products and place an order.

Here are my bare-bones “Must Haves”- the item numbers are listed for your ease!

EnviroCloth_WindowCloth UltraPowerPlus Norwex Enviro Cloth # 300004 $ 16.99  

Norwex Window Cloth # 305002 $ 19.99           

Norwex UltraPowerPlus # 1115 $ 21.99 

+ S&H/Taxes

Orders can be placed online here

Thanks for visiting!  🙂

April 2014 Langley Window Cleaning Flyer

April 2014 Maintenance Flyer

What do we do at Langley Window Cleaning….besides windows?

Check out our latest flyer by clicking on the link below:

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Then you can call us or visit our quote request page here for a free estimate in beautifying your home, business, condo, property, etc.

Please share this page with anyone you think could benefit from our services in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada.

Thank you to all of our many great clients! We love you and are so grateful you are supporting local small businesses like ours.  We appreciate you more than words can say.

Cleaning Windows at Auto Dealerships

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Cleaning glass at automobile dealers can present numerous challenges. It is good to have a moderate to high skill set when washing exterior glass at dealerships. Reason being is that there are many situations/tasks that a beginner/newbie window cleaner may not have the experience to tackle skillfully. This is not to say that it cannot be done by a beginner.

It is always recommended to hire an experienced window cleaner who has numerous years of experience working around parked cars, moving cars, awnings, signs, customers, displays, etc. If you are a property manager or a strata member, you know that you don’t want to have someone on the job who may not know what they’re doing and is unaware of their surroundings.

When you hire a professional who has multiple years of experience cleaning thousands and thousands of different types of windows and glass utilizing different methods, you know you can be at ease because you’ve hired a qualified professional.

Sometimes it may cost slightly more to hire a more experienced window cleaner than it might even cost hiring a larger company with a fleet of vehicles and lesser experienced workers. There is no price for peace of mind though.

When people of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia hire us, they experience not only clean, sparkling windows. They are also grateful for choosing a professional, whose focus is on safety, great customer service and quality.

If you are a property manager, manage a strata, auto dealership or business, you are welcome to fill in a quote request form here. Thank you for visiting. We hope you have a great day.

William

Free Window Cleaning Contest

FREE GIVEAWAY!

This month, I’d like to offer a giveaway worth $300.00 to 1 lucky person who desperately needs their windows cleaned, but can’t afford it.

Can you think of anyone you know who could use free window cleaning mid-March 2014? If you can’t think of anyone personally, feel free to share this post on your timeline to spread the word. Please confirm they are okay with you sharing their info before entering someone.

For this person to win, it will require someone to sponsor them on our Facebook page timeline. If you have ‘liked’ our Facebook page, you can either share a brief video, picture and/or a short story of someone you wish to sponsor. It can be a relative or anyone else you know who lives in Langley or Surrey only.

So if you personally know someone who really needs their windows cleaned, but cannot do it themselves, or maybe they can’t afford it and you would like to sponsor them, please share the reasons why you think this special someone should win on our Facebook page.

There is no need to reveal their identity. You can keep it anonymous. We will privately message the sponsor of the winning candidate before announcing the winner.

The contest will close Feb 28, 2014 at midnight.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page during the week of March 10, 2014 and we will schedule their service for sometime in mid-March.

Please share this post on your Facebook timeline, if you like.

Thank you for in advance for making someone’s day/month/year.

A few rules:
– sponsor’s must ‘like’ our LangleyWindowCleaning Facebook page to qualify.  Click here for access.
– contest is open only to residents who live in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
– sponsored one must live in either Langley or Surrey please.

Free Window Cleaning Facebook Page Contest deadline is midnight Feb 28, 2014.

 

Yay!  Seattle Seahawks!

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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Vinyl Siding Washing

Vinyl siding washing can do wonders for beautifying your home.

If you live in lower mainland, British Columbia, then you especially know what I mean. The amount of yearly rainfall here is significant and can cause algae and moss overgrowth on virtually every object.

In order to keep a home looking and feeling good, it is a good idea to have your siding washed every 2-3 years, otherwise it can become pretty green and be on its way back to nature.

Here is an example of a home before being washed in South Langley Aldergrove:

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In this picture the right side has been washed for a comparison:

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As you can see, it can make a huge difference when we wash your siding for you. You can relax, put your feet up and let us do the hard work knowing that we will be careful and do a great job of beautifying your home environment.

If you live in the Fraser Valley/Greater Vancouver region of BC, Canada, it is no longer necessary to call us. You can now receive a free quote by simply filling out our quote request form here.
Thank you for visiting out our website today. Check out the other services we offer as well as subscribe to our YouTube channel to see new video’s as they get published. You can also connect with us on Facebook.

Hope you have a nice day and a great year!

Handyman Job: Shed Assembly

Handyman Job: Shed Assembly

There are many videos available online for how to assemble a shed. Ultimately, the best method of approach is to precisely follow the step by step instructions included with your new shed.

If you live in lower mainland, British Columbia and would prefer to have a professional team assemble it for you, you can always give us a call. We would be happy to build it for you from beginning to end.

Here is an example of a shed we assembled recently:

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House Washing


When it comes to house washing, there are many methods and techniques to clean the exterior of your home. Whether you have vinyl siding, gutters, windows and/or a deck with railing that is dirty, typically we can get it clean again.

When you decide to hire us to beautify your house and/or business, our qualified, experienced professional will methodically start at the top and work their way down. On a typical house exterior cleaning job where our client’s order gutters (in and out), siding washing, window/screens cleaned, and deck/patio/walk/driveway power washing this is how we do it.

1. Gutters (In):

We begin with a good vacuuming and rinsing of the inside of your gutters.

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2. Gutters (out):

We apply a solution to the outside of your gutters to loosen any dirt and algae. Then we gently scrub the exterior of the gutter with a long water fed pole and brush system. (See our YouTube Channel for a demonstration)

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3. Vinyl siding, decks and railings:

Next, we apply a cleaning solution to all of the siding, railings and decks to be cleaned to loosen any dirt and algae. We follow that with a gentle brush scrub with the water fed pole system for higher, hard to reach areas. On the lower level areas, we carefully power wash the siding to the ground. In some cases, our client’s request a brush wash from top to bottom.

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4. Window cleaning:

When it comes to high windows 4-5 floors above ground, our qualified and experienced professional will utilize our water fed pole and brush system to safely scrub and rinse not only the window glass, but also the frames and tracks as best he can.

If you desire to have your windows hand scrubbed and dried by squeegee, we can safely reach most windows up to 3 floors above ground.

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5. Walkways and driveways:

The finishing touch to having the exterior of your home beautified is to have your concrete walks and driveway pressure washed by a qualified professional.

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If you live in lower mainland British Columbia and require any of the above services, you can request a free quote here. A representative will be in touch as soon as reasonably possible.

The Best Time to Schedule Home Maintenance Services

This is a question I have been hearing a lot lately. As we move into spring and summer months, most reputable businesses in lower mainland, British Columbia end up booking up one to two or even more months ahead. It can be very difficult to find a company that has immediate openings in their schedule.

This is actually a good thing because when a company is fully booked for at least a month in advance, you know they must do great work since they are in high demand.

If you find yourself calling last minute to find a company that can do next day or within the week service, prepare to be disappointed. There is a secret to hiring the company you really want to take care of your home maintenance services such as:

– window cleaning
– gutter cleaning & vacuuming
– vinyl siding washing
– decks, patios, walkways & driveway power washing

The secret to get the company you really want is to call to schedule your appointment well in advance. Ultimately the best time to schedule your appointment will be in the winter months. This is typically the slow time in this industry and ideally the best time to call.

December, January and February would be the ultimate time to contact your service provider, since it typically begins getting very busy into March.

Another great thing you can do to secure your spot with your home maintenance company of choice would be to agree on a home maintenance schedule. Whether you choose to schedule a monthly, quarterly or yearly appointment, it is always highly recommended to make sure your home environment stays clean and free of unsightly algae, moss and dirt buildup by scheduling your appointment well in advance.

Whether you choose us as your service provider or not, we can definitely say from experience that whomever you decide to call will appreciate your not calling last second expecting immediate service. When clients call well in advance especially during winter months, we would love to hear from you and secure your appointment well in advance.

Serving Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford + Chilliwack BC since 2005. We clean: Windows, siding, gutters + roof moss. We power wash walks, patios, driveways, decks + more!

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