Commercial Window Cleaning Tips

Commercial Window Cleaning Tips

Your building in and around Fort Worth, Texas has a myriad of things that need care and maintenance – carpets, roof checks, restrooms, the list does not end. There is one thing that you are not likely keeping an eye on as you are taking care of your daily maintenance checks and that is the windows. Fortunately, A Fine Shine has the perfect list of techniques, professionals and equipment to keep your windows looking in sharp, working order. Regular, scheduled window cleaning keeps your commercial building keeps the windows clear and keeps unsightly detritus like cobwebs, dust and the like at a minimum. Throw in the occasional bird dropping, and your windows need some TLC. What many do not know is that window cleaning can help with special damage that happens to your windows. Concrete leaching is a serious problem. A large number of buildings here in the Fort Worth area are actually concrete, so paying attention to leaching is important. Concrete leaching occurs when water runoff flows down onto the window. The calcium and other minerals from the concrete leach out and cover your window in a fine film. A film that is not only unsightly but very difficult to remove. Eventually, calcium and other deposits can work their way into the minute cracks in the glass and become all but permanent. Removal is possible, but it is very labor intensive and possibly expensive. The solution to dealing with concrete leaching, birds and more is simple. Regular, scheduled cleaning from A Fine Shine is the best defense against each one of these. Scheduling each quarter means keeping the...
Have Your Checked Your Windows Lately?

Have Your Checked Your Windows Lately?

If your home could talk, no doubt it could tell a good many powerful stories filled with nostalgia and joy. What may also happen, however, is the unfortunate truth about repairs which may necessary in the home. Window repair is one of the most overlooked things in a home. Yes; one of the most overlooked yet important elements of the home may need a touch of repair or replacement. Here are a few good things to consider if your windows need replacement or repair. 1. Broken – This should be painfully obvious. It can be possible to replace a pane instead of the entire window, but this is rare. It is often easier to replace the whole window instead of trying to match a single pane. 2. Cheaper utilities – Windows let warm air in during the winter, but drafts and the like coming through a window can reduce your efficiency and raise costs up to 25 percent. This is a significant amount on your utility bill. A small investment in fresh windows can go a long way. 3. Makeover – After so many years of living in the same home, chances are it is time to do some remodeling and changes. Replacing windows is a great start. The technology in the window has increased significantly from the time a home was built until now. Even a home as few as a decade old can benefit from window replacement. Options abound with windows, so choosing one can be a challenge but an entertaining one. 4. A major storm passed – Here in Texas we can get tornadoes and serious...
Five Myths about Allergies and Carpet

Five Myths about Allergies and Carpet

Spring is around the corner and with that come allergies. This may not be a serious issue to some, but allergies affect millions. Some with severe allergies can even be hospitalized, so being aware is not a bad idea. What many think about allergies and allergens is not always true. This blog will attempt to dispel some of these myths. Myth 1 – Allergies can go away. Fact – There is some research and truth to support this. Pollen, for example, comes and goes each season. Young people can grow out of certain allergies over time. Others may not develop allergies until later in life. Either way, allergies can appear without reason. Myth 2 – My houseplants are giving me allergies. Fact – Pollen is the likely culprit but not from the plants in the home. Houseplants improve air quality in the home. Most of your pollen allergens come from weeds, trees and grass. Myth 3 – Carpet is notorious for allergens and is best avoided. Fact – As of yet no evidence points to the truth behind this claim. The closest anyone has come was a Swedish study with those who move from carpet to another flooring having difficulties with allergies, and even this could have been developmental allergies. Myth 4 –HEPA filters are all you need. Fact – HEPA will help, but the best bet is regular cleanings with a professional cleaning company. A vacuum will reduce symptoms through collection until disposal. Myth 5 – Pet hairs are allergens. Fact – Great! Take your pet to the pet store, shave them bald and enjoy life. Sorry; this...