For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, school is back, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkin spice flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down, our homes might need a re-fresher. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"

When I was growing up one of my least favorite chores was cleaning the gutters. It’s scary climbing a ladder and the disgusting things that you find up there can be haunting. That’s why most people put off cleaning their gutters. It’s a hassle and frankly, most of us have the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. But the truth is the gutter is the life blood of your home. Continue reading "4 Ways Clogged Gutters Will Destroy Your Home"

Halloween is on the way, so we've put together some awesome, easy costumes that are great for the last minute DIYers. No need to scour the internet or pay a visit to any kitschy, pop-up costume outlet, because we've got you covered. With these ideas, you can still look festive at any Halloween party without breaking a sweat — or the bank. Continue reading "Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes"

Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "What Chores You Should Leave to Professionals"

Pressure washers have become extremely popular rental options among home owners looking for fast and efficient cleans. Pressure washing your siding, deck and driveway is extremely effective if done correctly. Unfortunately, many are unaware that there are different types of equipment meant for different surfaces… and that without proper training, one can easily damage their property.

 

The most common mistake do-it-yourself pressure washers will run into is applying too much pressure. It is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water, but many first-time attempts will end up carving strips out of wood decking, or etching lines into the home's siding.

Continue reading "The Dangers of DIY Pressure Washing"