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Gutter Cleaning During the Toronto Rainy Season

Would you like to safeguard your beautiful home during the rainy seasons? Rainwater can spoil your doors, windows, basement and more. The problem we’re talking about has to do with clogged gutters. The solution is eavestrough cleaning before the rainy season begins or after the leaves have fallen. Free your gutter from all the accumulated leaves, garbage etc. This will allow all the rainwater to pass through. Otherwise, the water will overflow and ruin your lovely house.

Gutter clean-up needs to be done properly. Some people decide to hire professionals but either way you need to check out the stuff you need to clear out your gutter. There are also a few clean-up tips & maintenance tricks listed below to make your task easier.

Equipment you’ll need:

A quality ladder – It should be strong enough to take your weight & doesn’t move while at work.
Cleaning equipment – There are many gutter cleaning gears available in the market. For instance, some tools blow off the dry leaves, there are lightweight tools to pick up the debris, & you can also buy the ones having an adjustable fork to pull out the trash. Some of the cleaners come with a mirror attached to the tool for a better view. Choose as per your preference & budget.
Gloves – You need to protect your hands from infectious and dirty trash. Dishwashing gloves can come in handy here.
Eyewear – Saving your eyes is a must. Even wearing shades while cleaning can help.
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How To Clean Mold On Window Sills, Glass, and Frames

Mold needs to be dealt with quickly once you have noticed it on your windows and window sills or casings. Once mold has taken hold in your home it can quickly transfer to hard to clean spots where it can multiply quickly. Black mold can be highly toxic to you and your family. It can get into your walls through tiny cracks and grow inside the home where it can get into the HVAC system and spread around the home. Removing mold is tough once it has spread so as soon as you notice you need to act fast and clean the affected area.

Our team has seen quite a number of windows with black mold while providing service across Toronto. It can be a serious problem when left unchecked. Before you go out looking for replacement windows, read on to discover how to remove black mold and save yourself thousands of dollars.
How Does Mold Get On Window Sills?
Mold spores can be deposited on your windows, sills and casings when the wind blows. Once the spores are on the windows or the frame moisture from condensation and the heat from the sun can cause it grow quickly. Having potted plants along the window sill can also cause black mold growth if you don’t carefully clean the areas around the pots.
How To Get Rid of Mold & Mildew
Cleaning up black mold is a little more involved than cleaning regular dirt off of your windows. Don’t bother with the old baking soda & vinegar trick,
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How To Get Fingerprints Off Glass

No matter how hard you try to keep your windows clean they wind up dirty. Often it’s caused by smudged fingerprints and handprints over time. Opening and closing your window or adjusting curtains and blinds might get fingerprints on your windows. If you have pets or kids who like to put their faces right up to the glass, you could get smudges on your windows from that too.

Keeping your windows clean helps make your home looks sparkling clean. But, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re cleaning your windows the right way. Not taking care in cleaning might result in damage to your glass, or making the smudge worse.

Here are some expert tips on how to clean you windows to keep them smudge and fingerprint free:
Do Not Clean Glass With Paper Towel
Using paper towels to try and clean your window can actually make your windows look worse.

If you’re like most people, your first instinct is to grab a roll of paper towels when you see smudges or fingerprints on your windows. Next, you’ll grab a glass cleaning product to clean them off the window. But, window cleaner won’t work on oily fingerprints and paper towels are terrible to clean windows with.

You should never use paper towels. That’s because paper towels tend to shed when they’re wet. They leave behind little bits of wet paper that stick to the window and they also can leave behind lint and debris.
Use a Microfiber Cloth Instead
A microfiber cloth might be able to clean
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Water Fed Pole Cleaning – Good or Bad?

One of the most recent innovations in window cleaning is water fed pole cleaning. Using a water fed pole cleaning has a lot of advantages for getting windows cleaned but there are some disadvantages too. Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits and disadvantages of using water fed pole cleaning for window washing and what it means for homeowners.
The Advantages of Water Fed Pole Cleaning
When a cleaning technician uses a water fed pole system to clean windows they are able to access windows up to 70 feet high without a ladder. That makes cleaning windows with a water fed pole system a lot safer, even for trained technicians that know how to safely and comfortably move on a ladder.

A water fed pole system also is easy to transport. In fact, the entire system can fit on a small cart that can be wheeled into tiny spaces. This makes it ideal to clean windows that are difficult to access. Apartment buildings, homes that are built on narrow alleys and other types of homes that have very little space around them can have their windows professionally cleaned when the technician uses a water fed pole system because there is no need to get a truck or heavy ladders in the space.

If the ground around the home is very sloped it can be extremely dangerous to mount tall ladders in the area. But with a water fed pole cleaning system a technician can clean even tall skylights and upper floor windows without having
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The Dangers of Window Cleaning

Home maintenance isn’t just time-consuming and sometimes expensive, it can also be downright dangerous. Trying to do home maintenance chores yourself if you don’t have a lot of experience can end up causing damage to your home and can end up putting you in the hospital. It happens every year. Thousands of homeowners try to save a little money by doing home maintenance tasks on their own after viewing some videos online or reading tutorials and they end up getting seriously injured as a result of not hiring a professional.

There are some home maintenance tasks that you can do by yourself. Like mowing your lawn or doing your own gardening. But in general, the heavy cleaning and maintenance should be left to the professionals. In Toronto, professional window cleaners have the right equipment and the right training as well as the experience to do some of the more difficult home maintenance jobs without causing injury to themselves or damaging the home.
Don’t DIY Window Cleaning
Window cleaning is one of those home maintenance chores that you should always leave to the professionals. Good home maintenance includes cleaning exterior windows and to make your home look great and maintain your home’s curb appeal. But cleaning exterior windows without any experience or professional grade equipment can be dangerous. You can easily hurt yourself or damage your home if you don’t know what you’re doing. Cleaning exterior windows is different from cleaning interior windows. A rag and some window cleaner won’t cut it when you’re
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What is Water-Fed Pole Window Cleaning?

One of the newest innovations in window cleaning technology is the water fed pole cleaning system. It’s a revolutionary way to clean exterior windows safely and quickly using only water. The water fed pole system is changing the way that professional’s clean windows for homeowners. It’s a very simple system but one that delivers big results and makes it easier and safer to clean windows at great heights. Take a look at what the water fed pole cleaning system is and how it works:
The Water Fed Pole System
A water fed pole used for cleaning windows is a system that includes a pump and an expandable pole that has a specialized cleaning brush head. There is a hose that runs the full length of the tube. When the water is pumped through the hose and through the brush it shoots out at a very high pressure, similar to a pressure washer. But the water stream is easily controlled by the technician. The window cleaning technician uses the wet brush to clean the window with special purified and deionized water.

The wet brush is designed to loosen all the dirt and debris from the window using only the water. The water breaks the seal between the dirt and the window so that it can easily be brushed away and then rinsed off with the purified water. The purified water has no minerals that will leave residue or a chalky finish on the window so the window dries streak free and sparkling clean. The
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Deionized Water for Window Cleaning for a Spot Free Shine

You have probably been hearing a lot about water fed pole window cleaning and how it’s a revolutionary window to clean windows and leave them looking fantastic. The secret to the way that a water fed pole system works for cleaning windows is that it only used deionized purified water. That’s it. No soap or chemicals. Just pure deionized water. That’s safer for you and your family and your plants because it means that there won’t be any soapy runoff that could be toxic to your family, your kids, or your pets. And it won’t kill any plants or young trees that you have around your home. But how can water alone clean exterior windows that have a build-up of dirt and debris?
The Power of Water
Deionized water that has no minerals in it leaves windows beautifully clean without any streaking or chalky finish. When a window technician uses a water fed pole system to clean your exterior windows they use the brush and the water itself to clean the windows. When the deionized water is pumped through the hose connected to the pole it shoots out with great force. That force is harnessed by the technician who uses a special wet brush to clean the dirt from the windows. The deionized water breaks the seal between the dirt and the glass which loosens the dirt and allows it to be washed away by the power of the water. And because the water is pure there is nothing left on the
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