One of the easiest and most profitable renovations (if done correctly) you can do to your home is in the kitchen. Kitchens can be a strange place. It’s a room in your home that sees the hard work of cooking a delicious meal but it can also be a relaxing space to enjoy your family. It’s also a room that is simultaneously personal and social. Because of this duality, it’s important to understand what materials you might want to avoid when remodeling. Continue reading "4 Kitchen Reno Disasters to Avoid"

Keep Your House Clean Year Round with These 10 Steps

Spring cleaning season is like New Year’s 2.0. When the warm weather hits, we make cleaning resolutions, vowing to do better with cleaning and organizing, but it gets exhausting fast! As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses. We say we’re too busy, we’ll do it tomorrow, someone else will pick it up… But how do we break this messy house cycle? Window Genie is here to offer a couple of small changes you can make in your daily routine that’ll make a huge difference in keeping your house clean and tidy. No big spring cleaning haul here, a little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round.

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Mold exists in every household, no matter where you live. It’s a natural part of the air in any home. Hot or cold climates, it doesn’t matter. Mold only becomes a problem if it is allowed to grow and spread unchecked, which can lead to respiratory problems in those with suppressed immune systems, who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Severe indoor mold infestations can also affect otherwise healthy people. It can also damage your home. Continue reading "The Common Mold: Which Kind Do YOU Have?"

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We know selling your home is stressful regardless of season, so we’re here to help! From issues with the inspector, to dealing with banks, last minute repairs and the dreaded open house… it’s almost enough to scrap the idea altogether… but don’t! Proper planning with a bit of local research will make the process completely bearable. First step… When to list your home? Window Genie’s here to discuss which time of year is best for putting your house on the market.

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Solar panel popularity is on the rise, especially in the Southwest where solar energy is becoming more accessible and inexpensive. Also, the go-green attitude many are adopting seems to motivate a lot of homeowners to seek out cleaner energy options. Advancements in technology have made it possible for homeowners to not only power their homes with solar energy, but make it profitable while being gentle on Mother Earth. Solar panels are no longer a poor man’s dream, but what about maintenance? As long as we’ve had solar panels, we’ve had the argument over whether or not they should be cleaned. To clean, or not to clean… that seems like an odd question, huh? We are a cleaning company, so spoiler alert: we think you should have your panels cleaned if you want them to work at peak efficiency at all times. Much to our surprise, a lot of manufacturers have claimed that their solar panels are “self-cleaning” and therefore save you money, time and effort because they’re so “low-maintenance.” What they really mean is that it should rain enough for your panels to stay clean and efficient… enough. With that logic we could argue that your windows, roof, siding, deck, sidewalk and driveway are all “self-cleaning,” too. They’re outside, so if it rains once in a while… they must be clean, right?

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The squeegee is simply the best tool for washing windows: the ergonomic handle, the superior design that perfectly funnels water through the squeegee head and down the channel. It’s simply a classic window-cleaning tool. This is an ode to the squeegee and how skill and form combined with a quality squeegee can deliver results that are impossible to deny. Yes, a squeegee can take a novice window washer and make them look good, but in the hands of an expert (or a genie), the squeegee can deliver a homeowner clean window perfection. "Viva la squeegee!" Continue reading "All Hail The Squeegee!"