Can you keep a secret?

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Howdy,
When you’ve been cleaning windows and gutters as long as we have, you learn a few tricks. The biggest secrets of the window cleaning and power washing trade are closely guarded by all window washers and gutter cleaners!

Wipe Clean is a little different. We want our clients to know exactly how we can provide them the best service possible! That means we’re fully transparent about every dirty secret in the window cleaning and pressure washing industry!

Want to know what the biggest secret is? It’s all about water. Streaks, residue, or left-over dirt is the downfall to any window cleaner out there! We use a special water fed pool with a custom-made water purification system with three filters. The first filter uses carbon, the second uses reverse osmosis, and finally, the third uses a charged ion filter.“That sounds like a bunch of science!” I hear you say. If that is what you said, you are correct!

Carbon attracts impurities and catches them, reverse osmosis pushes water through a filtration membrane, and charged ions stick to impurities on a molecular level.

To compare, Calgary tap water has 178 parts (or impurities and minerals) per mille while our filtered water has 0 parts per mille. 100% H2O – that’s it!

Let us show you the power of pure water! Call Wipe Clean at (403) 278 3393 for a free quote!
Yours Truly
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

What keeps bugs and thieves out? A giant police spider.

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Just joking. It is a window screen!

Howdy,
With the summer months here, we all want to have our windows open! That means we rely on our window screens to keep pesky bugs out of our homes. Not only do our screens keep bugs out but they can also provide additional security to our homes. Opportunistic thieves will look for weather beaten, old, or broken window screens as an easy access point.

Did you know that dirt can build up on your window screen and can even cause damage over time? Maintaining your window screens is vital for keeping the bugs out and adding additional security to your home. Minor screen repair and cleaning can be a tedious chore, so leave it to the professionals! 

Wipe Clean is a local, professional window cleaning company that also specialises in maintaining your window screens! We can clean and repair your window screens so you can get back to enjoying your home in the summer months. Leave the hustle and bustle to the professionals and enjoy the summer! Call us at (403) 278 3393 for a free quote!
Yours Truly,
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

Warning!

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Did you know there are thousands of haunted driveways all over the US and Canada?
Well, there probably are…I was reading some crazy statistics recently. According to researchers at the US Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were 1,647 fatalities from cardiac-related injuries from 1990 to 2006……from shoveling snow! 

Dr. Barry Franklin, a cardiologist, said that even with healthy young people, their heart rate and blood pressure increased more from shovelling snow than when they exercised on a treadmill. He then said, “Combine this with cold air, which causes arteries to constrict and decrease blood supply, you have a perfect storm for a heart attack“. Scary stuff!

So, if you are getting on in years, have a heart condition, or have a pretty sedentary life, please be careful this year when you’re shoveling your driveways and walkways. BTW – Saying that makes me wonder: Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways???

But I digress…If you ever want (or need) some help maintaining your driveways, walkways, parkways, or anythingways this winter..Wipe Clean is here for you! Because when the snow piles up in your yard, that thing in your garage called a snowshovel looks more like some kind of medieval torture device than a simple yard implement. 

Doesn’t it just make sense to let the team at Wipe Clean clear your driveways and paths? Just think of how good you’ll feel, standing in the window watching us clear away the snow while you get to stand there in that horrible Christmas sweater with the blinking lights sipping on a nice hot cup of cocoa… 

Your Wipe Clean dwarves will get out there and remove that snow regardless of how chilly it is, letting you enjoy the comforting warmth of your home all winter long. Aaaahhhhhhhh!!!!! 
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

First impressions matter the most…

When we are meeting someone for a first date, or going for a job interview – the first impression sticks like … well dirt.

At Wipe Clean, I believe that first impressions matter including when someone visits your house or business for the first time. Dirty windows, clogged gutters, or a muddy drive scream “stay away!” to any potential visitors.

Wipe Clean is here to help! For four generations and more than 90 years, my family and I have provided outstanding service in all things window cleaning and power washing for our customers.

Wipe Clean will wipe away your dirty first impressions and replace them with sparkly, clean ones! I am part of the newest generation of window cleaners and want to be the best so far!

Gravity can be a b***ch! Let me help you avoid those awkward conversations with your handyman brother-in-law on why you’re attending his BBQ with crutches. Say no more to the office whispers about your new neckbrace.

Forget about struggling with a wheelchair in a tiny office elevator. Send me out to clean those high up windows or gutters! All of my team and I are fully insured so even if one of us does fall, we’re covered!

Did I mention the GIANT insurance and medical bill hustle that lurks in home injury? The “fun” time spent in the hospital emergency room?

Save your “home injury coupon” for something meaningful – like getting your overweight cat out of that tree!Do not risk your neck trying to fight with a pressure washer or clean high up windows and gutters – leave it to the professionals.

Call us at (403) 278 3393 or press the button below for a free quote!

Yours truly,
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

“I was just thinking about you. Here’s why my mind is in the gutter….”

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Let’s talk all things gutters! Gutters are an essential part of a home’s ecosystem. Your gutters channel water away from your roof toward a downspout that allows water to safely drain away from your home. Both downspouts and gutters need to be cleared to avoid sagging, leaking, or an overflow. 
What does a clog do to my gutter?
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Debris in your gutter can become a home to rodents and other pests. Over time, those rodents and pests may come into your home or will keep adding to the weight of your gutter. A clogged gutter can put a weight strain on your gutter and the fascia (the boards behind the gutter). If the gutter becomes too heavy with debris, it can collapse off the roof of your home. This can damage the exterior of your house, the fascia, and the shingles of your roof. That kind of damage adds up fast and can go from cleaning out your gutter to spending thousands in gutter and roof repairs!

Too many times, I have seen homeowners losing their mind (and their money) over extensive damage to their house from a collapsed gutter. What do you say when your kid asks where their beloved dog went? You can’t say Fido went to heaven because the gutter you promised to fix fell on him! What happens if my gutter and downspout overflow? When water from your gutter has nowhere to go, it will collect and overflow into your foundation. Depending on the condition of your foundation, water can leak into your basement and can put your home at risk for mold. Over time, water will continue to damage your foundation which can cost upwards of $10,000 to repair!
How often should I clear my gutters?
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I recommend that you clear your gutters at least twice a year. If you have trees close to your home, you should clear your gutters more often. Clearing your gutters in the spring and fall will allow your gutters to drain away spring showers and prepare your home for winter. Sitting water in your gutter during winter can cause that water to freeze and damage your gutter, potentially damaging your house and causing drainage issues in the spring.

Stay tuned for my next email on how to safely clear your gutters and when you need to call a professional.

Or, if you have questions now, call us at (403) 278 3393 for a free consultation and quote!
Yours Truly,
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

How to maintain your gutters with ease!

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Your gutters are a vital part of your home’s ecosystem. Very few people realize how important it is to clear their gutters every year! Maintaining your gutters can save you from paying costly repairs to your gutters or the exterior of your house. 

Ever wondered how the pros do it? Here’s my professional tips on maintaining your gutters:

1. Wear waterproof gloves! Debris can be made up of a variety of items including leaves and sticks, so wearing a good pair of gloves will keep your hands safe. Water can collect under layers of thick leaves so having waterproof gloves is key.

2. Wear safety glasses! Not just glasses but clothing too. Wearing the appropriate clothes and safety equipment will prevent you from getting hurt when clearing out debris.

3. A sturdy ladder! You will need a good ladder that is long enough to reach your gutter and won’t move or fall while you’re working on it. Placing your ladder on even ground with a stabilizer is ideal. Having an extra person to hold the base of the ladder can help prevent the ladder from moving too.

4. Gutter clearing tools and a pressure washer! Having tools such as a rake and scoop help clear large debris faster. Equally, a pressure washer can speed up the process and can help wash away any smaller debris or sediment.

5. Test the gutter! Once clean, run your hose into your gutter to test for any leaking or sagging sections. Finding problem areas early can help prevent damage to your house or costly repairs to your gutter system.

Stay tuned for more tips on all things gutters! I’ll be doing a full dive into when you should call a professional to help and how you can avoid big repairs costs by doing a few small tasks.

Not sure you want to dance around with all these tools and risk your neck on the roof? 
Leave the chores to the professionals and enjoy the summer! Call us at (403) 278 3393 or press a button below for a free quote!

Yours Truly, 
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

“Check this out! This guy tried to clean his own gutters….”

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Cleaning out our gutters is a chore we all do every year. It’s a vital chore to ensure your home looks clean and functions! But, there are some hidden risks we all take. 

Falls are the third leading cause of injury, or worse, in all age groups. As a professional, I know how easy it is to slip and fall while doing something as mundane as cleaning out your gutters.

There are many factors to consider when you’re deciding to clear your gutters by yourself or if you use a professional service. So here are some of my tips on when you should call a professional instead of risking your neck!

Time, Risk, and Quality:
Time. Time can be a big factor when considering a professional to clean your gutters. As a professional, I have all the equipment I need to clean gutters efficiently AND to take safety precautions. It’s VITAL to take your time when cleaning your gutters. A poorly placed ladder, a slippery step, or a rushed movement can lead to a fall! Take your time or call a professional to do it for you. As a pro, I can get your gutters clean quickly and without injury.

Risk. There are many risks to consider when clearing your gutters. I strongly recommend you to call a professional if you are inexperienced on a ladder. Knowing where to place a ladder and how to work on one are necessary to prevent falls. Power lines are dangerous. Period.
Do not attempt to work near or around power lines. Always call a professional. Low hanging trees are a unique kind of risk. If you have trees near your home you should be cleaning out your gutters more than twice a year. Low hanging branches can create obstacles when you are working on your gutters and can lead to falls or damage to your house. Never forget, professionals are insured for any injuries – you are not.

Quality Nothing beats the quality work of a professional. Not only can professionals clear your gutters to a high quality, we can also evaluate the health of your gutter system and recommend when you need repairs. Any holes, leaks, sagging sections or erosion, we can identify with an expert eye.

Your home will thank you for maintaining your gutters! If you have questions or are thinking of going with the pros, call Wipe Clean at (403) 278 3393 for a free quote!
Yours Truly
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

“I was just thinking about you. Here’s why my mind is in the gutter….”

Let’s talk all things gutters! Gutters are an essential part of a home’s ecosystem. Your gutters channel water away from your roof toward a downspout that allows water to safely drain away from your home. Both downspouts and gutters need to be cleared to avoid sagging, leaking, or an overflow.
What does a clog do to my gutter?
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Debris in your gutter can become a home to rodents and other pests. Over time, those rodents and pests may come into your home or will keep adding to the weight of your gutter. A clogged gutter can put a weight strain on your gutter and the fascia (the boards behind the gutter). If the gutter becomes too heavy with debris, it can collapse off the roof of your home. This can damage the exterior of your house, the fascia, and the shingles of your roof. That kind of damage adds up fast and can go from cleaning out your gutter to spending thousands in gutter and roof repairs!

Too many times, I have seen homeowners losing their mind (and their money) over extensive damage to their house from a collapsed gutter. What do you say when your kid asks where their beloved dog went? You can’t say Fido went to heaven because the gutter you promised to fix fell on him! What happens if my gutter and downspout overflow? When water from your gutter has nowhere to go, it will collect and overflow into your foundation.

Depending on the condition of your foundation, water can leak into your basement and can put your home at risk for mold. Over time, water will continue to damage your foundation which can cost upwards of $10,000 to repair!
How often should I clear my gutters?
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I recommend that you clear your gutters at least twice a year. If you have trees close to your home, you should clear your gutters more often. Clearing your gutters in the spring and fall will allow your gutters to drain away spring showers and prepare your home for winter. Sitting water in your gutter during winter can cause that water to freeze and damage your gutter, potentially damaging your house and causing drainage issues in the spring.

Stay tuned for my next email on how to safely clear your gutters and when you need to call a professional. Or, if you have questions now, call us at (403) 278 3393 for a free consultation and quote!
Yours Truly,
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Nick Stainsby,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.

It only took us 90 years and 4 generations….

Do you like to support local, small businesses? Do you like having clean windows, gutters, and anything that needs pressure washing? Well, do we have a story for you!

Hi, I’m Nick Stainsby! The CEO of Wipe Clean, a locally owned and operated company in the Calgary area. I am the fourth generation in my family in this industry and couldn’t be happier to continue a great, long-time family tradition.I bought my father’s window cleaning equipment in 2012 to continue my family’s enterpreneural creed – and so Wipe Clean was born!

We wanted to expand into some of the dirty household jobs that are vital for keeping our customer’s houses pristine. So we did! Wipe Clean now does all sorts of cleaning services, including gutter clearing, window screen repairs, and pressure washing. We are young and passionate about the cleaning industry and want to do more! We use innovative technology to ensure every window we work on is spotless. How do we do that?

We created a triple filtration and tank system to remove any impurities or minerals in the water we use – that way we can guarantee streak free, sparkling clean windows! Oh, did we mention that we bring our own water tank? That means we can use water we bring with us or our client’s water source if needed.

Regardless of which water supply you choose, you get crystal clear windows! You’ll have windows so beautiful that you won’t want to stop looking through them! So, what do you get when you go with Wipe Clean? You get four generations of knowledge, hard work, and innovation all together in the best quality service for all your residential or business cleaning needs.

You can feel safe knowing that Wipe Clean will never let you down.Wipe Clean is your #1 choice for Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing and more in Calgary!

Call us at (403) 278 3393 or press the button below to set up an appointment.

Yours truly,
Nick,
Wipe Clean Window Cleaning Ltd.