The decision to sign up for services such as window, roof or gutter cleaning is less about whether you want a nice and tidy-looking home and more about whether you value time over money. Who doesn’t want a neat home? Admittedly, the time vs. money debate is all a matter of opinion. However, one study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) may have introduced a new factor to consider: happiness. Researchers have found that paying for cleaning services may not be about time or money, after all, but rather, happiness.
For those who just have no time for household chores, self-cleaning windows sound like a godsend. But you shouldn’t get too excited yet; there are quite a few caveats.
Rainwater is hardly ever just water. Calcium, magnesium and other compounds are typically dissolved in the droplets that shower your home during a rainy day. These minerals make up what is known as hard water. If you’ve ever had a professional do gutter cleaning on your home before, then you’ll know how damaging these minerals can be on copper or aluminum surfaces. For glass, however, it’s a slightly different story.