Spring hits Ohio in waves—one day the temps refuse to climb above 35 degrees and two days later the sun is coaxing out the buds on the trees. Spring also is a great time to tackle outdoor home chores. Throughout the year, your home’s exterior withstands all the elements. However, dirt, grime, allergens, and other particulates collect on surfaces and need to be removed from the exterior, including decking, porches, and windows.
Pressure washing your home’s exterior in the spring is important and it has several benefits.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), “allergies are the 6th leading cause of Read more »
United Window Cleaning is a family business serving Cincinnati and the surrounding region. As a family business that originated in 1919, we value our connection with the community and strive to be the best neighbors we can, giving back to Tri-State region organizations and causes that need support. We know the value volunteering and charitable giving can make for a community as well as individuals. This is why we partner with various nonprofit organizations; not only to support their causes, but to make a direct impact on the community we call home.
United Window Cleaning gives back every year to the following organizations, and we’d love for you to get to know a bit more about these groups who help so many of our neighbors. Here’s a little about each group. Read more »
Business owners need confidence in their window cleaning company. Instilling that confidence requires more than just streak-free windows, although that should be a high priority as well. Commercial window cleaners must offer high-quality services performed by trained, insured professionals. United Window Cleaning gets that right, every time.
How We Do Commercial Window Cleaning
We know you want to present the best image of your business to the public. You go the extra mile to ensure your online presence sparkles, so it only makes sense that the physical space of your company also shines when visitors and customers arrive. If the windows are dusty or covered in grime, it doesn’t make a positive first impression. Commercial window cleaning makes it easier for your company to Read more »
Glass windows of a home play an integral role in the structure’s form and design. Windows allow natural light to enter a home and make it easy for people within to enjoy the outside view. Their shape, size, and placement can make an aesthetic impact. But how did we get here? What’s the origin of our modern windows?
Ancient Glass Facts
According to History Of Glass, the Phoenician merchants in the Syrian region made the first glass around the year 5000 BC. However, there is archeological evidence that the first man-made glass was created in Egypt and Eastern Mesopotamia about 3500 BC. The craft of glass-making would Read more »
Certain home chores tend to be ignored as we move further into winter, trudging through snow, sleet, and wind-chill temperatures that send icy blasts through even the thickest mittens and hats. Welcome to winter in Ohio. Before our Cincinnati region sinks into its own version of the arctic, there still is time to prepare your home’s windows for the onslaught of winter.
The top six ways to prepare your home’s windows for winter are:
1. Inspect All Windows
Before snow blankets the yard, it’s important to perform a visual inspection of all windows from the outside and inside. Look for cracks, gaps, and don’t forget to inspect the screens. If any of the screens do have tears or holes, get them fixed while they’re not in use over Read more »
Windows are a key architectural element in any home, from traditional double-hung to casement, sliders, bow, and picture windows. Most windows on your residential home are designed to allow light and air flow, but all windows add to the aesthetics. Step inside any home, and the windows and their treatments can make or break a room’s overall look.
It’s essential to select the right coverings for your windows, and that means considering blinds, shade, or curtains.
Difference Between Curtains and Drapes
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between Read more »
Gutters can be an overlooked feature when buying a home for the first time. Without properly installed and regularly maintained gutters, the house may have suffered from water damage. In the United States, water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim; wind and hail take the number one spot. Water damage can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars, from roof repairs to complete foundation fixes.
Gutters and Water Damage
Gutters are essential for a home because without them, rainwater and melting snow or ice flows down the sides of the house and pools Read more »
As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast.” Our schedules seem to be packed with more activities, responsibilities, and chores. Homeowners face what may seem like a never-ending list of maintenance chores, many which arrive seasonally. Save yourself time, hassle, and headaches by turning to professionals for seven essential home maintenance chores.
When cooler temperatures hit, you want your heat to turn on without any issues and continue working throughout the fall and winter months. You don’t want the Read more »
Windows add to the distinctive look of a home, from Cape Cod dormers to the casement windows common on the traditional ranch house. Not only do windows play an important role in a home’s aesthetics, but with the right placement they’ll let in amazing natural sunlight, provide a breeze on a spring day, and offer views of the surrounding landscape. But what’s the best direction for a home’s windows to face?
South-Facing Windows = Top Choice
For residents of the northern hemisphere, the top benefit a south-facing window offers is sunshine. Our city of Cincinnati enjoys approximately Read more »
Mosquitoes, mice, and birds, oh my! These are just a few of the living things that can make their home in neglected gutters.
Don’t put off gutter cleaning. When gutters are neglected, clogs can obstruct water flow leading to serious problems. Clogged gutters don’t allow water to divert away from the house. Water that pools near the foundation can cause seepage into basements and crawl spaces leading to mold and other issues. If the water backs up in the gutter, it can seep under the eaves and roof creating costly damage as well. But it’s the living things found in unkempt and neglected gutters that often surprise homeowners.
Mosquitoes can spread viruses that make people sick, and in Read more »