When it comes summer and spring time, your windows will usually be covered in dirt and grime, and therefore it is time to get to cleaning them up to let the warm sunshine brighten your home. But if you’re like me, and I think most people, you definitely do not want to get your self dirty and exhausted trying to clean your windows. Often times when I’ve tried I end up with a nasty unsightly streaky mess anyway, so we’ve recently decided to hire professionals for this job, specifically a local window cleaner in Mississauga, since this is where my mother lives and I was attempting to help her find someone for her job.
When your windows are terribly dirty, it is tempting to do it yourself, especially since (if you’re like us) you probably don’t have a lot of extra money kicking around. Well, window cleaning is one of those things that can, at times, be best left to the experts. There are a few reasons for this but I’ll let you know my own. Firstly, windows can be difficult to reach, which means that you need to use a ladder or other device such as a long extension pole. Well let’s just say that I’m not as physically fit as I once was, which makes climbing ladders and man-handling extension poles quite the nerve-wracking experience. So just like tree trimming, I’ve decided to depend on the services of professional window cleaners who have all the proper equipment, are physically fit, and have the experience to get the job done properly – because let’s not forget just how difficult it can be to get streak-free windows.
So we hired these local guys, they came and managed to clean our windows pretty well – they also do the interior of the windows, which while are easier to reach, is really appreciated (due to the streak problem). They were friendly and did a great job, so if my mom’s friends ever ask her for a contractor to clean their windows she will definitely know who to recommend these days.
Painting your home can be quite an ordeal, you need to make sure that you have all the proper tools at hand and also that you’ve cleared enough space to actually get access to the walls and spaces you plan on painting. It can be even more difficult when you have 2 dogs and a cat roaming your house, seemingly waiting for you to turn your back so they can walk in your paint tray and track the paint all across your house. Not only can they make a mess while painting, they can also scratch up your walls. So while we love our little guys, it’s important for us to consider what the best brand of paint to buy it when we set out to paint our living room. One of our dogs has a habit of scratching the walls and we have tried a few solutions to this problem with out much luck.
If you look closely at this picture you can see the scratched walls, it’s a bit hard to see but it took us a lot of research at our local paint store to figure out what brand would be best. In the end, we chose Benjamin Moore paint for our project and it worked out quite well, Aura is definitely a great paint to work with and it went on very well in a single coat. We used some older paint brushes and rollers we had floating around, and even thought the paint store recommended we get some new painting supplies for our project they ended up working well. I remember someone telling me to take care of your painting tools and I have always done my best to do so, I guess it paid off in the end.
So we finished the job in a couple of days and the pets have been all over the place in the room and it looks like the scratching problem won’t be an issue moving forward. I definitely recommend that you consider using Benjamin Moore as they are one of the best paint brands.
There comes a time for all home owners when they need to hire someone to take care of their property, this is especially the case when you have a lot of pets running around in your backyard, you do not want to have an unkept messy, unsightly tree blocking your view and your enjoyment of your property. With all of our pets running around we decided it was time to take a break and have someone come out to service our tree, particularly trimming back some of the overgrowth that had occurred over the past few years. This was not a large job by any means, but it is certainly a job you do not want to be doing all by yourself since it can be potentially dangerous to your health and also dangerous for any nearby property should you make a mistake while trimming branches.
Our neighbour had recently had someone by their place for tree services and so it was a “no brainer” to ask them who they hired and if they would recommend them, turns out their experience was a good one so we contacted them as well. Before long we have Oshawa tree services from iTrim4u showing up at our house ready to take care of all of our tree problems, which they did fairly quickly. Let me tell you the guy who operates this company is a real stand-up sort of person, you can tell he cares about his customers and goes that extra mile to make people happy and satisfied with his service.
All in all it probably took about 1 hour for them to come, setup, trim the tree, clean up, and be done with it. Now our yard looks a lot better and we know our pets enjoy it more too because as soon as we let them they ran out and had a great time. We look forward to enjoying our yard now rather than having to duck under our tree each and every time we go out for a coffee. If you happen to live in the Oshawa region, and have a tree that needs trimming be sure to check out the guys from iTrim4u.