If you live in the Vancouver area of BC, Canada, you know how dirty buildings get over time (especially on the North side). And as we all know you only get one chance to give a good first impression. Our homes and businesses always tell a story. What does our business/home say to the public?
Is Your Building Looking Dirty?
Due to the rain and overcast green and black algae as well as moss can rapidly grow out of control on many buildings if you don’t have a schedule for having it cleaned regularly every few years.
Building Types & Exterior Types
There are many types of buildings we clean in lower mainland, British Columbia. They can include commercial concrete buildings, townhouse/condo complexes, apartment buildings, and residential homes.
There are also many types of building exteriors that we clean in Greater Vancouver, BC. They can include vinyl, aluminum, and wood siding. At times even brick, stucco, and concrete exteriors can use a clean.
Local businesses may have glass canopies and awnings that accumulate dirt and spores causing them to become black & filthy over the years if left to the elements. This can potentially cause customers to find cleaner facilities to do business.
A dirty exterior really becomes evident when the windows need a good clean. You may find yourself looking more at the dirt on the glass than the view beyond the dirty glass. When you find this happening, you know it’s time to have your building washed.
Our Cleaning Methods
At Langley Window Cleaning our core service is cleaning windows by squeegee and we also offer the latest in window washing technology. For this method we utilize a carbon fibre water-fed pole and soft-bristle brush system.
Here is a brief demonstration of our system in action at Lynn Valley library in North Vancouver:
Cleaning commercial windows as well as high condominium windows using this system becomes very safe since we can safely work with our feet on the ground. Our lightweight poles can safely reach up to 5-stories vertically and they do a great job because we know how to use them to effectively clean windows.
Here is another demonstration of us cleaning 5-story condo windows in Abbotsford:
The added bonus is we can also safely wash vinyl siding up to 50 feet vertically with this system. The soft brush doesn’t cause any damage to the siding because it gently washes and rinses as we clean.
We have been using this system for many years now and we find our customers prefer their siding to be cleaned by brush. Check out some customer testimonials here.
Another bonus is when people hire us to clean their gutters, windows, and siding, we can do this all in one shot with the water fed pole and brush system. This can save you a lot of money when having it all done at the same time rather than hiring multiple companies to come do separate services at different times.
Our goal is to be your one stop shop for cleaning building exteriors. Whether it’s a commercial or residential application you can feel safe and reassured knowing your building is in good hands by fully insured professionals.
If you would like to receive a free quote for any of our services, please fill out a quote request today.
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.
1. Pull debris toward you with a plastic gutter scoop
2. Vacuum debris up out of gutter
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:
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?
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.
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:
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.
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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.