Spider webs on home exteriors!!
What can we do about the spiders?
First off, Take great care if your dealing with poisonous Spiders!! Spiders LOVE clutter!! De- clutter your home. If you have a bunch of clutter under beds and clost floors, try to find another place to store them. Do you have a ton of stuff you won't be using, consider a yard sale...If you take away places for them to hide, they will move on.
Clean Your GUTTERS!
believe it or not, cleaning your gutters will help on getting rid of these pest! If you make them feel unwelcome they will leave.
Wash your home down!!
Using a strong soapy solution and a pressure Washer, will wash the Spiders down Your home, NEVER let spider webs build up on your house. if the spiders are out there, as it turns colder they WILL come inside!!! By washing down the exterior of your home you will have fewer Spiders in your house!
Don't let trees touch your home
By letting trees grow up on your home, you give them a clear safe path to your house!
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Fall is Around the Corner
With Summer here and soon to be gone, Fall is right around the Corner. Here is Some ideas from Innovative Glass 865.455.9871 to keep your Home ready for the colder temps.
Any deep cleaning you didn't get to this spring should probably be done this fall
Before the chilly weather of fall begins, make sure your furnace is tuned up for the winter and change the filter.Before the chilly weather of fall begins, make sure your furnace is tuned up for the winter and change the filter, homeowners with a fireplace should check the flue and have the fireplace cleaned if it is wood burning.Fall is also a good time to have your air ducts cleaned
One of the BIGGEST must-do tasks of the season is to clean your home's gutters. If you don't clean out your gutters, you run the risk of water building up in them during cold weather. This can cause "ice damming," That will ruin a roof.
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As the years go by mold, algae and other contaminants stick and grow on your homes exterior making it look old and drab. Call Innovative Glass TODAY 865-455-9871 to schedule your home to be washed!
Using a LOW-PRESSURE Soft Wash causing NO HARM to your home,plants and animals We carefully remove ALL contaminants from your home making YOU the Envy of the neighborhood!!! Not only is the mold and algae UGLY over time it can cause irreversible damage to your exterior siding!
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What is Water Fed Pole?
A process in which to Clean the Windows of YOUR Knoxville home Safely from the ground WITH-OUT the use of ladders!! With Ladder injuries,according to O.S.H.A. as one of the highest causes of death in the work places, we integrated the Water-Fed Pole system into window cleaning, cutting down on these numbers,while giving your home beautifully cleaned glass!
How It Works!
With the use of Deionization, were able to remove all contaminates,( chemicals and minerals) from the water producing Pure Water which will not Spot when it dries!!
To see it in action!!
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What is Low-E glass!
One common question I get while cleaning windows is what is Low-E Glass. We here at Innovative Glass 865.455.9871 will help you understand this.
Low-emissive (Low-E) glass is window glass that has been treated with an invisible metal or metallic oxide coating, creating a surface that reflects heat, while allowing light to pass through. Windows treated with Low-E coatings are proven to reduce energy consumption, decrease fading of fabrics, such as window treatments, and increase overall comfort in your home.
The heat that passes through your window glass is measured by the U-factor or ultraviolet light. The lower the U-factor the more energy-efficient your glass is. This type of light is produced by the sun and generates heat in your home. Too much of this heat, especially during summer, can cause your air conditioning bill to go up in an effort to keep your house cool. Low-E glass reduces the amount of ultraviolet light that enters your home, without blocking visible light.
Conversely, in winter, Low-E glass reduces the amount of heat lost through your windows from the inside of your home, keeping heating costs down. Depending on your home's heating and cooling needs, various types of Low-E glass have been developed to allow for high, medium or low solar gain.
In warmer climates, Low-E coating should be applied to the outside of window pane to keep the sun’s heat out. While in colder climates, Low-E coating should be applied to the inside window pane of glass to keep heat trapped in. This way, radiant heat is kept on the same side of the glass from which it originated. Keep in mind this coating is applied in between your double pane window and window cleaning will not effect it in anyway!!
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Spring Cleaning Injuries!!!
As the rise of Do-It-Yourself repairs grows among homeowners, So has a SERIOUS rise in DIY injuries. Homeowners have been taking on the roll of Bob Vila and opting to tackle home projects themselves rather than hiring a professional. While this can save time and money, homeowners don’t realize the real and present dangers of do-it-yourself home repairs.
In the US, home repair injuries are growing at an alarming rate. The most common repair injury is a ladder fall, which has risen 40% in the past decade becoming the leading cause of DIY death.
According to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, more than 2.1 million individuals were treated in U.S. emergency departments for ladder-related injuries. Nearly 10 percent of injuries resulted in hospitalization, Data showed ladder-related injuries most often occur to males, accounting for nearly 77 percent of the total cases. Fractures were the most common type of injury, while the legs and feet were the most frequently injured body parts.
So, next time you’re weighing the pros and cons of of Cleaning the Windows or Pressure Washing the house, ask yourself a few questions and be honest about the answers. Is this something that is within your ability to do? Do you have the proper tools to perform the project? If you have any doubts Call Innovative Glass 865.455.9871, In the end, consulting a professional could actually save you time, money, and a few limbs.
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When perspective buyers first walk up to a home, they notice the exterior, algae and fungus on the outside says a lot about maintenance upkeep. Second they notice the windows, dirty glass makes a home feel drab and dark!
A realtor survey done by HomeGain states,"clean windows are one of the most cost effective ways to increase the value and curb appeal of your home." pre-sale improvements like window cleaning and pressure washing generate the most return on investment (ROI) as measured by a higher sellers price! Get a FREE QUOTE here!
In todays market Curb Appeal is crucial, not only does Landscaping help, but washing windows, power washing the curb, drive way, sidewalks and home all work together to makes a positive impression on the purchaser!
Whether your home has been on the real-estate market, or going on soon, give your Knoxville home the extra edge over the others!
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Spring Time means New Mulch!
New Mulch means Artillery Fungus!
Artillery Fungus is a problem. These spores of the genus "Sphaerobolus" will attach themselves to your Knoxville home siding and Windows. Though not harmful, it is a nuisance and, if left to set, the spores can cause permanent staining.
The artillery fungus, or shotgun fungus, is a wood-decay fungus that likes to live on moist
landscape mulch. The worst thing about this fungus is that it shoots spores up to 20 feet,
which often land on siding, cars and anything else that surrounds the mulch. It seems to
have become a serious problem this year for many homeowners here in East Tennessee.
Every year we have a lot of customers come in with this problem Unfortunately no natural mulch can resist the artillery fungus – Penn State Plant Pathology department has tested 27 different kinds of mulch and found that with enough time all of the mulches were supporting the evil spore-shooting mushroom.
As far as getting rid of the spores on your siding – that’s not a fun job. The most important
part is to get them quick, as they are covered in sticky substance that will stay on the
siding for good if not taken care of in a timely fashion. New vinyl siding that still has
an oily residue on it can be power-washed within the first week. In other cases pressure-washing
will be fruitless. Scraping the spores off one-by-one with a scraper or steel wool is
tedious but effective. After that there will still be a stain left, which can be taken
care of with an ink eraser or possibly bleach.
No mulch is completely safe from the artillery fungus!
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One of the Most common things I'm asked is How do I keep my Windows Shiny till the next cleaning with the crazy weather Knoxville gets this is a chore in itself, well Here at Innovative Glass, we've compiled the answer!
For Your homes Exterior
If you have exterior mounted screens it is best to have them cleaned with your window cleaning. Dust and pollen that gets trapped in the screen mesh will wash onto the glass during a rain shower. During the winter when the windows are not opened, you can remove the screens and store them for the season. In the warm months screens can be removed from the windows that are never opened.
Keep your barbeque grill at least 5 feet away from any windows or doorwalls. This will stop splattering sauce, grease, smoke and oils from landing on your newly cleaned glass.
Keep trees and bushes trimmed away from the home. Trees and bushes give off pollens that can gather on the glass just like dust. Keeping them trimmed back away from the home will reduce the amount of pollen that will accumulate on the glass.
Keep your lawn sprinklers from watering the windows. Windows that are in the path of a sprinkler system will get stained from mineral deposits. These types of stains will eventually etch the glass and cause permanent damage.
Inside Your Home
Change your furnace air filters regularly. Keeping the air filter clean in your heating/cooling system will reduce the amount of indoor airborne dust that would otherwise accumulate not only on your windows but your home furnishings as well.
Have your heating/cooling air ducts cleaned. Cleaning the air ducts is especially helpful in new construction and newly remodeled homes. Drywall dust from construction that has gathered inside of the ducts gets circulated throughout the home when the system runs. Cleaning the ducts will eliminate this source of dust and keep both your home and windows cleaner longer.
And remember, rain does not make the windows dirty, dirt does. Dust accumulates on the outside of the glass from lawn mowers, leaf blowers, tree pollen, car exhaust and many other sources. When it rains, the water droplets push the dust into different patterns and after the water dries the dust remains on the glass. This new “mud residue” is now highly visible because it is no longer uniformly settled. Clean glass will stay clean after a rain because once the rain water dries, there is nothing left behind to obscure the view.
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