The end of the summer is one of the best times to clean the gutters of your home or business. Addressing any potential issues before the fall and winter seasons is essential. Look to a professional team, like United Window Cleaning, for comprehensive gutter cleaning. When it’s time for gutter cleaning at the end of summer, certain issues must be addressed.
Check for and Remove Nests
It’s not uncommon for birds and other small critters to build nests in gutters. These nests create a dam, causing problems when it rains. The nest blocks the water from flowing to the downspout and away from the house. Instead, water backs up and runs over the side of the gutter and down the house. In a heavy rainstorm, this excess of water near the home’s foundation can seep into the basement or crawlspace causing water damage. Nests also can force water to back up under shingles, creating issues in the attic. Read more »
United Window Cleaning now has openings for a Window Cleaning Specialist and a Gutter Cleaning Specialist. This is an opportunity to become a team member with one of Cincinnati’s oldest family businesses. It’s a chance to work with an established company that provides high-quality service to the Greater Cincinnati region and have access to the state-of-the art equipment and products that make United Window Cleaning stand out in the crowd.
Founded in 1919 by Leroy E. Reinshagen, United Window Cleaning is still a Reinshagen family business in its fourth generation. Currently led by Leroy’s great-grandson, R. Douglas Reinshagen, United Window Cleaning holds true to its almost-100 year core purpose:
“To provide quality window cleaning services at an affordable price, using the most up-to-date technology.” Read more »
First impressions are important. When guests and customers visit your business, it’s essential to make a positive first impression. Exterior and interior property maintenance, including professional window cleaning, is key for your commercial property. Professional window cleaning offers multiple benefits for your business.
Whether impressing a new client, attracting foot traffic, or even when recruiting new talent, the exterior of the business must have curb appeal. Dirty windows in particular create a poor impression, one that suggests you don’t care. Scheduling routine commercial window cleaning keeps the curb appeal fresh, bright, and welcoming. Read more »
Spring in the Midwest means rain. In our greater Cincinnati region, we average about 42-inches of rain each year, with April, May, and June seeing the most days of precipitation. While rain brings flowers and a freshness after the gray days of winter, it also means it’s time to think about seasonal chores that include the cleaning of your home’s gutters and downspouts.
Gutters and downspouts play a vital role for your home. If the gutters become clogged and the downspouts don’t divert water away from the house, problems happen—often costly problems. Read more »
Spring officially arrived on March 20. Despite the lingering snow and chilly temperatures, spring is here and warmer days are in the forecast. It’s the perfect time to wipe away winter from your home, and refresh with some serious spring cleaning, a seasonal ritual with its own origin story.
Spring Cleaning and Human Biology
Exposure to fewer hours of sunlight during the long winter season may have a direct effect on our inclination to throw open the windows and sweep out the dust when spring arrives. According to How Stuff Works, the human pineal gland produces melatonin when suffering from a lack of exposure to light. Melatonin increases the feeling of sleepiness. When spring arrives, ushering in longer days and averaging more hours of sunshine, we essentially wake up. This biological experience often results in more energy and desire to spring clean. Read more »
Gutter cleaning often falls to the bottom of the chore list, something that’s a hassle to do. Professional gutter cleaning by companies like United Window Cleaning take the stress out of gutter care, getting the job done safely and right the first time. When gutter care is ignored, serious consequences can occur.
Winter Ice Dams
Melting snow, sleet, and rain, plus a clogged gutter can lead to ice dams.
The University of Minnesota Extension Office defines ice dams as, “a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.” Read more »
Water droplets on your iced tea glass in the heat of summer is a common sight and certainly never something to cause worry. However, water droplets or condensation on your home’s windows during the colder months of year can be a problem. If you’re noticing condensation on windows when the temperatures drop, it’s time to take a look at why it’s happening, the problems condensation can cause, and potential ways to eliminate interior window condensation in your home.
Condensation is defined as “the act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form”.
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Choosing the best window to complement your home’s architectural style has the ability to enhance its beauty. In the United States, three of the most common home styles are the Tudor, the Craftsman, and the contemporary. Each of these distinctive home designs look best with certain types of windows.
One of the most easily recognizable homes on any street, the Tudor revival in the United States was at its height from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century. There was a resurgence in the late 20th century. Tudor homes have steep, pitched roofs, arched doorways embellished with stonework, and decorative half timbering. Other features may include additional decorative stonework around the windows. Read more »
Plummeting winter temperatures are never a reason to skip window cleaning. Even during the coldest days of the year, it’s essential to keep up with routine window cleaning for your home or business. Clean windows do make a difference, offering several advantages whether it’s a residential or commercial building.
Advantages of Winter Window Cleaning
One of the biggest and most important advantages to cleaning windows during the winter is removing accumulated salt, grime, and dirt that over time can actually etch and damage the glass. Both your home and business can benefit from professional winter window cleaning. These benefits include but are not limited to: Read more »
Every commercial business strives daily to put its best face forward. Dirt and grime-covered windows create an unkempt appearance for a building and make a negative impression on guests, visitors, customers, and even the casual passerby. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Regular window cleaning is a must to add to a commercial property’s maintenance schedule.
Importance of Keeping Commercial Windows Clean
Impressions can make or break a business. Diners looking to enjoy a meal at your restaurant will turn away if greeted with grime-coated windows. A new patient to a dental office is more likely to cancel an appointment if the exterior of the building, including the windows, appear dirty. A retail store’s great window display will not entice customers if the glass is streaked or grimy. Keeping your commercial windows clean with no streaking creates a positive impression on everyone that enters your business or passes by. Clean windows allow in natural sunlight enhancing the look of your products and decor plus it brightens the workspace for employees. Read more »