Don’t just spring clean…garden too!

Need to spruce up your space? Add some succulents to the mix! Succulents have made a comeback this year which is good news for Southern Californians who have had unseasonably hot weather already.

These drought tolerant plants survive with little water and maintenance. They look great in pots or in the ground. Pinterest has some great ideas on how to use them in small spaces or with unique accents.

Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning but is also about refreshing your space. Call us for expert window cleaning!

If you like us, will you Yelp us?

Online reviews are now all the rage. Facebook, Twitter, Angie’s List, Home Advisor and so many others give everyone the opportunity to bash or praise any business. At times, I’m sure there are some businesses that wish for the days that the internet did not exist…however, one must keep up with the times. So, if I’ve given you great service and you’re happy with my work, will you go and post a review on these various sites? Thank you.

In the meantime, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hire a professional when it comes to exterior window cleaning!

Consider value and safety. Whether you have a two story or one story house, or even your business, hiring the professional staff at Larsen Window Cleaning will make all the difference when cleaning exterior and interior window surfaces. It’s easy to put off cleaning the outside windows of your home. Cleaning only the interior of the window is only half the task. There’s still lots of dirt on the exterior of your windows. To maintain your home’s value, it is important to do this quarterly. But, be careful. Cleaning the exterior of the windows can be dangerous. Larsen Window Cleaning takes the risk out of window cleaning. Let us get up on our ladder and use the proper solution to clean exterior dirty windows. Doing so will improve the look of you house and keep your investment, your house, in the best possible condition.

Larsen Window cleaning has been window washing and cleaning gutters for many years. We specialize in difficult projects that include, multi story buildings, floor to ceiling windows, old delicate windows, and hard to get off water spots. Our professionals have been cleaning windows in the San Gabriel Valley for over 25 years. Call us today for a free estimate!

Larsen Window cleaning can help make your windows sparkle again! We have been serving the cities in the San Gabriel Valley for many years. Cities we clean windows in include Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada, Duarte, Bradbury, Azusa, and many more.

Summer Cleaning!

Its summer! Not to mention super hot.  While you enjoy a mint julep while reclining on your chaise, let us do all the hard work of cleaning your window sills and windows.  This arduous task is easy to put off…for a long time.  But that’s a bad idea.  Let’s be honest – it’s depressing to look out your smudgy windows.  But, keeping windows clean and in good working condition is important in maintaining property value.  But if you must be a DIY-er, here are some good cleaning tips:

Maintaining your windows and screens is easy. Follow these simple steps to clean your windows:

·         Start with water and a soft cloth. If something is difficult to get off the windows, use a mild detergent. Windex works well too.

·         Always brush screen lightly with a soft brush. Screens are flexible and can be bent easily.

·         Never use a power washer to clean residential windows.

·         Harsh chemicals, even soft scrub, are abrasive and can leave marks. Don’t use those items.

·         When cleaning swipe in one direction, horizontal or vertical. This will keep the streaks away!

Don’t have time to clean your windows? Call the professionals at Larsen Window. We’ll handle all your window cleaning needs! 626-303-3664

DIY Gutter Cleaning Dangers

It is advisable to have your gutters cleaned often. The key to knowing the frequency of cleaning your gutters depends on the age of your house and its gutters. The older type which are totally open are particularly prone to collecting leaves. If there are big deciduous trees, it’s especially important to clear out debris often. Even if the new type of gutters have been installed with the grates over them, debris and small leaves still collect.

People often forget to clean out the downspouts. That’s a big mistake as water will just back up under roof tiles. It’s a messy job, that’s for sure. Those of you in the Los Angeles area should check your gutters every four months for signs of blockages, leaks and possible overflowing. If you live in an area with high rainfall, checking your gutters may need to be more often. As you check your gutters and track the need for cleaning after a season or two it will be pretty clear to you what your gutter cleaning frequency should be

Once you know when your gutters need attention, you may opt to do it yourself, or call a professional such as Larsen Window Cleaning. When you clean your gutters yourself, do note that there are some dangers attached to it:

1. Gutter cleaning inevitably involves ladders. Make sure that your ladder is stable and well maintained when you clean your gutters. According to the United Press Institute (UPI), there are 187,000 ladder-related injuries a year in the U.S. The most common injuries are a result of ladder instability, poor ladder maintenance, contact with electrical wiring, improper clothing and/or vertigo issues. Those with 2 story homes and above should refrain from DIY gutter cleaning and gutter installation projects. Call Larsen.2. Gutter cleaning requires you to go up and down the ladder several times to complete the task of cleaning your gutter. This causes fatigue and can increase the possibility of an accident.
3. Gutter cleaning requires you to bring several items up with you as you climb the ladder – such as a scoop and bucket, hose or other cleaning materials. Balancing these items while you are up the ladder is a dangerous task and may lead to an accident if you don’t balance yourself well.
4. Some gutters, such as aluminum rain gutters, have extremely sharp edges. You may get cut with these edges and these cuts may lead to infection.

With all these dangers, it is advisable that you call a gutter cleaning professional. The pros have the training and the right tools to get the job done for you without the danger and headache a DIY gutter cleaning project may entail.

Call us at Larsen Window Cleaning and let the pros handle your window care! Give us a call at 626-303-3664 and we will give you an estimate tailored to your needs.

Ladder Safety

‘Tis the season for gutter cleaning again! One of the most important things you need to consider before cleaning your gutters on your own is ladder safety. Sure, ladders could be dangerous, but there are measures you can take ensure your safety.

Before even considering to clean your gutters yourself, the first thing you have to consider is that you have a ladder that is of sound quality. You don’t want to climb a ladder that doesn’t look sound. So make sure you have a ladder that is properly taken cared of to ensure your safety.

Then, you need to consider yourself and what you wear when using a ladder to clean your gutters. You should be mindful of your footwear. It is pretty obvious that footwear such as flip flops are unsafe when climbing a ladder. Wear the proper shoes, such as work boots or sneakers, and make sure that the laces are tied properly. You also need to consider is wearing a proper tool belt if you are working with tools. It is not advisable to carry tools with your hands when climbing a ladder.

Now for the ladder itself. The first thing you should do is get some ladder mitts.  Ladder mitts are a soft rubber mitt that fits on the top of the ladder.  They  protect the ladder from scratching the siding of a house and they grip to the surface they are leaning against and prevent the top of the ladder from sliding while climbing or working.  You can also purchase a ladder stabilizer if you wish.

You can also add adjustable leg extension to a ladder. These attach to the feet of the ladder and extend to about a foot.  The great thing about this type of device is that you are able to adjust one leg longer then the other which is great for uneven ground or working on stairs.

You should also know where to place your ladder. You want to make sure that the ground is as level as possible. You don’t want to position it on a slippery surface. Carrying the ladder upright is also the easiest way to transport it.

These are just a few tips to ensure your safety wen you clean your gutters, or maybe some tall windows. But, if you don’t have the time to do this yourself, we at Larsen Window Cleaning can do it for you at a very affordable price. Just give us a call at 626-303-3664.

How to Choose the Best Window Cleaning Company

It’s important to consider and ask when choosing a window cleaning company

1. Know what previous customers say (Testimonials)

A lot of companies will say they are reliable, but until you talk to the owner or other customers of that company, you can’t be so sure. It would be a good idea for you to ask for your potential window cleaning company‘s testimonials or check them out online

Home Advisor is one online source for testimonials from home owners.  We are pleased to say that Larsen Window Cleaning is Home Advisor certified.

2. Make sure that the company has proper liability insurance

It is very important for you to see your window cleaning company‘s coverage.  ALL companies need commercial liability insurance. Be sure to ask if they have at least a $1M commercial general liability insurance policy.

3. Ask about experience & length of time in business

Asking about their experience will give you an idea of how knowledgeable they are about what they do. And, the longer they have been in business, the more reliable they are apt to be.

4. Ask them who actually does the cleaning

Will it be the owner? Or, does he have a staff or crew?  If his employees will clean your windows, how did he train them? What are their credentials?

These questions are important for you to ask so that you know who is coming to your home or business.

We at Larsen Window Cleaning always strive to provide the best to our customers. We have a lot of satisfied customers, serving them for over 25 years.

Book your window cleaning services now. Call us at 626-303-3664.