Have you wondered how the technicians from a window cleaning company get windows to sparkle when it seems like you can’t avoid streaks no matter what you do? There are a lot of tricks to the trade as we found out from NICK’S Window Cleaning – even a few that they were willing to share with us. Lucky for you we’re going to pass those window cleaning tips along so you can benefit. Here some expert window cleaners tips for making your windows as clean as possible:
Get The Right Tools
Professional window cleaners never use spray bottles and paper towels or newspapers. That’s an amateur trick used by people who have no idea how to properly conduct home maintenance. Don’t be like them. Pros use high quality squeegees to make sure that the entire window gets cleaned in one motion. Using squeegees of different sizes is recommended so you will need to have several in several different sizes.
The blade on the squeegee is also important. The rubber blade must be sharp and free from nicks or chips. Those blades need to be changed frequently in order to get the best performance. Sometimes they might need to be changed after doing just one or two windows.
Skip The Vinegar
Did your mother ever tell you that you should use household vinegar and a newspaper to clean your windows? That’s definitely not what professionally trained window cleaning techs use. Dish soap works well on windows because it cuts through grease and the heavy grime that can build up on windows. But you will also need a heavy duty scrubber to tackle really grungy windows.
Hire A Pro
Washing the windows in your home is not something most people want to do. But regular care and cleaning will make your home beautiful and make your windows last longer. If you would rather skip the scrubbing hire a window cleaning company and let professionally trained techs keep your windows shining.
Even if you do not want to admit it, there are times when you need plumbing help to fix a clogged drain. If you have a clogged drain or water is flooding the house a professional plumber can help you with the knowledge and experience you need to fix. Honestly, speaking from my own experience there will be fewer problems and you will have confidence in the work.
Assessment of the situation
Your first job is to evaluate if you have an emergency in your hands. If one of the sinks in the bathroom does not work, it may not be enough to call someone at midnight. However, if you are in ankle deep water in the basement, you have a serious problem.
Remember that safety always comes first. Check to see if there is anything that could be harmful to people in your home. If so, make sure everyone goes out and assess the plumbing situation from there. The most important thing is to protect your family.
Make the phone call
It is always helpful to have the number of a local plumbing company nearby. Make sure that they are licensed plumbers (onetorontoplumbing.com for example) rather than hiring a random handyman. When you call or leave a message with the emergency service, be sure to explain the problem as closely as possible. Any problem, large or small is easier to diagnose when symptoms are mentioned for the first time.
If the water is continuously running around your house or there is a possibility of an overflow, listen carefully to the instructions given to you over the phone. It may be necessary to turn the main water line in the house until the plumbing company arrives there to take a look. Also be sure to find out if there is anything else you can do while waiting for assistance.
Considering a maintenance plan
It is unsurprising that you can avoid plumbing problems. Most companies offer some type of maintenance plan. They enter the house at regular intervals to check the system. They make sure everything is working efficiently. Your home may need repair or there may be potential for a problem in the future. Either way, catching issues early typically means less damage and expense in the long run.
Creating a professional relationship with a plumber in your area makes it easier to make calls when you have any type of question or question. As he or she enters your home to complete a job, you feel more comfortable and know you have someone you trust to tell. If you still have not found someone in your area to fix a clogged drain, you can not hurt to look for a company in the face of a problem. It will make a problem much easier to deal with if you already know who to call to get back to the rhythm through done by a professional plumber.
Hedges provide great looking security, shade, and design to a yard. But just like other landscape elements they need to be carefully maintained. That maintenance includes regular trimming and shaping. When you let hedges go without regular care they can look scraggly and ruin the look of a yard or garden. Here are some tips from professional Whitby landscapers that you can use to keep your hedges looking beautiful and healthy.
Choose The Right Equipment
Landscape maintenance is no laughing matter. There are a lot of hedge trimmers and cutters to choose from. Make sure that you use the right one to trim the hedges that you have. Pick hedge trimmers that are easy to handle but have enough power to do the job. Some hedges can be very thick in spots so you might need to have two different trimmers to handle different spots on the hedges. You should also always have a hand pruner that you can use to do final shaping. Keep your tools in good repair. Make sure the blades are sharp. Always use safety equipment too so that you don’t hurt yourself when trimming hedges.
Get A Tarp
Garden tarps are useful for a lot of different landscaping chores. When you are pruning edges the cleanup will go much faster if you lay down a garden tarp first. Just move the tarp as you trim to make sure that all the clipping land on the tarp and not on the grass. That way when you’re done you can dump the clippings from the tarp into a compost pile or into lawn bags for pickup. One of the most tedious gardening chores is cleaning up after trimming. A handy tarp will make that process go much faster.
When You Trim Matters
You may not know that there is a right time and a wrong time to trim your hedges. Always trim the hedges at the right point in the growing cycle to make sure you don’t damage the hedge. Early to mid spring blooming hedges should be trimmed immediately after they bloom. Summer blooming hedges should be trimmed in the winter. Light trimming and hand shaping can be done in all seasons safely.
We spoke with a few Whitby landscapers and this list pretty much sums up their tips, we hope it helps you make your lawn look great!