Spring Cleaning, Knoxville Tn.
Here we are, it’s already April, and you remember the saying, “April Showers bring May flowers”. Not only is it time to start mowing your yard, but soon the flowers will be in full bloom, bee’s will be out buzzing. And with all that, comes allergies, mold and pollen. Even though our yards will be gorgeous, this will play havoc on your home.
As pollen spores begin to grow and fly about, they land on anything and everything. All around Knoxville, every home and structure will be covered in yellow dust. And then comes the sneezing. If you have bad allergies this is a wonderful time to do a basic maintenance wash on your home. Using a mild soap when pressure washing, is a sure fire way to remove the pollen which in return will lower your allergy level, and give YOU the ability to breathe a little easier. The basic House wash, starts from the top of your home, all the way down to the foundation, and since there is mild soap, when your home is getting it low pressure wash, all the pollen gets washed away in the rinse.
With these Spring Showers, if you watch the weather report on your local news, mold is starting to take shape and form. As the season goes on the mold begins to grow and grow, and before you know it, Around you gutters and soffits as well as your siding, you will see a lite greyish look, this is the mold. To combatant this we boost up the soap, adding a mold killer when down streaming to kill 100% of the mold spores, and just like the pollen, it gets washed away in the rinse.
Every spring, people go through the phase of Spring cleaning, and this is a great way to add that extra cleanliness to your home. And for that extra touch, add exterior window cleaning. Many companies either include this, or it’s a slight additional charge that will really add that extra WOW factor to your home. After all, who doesn’t love clean windows.
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How much does it cost to Clean Windows, Knoxville, Tn
This is probably one of the most common questions I receive. As the owner of one of the top Window cleaning companies in Knoxville, I will do my best to shed a little bit of light and answer this question. First off, different companies do have different rates, I’m not going to say go with the highest estimate, or the lowest, or even the middle one. You should always go with what company and price YOU feel comfortable with. Following that rule first will insure you are have a good experience.
When pricing windows there are a few variables that do come into play. For example, type of window, are they single hung, double hung, casement. Do you have storm windows? What type of service are you wanting, Exterior only? Inside/ Outside? Sills and tracks? How about screens? On a normal estimate these things are something we take into consideration. But that’s not all…
Another thing we look at is what type of contamination is on the glass. Hard water stains can be on the extreme side, and removing this requires a different process and can be an additional cost. When was the last time your windows were washed? If done yearly, this will fall under a basic window clean. If they haven’t been cleaned in years, dust and dirt will be built up. Is there over spray from the pest control company? These are a few things to consider.
Another thing that factors in cost is Construction Clean up, this type will be on the higher end of the spectrum. Between drywall dust, paint over spray, maybe even a little mortar dripped on the glass. But keep in mind, if new windows, take great care in cleaning, fabrication debris can scratch the glass, and often times, with a scratch waiver, if damage is caused, the window could be ruined. Be sure to ask your service provider questions about the process they use before proceeding.
We here at Innovative Glass do our best to fit the service to your needs. Sometimes we find that the interior windows are spotless already, and that’s okay, we will happily do exterior with our a la carte pricing break down. We also do put a limited warranty, but only if we do both Interior and exterior.
Green on the North Side of Knoxville home
You drive through Any neighbor hood in the Northern Hemisphere and you will see green on the home, and yes in the Southern hemisphere it grows on the South side of the home. Since this side of the house gets less Sun than the other, moisture doesn’t evaporate as fast thus Algae grows at a much faster rate. Other circumstances do play a roll, such as how long the ground stays saturated after rain, or if you live within proximity of trees this too will aide in fungi growth.
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about this, external factors will determine if your home needs to be washed every year or two to five years. But there are a few steps you can take to reduce the time frames between Pressure Washing your home. First off, be sure to trim trees and bushes a foot or more off your home. This will allow more airflow thus allowing to dry faster. If water seems to stand you may benefit from installing a French Drain, helping water travel away from your home.
Another tip is to keep your gutters clean. Proper working gutters, help keep water from overflowing next to your foundation, but make sure the down spouts take the water away, at least two to three feet.
When you do get your house washed, make sure you or your service professional uses some sort of soap mix that contains an algicide that kills the algae. Just using water or even hot water just adds to the moisture. Even though your home maybe clean when complete, rest assured mold and algae will be back quickly. Using an algicide in the soap mix allows Innovative Glass to put a one-year warranty on all pressure washing jobs.
Spring Cleaning, Knoxville Tn
As we leave winter behind and spring is upon us, its time to get your home ready for the year and prepare for those outdoor activities. If you’re like me, you have a full list from cleaning out those unwanted items in your home, to making sure the Sprinklers are ready, even sharpening the blades on the lawn mower. While you check things off your list, more pop up. Sometimes You need a little extra hand to help you get caught up. We here at Innovative Glass would love to help you with your check list. Here are a few of the things we like to do around our own home.
First is Gutter cleaning, throughout Fall and Winter leaves may have fallen in your gutters causing them to clog and over flow. Its very important to get those cleaned out before they damage your eaves and soffits, or worse your foundation.
Next is Roof Cleaning, with the heavy rains we’ve had this year, algae and mold will be in full growth mode leaving ugly black streaks. This is also a good time to inspect your roof for any damage and schedule a reputable company. And remember, NO Pressure!!
With the ground saturated with water, the North side of your house is sure to be Green. A complete House wash may be just what you need. Removing the mold and algae is a great way to make your home clean on the outside, after all its not just about the inside. This is also a great time to inspect your home for loose siding or clogged dryer vents, maybe even switch out those floodlamp bulbs for more energy efficient ones.
Don’t forget the Windows! With Inside and outside window cleaning, this is sure to make your home feel and look both cleaner and brighter. Be sure to wipe down those window frames, vacuum out the tracks and clean those screens.
And let’s not forget the Driveway and Sidewalk. Pressure Washing the concrete can really make your home pop! Not only will this wash away the grime reducing slips and falls, If your home in on the market, this can really ad curb appeal and set your house apart.
And if you don’t have the time, give Innovative Glass Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing a call 865-455-9871, Winner of Best of Knoxville in Exterior Maintenance and Favorite in Cleaning Service. Were guaranteed to help you with your Spring-Cleaning list.