The next method of carpet cleaning we want to address is called “Bonnet Cleaning.”READ MORE
12 Oct 2012
While fireplaces may be wonderful for setting a romantic mood, they are relatively inefficient when it comes to heating the home. On average, an operating open-wood burning fireplace can have efficiencies ranging up to 15 percent, depending upon its type and operation. However, if there is no fire and the damper is left open, a fireplace can actually have a “negative efficiency” as warm air from the house escapes through the chimney.
Wood stoves are more efficient at heating a room or home with the same amount of wood, in comparison to a fireplace. This is because a stove is closed and controlled.READ MORE
Sustainability is a big buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability is meeting your current needs without having a negative impact on the needs of future generations. In short it is the capacity to endure.
This term is being used more and more with respect to saving our planet which means so much in protecting our family’s health. But what does it mean in regards to green cleaning?
Our world is a wasteful one. We can see this just be looking around to see the amount of excessive packaging associated with nearly everything we purchase. In addition, more and more products are not designed to be repaired, but rather to be replaced. Each of these practices not only clogs up our landfills, but also hurts our wallets.READ MORE
Well, it’s that time of year again. The cold weather is almost gone and that means Spring. Oh sure, we may have a couple more snow storms before it’s all said and done, but for now, the sun is out, it is 70 degrees and our phone has been lighting up with calls from you.READ MORE
Even though this is the Fourth of July weekend, many of the property managers and facility managers in our area are already planning for the upcoming snow season. They know that securing a contractor is important and many want to get it off their plate in order to deal with the business of managing their property and retaining tenants.
Before you hire the first company that pops up in the search engine, Professional Snow Removal recommends the following tips:READ MORE
If you think of your home as a haven from pollution, we’ve got some bummer news. Levels of pollutants in indoor air can average anywhere from two to more than 100 times higher than outdoors, according to the U.S. EPA. That indoor pollution is due in large part to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that evaporate, or “offgas,” from home decorating and cleaning products.READ MORE
Imagine a Sweeping Goose… a chimney sweeping goose. Years ago, (I’ve been told) live geese were used to clean chimneys. A rope was tied around the bird and then thrown down the chimney flue. The frightened goose would flap his wings and clean the chimney.
Now, for those of us without a goose, calling a reputable chimney cleaner to inspect and clean our chimney is the most civilized, safest and best thing to do. An un-swept chimney can burn. Soot and creosote deposits accumulate in the flue until, worst case scenario, they burst into flames causing a chimney fire.READ MORE
Although today is technically the first full day of fall, we here at Professional Snow Removal are gearing up for the first storm of the winter. As a property manager, building owner, or homeowner, now is also the time to start thinking about a winter service provider for your properties.
Especially in these times, many people choose to go with the cheapest option out there. However, this is not always the best option. So what should you look for when choosing a winter service provider? Here are a few basic questions to ask when looking at your options.READ MORE
Summer days mean lots of sun, fun and hopefully a yard that will hold up to the weather as well as outdoor gatherings. Most people want to have a nice lawn all year, but this is true especially during the summer months here in Colorado when we spend more time outside. Two of the main focuses for homeowners this time of year include summer projects and weed control. The following are some tips for keeping your lawn healthy and looking great throughout the summer months.READ MORE