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.

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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