New Year Resolutions for Cleaning Your Home

Resolutions are not just for us personally, involving areas such as physical, behavioral or spiritual practices. They can also relate to how we treat and maintain our possessions. Few of us have a possession greater and more valuable than our homes. The following list is to be used as more of a road map than an absolute. The intention is not to imply that a given month is the only or even the best month to tackle this specific choir. Rather, each month’s task is part of a comprehensive plan to work through your entire house’s cleaning needs over the course of one year.  January Deep interior cleaning – dusting, vacuuming, edging, and carpet cleaning. OK, if you put up a Christmas tree and decorations, they should now be down (they are down right? If not, stop reading and do that right now!) Spring-cleaning is the commonly mentioned tradition, but few can argue that the holidays do not bring their share of dust, dirt, stains, etc. to your home. From the dust coming from decoration boxes stored in the attic or garage, to tree needles (even artificial trees shed their artificial needles!), to extra foot traffic from guests, to food and drink spills, your house needs some work when the holidays are done. I am personally always amazed at what dust or stains I see once the decorations are down. It feels great to start the year with a clean interior.

Roof Cleaning and Treating Safety Tips

Being on top of a roof, or even just climbing a ladder to get to the roof, can be a very dangerous proposition.  In our opinion, it should always be left to a trained professional.  This brief video shows a few of the safety precautions our crews take to ensure adequate safety for them and others.  This video is not intended to teach you everything you need to know to be on a roof safely.  Actually, it’s effect might be to the contrary – once you see what is involved you may come to your senses and decide to leave roof cleaning and treating to the pros.

Update on the Portland Roof Cleaning Marketplace

One of many types of roof moss Understandably, everyone wants a positive story to tell prospective customers.   The problem is, sometimes for some companies, there isn’t much positive to tell.   In those cases, companies look at what they are able to offer, whether it is good or not, and market it as the best solution.  This is what is happening in the Portland roof cleaning market currently.

The Effects of an Improper Roof Cleaning

Sometimes it is easy to feel that the hard part of a home maintenance decision is over once we have decided that we are going to do it.  However, that is really only the start of the process.   After coming to terms that there is a problem with your mossy roof and you are going to get your roof cleaned, you then need to decide who is going to do the work and by what method the cleaning will be done.

Roof and Gutter Systems are Integral To Having a Green House

Our friends at Angie’s List (where we just happen to have some of the best roof and gutter contractor ratings in the Portland area) allowed us to share these 8 great Tips for a Green Home. We would include the following tips of our own (the graphics on their tips are much cooler, though:)

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