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 Fraser Valley, BC, Canada and are looking for someone to clean your windows, you can request a free quote today by requesting a quote below.
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 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?