Everyone knows that pressure washing can be beneficial for a
property but force is not always the right course of action. While the
exteriors of homes and businesses are being blasted clean, there is a more
gentle approach sweeping the nation. The practice of soft washing leaves
properties sparkling clean through specialized techniques and cleansing agents.
Soft Washing Vs. Power Washing
Both forms of exterior care clean away stains and bacteria
through use of pressurized sprays, cleaners and a little elbow grease. On
paper, these services seem similar but a difference in force can make all the
Pressure Washing – this service is able to blast away
stains and unwanted growth from hard surfaces. Sidewalks, decks, driveways and
retaining walls are the prime targets of these sprays. The average electric
power washer operates between 1,300 – 1,700 PSI while gas models range from
Soft Washing – is used primarily on exterior walls of
properties made up of more delicate materials than concrete. Materials like
stucco highly benefit from lower sprays, usually ranging around 500 PSI. This
alternative method does not require another machine but can be reached with a
simple changing of the nozzle on a pressure washer.
The Benefits of Exterior Cleaning
Taking high pressure sprays to delicate materials can blow away protective coatings and can even cause walls to crumble in certain areas. Low pressure sprays, on the other hand, treat properties safely. These sprays allow water to travel into the cracks and crevices that occasionally complicate cleaning services. A light touch combined with foaming cleansers can make outer areas look brand new again. An improved state can do more than improve curb appeal. Leaving items like algae to grow along surfaces can cause them to deteriorate, leading to premature repairs or replacements. A clean exterior space can also help sell properties for those on the market.
Canadians are always looking forward to the first days of spring. A new season means fresh starts and, of course, spring cleaning! While you might be stuck spending the majority of your efforts indoors, it is important to think outside the box. The inside of your home might be collecting clutter but exteriors are being battered by the elements. Every day, your property is collecting the makings of major stains and discolourations. Instead of dealing with the ugly aftermath of neglect, call a Gorilla to clean, conquer and keep things looking great.
Aside from ice and snow, salt is the main scourge of winter. This simple addition might keep pedestrians on their feet but it has a negative impact on properties. Salt stains are a reality for vehicles, as well as decks, patios and exterior walls. If there is ever a time to pressure wash, it is following the beating of a Canadian winter.
It is easy to look to spring months as an example of when to power wash your property but this process can be carried out just about whenever. Winter poses certain issues that need to be blasted away but the rest of the year is no picnic either! Damp and rainy climates create prime growth locations for moss and algae. Leaving this invasive growth untouched can mean spreading and eventually, damage. In addition to the big-picture problems, pressurized cleaning approaches can handle everyday build up of dirt and dust.
Proper results for exterior cleaning projects should be left to the professionals. Even when they look sturdy, construction materials can still be delicate. Highly pressurized water sprays can blast away weakened materials, leading to water damage, leaks and mould. Instead of dealing with risks, call a Gorilla to have the job done properly.
Gorilla Property Services Ltd. a wholly owned brand of Feels Like Friday Service Brands is proud to have awarded Norm Beaudry the Area Development for the province of Quebec.
Through determination and solid business skills, Franchise Partner Norm Beaudry of Gorilla Property Servicesbuilt the brand in his hometown of Timmins Ontario to be the premier Property Service brand in the area. While continuing to own and operate his franchise in Timmins, Norm will help develop the Quebec market with the corporate support of the Gorilla Property Services and Feels Like Friday Brands team in Vancouver.
With over 14 years in the education field as a teacher and administrator, Norm’s skills and French language strength make him the right fit to help in operations and marketing for our new Franchise Partners in Quebec. Quebec is a unique market area and Norm’s experience with the brand coupled with his resourcefulness and competitive drive will be the perfect partnership in this market.
Gorilla Property Services is a proudly Canadian franchise company servicing commercial and property management clients with their external property maintenance needs. Gorilla Property Services has 29 operations currently across Canada and we are excited to be bringing the Gorilla Property Services brand to Quebec.
For more information on Gorilla Property Services or any of the Feels Like Friday brands, please visit them at BeTheBoss.ca.
Canada is synonymous with winter. Canadian teams dominate in
winter sports and our landscapes would feel incomplete without a fresh blanket
of snow. From coast to coast, this winter has seen exceptionally warm
temperatures. A calm climate is great for spending time outdoors, but it also
means ice formation! Don’t
spend your time slipping and sliding around when professional care can keep you
on your feet. Let our expert care put our knowledge and training to use, caring
for the treacherous areas of your space.
Saying Goodbye to Slips
It is easy to become wrapped up in heavy snowfalls, but something
more sinister is lurking just below the surface. Everyone knows that
temperatures fluctuate throughout the day. Warm, sunny afternoons will melt
snow over the course of the day, only to have it freeze again overnight. This
process leaves driveways, walkways and yards slick and difficult to manage. Ice
poses a safety hazard not only to property owners, but to guests and customers
as well. Ice is such a problem that there are even by-laws dictating control of
slippery conditions. Save yourself the stress, citations and slips that come
along with winter weather, by calling in a Gorilla!
What We Do
There are plenty of reasons that property owners avoid snow
removal and salting. A clear property involves a lot of manual labour, cold
temperatures and without the proper technique – health hazards. Choosing a
professional service means 24 hour emergency call outs for both snow clearing
and salting. While it seems simple enough to throw down a handful of rock salt,
but identifying and addressing problem areas takes a trained eye. Our Gorillas
are trained to treat areas around foundations or dips and grooves in grass or
cement that collect water and create problems.
There is no denying that Canadian property owners are currently
dealing with rainfall and big dumps of snow. This is hard enough to handle from
the ground, but all this moisture has to go somewhere. Homes, commercial spaces
and strata properties are designed to
take falling and melting water and transport it out and away from construction
materials. This process only works when systems are running smoothly and a
clogged gutter is anything but smooth. Don’t let something as treatable as a blocked eavestrough cause
damage when you can call in a Gorilla!
The Downside of Blockages
When indoors, a blocked pipe does not go unnoticed for long but
an eavestrough can skate by for months – or even years! While it is easy to
forget about this drainage system, organic material is always collecting. Heavy
items sink low, creating a foundation layer that traps lighter pieces of debris
on top. When pathways are blocked, water backs up and softens construction
materials. Weakened parts of your property open the door for water damage,
mould growth and other issues with your property. Don’t wait until it is too late to have a professional service
tackle your gutter system. In addition to property damage, sitting water and a
damp environment are pretty inviting for pests. With holes in materials,
insects and rodents can sneak in, taking over your property in no time at all.
When you notice slow draining water, there is only one service to call –
Gorilla Property Services!
Our Gorillas arrive on-scene with the right safety tools and
technique to get the job done properly. Instead of taking a risk with rickety
ladders and by-hand results, let our specialists handle your blockages with
high-pressure vacuums, water testing and a trained eye. Instead of scooping out
obvious clogs, treat your system completely with a bit of help from a Gorilla.
Our experts treat the entirety of your drainage system, monitoring downspouts
as well as covered and uncovered areas.
Fall might bring in cooler temperatures, but it also brings in an increase in moisture. Cities across Canada all have to deal with this increase in moisture differently but every property relies on a perimeter drain to keep them going. Heavy rains might force owners or managers to call in a Vancouver gutter cleaning service, while prairie residents might need a Winnipeg eavestrough cleaning to combat snow melt. Whatever you call it, your drainage system needs help to keep going – and our Gorillas are it!
Not clearing out gutter systems means that blockages are left to sit over long periods. Your system might be designed to carry water away from sensitive areas, but it can’t do its job if it is clogged up. With no way to drain, water from rain fall and snow melt is left to sit, rotting organic debris inside pipes. These covered spaces create a welcoming environment for both pests and property damage. If you are noticing slow draining, or it has just been a while since your last cleaning, call a Gorilla to find out how the experts get the job done.
Why Choose A Gorilla ?
It seems simple enough to throw on a pair of gloves and run a hand through uncovered pipes but this doesn’t get results. Our Gorillas treat your space using high powered vacuums that can reach both uncovered and covered pipes, along with downspouts and other problem areas. This method insures that there are no hidden blockages within your system.
Expert results are not enough to keep our Gorillas happy. Top safety practices and precautions take priority for our experienced staff. Gorillas only operate when they are fully insured in order to protect themselves and your residential, strata or commercial property.
Caring for your property piece by piece takes a lot of time and certain tasks can fall through the cracks. Why bother juggling several chores and appointments when you can combine services with Gorilla Property Services. Cleaning off one area while leaving the others clogged or dingy, does not create a well-rounded result for your property. Instead of trapping focus on one area, combining services keeps your property running smoothly and looking great with long-lasting and consistent results.
What Should You Bundle?
There are certain combinations that just work better than others. In the name of efficiency, our Gorillas have begun pairing services to make a better couple than peanut butter and jelly!
Roof Cleaning & Moss Removal: should always go hand-in-hand with gutter cleaning. These two areas of your residential, strata or commercial properties work together to keep your roof clean and perimeter drains flowing. Graffiti Removal, Pressure Washing, and Soft Washing services: Graffiti vandalism happens and it is important to remove those stains as soon as possible. If you are already cleaning one patch of your space, you might as well do the whole thing! Pressure washing can strip away growth from harder surfaces while soft washing tackles delicate materials. Keeping the exterior of your home or workplace is as easy as calling a Gorilla.
While some services are better left for spring and fall months, snow clearing and salting needs are prevalent throughout the winter season. Our Gorillas can create a maintenance schedule that accommodates the needs of your property while creating a safe and inviting environment for visitors and clients.
Our Gorillas keep your property going all year long. Creating a customized schedule that fits the needs of your home or workplace is all a part of the expert results at Gorilla Property Services.
As summer sunshine gives way to fall temperatures, it is time for property owners to think about seasonal maintenance issues. Treating your home or workspace for potential threats can help maintain your structural integrity all year long. Extending the lifespan of your construction materials sounds like a tall order, but all it takes is a professional service routine. Keeping your property running smoothly, whether it is a home or commercial space, requires multiple steps for well-rounded results. In areas such as roofs, it is important to service surfaces, gutters and growth for a well-rounded result. The good news for property owners across Canada, is that the Gorillas in your area are able to cover every aspect of your roof with our roof clearing and moss removal service, and our gutter cleaning.
The Importance of Professional Roof Maintenance
Gutters are an often overlooked household chore. These fixtures are tough to reach, and difficult to clear out completely without the right tools for the job. When you seek out professional help, our Gorillas arrive on the scene, equipped with all the right tools to clear gutters completely, at every level. Climbing up to reach gutters on your own can put pressure on sensitive areas and lead to bent or broken fixtures. Years of experience means that our Gorillas know how to treat your property right without the threat of damage. Once our maintenance experts are eye-to-eye with your clogged system, vacuums are used to clear drains completely. By clearing away clogs, Gorillas keep water moving, limiting the amount of water damage caused blocked systems.
Combining Gutter Cleaning With Roof Clearing & Moss Removal
Combining gutter cleaning with roof clearing and moss removal sets your property up for success all year round. Spring and Fall months see a lot of debris being dislodged from surrounding plant life and deposited onto roofs. Leaving this debris to sit leads to retained moisture, weakened materials and moss growth. Clearing away debris from your gutters and the surfaces of your roof protects materials from being softened, preventing water damage and costly repairs. Ditch debris with a little help from our Gorillas!
This summer might be a dry one, but that does not stop unwanted growth from spreading around your roof. With temperatures on the rise, there are not many property owners who are getting ready to climb up onto smoking hot shingles. It is easy to put these chores off until a more convenient time, but the longer you wait, the worse these issues get. Instead of letting these things slide, just call a Gorilla for your roof cleaning and moss removal.
Dealing With Debris
The Canadian climate fluctuates day to day and coast to coast, but roof clutter is a constant. Organic debris can blow off of trees, be transmitted by the wind or begin to grow all on its own. The roof of your home or commercial space is easy to ignore, as it is primarily unseen throughout the day. Just because it is out of sight does not mean that your roof should stay out of mind. Your roof is always working hard for you, so it is only fair to make your roof cleaning and moss removal a part of your routine maintenance. By routine removal of organic clutter, and moss, you can extend the lifespan of your construction materials. Limit the amount of repairs, replacements and costs involved in taking care of your roof.
Choosing Gorilla For Your Roof Cleaning & Moss Removal
When you call a Gorilla for your roof cleaning and moss removal, you are getting great results, done safely. Every Gorilla operates under insurance, so you can put your worries to bed and your feet up while your roof is being cleaned. Limiting the amount of debris that builds on your roof can also limit the spread of harmful moss. A roof cleaning and moss removal is not just about aesthetics, but about preserving the condition of your property.
Every day, while you are busy managing the everyday running of your property, stains are building up silently. Visible staining does not always appear all at once, but layers over itself until it is hard to ignore. Instead of dealing with grime, dirt, growth or even graffiti, call in a Gorilla to save the day! Our team of Gorillas are working cross-country to keep each city and province looking its best.
It can be easy to become caught up in simply accepting things the way that they appear. Over time, it can be difficult to see through the surface area and to remember how things used to look. Clearing away one small portion of a stain can be a great reminder of how your deck, retaining wall, or concrete used to look but a few chunks of clean space are not enough. Clearing away a large space takes time and technique that not everyone has. An itchy trigger finger can clear away a small space, but it can cause a great deal of damage if used incorrectly. Don’t bother taking a risk with your property when it is so easy to call in a Gorilla for help.
Because our Gorillas are local to your area, you will never be left waiting for results. Prompt service is a key feature of our Gorillas, but so are our results. By treating surface stains first, the eyesore is removed while the actual cause becomes all the more apparent. Cause and symptom both need to be treated in order to get the right results for any type of property.