Gutter cleaning battle: Hand vs Vacuum?

Gutter cleaning isn’t rocket science, all you need is a ladder, a bucket, a pair of gloves, and a comfortability with heights, right?  The truth is a the outset, gutter cleaning does appear to be quite simple. One doesn’t need a specialized set of skills such as plumbing or electrical, however gutter cleaning is one […]

Gutter Guards: Do they work?

Don’t get caught up in the hype before you read this important article. Gutter cleaning is my favourite task, said no-one, ever. So it comes as no surprise that a host of solutions in the form of guards and screens are advertised to prevent your gutters from clogging and save you from what could be […]

Gutter cleaning: DIY Tips

Use this checklist before you tackle your DIY gutter cleaning. At its best, gutter cleaning is a tedious and dirty task. At worst it can be downright dangerous. A slight misstep or over-reach and you could end up with more than a bruised ego. Consider that falls are among the leading causes of unintentional home […]

The do’s and dont’s of awning cleaning

Avoid the most common mistake in awning cleaning and protect your investment. Awnings are a great addition to a home or business, they help control levels of light and sun exposure which keeps your home cooler, save on energy costs, and create a space for outdoor enjoyment protected from the elements. As they are on the […]

Window cleaning tip of the month

In between window cleaning appointments or on a budget? This DIY tip is for you. If you’ve spent more than one minute cleaning a window, you’ve spent too long. The traditional combination of a proprietary spray and paper towel often results in frustration as streaks invariably develop. This is due in part to the fact […]

CURB APPEAL: Algae Attacks!

DIY or hire-a-guy, don’t overlook this effective step to refresh your home’s exterior. Removing algae from your home is like fighting off a zombie horde, it just keeps coming back. In the Vancouver area we see over 161 rainy days per year. This wet environment, combined with cloud cover provides the perfect environment for zombie/algae […]

CURB APPEAL: Roof Cleaning

Protect your investment with an essential cleaning service, or get the competitive edge in a buyers market. There is a war happening right now on your roof, and your roof is losing. Enemy camps of black algae known as Gloeocapsa magma have infiltrated. They are building in numbers and soon your roof will be over-run. […]

How to improve curb appeal

Tips for sprucing up your home. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home’s exterior when viewed from the street, and is so important because it sets the tone for your entire home. Whether you are listing your home for sale, or keeping up the maintenance as pride of ownership, an inviting exterior creates a […]

DIY Gutter cleaning

If hiring a pro is not in the budget or you just want to tackle the job yourself, this article is for you. Gutter cleaning is a job many would love to ignore, but is an all important twice-a-year ritual all homeowners need to adopt. There are many ways to clean gutters, but most methods […]