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Curb Appeal Is Waiting To Offer You A Job

Curb Appeal Window Cleaning is searching for 4 physically fit, quality-oriented and professional employees to help us with our busiest season that is just around the corner—Spring window cleaning!

We offer a fun, yet productive and safe atmosphere. Work is done outside primarily in shaded areas with the locations and tasks changing frequently which keeps the job fresh and interesting. Although there are physical aspects of the job such as moving ladders, scooping debris out from gutters, and walking on roofs, the overall requirements are not extreme.

Responsibilities and Duties Include window cleaning, gutter cleaning, full exterior cleaning from roof to patio, using ladders, roof access. Everything we do is safe, but applicants should be comfortable working at heights of 15-20’ in their first season.

Qualifications and Skills
-Valid driver’s license
-Ability to work at 25-30’ when needed
-Ability to hustle with a teamwork ‘Get ‘er done’ attitude

Additional Assets (make mention of in your Cover Letter/Resume):

-Window Cleaning Experience
-First Aid
-Customer Service Experience
Job Type: Full-time Salary: $120.00 to $180.00 /day

Job Location:
* Belleville area
Required license or certification: * Drivers License G

 

When you hire professionals to clean your windows, it’s wise to go with a service that is licensed and insured. The experienced professionals at Curb Appeal provide services for business and residential customers alike and have all the tools necessary to make your windows pristine.

 

To apply for this position, please email: sales@curbappealquinte.ca

 


DO YOU HAVE A SPARKLING PERSONALITY? We have a Career for you!

MINIMUM 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE – Residential Window Cleaner And Gutter/ Exterior Cleaner.

Job Type:
Full-time Salary: $15.00 /hour
Required experience: * window & eavestrough cleaning: 3 years

We are screening for experienced clean-cut, non-smoking, courteous, friendly and detail-oriented individuals to primarily clean windows and eavestroughs from 1 – 3 stories for residential properties. No high-rise work.

HIRING WILL BEGIN MARCH 2018

Physical Requirements:

* Able to stand on feet for long periods of time
* Able to lift up to 60 lbs.
* Able to do repetitive motion with hands, wrist, and arms
* Able to work with arms above head
* Able to bend and squat to ground level
* Able to assemble, lift and climb ladders up to 36 feet

Other Requirements:

* Valid G Licence
* Ability to read and follow directions
* Provide excellent customer service
* Write legibly and speak clearly
* Able to count money and make change
* Self-motivated and able to work alone or in teams
* Capable of planning routing for daily jobs assigned
* Basic computer skills
* Able to send and receive emails
* Strong organizational skills

Curb Appeal offers:

* Flexible hours
* Full or Part time available
* Inside and outside work
* Uniforms furnished
* Invoice books supplied

Unique compensation plan resulting in above average income. Based on current workers, the average income is $15.00 per hour.  Thank you for your interest in working with us.

 

When you hire professionals to clean your windows, it’s wise to go with a service that is licensed and insured. The experienced professionals at Curb Appeal provide services for business and residential customers alike and have all the tools necessary to make your windows pristine.

 

To apply for this position, please email: sales@curbappealquinte.ca

 

 


4 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CLEAN WINDOWS

4 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CLEAN WINDOWS

Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog, we talk about the benefits cleaning windows!

Having clean windows inside and outside your home not only looks nice, but there are many health benefits you and your family can enjoy as well. A window cleaning service can provide you with spic and span windows and leave you feeling more comfortable in your home as well. If you haven’t had your windows professionally attended to by a window cleaning service, here are just a few reasons why adding this necessity to your home maintenance to-do list is a great idea.
 
Allergen Reduction
Swipe your finger along just one of your windowsills and take a good look. All that dirt and debris you see on your skin is just a fraction of the allergens you have present in your home. Dust, hair, skin dander, pollen, and other allergens gathering on your windowsills in and outside your home can make you and your family sick. Signs of allergies include:
  • A headache
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing/sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • A runny nose
You can greatly reduce the impact of allergens and the effects they have on your family by having your windows professionally cleaned by a window cleaning service.
 
Spider Control
Spiders, such as Sac or Jumping spiders, are known inhabitants of windows due to the privacy they have and the ready meals they can capture when flies and other insects climb on your window screens. These spiders create webs to catch their prey in the corners and underneath your windowsills. These webs are both unsightly and a potential biting hazard when they are disturbed. You can prevent spider bites and keep spiders from building nests in your windows by cleaning your windows on a regular basis.
 
Mold Prevention
Mold loves a moist, warm place to call home and condensation in your windows can create just the atmosphere dangerous mold needs to thrive. You can tell if you have mold on your windowsills by the dark brown or black spots or stains on your windows and along windowsills. In some cases, the mold is almost undetectable since it thrives between the glass and the casing on the inner part of your window as well. Mold can cause dangerous respiratory infections, make allergies worse, and can be very difficult to remove.
 
It’s best to contact a window cleaning service to eradicate mold from your windows rather than attempt to clean the fungi off yourself. Using special chemicals and a power-washing method, a professional window cleaning service can get rid of the mold and show you ways you can keep your windows dry to prevent re-infestation.
 
Potential Dangers
To the naked eye, your windows may seem in great condition. When your window cleaning service arrives, they check your windows for any sign of pre-existing damage they need to let you know about, which can include loose or broken casings, rotting windowsills, or even loose windows or cracked glass.
Falls from windows is a very real danger in the home with over 5,000 admitted cases a year, and they are often caused by old or faulty windows. Your window cleaning service can help prevent accidents in the home by letting you know what repairs need to be made.
 
When you hire professionals to clean your windows, it’s wise to go with a service that is licensed and insured. The experienced professionals at Curb Appeal provide services for business and residential customers alike and have all the tools necessary to make your windows pristine.
 
To improve the health of your family and protect against allergens, pests, and more, contact our friendly representatives to set an appointment. Regular professional window cleaning can keep your home healthier year-round and give you great peace of mind while improving the life of your windows at the same time.

How Often Should I Clean My Windows?

Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog, we talk about cleaning windows!

How Often Should I Clean My Windows?

It’s a great question. However, to give an objective answer to this question, one has to analyze their specific conditions and the environment they live in. If you live close to a busy road, the gasses and heavy elements will build up much faster than on the windows of a person living close to a park.

First of all, think about a frequency of rain in your area, all sources of pollution (both natural and human-caused).

Secondly, just observe how fast your windows attract dirt. You might take a notice of how often people on your street wash their windows.

Thirdly, re-consider your cleaning solutions. Nowadays, it is easy to fall in love with all those beautiful packagings and promises to gift you with the most beautiful sparkling windows. But the truth is that you don’t need all those chemicals (for the cases of mediocre pollution levels in the area). Just follow our recipe for shiny window cleaning.

Finding an answer to the three points above will give you the perfect timing according to your specific needs.

For highly polluted areas, it might be once or even twice per week. For windows in the most households, the golden ratio might be once or twice a month, depending on how close is the sea, forest, sources of sand, industrial dust and other dirt factors. If you live in a perfectly balanced environment, your windows might enjoy bi-monthly cleaning. The point here is not to leave them on their own for more than 3 months.

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SkyVac™ – Advanced Professional High Reach & Gutter Vacuuming System

The sky’s the limit…… when using the SkyVac™  a revolutionary gutter and high reach cleaning system.

Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog the boast about their gutter cleaning machine, the SkyVac™

 

With the SkyVac™ we can promise:

  • NO MESS! It sucks gutters clean using a powerful wet & dry vacuum system
  • No need for expensive scaffolding, ladders or high access equipment
  • A safe solution for cleaning high buildings such as hospitals, offices and domestic properties, for the latest regulations and health and safety requirements
  • Onboard camera for precision cleaning
  • Light and easy to use
  • Allows access to restricted areas such as roofing above conservatories
  • High reach internal vacuuming system for use in areas such as restaurants and retail shopping areas
  • For both domestic and commercial properties
 

Carbon Fibre Technology

Our carbon fiber pole set on the SkyVac™  is an advanced ultra-lightweight and extremely strong material most often found in Aerospace and expensive supercars although like all advanced technology it is finding its way into more and more applications.

 

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5 Reasons Why Window Cleaning Is More Important Than It Seems

Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog, we discuss why window cleaning is more important than it seems!

5 reasons why window cleaning is more important than it seems:

1. The Structure of Glass

Glass is porous and collects dirt that over time make it fragile or causes loss of transparency, pigmented spots, which accommodate microorganisms’ growth. In the end, that might ruin the glass completely.Common enemies of your windows and the main reason for the cleaning are:

      • hard minerals – from sprinkler systems and building run-off;
      • oxidization – from windows encased in metal frames and screens;
      • acid rain – they are more common than you think;
      • sea spray – salt slowly builds up on the surface of your glass;
      • overspray – accidental paint, chalk, mortar particles, etc.

2. Subconscious Effect

Did you know windows significantly affect the way visitors perceive the credibility of a business? Subliminally or completely consciously, the majority of people will pay attention the cleanness of your glass front when visiting a store. Dirty windows will testify careless attitude and represent a business as less trustworthy and attractive overall. Clean windows, on the other hand, attract more visitors to the stores. Furthermore, experienced property agents testify increased interest towards the properties with clean windows among potential property buyers. Moreover, clean properties were sold at higher prices than those with the same features but dirty windows. It’s easy as a piece of pie – clean windows make everything look tidy, fresh and simply pleasant.

3. House Heat Efficiency

This might be a big surprise for some of us, but it turns out dirty windows affect overall heat efficiency of your house. Dirt particles on the surface and in the pores of the glass simply reflect more UV light, preventing the sun from warming up your apartment during the cold seasons.The things get even worse when a filthy glass is combined with low-efficiency windows. Such a bundle might cause a gradual increase in heating expenses and even issues with mould in the long run.

4. Maintenance in the Long Run

Just like with our teeth, it is tens times less expensive to care for them in the short run than to accept the long run restoration expenses. Once your windows start bearing the marks of time, it might be hard to reverse the process if possible at all. Micro-cracks and scratches, glass mould and spots will gradually destroy the glass and force you replacing the whole window pane at some point. Not talking about all the potential damage to the surfaces surrounding the window.

5. It Just Works – Clean Windows Look Nice

In the end, you probably felt it for yourself – clean windows make you feel better, they offer a better view. The world in full colour is simply more satisfying. If you don’t understand what we mean, just ask your friend with glasses about their perception of the world before and after cleaning the spectacles. Some might even mention an increase in self-esteem and boost in positive thinking. Don’t let yourself down with smears and smudges?

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Should I Get a Professional Window Cleaning?


Selling Your Home? Clean Your Windows!

Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog Curb Appeal talks about how we can help you with both interior and exterior residential and commercial jobs!

Selling Your Home? What to do…paint? Update the kitchen or bathroom? Curb Appeal wants to make sure you don’t forget about getting those windows clean!

First, clean your windows!

Finding the Right Agent is Very Important

Step #1: Find the Right Agent!

Ok, the actual first thing to do is to find the right Real Estate Agent.

We work closely with hundreds of wonderful agents and brokers and they each have different personalities, specialties, and capabilities.  The key is to find the right agent that you “click” with, and who instills confidence that they can – and will – sell your home fast and for top dollar! One thing that every agent agrees on:

You need to prepare your home for sale.Preparing Your Home For Sale

In most cases, your agent will offer suggestions to prepare, or “stage” your home to be more inviting for prospective buyers.  It’s pretty simple: Buyers need to see themselves living in your home.  You need to make it as easy as possible for them to do so, given your home is filled with your furniture, personal belongings and style choices.

Your agent may also suggest working with a professional home staging company to maximize your home’s value.  We also work with dozens of professional staging companies and they really know what’s required to increase the “curb appeal” and value of your home.  Most staging companies offer a reasonably priced “initial assessment”.  Ask your agent if they can recommend one.

Top three priorities for preparing you home: M. B. Lynch, REMAX Realtor

  1. Window Cleaning
  2. Carpet Cleaning
  3. Maid Services

Keep in mind: The moment a prospective buyer pulls up to your home, they’ll notice the windows first

Top 5 Reasons Clean Windows Are Important

Preparing your home for sale can be daunting.

Clean your windows.

Feng Shui

And the Experts agree.  Here are their top 5 reasons:

Reason #5 –  “A bright, alive atmosphere is encouraged in Feng Shui and the home’s windows are an important aspect of this. Large, clean windows are important. They allow pure, bright light to flood the living areas in the home, bringing good energy… Clean windows and natural sunshine are important ingredients to a healthy, happy home.” – FENG SHUI

Reason #4 –  “ More than 75% of people who first view property on the internet will drive by BEFORE contacting an agent.” – CHRISTINE RAE, AUTHOR, HOME STAGING FOR DUMMIES

Reason #3 – ” Curb appeal sells 49% of all houses.” – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Money ManazineReason #2 – “ A good first appearance of a home can add 5% to 10% to the value of the home.” – JOHN AUST, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

Reason #1 – “According to 2000 real estate agents surveyed, the number one improvement that generates the best return on investment is window cleaning, and the ROI on window cleaning alone was determined to be 768%” – MONEY MAGAZINE

Clean Windows Make You Smile

Hundreds of our customers and they’ve taught us an important lesson: Sparkling windows brighten your day.  

Even if you are not selling your home, take a moment to clean your windows.

Then, take a deep breath, have a look and you’ll then see that A Clear View Through Clean Windows will definitely make you smile!

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