Summer is right around the corner, so everyone and their mother is trying to squeeze in that last bit of Spring Cleaning. But your windows are coated in dust and pollen lingering from the late Spring. That's not a problem: we've got you covered here at Mark's Cleaning. So put the Windex and paper towels away. We'll teach a simple yet effective way to clean your windows like the pros.
Some supplies you will need: a large bucket (large enough for the squeegee), a squeegee (typically 14 inches), a detachable scraper (optional for tough spots such as paint), a wet mop, and Palmolive detergent. Microfiber cloths and a ladder are also great tools to have your arsenal (more on the microfiber later).
Step 1: Fill the bucket halfway with cold water and a few squirts of Palmolive.
Step 2: Scrape any tough marks with the scraper in a forward motion (if you scrape backward, you'll risk scratching the glass).
Step 3: Soak your wet mop in the bucket and rub the Palmolive detergent across the windows, spreading evenly.
Step 4: Begin washing the glass at a 45-degree angle using a moderate amount of pressure with the squeegee. Start at the top and snake down in a reverse "S" motion.
Step 5: Now is a great time to wipe the edges down with your microfiber cloth! It's perfect for any spills or water marks. Use a dirty rag at the bottom of the windows as it is a particularly dirty area.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 on the interior and exterior of the windows, and enjoy the fresh, sparkling shine!
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call Mark's Cleaning Service. Redeem your $20 Off Any Window Cleaning as part of our long list of special Spring Cleaning offers!
It’s finally here… spring!
Most homeowners use the spring season to clean up the house, going through closets and drawers and even cleaning out the garage.
Most schedule in-home necessary services, such as professional carpet cleaning, so don’t forget that important part of your spring cleaning routine.
What most don’t think about is spring cleaning on the outside of the home. That’s right. Although most spring cleaning chores are performed inside the home, the outside needs some attention as well.
Some outside areas are neglected all winter, obviously, especially for colder climates when everything is covered in ice and snow. Think about the street in front of your home. If you go take a look, you will probably find all kinds of unsightly clutter and debris.
Take a tour of your yard. Although you raked up all those leaves from last fall, it’s amazing how they seem to reappear during the winter. (Yes, you can blame your neighbors for that.) On top of that are twigs and branches that the cold winter tossed into your yard. Most likely, you will find a bit of trash taking up residence in the back of your home, where the wind deposited it all.
No one wants to wash windows but it’s a necessary task. Don’t do just the inside. Get a stepladder (but keep it safe!) and give those windows a good scrubbing. Your local hardware store no doubt has the professional-type scrubbing tools plus handy squeegees. Don’t want to tackle this task? Hire a window washing pro, call Mark's Cleaning today.
It’s spring! Get out there and shine things up..and if you need help, give us a call!
DID YOU KNOW that every home and business has water pipes, sewer pipes and lots of other pipes?
Of course you do, and you also know that they can leak and break and create quite a mess.
One thing that you need when this happens is a company to come to your aid — fast! When a flood happens in a home, there are many causes, such as a broken pipe, or maybe the hot water tank breaks, or sometimes the sump pump fails and the basement fills up with water. A flooded basement is not fun to come home to after a weekend away. Isn't that when it seems things happen?
Have you ever thought of turning off your water source when you leave for a long vacation? You might consider it, doing so if you don’t have someone staying at your home. Even though water damage companies can quickly put things back in order for you, it’s best you don’t go through the experience at all!
But accidents happen. When you do have the unfortunate luck of a broken pipe or water coming into your home, you can, of course, clean it up yourself. But a professional water damage restoration company specializing in flood cleanup jobs has the professional equipment to quickly remove the water and then dry out your house so you don’t have to worry about mold or mildew starting to grow.
Have you heard the horror stories about mold growing after a pipe breaks, a roof leaks or some other catastrophe? Some of these stories are true. Don’t let this happen to you. When disaster strikes, you need quick, professional and capable help.
DID YOU KNOW that one of the biggest decisions you will ever make involve whom you invite into your home?
No, we aren’t speaking of dinner guests or your next son or daughter- in- law. Yes, they are important… but what we are speaking of is something you might do without giving it much thought.
What is it? Inviting a service company into your home! You have to do it from time to time. But you need to be extra careful of whom you invite. Remember, this is your home, your private domain, and you want only the best.
Sad to say, many service companies today are a disappointment when it comes to providing customers what they really need and want: Good, quality workmanship combined with top-notch customer service.
Your choice in a carpet cleaner or water damage restoration pro should be the best choice.
What should you expect when you hire a cleaning or restoration company to enter your home and do work for you?
The Top Three
1. Quality work: When you call a company to do work for you, it is assumed they will do what they say they will do, such as clean the carpet, clean the tile and grout, or remove the water that flooded your basement.
2. On time: They say they will be there between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. but if they are there at 2 p.m., what does that do to your schedule? A reputable company will be on time and respect your own schedule.
3. Appearance: A quality cleaning and restoration company should look like professionals. Anyone coming into your home should make you feel comfortable. After all, if they can’t keep their trucks and technicians cleaned up, can you expect them to really clean up your home?
After all, it is your home. When looking for the best in cleaning and restoration, remember you deserve the absolute best!
We are reputable and provide quality work!
Call us today to book your next appointment with some of the greatest and kindest technicians in the industry.