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.
Summer’s the best time for home improvements. There’s less rainfall during the season, creating fewer complications for extensive renovation work. Plus, with your neighbors likely away on vacation, disturbances to the neighborhood can be minimized.
As far as hardiness goes, the Formicidae family are one of the toughest insects you can find. Ants can build their colonies almost anywhere: trees, underground, crawl spaces, drywall and even your roof and gutters. While they can be fascinating to watch from afar, they can do all sorts of damage when they get inside your home. Not to mention, their bites are painful, itchy and annoying. So what do you do when an ant colony decides to establish itself in your roof and gutters? Is a professional roof cleaning service enough to stop them from ruining your eaves and rafters?
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.