Get ahead, learn how to repair your window screens!

Howdy,
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It is nice to see that spring is finally taking reigns in Calgary. FINALLY, the ice is melting and we prepare for walks in the park, playing outside, camping in the great wild or just sitting on the patio, sipping mimosas all day.

Unfortunately when ice is melting it also uncovers some of the things that need to be worked on around your house – gutters, windows and window screens need to be taken care of ahead of the summer.
Your window screens are a crucial part of your house’s comfort. They keep the bugs and pests away, filter outside noise and keep the extra sunshine away from your living space. In our last email, we discussed how to clean a window screen – now let’s talk about how to fix a broken window screen.

Window screens are typically made out of 2 materials – fiberglass and aluminum. The only difference in patching up these types of screens depends on the material used. The most popular screens are made of fiberglass. It is flexible and can be adjusted with time unlike the more sturdy, aluminum mesh.

For the small hole repair: First, measure the damage that is on your window screen. Then, cut the hole in the screen in a square, bend the edges of the hole so the cut ends of the mesh will be able to penetrate the fixed patch. Cut the screen patch using your measurements. Make sure to keep the patch ½-ich bigger than the original damaged hole. Finally, press the patch to the hole, covering it completely. Secure the patch on the screen with water-resistant glue (some repair kits have glue pre-packed)Keep in mind that patching your window screen is usually a low-cost and temporary relief to the damage. This method leaves your window screens looking worn-off and incomplete.

You can save yourself from repair and fixing hustle! Just call Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd and we will do all this work for you. We do not patch, we use our own method to make your screens look new! The way we repair screens is to take the old screen out including the spleen as tabs. Then cut the new screen to size and then reinstall the freshly cut screen Into the frame and replace the spleen. If the spleen cannot be reused we will replace it. This way you’re left with a like-new window screen for the less of a price of the new one.

Our professionals know how to fix or replace your window screens quickly and efficiently. Just dial 403 278 3393! Wipe Clean guarantees that your neighbors would be turning their heads looking at your beautiful property!
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

How NOT to Clean Your Window Screens…

That’s how!
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Now, let’s see how it’s done properly…It smells like spring is in the air in Calgary! 

The ice and snow are melting all over the city, uncovering all the damage that winter brought upon our windows, windows screens, gutters and house driveways.

Let me tell you, spring is a busy time for Wipe Clean – so many homeowners require assistance in making their property look beautiful again after the winter ruckus! We don’t mind!

That is why my team and I would like to share some pro-tips on how to spring clean your windows screens to make your and our (for when you decide to hire us for your building maintenance) lives easier.

1. Assess the damage. This is the most important part of the spring recovery for your window screens. Extreme cold, ice and snow can tear the screen and will weaken the frame making it prone to damage. Make sure to inspect your windows and window screens and check the window frame for debris and dirt. The easiest way to check the screen for damage is to take it off!

2. How to remove dirt and pollen from your window screen? You will need a couple of gadgets to clean your window screens: a vacuum, dish with soapy water, soft brush and a microfibre cloth. We advise you to start the cleaning process by taking screens off and vacuuming them – this will remove dust, mold, pollen and other nasties that could be stuck in them. You can then rinse the screen with a garden hose for extra cleanliness.

3. Washing window screen. Mix 1/4 cup of liquid all-purpose cleaner with 1/2 gallon of water in a bowl or bucket and gently wash your window screen with a soft brush. Keep it vertical for easier handling. Make sure to rinse well with water to avoid soap drying on the screen’s surface. If you live in an apartment, use your shower to make it easy.

4. Dry your window screen with a lint-free towel or microfibre cloth or put it outside to be dried by the air. Put your window screen back in place and it’s done!

Congratulations, you made your window screen sparkle! In case you don’t have time for hassling with a window screen or you just want to relax at home while our guys are risking their precious lives doing your windows (don’t worry, they are insured) – give a call to Wipe Clean at 403 278 3393.

We can also repair your window screens if they are damaged. We are professionals and we are passionate about making your house shiny and sparkling clean for the spring.

Wipe Clean guarantees that your neighbours would be turning their heads looking at your beautiful property!
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

Online Shopping!

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Howdy,
My newest love in life (okay, I’m binging…) is finding the weirdest stuff I can buy for $100 or less on Amazon. So I thought I’d share with you some fun things you can buy with the $100 you’ll save when you sign up for Wipe Clean’s subscriptions and prepaid services. My bad. I didn’t tell you about that yet did I?

So this is how it works: You’ll save at least 10% when you sign up for any Wipe Clean subscription or prepaid services! That’s an average of $100 savings per year!!!Just think how much stuff you can get for yourself on this money! I’m guessing you despise looking through dirty windows as much as I do so why not get your windows cleaned monthly?

A “crystal-clear view of your outside world” starts at just $59 per month! GET YOUR NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE TO HAVE YOUR WINDOWS CLEANED EVERY MONTHOK, enough of that…Here’s the fun stuff I found on Amazon:
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Meat Shredder Claws. Have you ever pictured yourself being a bear? What about picturing yourself tearing meat apart with your bare hands? If you answered “yes”, I am a little bit worried about being around you, BUT… I have a great product that you need to purchase! Check these meat shredder claws. With those, you can shred any meat in the matter of seconds. Beef, pork, chicken, fish and more – all of these could be turned into shreds! Just maybe don’t do that in public or around your in-laws…
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Baguette Slippers. What can make everything in life better? Carbohydrates. Show your love of this amazing substance by wearing these baguette slippers around your house. These slippers work even better if you’re eating a baguette or toast!
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Original Ostrich Pillow. When I saw this I first though it was some sort of cat toy…Nope. It’s a pillow. Did you ever feel that you had to have a nap or your day is ruined? Maybe your father-in-law’s stories are so boring that you start falling asleep during the family dinner? The Ostrich Pillow is the answer to your troubles!!!This pillow completely covers your head and turns into a comfortable hideaway from the real world. The design of the pillow not only gives you a little privacy but also provides you with a place to put your hand
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Giant Gummy Python. How often do you think to yourself…“I just want to show the world my giant python – and then eat it!”?Well today could be your lucky day. You can buy an 8ft, 24 pound, cherry and blue raspberry flavoured, gummy python. Dream fulfilling satisfaction guaranteed.
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Spider and Insect Catcher. Spiders and other creepy crawlies will always somehow find a way into our homes. But, if you’re like me, you don’t want to kill those mosquito eating beauties! With the critter catcher you can gently catch a spider with its soft bristles and can release it at a spider safe distance of 26 inches. Ah the wonders of Amazon! I hope some of my amazing Amazon “finds” made you chuckle and think about the fun things you’ll be buying with your new-found $100!!!
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

Handy Guide on How to Clean Your Windows

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JUST DON’T DO IT LIKE THIS LADY
Instead, a good way to start is to get your windows cleaned by Wipe Clean’s team of professionals. We will leave your windows squeaky clean and streak-free!

Despite our greatness, we understand that sometimes you don’t have time to call the professionals and may want to clean your windows by yourself.

Don’t worry – we got you. Here are some tips on how to clean your windows from our professionals:

Remove dust first and any dry buildup on window sills with a vacuum or dust brush. This will save you from leaving streaks on the window and will help your window cleaner to break up leftover dirt more effectively.

Use the right cloth. All the team at Wipe Clean recommend microfiber cloths for the job. You can also use a paper towel, but this might leave behind lint and cause streaking.

Choose the correct window cleaner solution. Try not to use glass cleaners with ammonia – this type of cleaner doesn’t mix well with Calgary’s hard water and might leave residue on the glass surface. You can use rubbing alcohol to get rid of tough spots. Do not have a window cleaner in your house? No problem – just mix one part distilled vinegar to 10 parts warm water and you have the perfect solution!

Be careful and don’t use any hard objects to scrape off dirt on your windows. This might damage your window beyond repair! Always remember – if those windows have changed from an easy afternoon task into an all weekend chore – Call the Wipe Clean team at 403 278 3393. We will provide the best-in-class window cleaning so you can get back to enjoying your day!

No reason to risk your neck climbing precarious ladders or trying to get that annoying spot at the left corner of the second-floor bathroom window – LET THE WIPE CLEAN TEAM HANDLE IT!
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

Why Do You Need To Get Your Windows Cleaned?

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Howdy,

Wipe Clean are getting ready to go back to our favorite activity – window cleaning (bet you can guess by our company name).

Window cleaning is much more important for the proper maintenance and health of your house than you think. Let’s dive into why it is important to keep your windows squeaky clean!

First, clean windows can help ensure healthy air quality in your house. Some unpleasant particles such as mould, allergens, dust and dirt can collect around your windows and sills. This buildup can cause stiffness in your chest, sneezing, watery eyes and other nasty symptoms. Long-term exposure may cause permanent damage to your precious lungs – which is something that you DEFINITELY don’t want to experience nowadays! Remember – clean windows and sills are a must in 2021.

Next, cleaning windows regularly SAVES YOU MONEY is the long term. Guess what – our environment is very very unfriendly to big, shiny, fragile glass surfaces. Hard water, falling debris, snow, wind and rain are slowly but steadily deteriorating your windows and might cause scratches, cracks and other damage to your windows. You can avoid the premature death of your windows by keeping them clean and buildup free.

It may seem obvious but it is easier to see outside through clean windows. Now, when a lot of people are stuck at home, the ability to look outside; without dealing with smudges, fingerprints, dust and streaks on the glass, is rising in value.

Lastly, clean windows are a sign of a responsible owner. Whenever you own a business or your family home, it is always good to raise the “curb appeal” of your property. People prefer to deal with people in places that look attractive and inviting. If you can’t see through the windows, would you want to go inside? Clean windows are undeniably more pleasurable to look at.

You may not even notice the built up dirt and grime but you will see the shocking difference it makes to have your windows cleaned by the pros!

That’s why Wipe Clean is your #1 choice for Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and more in Calgary!

Call us at 403 278 3393 to book.
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

Fun Facts about Calgary’s Water

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Howdy,

Let’s begin this email with a conversation about the most important substance in the world – water! Water covers most of our planet and is crucial to a healthy, functioning body. 

Even more important than these two factors – water is a pinnacle of the Wipe Clean business. Calgary water is famously hard with around 13.4 grains per gallon, ranging from 11.6 grains per gallon at Calgary’s North and 15.1 grains per gallon at Calgary South.

What does that mean for you? First, hard water is not linked to any negative effects on human health. Water hardness is perfectly natural and gets its name from minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) accumulating during the water cycle. Moreover, high mineral content is beneficial to me and you since some of these accumulated minerals are essential to the healthy functioning of our immune systems, heart health, bones, teeth and more.

Well, it is not always rainbows and sunshine – some studies link hard water as an indirect factor for a flaking scalp and eczema because hard water typically leads to more soap usage.

Second, hard water is hard on plumbing appliances, water systems, and materials in general. The minerals contained in hard water can leave residue on your dishes or clothing after they have been washed. Also, the mineral build-up can occur on the mechanical parts of your appliances or pipes.

Why does Wipe Clean care about hard water? Well, hard water leaves very unpleasant streaks on windows and other surfaces in your house after they have been washed. I am not even mentioning the overuse of soap and cleaning products tied to using hard water in cleaning!

To combat these nasties, the Wipe Clean team uses a custom-designed triple filtration system. Our water is 100% mineral-free and it leaves no streaks or residue on your windows! That’s why Wipe Clean is your #1 choice for Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and more in Calgary!

Click Here if you would like to know more about hard water’s impact on your health
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4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

I’ve got some HUGE news that I just had to share!

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The Wipe Clean team and I are proud to announce that we have earned over 100 five-star reviews on Google…and then we got 18 more! I wanted to thank everyone that left a review and supported us as a company. We really couldn’t do it without you. <3

From gutter clearing, to window cleaning, to snow removal – the Wipe Clean team strives for outstanding professional service! We combine 4 generations of experience with new innovations so all of our customers get the absolute best.
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And the cherry on top – we’re a local company! We are based, owned, and operated out of the Calgary area so you know you’re supporting a company that truly cares about everyone we work with. For all of your window cleaning, snow clearing, gutter declogging, and holiday light installations – Give Wipe Clean a Call!

Feel free to call us (403) 814 0902 at for a quote or just to have a chat 🙂

Finally, if you did not rate our services yet, you’re welcome to proceed to our Facebook page and share you opinion there!

Yours truly,
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Nicholas Stainsby
4th Generation Squeegee Ninja
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.
wecare@wipeclean.ca
(403) 278-3393
www.WipeClean.ca

Is it a bird, is it a plane….. it’s a baby?

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Howdy,

Window cleaning can be full of peril! In my line of work, you end up seeing a lot of things up on rooves. Usually, we see balls, frisbees, or the odd bird nest but one day we found something, or someone, that really surprised me.

One day, we were at a client’s home to wash their windows. It was a hot summer day so some of their windows were open at the time. All of a sudden we heard the pitter-patter of small feet and this tiny voice coming from above. Turns out, the little spy had snuck away from their parents, climbed out of a window, and decided the roof was the most fun playground ever! 

Safe to say, that was the biggest shock I’ve experienced on a job to date! (Don’t worry. The toddler was safely returned to their parents shortly after we spotted them). Babysitting isn’t my strongest skill – but thankfully cleaning windows and gutters is! 

We made that client’s windows sparkle (and removed all those little finger prints). For all your window cleaning, gutter clearing, and power washing needs – Call Wipe Clean at 403 278 3393.
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

Don’t get charged for the snow on your property!

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Are you leaving your house for the winter? Do you have anyone clearing your sidewalks from ice and snow when you are gone?

If not, then the “Sherriff of Nottingham and the the other tax collectors down at city hall” already have their hands in your pocket (and they are squeezing hard)!

You will be issued an oral warning for not clearing your sidewalk and fined $150 (GST and administrative fee EXTRA) for not removing the snow within 24 hours of snowfall ending in time PLUS $250 (going up to $500 and 750$ for second and third offense respectively). 

That is crazy! Wipe Clean has you covered! We can clean your sidewalks on time so you NEVER get a fine! Save yourself from embarrassment for a price much lower than those government fines. Just call us at 403 278 3393 to know more!

Yours Truly
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

We’re the Best! – And We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

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Howdy,

We’ve got very exciting news! That red-headed wonder in the picture is my right hand man – Zack. Zack is excited to let you know that Wipe Clean has been selected in the top three window cleaning companies in Calgary by ThreeBestRated.

ThreeBestRated is an excellent online resource that uses a 50-point inspection process to determine which businesses are the absolute best – because you deserve the best! This is not a paid promotion, they really do think we are that good 🙂

ThreeBestRated and our clients determined that we score 5/5 stars in excellence and we can’t wait to continue the good work!

Zack and I wanted to thank you for choosing Wipe Clean for your window cleaning needs or just supporting us as a company! We really couldn’t have done it without you and I hope we can continue to serve you in the future.

So, for all of your window cleaning, gutter clearing, and power washing needs – Call Wipe Clean at (403) 278 3393!Yours Truly
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.