gutter cleaningGutters play an essential role for a healthy home, designed to divert rain and water flow away from the foundation. A clogged gutter cannot do its job. Rain and water flow must be able to travel through the gutter, into the downspout, and drain properly away from the home. If this does not happen, your home can suffer from foundation cracks, water in the basement/crawlspace, and roof damage.

There are multiple reasons to keep gutters clean. However, three of the top reasons for fall gutter cleaning include issues a homeowner may not think much about it until the problem develops and steps to fix it are needed. Read more »

Fall season gutter cleaningOn average, a mature tree can have approximately 200,000 leaves. As late summer stretches into fall, those leaves begin to change color looking gorgeous — until they drop. Along with twigs and other debris, leaves not only carpet the lawn but clog gutters creating drainage issues. Fall gutter cleaning is the solution. Read more »

fall foliageThe kids are heading back to school and it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. Before those first cool days hit, it’s important to prepare your home. The professionals at United Window Cleaning suggest having these five essential seasonal chores complete before the first leaves turn. Read more »

windowDifferent styles of windows help make a house unique. Keeping those eye-catching design elements clean is as easy as calling our friendly professional teams at United Window Cleaning.

We feature an easy-to-use pricing tool online to help you budget for your next window cleaning. Not sure what type of windows your home has? No worries, we’ve put together a simple list of common window types for residential homes just like yours. Read more »

Upcycling offers the ability to create something new and usable out of something else that may have been headed for the recycling center or trash pile. Old windows can be the perfect item to upcycle or repurpose into something that’s new, usable, and a unique addition to your home décor.

Bathroom Mirrors

Those old windows with three panes of glass can be repurposed into a vintage-style bathroom mirror. The window glass is removed and replaced with mirrors. Before installing the mirrors into the window frame, you’ll have to decide if you want a rustic look or a smooth, freshly painted frame. It’ll depend on your bathroom’s décor and overall design. Read more »

Battling the streaks, smears, and smudges that mar mirrors daily can be tiresome. Whether it’s the bathroom mirrors smeared from soap droplets or fingerprint smudges on the hallway mirror, keeping your home mirrors clean and streak-free shouldn’t be a hassle. Our cleaning professionals at United Window Cleaning know the best methods for keeping your glass windows and surfaces sparkling.

The easiest way to clean mirrors is with the right tools. Fortunately, the three top cleaners for mirrors are non-toxic and chemical-free, ideal for residential use. Read more »

clogged-guttersGutters serve an important function, working to channel rainwater and melting snow/ice away from your home. In a four-season region like Cincinnati, it’s especially essential to include gutter cleaning in both the spring and fall. Gutters easily become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris. This debris leads to water backup and the potential to cause serious damage to your property. The professionals at United Window Cleaning have identified the six most common areas of damage caused by clogged gutters. Read more »

dropsHard water stains on your home’s windows not only are unsightly, but can cause damage to the glass. The good news is that hard water stains can be avoided and if they’re already a problem, a professional window cleaning service like United Window Cleaning in Cincinnati, OH can help remove stubborn, unattractive stains to help your home look bright and inviting again.

What is Hard Water?

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Water Science School defines hard water as water that’s, “High in dissolved minerals, both calcium and magnesium.” Hard water naturally occurs and depending on the area of the country, the hardness varies. Ohio and most of the Midwest have a higher concentration of hardness in comparison with the southern states and the East Coast. Read more »

rain drops on windowAs the final days of winter fade away, the chore list for spring is blooming with must-do tasks both inside and outside the home. One of the most important things to schedule is window cleaning. Window cleaning should be a spring priority as it’s essential home maintenance needed for multiple reasons.

Benefits of Spring Cleaning Windows

While clean windows help increase the curb appeal of your home, they also allow more streaming light to radiate inside creating warmth and brightness. An annual spring cleaning of your home’s windows has additional benefits. Throughout the winter, windows can accumulate dirt and grime. Come springtime, this build-up needs to be removed to prevent scratches and other damage to the window glass. Delaying or completely avoiding window cleaning may even lead to stains and marks on the windows. Read more »

Home DisastersIn the Midwest, winter can stretch on (and on and on). In our Cincinnati tristate area it’s not unusual to have several inches of snow and freezing temperatures well into March. At United Window Cleaning, we know you’re counting the days to spring, and so are we. But, while you’re waiting for those warmer days, don’t forget to protect your home against winter’s ravages.

With a little preventive maintenance and know-how, you can avoid winter home disasters, saving yourself headaches and money. Five of the most common triggers for winter home disasters include: Read more »