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Professional Window Cleaners OR Maid Service is the question?

As we all know most maid services for your home or janitorial services for your business say, "We don't do windows" and that is correct. There may be a few companies that they do but I WOULD NOT take them up on that offer.  Most maid or janitorial services do not have proper equipment or technique to clean windows effectively or efficiently.
I know everyone has heard the best way to clean windows is to use newspapers and vinegar.  This is a myth because the newspaper is not supposed to be printed on.  

How about the more commonly referred to Windex and paper towels? This leaves streaks 90 % of the time.  This also causes more harm than good because you are rubbing the existing dirt around on the glass and in turn causes the glass to scratch.  It will also cause static charge and attract more dirt.

You would not have a gardener clean your pool so why have a janitorial service clean your windows?

A professional window cleaner will have the proper equipment to clean the windows in your home or business and not cause any harm while prolonging the life of your windows and also the frames, tracks, and sills. The professional window cleaning crew would be focused on one job and have the skills to clean any shape or size window thoroughly without worry to the homeowner. A professional window cleaner will provide cleanliness and precision. 

So why choose someone that is a "Jack of All Trades" when you can have a Professional Squeegee Pro Technician arrive and get the job done right.  Call our office today 704-799-0313 opt 1 for residential and opt 2 for commercial or email us directly at [email protected] for an estimate.

Christina Burgin,
President Squeegee Pros, Inc.

704-799-0313

Why Do We Stand Out From The Competition? Why Are We The Obvious One To Call

Why Do We Stand Out From The Competition?
Why Are We The Obvious One To Call?

With spring just around the corner, you will encounter other companies that do what we do:
 
·      Window Cleaning
·      Pressure Washing
·      House Washing
·      Gutter Cleaning
 
So let's take a moment to discuss "perception" and "reality". Many window cleaning companies try to appear to their audience that they have it together when they really don't.
 
1.   They say they have insurance but don't have worker's compensation. If someone falls or gets hurt on your property, they sue you.
 
2.   They say their price is $99.00 but once they're in your home, it becomes a different story of intimidation and misconception to get you to pay more.
 
3.   They say their employees are background checked but are really not. Why? It costs money.
 
4.   They say their employees are drug tested but they're really not. Why? It costs money they don't want to spend.
 
5.   They say they will wash your screens but end up just brushing them off.

6. The list goes on and on depending on the company.
 
They will tell you all of these great things but when they show up to your home, the "perception" you had dissipates because they were not honest. They say anything and everything you want to hear so they can get the job and make that money, misleading you in price and in service. Unfortunately, that perception turns out to be something completely different. It becomes not about you, but about them.
 
Not the case with Squeegee Pros. We have branded ourselves as a leader in the community. A company customers know and trust for 21 years now. We are a company that spends almost $150 per person in background, driver, social media checks, and full panel drug tests before we hire someone to go into our home. Our interviews are not 10 minutes, but over an hour to help ensure we are hiring the right person. Our employees reflect on us as a company and we know it. We do performance reviews every 30 days vs every six months or in many companies like ours, probably not at all. Why? We want to help them become the best employee, technician, or manager they can possibly be.
 
We not only have general liability and worker's compensation insurance, but we are also bonded, and have umbrella policies in place to make sure we are covered and you are covered too.
 
All of these things cost money that many of our competitors don't want to spend. So when Bucket Bob shows up to your house with the $100 window cleaning deal, think again. Ours may be $150 but you will get every dollar's worth in service, professionalism, and value and just as important trust, knowing that you are protected from the beginning to the end of the job. What is that worth? The point is, we try hard to do it right and it costs money to do it right.
 
At Squeegee Pros, it really is about YOU and not us. You are our customer and we value that every single day. We do not take it for granted and know we have to be on our "A" game at every moment. You do not accumulate more "A" Ratings on Angie's List than anyone else in the country (1,000+) unless you are doing things right. We take things here at Squeegee Pros very seriously. If we have a bad apple on our team, we are quick to address it and eliminate, one way or another.
 
Our job, our mission is to give you exactly what you are paying for at a fair and competitive price. We've been around for 21 years for a reason. We truly strive to be #1, being the best. This is why we stand out from the rest. And this is why we are the obvious one to call when you are ready for service. (704) 799-0313 is our number and SqueegeePros.com is our website. We hope to hear from you soon.





Clean Your Roof. Don’t Replace It! And You Will Save $1,000’s!

Clean Your Roof. Don't Replace It! And You'll Save $1,000's!

Restore the beauty of your home. A dirty roof detracts from your home's curb appeal. You clean your siding, porches, and walkways. You may even apply weed control and fertilizers to spruce up your lawn and garden. But if you ignore those ugly roof stains, no matter what else you do to improve your home's exterior, those stains will be the main focal point of your home's exterior. And, if you are hoping to sell your house, roof cleaning is a must!


What is roof cleaning?

Roof cleaning is relatively new to most homeowners. The algae infestation that is taking place has only been present in our area for the last 20 years. Having streaks on your roof isn't a sign of poor home maintenance. Rather, the unsightly dark splotches that streak across roofs are caused by bacteria known as Gloeocapsa Magma; often referred to as algae growth. The growth typically occurs on the north side or shaded area of the roof. Though there is little scientific evidence of the harm caused by the bacteria, industry experts concur that it can help deteriorate shingles and shorten the life expectancy of the roof.
 
The Gloeocapsa Magma or Algae makes the roof susceptible to damage that may have not occurred had the roof been properly maintained. Furthermore, insurance companies can and will cancel your home-owner's policy for having a dirty roof demanding that homeowners have their roofs cleaned. They often only give a very short notice to comply, In some cases the home-owner was given less than a week and if not completed they  lose their insurance coverage. That's why it is SO VERY important to be proactive and have those roof stains professionally removed BEFORE you get that notice from your insurance company. Insurance companies know that untreated roof stains (black or green algae) will negatively impact the overall integrity of the roof, which can also lead to further damage INSIDE your home. Roof stains are seen as 'risks' that could cost them money in a claim.
 
The good news is that there is a solution despite what some people believe. Replacing your roof is an unnecessary expense that Squeegee Pros can help you avoid for a fraction of the cost!!!
 
Recommended Roof Cleaning Method (Soft Washing)

Any reputable roof cleaner should use cleaning methods recommended by the Roof Cleaning Institute of America and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association. Squeegee Pros uses the "soft wash" cleaning method in which we spray a biodegradable cleaning solution on the roof. It is the ideal method because the solution is designed to adhere to the roof, there is very little runoff and what does run off is captured and contained. Usually it will take two coats to get it all clean, but it's very visual when we are all done it's easy to see that everything has been performed correctly and for the next few days you will be able to see even more of a difference. After a rainfall or two your roof will be completely clean and rid of all stains, streaks, and problem causing growths that have been on your roof for years! For an average size house the cost may be $400-$800 compared to the unnecessary alternative which is replacing your roof for $8,000-$15,000 depending on the material and extent of damage.
 
Avoid Pressure Washing Your Roof

Avoid companies who offer to pressure wash the roof, or demand payment up front. Hire someone who knows what they are doing, roof cleaning is a relatively new industry and a lot of people just think that if they have a power washer, they are able to clean a roof. You should never allow anyone who utilizes a power washer...to clean your roof, as they are damaging the shingles by using this type of excessive pressure. Utilizing excessive pressure to clean or rinse a roof will shorten the shingle life dramatically. Roof cleaning should only be performed by a professional service that is knowledgeable and has the ability to provide the service safely and responsibly.


Soft Wash Process Vs. Pressure Washing

Traditionally in the past, exterior cleaning contractors used high pressure, which removes surface growths and biological contaminants with force. Unfortunately, this often causes damage, which we have seen countless times. This is the case even with well-meaning professional cleaning contractors. Manufacturers of the most common roof and exterior building products consistently warn against using pressure to clean their products. Sometimes even voiding the warranty.

Soft Washing Is the Only Smart Option!

Chemical cleaning is a much gentler method that uses similar pressure to a garden hose. The results of soft washing, on roofs, is by far superior, and becomes obvious minutes after starting.

What Are Some Of The Biggest Benefits Of Having Your Roof Cleaned?

Aesthetically it makes a major difference and it is immediate. Most homeowners are shocked at the difference. This is especially valuable when trying to sell a home. Obviously, the first impression is important. When the first impression is, "I will need to replace the roof in a couple years", that has a big impact on the sale. After we clean a roof the first impression will almost always be, "Great, it has a new roof."
 
Also, roofs can have their service life shortened due to bacteria and algae growth. Composition asphalt shingles, the most common type of roof in this area, are susceptible to damage from algae, moss, and lichen, and it's not just aesthetic. That is why insurance companies routinely threaten to cancel home-owner's insurance if a roof is not clean.
 
By James Bargmann 
Residential Supervisor

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The 3 Reasons You Need to Clean Your Windows When You Move

The 3 Reasons You Need to Clean Your Windows When You Move

This post was kindly written for us by our friends at Bellhops Moving

Your windows bring light into your home, help you to enjoy the beauty of the outside world, and ensure that you can always keep an eye on those pesky neighbors. Of course, if you want to get the most out of your windows, then the first thing you need to do is ensure that you're keeping them clean!

While we all enjoy the scenery that our windows give us on a daily basis, many of us forget to give these portals to the outside world the care and attention that they deserve. Although cleaning your windows might seem like a tiresome job when you've just moved into a new home or even a new city, it's something you should do as quickly as possible for the following 3 reasons.

1.     Aesthetics

Let's face it, you want your new home to look spectacular. While that means that you're probably going to take some extra time picking out the perfect paint colors and choosing the ideal furniture, it also means that you need to consider what your home is going to look like from the outside too. Dirty and grimy windows can degrade the entire appearance of your home, making it harder for people to appreciate its beauty.

Clean and spotless windows add a little extra shine to your windows, and they ensure that you're drawing the eye to all the right places.

2.     Glass Degradation

Cleaning your windows is important for more reasons than you might think. Not only does clean glass look great, but it could potentially last longer too. You might not know this but maintaining your windows can ensure that the glass is less frequently exposed to chemicals and substances that might degrade its performance over time. Many people forget that glass is porous, which means that it is vulnerable to contamination, particularly when the winter comes with:

·         Rain
·         Storms
·         Wind
·         Sea spray
·         Oxidization

If your new home is located close to the sea, this can be particularly problematic, as the salty sea air can have a disastrous effect on windows over time.

3.     Heat Efficiency

Finally, poorly kept windows can also have an impact on your heat efficiency. Having dirt all over your windows - even if you don't notice it straight away, could mean that you don't get as much heat and light into your home from the sun. This means that you spend more money using your appliances and heating solutions when you could be taking advantage of natural options instead.

Cleaning your windows means that you can take full advantage of the outside world, and potentially reduce your energy bills at the same time!

When moving to a new home, there are always countless things to think about - particularly when you want to make the most of your new property. Make sure that you don't overlook the importance of caring for your windows. 



Clean Windows, Clean Bill of Health

Clean Windows, Clean Bill of Health

Here in North Carolina the weather can be a bit unpredictable.  However, one thing is for sure...winter is here!  Just last Friday we were surprised by the year's first snow fall.  As the chill of winter sets in, many of us begin to worry about getting sick.  Have you ever wondered why illness is seemingly so prevalent in the winter months?
 
Healthline.com busted the myth of cold temperatures making you ill.  They reveal that influenza viruses rise in the winter and the true culprit is a shocking combination of factors that reside in your home.  The biggest culprits to winter illness are dry air and poor ventilation.  The chilly temperatures force us indoors where we have cranked up the heat or fireplace to fight the cold.  Coupled with poor ventilation, this creates a breeding ground for viruses. 
 
You may be thinking, "How do windows play into all of this?"  It's simple, think of how many times you touch your windows throughout the year.  Now compare that to how many times you've cleaned your windows in the past year.  We get it, it's a hassle and windows are easily forgettable.  But, it goes without saying that your windows are hosting all types of bacteria and not receiving proper cleaning.
 
In regards to health, the importance of clean windows extend far beyond the winter months. Here are just a few reasons why clean windows contribute to clean health throughout the year:
 
Reduces Allergens/Seasonal Congestion
Take a moment to run your finger along your windowsills.  Take a long hard look at all the dust and dirt that has culminated on your finger.   This dust is composed of many different types of dirt, dander, bacteria and pollen that will lead to allergic reactions.  Signs of allergies and seasonal congestion include:
  • Headache
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing/sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
Pest/Bug Control
Spiders and other pests are known to inhabit windows due to the security and privacy they offer, as well as a place to capture their meals.  Spiders create webs to catch their prey and leave unwanted evidence in the corners and sills of each window.  Spider webs are both unpleasant and the beginning of an infestation problem.  Spider bites typically tend to be harmless, but can cause rashes and general ailments.  However, especially in more rural areas, there are poisonous spiders that can cause serious illnesses if bitten.
 
 
Prevention of Mold
Dr. Jill Carnahan of Flatiron Functional Medicine educates on the importance of removing and preventing mold in the home.  She provides the following symptoms as a guide to help others discover if mold is affecting their health:
1.     Fatigue and weakness
2.     Headache, light sensitivity
3.     Poor memory, difficult word finding
4.     Difficulty concentration
5.     Morning stiffness, joint pain
6.     Unusual skin sensations, tingling and numbness
7.     Shortness of breath, sinus congestion or chronic cough
8.     Appetite swings, body temperature regulation,
9.     Increased urinary frequency or increased thirst
10.  Red eyes, blurred vision, sweats, mood swings, sharp pains
11.  Abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating
12.  Tearing, disorientation, metallic taste in mouth
13.  Static shocks
14.  Vertigo, feeling lightheaded
 
Mold is caused by warmth and moisture combining on many surfaces within the home. Condensation in your windows can create the perfect atmosphere for mold to form and thrive.
Thankfully, mold is easy to spot!  Have you ever seen brown or black spots in your windowsills?  That is mold.  However, in some instances, mold is next to impossible to detect because it grows in between the glass and the casing on the inner part of your windows.  Mold that remains untreated can cause serious respiratory infections and make allergies worse.

Mold can be really difficult to remove and it is recommend that you use a window cleaning company to see that all mold and bacteria are removed. Special cleaning agents and top-grade power-washers will ensure a deep cleaning, removing all the mold-causing bacteria.
 
Potential Physical Danger
To the untrained eye, windows may appear to be in excellent condition but often times there are issues that go undetected.  Window cleaning services allow for a trained technician to assess your windows for any signs of damage such as loose/broken casings, rotting windowsills, and loose windows or cracked glass.

Lastly, we all know someone who has suffered injuries from falling from ladders when cleaning their windows and gutters.  There are over 5,000 fall cases a year, many of them as a result of faulty windows and ladders.  Why take the risk, resulting in thousands of dollars in medical bills?
 
Your heath is important all year round!  Whether your windows are dusty, affected by pests, moldy, or in poor condition we are available to assist.  Ranked #1 nationally on Angie's List for window cleaning, Squeegee Pros is ready to send a trained technician to your home.  Let us help take care of you today!
 

April's NOV

Believe It Or Not, Cleaning Your Windows Is Important!

You look through your windows every day, but have you ever thought about the condition of the frame, sills, tracks and glass? Windows are often taken for granted, but if you want them to last, they need to be taken care of. Here are a couple reasons why you should maintain your windows using Squeegee Pros.

Enjoying the View

I don't know about you, but I like to sit at my dining room table, especially on the weekends, enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the birds. Have you ever been doing something similar and been unable to focus on the beauty of nature because you can't see past your filthy windows? You could always pull the blinds down and ignore it, but if you continue to put it off, your windows can become damaged.        

 

Lengthen the Life of Your Windows


Windows that are not cleaned on a regular basis have a higher risk of etching. Etching can be caused by many factors including dirt, sand, salt and hard water. Etching weakens your glass making it more fragile and increasing the risk of it shattering. To increase the longevity of your windows, clean them on a regular basis.
 

Increase Your Homes Curb Appeal

We all mow our lawns and trim the hedges to make our home look nice. But have you ever looked at someone's home and thought about how their windows are glistening? Clean windows can also contribute to that curb appeal that we all strive for. What's the point in having a well maintained yard if your windows are filthy? Are you planning on selling your home in the future? Having clean windows is the number one presale improvement that also generates the best return on investment. 
 

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Even an 8 Year Old Knows the Value of Window Cleaning

Here's one testimonial that stands above the rest.

If interested in our services and want to learn more about what we do and how we do it, and more importantly what separates us from the rest - Call us today!

704-799-0313

  • Rated #1 in the USA with Angies List Reviews.
  • Guaranteed estimate inside of 3 days. Most in an hour.
  • 100's and 100's of positive testimonials.

Back to School Season is Here! Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Home Too!

Summer is almost over and students are starting back to school in just a couple of weeks! With the last few weeks ahead of us, we are busy with back to school shopping, family events, and backyard barbecues. With all of that on our minds, it can be diffcult to remember that our homes need attention as well. It is easy to overlook the dirty patio, or the mildew on the side of the house, or caked on dirt in the window sills when our minds are racing trying to keep up with our kids, work schedules, and life in general.

Here at Squeegee Pros, we offer a wide variety of services, including pressure washing, window cleaning, and gutter clean-out and polishing, that will assist you in keeping up the appearance of your home, especailly during one of the most hectic times of the year.



August is National Happiness Happens month, so let's not forget to bring some happiness to our homes appearance this August. Window cleaning makes for a great start!

Give us a call today to schedule your pressure washing, gutter cleaning, or window cleaning! Our homes need love too!

Christine Davis
Squeegee Pros Residential Administrator
704-799-0313

How to Maintain Your Home During the Selling Process

Selling a home is all about attracting and impressing prospective buyers. Landscaping and outdoor features such as pools, patios and decks can attract the eye of homebuyers looking to make the most of warm summer temperatures. It is also great for the homeowner who does not have to contend with removing leaves or snow from walkways and paths before a visit. What can homeowners do to give themselves an edge during summer months when selling a home?

Regular maintenance and sprucing up the outside of a home can add curb appeal and boost value of a home. These maintenance tips help homeowners get optimal value for their investment.

Clean Your Gutters

You get top dollar for your home when you take the time to maintain it. Clogged gutters can create an eyesore and encourage the growth of plants and mold. Gutters are designed to collect rain and distribute the water away from the house. If gutters are not allowed to do what they are designed for due to clogs or damage, residential homeowners may have to deal with problems including:
  • Home damage to the roof, basement and foundation of a home.

  • Mold formation.

  • Pest infestations from vermin such as ants, mice, mosquitoes, squirrels and more.

All of these issues can be a reason for a homeowner to reduce the price on a selling property. In addition, homeowners will need to lay out additional money to repair structural issues, roof shingles or address a pest problem. Pest infestations are known to result in a significant drop in property value when it comes time to sell a property. Taking the time to clean and repair existing gutters or having our Squeegee Pros team do it for you can reduce the chances of significant water damage to a property or a pest problem.

Freshen Up the Outside

The majority of homebuyers want to feel like they can move right in to a home without having to deal with making significant changes or repairs to the inside or outside of the home. The thing is, buyers aren't really looking for fixer-uppers as much as TV shows might suggest, and, when they do, they're typically the side benefiting from the transaction. Discolored lawns, cracked and moldy sidewalks, and dirty windows, siding and decks give a prospective homebuyer more work to do and may decrease how much you can get for your home. In addition, these issues can make a home look old and ill-maintained which can trigger homebuyers to more thoroughly investigate a home as they consider it for purchase.

Easy ways to freshen up the exterior is with a new coat of paint to doors and exposed wood, pressure washing decks and porches, washing siding and windows, and regularly mowing and maintaining lawns and landscaping features. According to the National Association of Realtors, pressure washing can increase the value of your home by as much as $15,000. Summer is also the best time to highlight the outdoor living space of a home. Stage those outdoor BBQ and large decks and patios and invite prospective buyers to envision themselves gathering with friends and family. These tips give your home that necessary appeal to attract prospective buyers and get more from your sale.


Take Care of the Lawn and Landscaping

Keep the lawn green and cultivate aesthetically-pleasing plants around the home. Those looking to sell during the summer should regularly mow the lawn and water it to avoid dealing with a burnt lawn. Attend to dry patches and holes as they might be the sign of pests. As for the garden, remove any dead or dying plants, weed the flower beds and give summer plants plenty of loving care and attention. This is the time of the year to make the most of flowering plants but it is also a period when homeowners must mow quickly-growing lawns and trim hedges and landscaping features. All of the green and well-cared for foliage will add to a home's appeal. As most real estate agents suggest, stage your home for the season, starting from the outside in.

Get Help to Maintain Your Home

Maintaining a home takes time and effort. Squeegee Pros gives you the hand you need to keep your home in tip-top shape for prospective homebuyers. We offer gutter cleaning services, window washing, house washing, exterior gutter brightening, deck, dock, fence and hardscape pressure-washing, driveway and sidewalk pressure washing and more.

A special thanks goes to:

The Kris Lindahl Team at RE/MAX Results
2407 109th Ave NE Suite 110
Blaine, MN 

How a Clean Gutter Protects Everything Under It

When a puddle of water mysteriously appears on the basement floor, or water seeps into a house and leaves an ugly yellowish-brown blotch on the wall or ceiling (a prime breeding ground for mold), you might look for a leak in the roof, or cracks in and around the walls, windows or doors. Sometimes you do indeed need to repair or replace a roof that have seen better days. And if your windows and/or doors are warped, rot-damaged, or just plain old (and not energy efficient), perhaps they do need to be replaced.

BUT, when water enters your basement or breaches any area of your home, it can quite often be traced back to clogged gutters. Gutter cleaning will resolve this issue before it starts.
One inch of rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof sends more than 600 gallons of water into your gutters. Properly installed and maintained gutters and downspouts take on all that water and send it away from your home and property; when they're clogged, the water cannot flow through the gutter and downspouts and away from the house. Some of the rainwater will find another path and end up where it will do extensive damage to your house and property.
Maintain your gutters and downspouts and you will avoid many conditions that undermine the integrity of your home including:

  • Flooding
  • Foundation damage
  • Pest infestation
  • Roof damage
  • Warped and rotted window frames, siding and doors
  • Mold
Repairing structural damage to your home is far more expensive than maintaining your gutters and downspouts. And a recent survey found that 30% of homeowners and renters who had issues with mold spent more than $5,000 to mitigate the damages.
Learn how important your gutter is from the top of your house to the bottom and you will never take it for granted again!


Cleaning Gutters is laborious and dirty, no homeowner enjoys this task. We offer gutter cleaning services, inside or outside so you don't have to climb ladders and get your hands dirty. No more asking the neighbor or your husband to clean the gutters and hoping they don't fall. Call us and we'll get it done quickly and efficiently. Homes and businesses alike can benefit from gutter cleaning. Call us today at 704-799-0313 ext 1 or click here to contact us.