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Cleaning Patio Furniture


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Patio Furniture Clean Up. This summer choose a sunny, warmer day to pull your patio furniture out of storage and deep clean it if you have not yet. Like we’ve said above, choose a sunny day. It give your furniture and cushions ( if washable) time to dry. Before you get started, gather all your materials such as: soap, glass cleaner, bucket, water, sponges and your garden hose. Choose cleaning method based on the type of patio furniture you have. Below we have 4 different methods for wicker, wrought iron, wood, and plastic, as well as cushions and the umbrella. PLASTIC FURNITURE Bring all the furniture and set it on a concrete slab. Mix 1/4 cup of mild dish soap with one gallon of water, then dip a brush or sponge and scrub furniture. After you give them a good scrub, rinse with water and let them air dry. If you notice water spots, wipe them with a cloth. The same cleaning method can be used for glass top furniture and after they dry, spray with glass cleaner and wipe clean with cloth. WICKER FURNITURE For wicker furniture, use a soft bristle brush and the soap mix from above. This will dislodge dirt and remove stains. Rinse with garden hose and let air dry. WOOD PATIO FURNITURE For wood furniture, the cleaning mix is a little different. Combine two oz of bleach with one gallon of hot water. Use a sponge and apply to furniture. Let it sit for 15 mintutes and use a soft brush to scrub. Scrub WITH the grain not against. Rinse with garden hose and let air dry. WROUGHT IRON FURNITURE Wrought iron furniture can be a bit trickier to clean, especially if there’s rust. If there is rust, remove the rust with sandpaper and repaint as needed. If there is no rust then you can wash your furniture with a soap mixture used for the plastic chairs. After you rinse the soap off the furniture you can take an extra step and finish with a coat of wax. CLEANING CUSHIONS To clean cushions, lay them out on a hard, clean surface, but don’t put them on grass or dirt. Spray the cushions with a hose using the nozzle attachment, then pour dish soap onto a wet sponge and scour the cushions. Rinse your cushions clean with the hose until all the soap is gone. Kneel on each cushion, pressing it from top to bottom, to squeeze the water out, also flip the cushions every few hours so both sides can dry. If your cushions did not make it or are old, you can toss them out or just replace the fabric on them. DON’T FORGET THE UMBRELLA To clean a patio umbrella, place old sheets on the ground, then spread the opened umbrella out on top of the sheets. Use soapy water and a scrub brush to remove dirt, then rinse it thoroughly with a hose. Let the umbrella air dry completely before putting it back up. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Fall Decor Tips


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Fall Decor Tips Fall Decor Tips. Are you wanting to boost your curb appeal without really changing your home this fall? Add some simple fall decor to bring the fall season into swing. Mums The Word Mums are a great fall flower. With their bright and fun colors, it get anyone into the fall season. If the exterior of your home has a color scheme, find mums that fit into that scheme ( they come in all sorts of colors).   Pumpkins & Gourds Pumpkins and gourds are not long meant for thanksgiving decor and jack-o-lanterns. There are tons of different tutorials on different styles on decorating pumpkins and gourds. Check out our exterior decorating page on pinterest for some great tutorials and looks.   Festive Fall Wreath As cheesy as it sounds, a good festive wreath can really boost your homes exterior. It looks festive and inviting all at the same time by adding a pop of color and flair to your home. If you can’t find one you like at the store there are hundreds of different styles and types that you can make or buy online via Pinterest. The possibilities are endless. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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5 Projects To Finish Before Labor Day


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5 Projects To Finish Before Labor Day Labor day is coming close and it marks the end of summer. Start of autumn-like things such as school, fall, and end of the outdoor season. We have 5 Projects To Finish Before Labor Day. Before weather dips too cold and prevents you from wanting to spend a large amount of time outside.  Installing Gutter Guards Investing in new gutter guards for your home can be a real investment to protect your gutters from bad clogs in fall and winter as well as providing your with clean rain water if you use it to water plants and etc. We offer several different types of gutter guards, ranging from our higher end line, Mastershield, to our drop in and leafproof gutter guards. So depending on what type of debris you are looking to keep out we have you covered. Curb Appeal Projects Any type of curb appeal project that you may have in mind, this is the time to get it down. Replacing your roof, replacing windows, adding a deck to your home, no matter what it may be the time is now. The weather is nice and the rain is less often, so call a schedule with a professional today! Caulk & Seal Windows Proper window maintenance can make the difference on the lifetime of your windows. If you do a annual checkup around this time of the year you can do all the repairs, caulking and replacements that may be needed. Scrub & Seal Your Deck If you already have a deck, a good cleaning and a new coat of sealant can help it keep its glossy sheen and protect your decking from the harsh winter weather. Organize/Prepare Garage/Shed For Storage Preparing for winter can also mean properly storing items such as lawn equipment, patio furniture, etc. This may mean that you need to clean your garage or storage shed to make room to store items. Or maybe you know it needs to be reorganized. Set a day aside and make it happen. The only thing holding you back is time. Let your gutter cleaning worries be behind you! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram  

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Gutter Maintenance Tips #20 – Wet Basement Fix


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Wet Basement Fix A wet basement is no joke. This can be caused by a number of issues, the most important precaution is to look to see if your gutters are clean and downspouts are not clogged as well as properly diverting water away from your home’s foundation. If downspout water is puddling around the foundation, extend the downspout at least 10 feet from the house. You will also need to check the surface around your home. If you notice any puddling around your homes foundation, fill them in. The land around your home should slope down to not allow puddle to form around your home. If none of the above looks like it’s causing the water to run into your basement look inward or it could be subsurface water which truly calls for a professional. For help with getting water out and away from your basement, call a professional for more help. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Spring Yard Maintenance


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Spring Yard Maintenance Spring is here and it’s time to get the outside of your home looking as great as the inside. This means a little Spring yard maintenance. We have a small checklist to get you on the right track. Clean Your Gutters This needs to be done before you do any other type of yard work, unless you have trees above your branches that could get debris in them. For more tips of DIY gutter cleaning please view our previous post on the subject,but if you are looking for a professional gutter cleaning service ( like gutters & guards, Inc.) please call today and get an appointment set up before the spring time rush hits. Prune Dead Or Damaged Branches from Trees and Bushes Taking care of dead or damaged trees/bush branches can not only promoting a fuller plant. It can protect your home from a dead branch from falling on your home. Use the proper trimming tool to trim up those bushes. If the trees around your home are too large, please hire a professional. Clean Debris From Flower Beds And Around Plants In the fall we rake our yard to clean up the leaves but it’s nearly impossible to rid your yard completely. Clean out your flowers beds and remove mulch if you have old mulch from last year. Compost ( If you want) Why not start a small composting bin to let nature do it thing. Rid your yard of all the debris. It’s also a great place to put the gutter debris after you clean your gutters! Prep Your Lawn For Seeding Spring is a great time to reseed your lawn in preparation of summer. Use a rake to loosen the problem areas and sprinkle with grass seeding of choice. Neaten Up Hardscape Your hardscape can take a real beating in the winter. With snow falling and melting moving the dirt around your hardscape stones. Brush off your stones and fill around as needed to keep that great hardscape look. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or gutter leaf guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and make sure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Winter Lawn Maintenance



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