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Creating a safe space for our clients is top priority for our team and that is why Gorilla Property Services will remain open for business as usual. Members of the Gorilla team are operating in accordance with government safety protocols to provide homes, commercial spaces and multi-unit properties with necessary care.

Goodbye, Graffiti

When the sun comes out, so do street artists. Warmer temperatures mean unrest which almost always leads to graffiti. Just because your home or workspace has been hit with an unwanted mural doesn’t mean that you are stuck with it. Ugly designs or offensive language are a dime a dozen but more than looking awful, these unwanted paint jobs can mean property damage if left untreated. This might sound daunting but to our Gorillas, it is just another day at the office! Call one of our experts to ditch the paint and avoid the damage.

Knock Out Negativity

There are plenty of types of graffiti out there, not all of which is an eyesore. It is not difficult to spot a well-designed mural or tag, especially in an urban environment. Tags act as signatures, left behind by street artists to leave their mark – a bit like marking territory. The trouble with these is that a single signature can attract ten more by way of competition. Instead of seeing a rival’s name splashed on a wall or sidewalk, other graffiti vandals will leave their mark in a bigger and more visible way.

More than tags or murals, one of the prime issues facing property owners are offensive designs and hate speech. Whether you are dealing with curse words or racially motivated slurs, these designs are bad for business. When the exterior of your space is what make its first impressions, it is important to make the right one. Instead of letting offensive designs sit, our Gorillas make these our top priority! By providing quick removal services, our expert services are able to get the best results while providing clients with a clean slate.

Quick Action, Expert Results

More than just saving face, timely service can mean the difference between a simple removal and a troublesome one. Over time, sunlight bakes paint deeper into the façade of walls, making it even more difficult to remove. When this is the case, typical removal techniques are not enough to remove designs entirely but leave shadows behind. When you want to get rid of paint completely, it is important to call in a professional right away.

Quick action is great in theory, but what about those spaces that already have standing graffiti? After years in the industry, our team of experts have come up with a system that can remove paint (or cover it up) after minutes or years.

De-Gunk Your Gutters

As soon as the clocks skip forward, it is time to look ahead to Spring. With the last of winter weather in the rear-view, it is time to look ahead to those April showers and that means gutter cleaning. With all that moisture raining down, it is important to know where it is going. Over the course of the year, organics shake loose from surrounding plant life, landing on your roofing and rolling into your gutter system or eavestrough. Eventually, clogs and blockages form, preventing water from travelling freely and creating huge problems for homeowners.

Sitting water is not just a breeding ground for bacteria but can have serious repercussions for properties. Pests love a damp environment and will even choose clogged gutters to make their home or, in the case of mosquitoes, to lay their eggs. Even without pests plaguing your off-hours, full gutters wear down on fixtures. Additional weights pull on fastenings, damaging walls but also leaves water to sit against vulnerable materials. As water sits against sensitive areas like wooden decking, it can wear away at protective coatings, creating entry points for water. If you do not want to deal with water damage, rot or mould, make regular gutter cleaning a part of your home care routine.

What Clean Gutters Mean For You

In order to keep your system running smoothly, our team of experts highly recommend twice annual cleaning services. By clearing out systems once in Fall and once in Spring, water is able to flow freely through your drainage system, traveling out and away from sensitive materials.

For many property owners, cleaning gutters means climbing up on a ladder and running a hand through gunk and buildup. This traditional method might provide a superficial improvement, but it does not do enough to keep your system running throughout the year. Instead of sparring with subpar treatments, our Gorillas bring in the big guns! Mobile backpack vacuums are used to suck up blockages from opened areas, covered pipes and even downspouts. Once your system is free of debris, pipes are scrubbed clean to ensure that there is nothing left behind. If that weren’t enough, perimeter drains are then water tested, making sure that there is nothing hiding out of sight.

When you want the best results for your gutter cleaning, just call a Gorilla. Our team of experts swing into action, bringing a clean look and great results right to your front door.

Sprucing Up For Spring

It can be tough to plan for warmer weather when managing snow or chilly temperatures. Getting cozy indoors is a great way to pass those winter months but as temperatures take a turn for the better, it is time to turn your attention outside! Excess moisture, salt stains, heavy winds, rain and budding plant life all leave their mark on the outside of your property. Whether you are dealing with a single home, commercial space or multi-unit structure, looks are always important. Keeping up with curb appeal is great for real estate purposes but regular care and maintenance has other benefits as well. Keep your spaces running smoothly while preserving their condition, all with a bit of TLC from our Gorilla experts.

Common Causes For Concern

When Spring rolls around, it can be difficult to know exactly which services should be prioritized. Unfortunately, one of the main causes for concern happens to be one of the most difficult areas to clean. Roofing is a problem area for just about everyone. In addition to being tough to reach, these areas are slippery, dangerous and need a very specific type of care. Roof clutter happens throughout the year but is more prominent during Fall and Spring. Roof clutter not only looks terrible but it paves the way for much bigger problems moving forward. Organics hold onto moisture, holding it against sensitive materials like wooden decking. This leads to softening and wear but it also means moss, mold, rot and invasive growth. If left unchecked, all of these lead to costly repairs and replacements.

De-cluttering roofing is a top priority but so are cleaning out your gutters. For every piece of material that you remove from your roof, there is one that makes its way into your drainage system. Whether it is large or small, any type of clutter is bad news when it finds its way into your system. Bit by bit blockages build up, creating clogs and preventing water from passing through systems. Sitting water attracts pests, as well as weighs down pipes. In addition to these issues, water resting against roofing material can also soften and rot the area.

With so many concerns happening overhead, ground level grime can be ignored. Regular pressure washing not only leaves walls, driveways and structures looking great but it also helps to keep harder materials from wearing down and breaking. Sitting salt stains, algae, moss all leave a mark on properties, and not always in the way that you think. Even hard surfaces like concrete are porous, which means these troublesome growths can seep down, causing damage from the inside, out. A bit of pressure, environmentally friendly disinfectants and care can mean keeping your space in great shape, all year round.

Managing Multiple Properties

Owning a property is an investment, but owning two is just good business sense. All across North America, individuals and companies are building up their portfolios but this means more and more maintenance needs. Instead of struggling to keep up with the demands on homes, commercial properties and strata spaces, have a seasoned professional swing by with all the right tools and techniques. Keeping structures in good shape means top to bottom cleans, not once but multiple times throughout the year. If you are overwhelmed by demand, unable to reach heights or are just not getting the right results for your maintenance efforts, call a Gorilla!

Managing All Property Types

For those property owners who split their time between commercial spaces and homeownership, you do not have to shop around for different maintenance companies to suit your needs – our Gorillas do it all! From snow clearing to graffiti removal, each of our specialty services can be performed on any and all property types.

Commercial Care: For the most part, commercial properties are a good deal larger than your average unattached house. Because of this, window care, gutter cleaning and roof cleaning are often neglected. For owners or property managers, this is a big problem. Over time, moisture in gutters or on roofing, means moss growth, softening of materials and eventually water damage. In a similar but different way, sitting dirt, dust and debris means damage to windows. As dirt seeps into porous materials, it begins to weaken them from the inside out, meaning glass is more vulnerable to breakage. Choosing professional care means getting all the right tools to treat these problem areas – along with technicians who know how to use them!

Residential and Strata Care: For many homeowners, using power tools is out of their comfort zone. Instead of risking damage to sensitive materials, have a pro handle these troublesome chores for you. Pressure washing, for example, uses high pressure sprays to blast away ground-in dirt and debris from exterior walls. This sounds great in theory but for aged or weakened areas, it can actually blast away important construction materials.

Amplifying Curb Appeal

Snow might come and go but winter weather leaves its mark behind. Shovelling away snow and laying down salt might help to keep tenants and visitors on their feet but it does not do much for the stains left behind. When your local cold snap finally breaks, property owners can be left with a nasty clean up. Salt stains, water marks, dirt and dust all clog cracks, crevices and textures around exterior spaces. Seasonal stains might seem like just another fact of life but they don’t need to be! Sure, it is possible to learn to live with these stains, but why would you want to?

High Pressure and Low Flow

There is no one right way to treat outdoor areas. In order to get the best results for our clients, each member of the Gorilla team is dedicated to creating customized plans, unique to your space. By using the right tools and the right procedures, our team of experts treat spaces according to their needs and condition. Say goodbye to harmful or dangerous treatment methods and “hello” to proper care by calling in a Gorilla.

Soft Washing: For most property owners, reaching for a pressure washer is the first step to property maintenance. Hard pressure sprays might strip away stains on harder surfaces but they only mean trouble for more vulnerable surfaces. Materials like stucco or vinyl siding can break when met with amped up power tools. Soft washing, on the other hand, uses low pressure sprays to tackle stubborn stains.

Pressure Washing: Salt, stains and other unwanted materials often collect around hard surfaces like concrete. For as many marks and discolourations that are left on structure walls, there is even more spread across your sidewalks, driveways and patios. Power washing can strip stains away by digging deep into textures to remove surface marks and the root cause of discolouration.

A proper cleaning is necessary to clean away salt stains but there is no end to how many types of discolouration a good house washing can remove. Algae, moss, mold and even graffiti can be stripped away, leaving your home looking better than ever.

Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting until your space is covered in stains and discolourations, our Gorillas work on both scheduled maintenance routines and on a call-out basis. Stained walls and unsightly stains are the first impression that your property gives to the outside world. Each member of the Gorilla team is local to your area, so we are committed to getting the best results possible.

Worrying About Water

In the world of winter maintenance, snow and ice take top priority. While it is easy to get stuck on salting and shovelling, there are other things that demand your attention. A bit of sunshine is enough to warm a frigid day but it is also enough to melt snow. Calling in a snow removal company to clear away your sidewalks and driveways helps at the ground level but having it pile up on your roof is a whole new world of problems. When melt and moisture is getting the best of your home or workspace, our team of experts can lend a helping paw!

Roof and Gutter Cleaning

As much as you might not like it, there is no stopping the snow from falling. Whether it is an inch or a foot, having buildup on your roof is trouble. When temperatures are low, snow stays stationary but during warm spells, you can expect melt. Roofing is designed to let water roll off and down. Without somewhere to go, this excess moisture can pool around foundations, leading to leaks, flooding and water damage. This is where perimeter drains come in handy! Whether you call them gutters or an eavestrough, this outdoor drainage is one of the most important features that your property has to offer – so why not treat them that way?

Over the course of the year, organics and other debris find their way into both the opened and covered parts of your drainage system. Castoff from nearby trees, like needles and seed pods create a foundation inside drains. This foundation then traps and holds other, lighter items like leaves and twigs. This much debris prevents water from passing through systems, so it pools. The weight of sitting water can mean bowing and breakage but it also means softened materials and rot. Prevent damage and unnecessary repairs by having a Gorilla clear a path for you.

Any Time, Any Property Type

Our property maintenance experts recommend gutter cleaning in the spring and in the fall but there is never a bad time to clear these spaces out. With the right tools, technique and safety precautions, our Gorillas can handle homes, commercial spaces and even strata properties. Whether you were able to get ahead of winter weather or are trying to contend with it now, professional services can keep your home or workspace running smoothly.

Recognizing a Gorilla

People travel for thousands of miles and pay big money to spot a Gorilla in the wild but in North America it is not that uncommon. No, we aren’t talking about primates, we are talking about our highly skilled team of property maintenance experts. In an industry flooded with maintenance firms, it can be difficult to know one from another. Luckily, we have come up with a three-step system to help you determine whether you are looking at one of our Gorillas: The outfits, the wheels and the results.

Uniforms: One aspect of being a professional is looking the part. Instead of blending in with our environments, Gorillas like to stand out. Our team colours are bright orange and black. This combination isn’t only dynamic, but it helps clients identify us. No one wants to come home to see strangers trailing over their lawns or walking over rooftops. Driving up to a hardworking team member in a familiar uniform is much more comfortable. This is also true for late night services like snow clearing. If you happen to wake up while our experts are working, you never have to worry. Just take a look, spot the tech and rest easy.

Vehicles: Our Gorilla Mobiles are functional but they are also flashy! Instead of a boring visual, our vehicles are outfitted with logos, contact information and bright colours. In the same way that uniforms help to pinpoint our pros, so do our wheels. In addition to looking great, these mobile work spaces are outfitted with top of the line tools for any service you might need. It might seem impossible to fit safety equipment, tools, ladders and water supplies into this space but we’ve managed to get the job done.

Results: Even if you happen to miss the bright fabrics and vehicle wraps, you can always tell when a Gorilla has been by. More than anything flashy, our results speak for themselves. The most eye-catching thing around your property will be your clean roofs, graffiti-free walls or pressure washed porches.

Guaranteed Graffiti Removal

A drop in temperature might keep most residents stuck indoors but it does not deter street artists. No matter the time of year, graffiti is a serious problem for property owners. Whether you are dealing with unwanted paint jobs at home or work, graffiti is always bad news. Even a small tag can drag down curb appeal, drive customers away and mean more work for property owners. Instead of letting a bit of vandalism make a statement about your space, call a Gorilla instead.

Problematic Paints

Many artists are passionate about their craft but some are just looking to make a statement. An unappealing design is one thing but offensive drawings or hate speech is even worse. It is easy to see why quick action is necessary but trying to rush the process with Do-It-Yourself techniques is never a good idea. Even with the best of intentions, an amateur approach can do more harm than good. Regular paint thinners will cause stains to drip down walls, extending stains and making the stain bigger. Even if you do manage to contain the discolourations of the main design, there is always overspray to contend with. Leaving overspray behind creates a sort of reversed shadow, leaving an outline of where the design had originally been.

The Trick to Proper Removal

One mistake that many property owners make is to assume that all spray paint is creating equal. Each type, style and brand of these has its own attributes and these are what make proper removal so tricky. Some paints might be water-soluble while others are designed to withstand rain. After years in the industry, our team of Gorilla experts treat stains not only based on the condition of your paint but of the condition of your property as well. Instead of pointing and shooting a pressure washer, only to cause damage, full assessments are included in every service. Our Gorillas are also fully insured for anything that might happen while they are on the job.

If your property is making the wrong statement, let us help change the tone! Whether it is new paint, old paint, simple stains or more complicated designs, there is nothing that our Gorillas can’t handle.

Snow Removal For Businesses

Clearing snow buildup off of a single walkway might be a minor inconvenience but larger, commercial spaces are in a league of their own. Driveways and walkways around homes need to be cleared away for guests and visitors while a blocked entrance can make or break a work day for businesses. Trying to take care of complicated pathways or large areas like parking lots can be overwhelming, taking hours and hours of manual labour. Instead of spending your time and energy stuck outside in the cold, have a Gorilla handle snow and ice removal around your commercial property.

Navigating the Winter Season

No matter where you are in the world, winter packs a punch. Some cities might be dealing with large dumps of snow while others only have to contend with a drop in temperature. No matter which sort of season you are dealing with, there are always maintenance issues to consider. From snow buildup to ice formation, there is always something that needs your care and attention. Passing a shovel over concrete or throwing down a fistful of ice is not enough to get the results that you need and that is where our experts come in.

For those winter wonderlands, our Gorillas are outfitted with top of the line tools to treat any property type. From snow blowers to plows, there is no space too large for our highly trained team. The right machines are great, but there is no tool more effective than the right sort of knowledge. After years in the industry, our specialists know all the tricks to get the right results for properties in our area. Laying down ice seems simple but it is more of a science than meets the eye. When you want the best results, it is important to look at the angles around your space and where moisture and snow melt might collect.

Life for business owners is complicated enough without having to worry about their property maintenance. Instead of starting your day with an unwelcome surprise, our experts offer up 24/7 emergency services. If there is a storm overnight, Gorillas will arrive at your property with the right tools and plan of attack to get your space cleared quickly and effectively. Blocked walkways can mean heavy fines and by-law violations. Don’t get caught with unnecessary costs when there are always Gorillas patrolling your neighbourhood.

Wiping Windows Clean

The last days of Fall might be dwindling down to a close but that doesn’t mean that it is too late to check property maintenance off of your to-do list. Watching the leaves change colours is great but it doesn’t do much good if you can’t see them. Wiping glass seems like a simple fix for dirty windows but it is not enough to maintain an overall good condition. Before snow and ice buildup make this chore more difficult, have a Gorilla handle your window cleaning needs.

Why Regular Cleaning Is Important

Windows can seem solid to the touch, but they are not indestructible. A rogue baseball or accidental bump can crack glass, but force is not the only way to break windows. It might not seem like it but glass is a porous surface, meaning that when gunk, debris and buildup are left sitting against surfaces, they can seep inside. As foreign materials seep down into panes, they wear down on structural integrity. Weakened glass means easier breakage and can even spell destruction for surrounding areas like sills and frames. Routine maintenance makes it possible to keep an eye on conditions while still getting the results that you need.

It is easy to say that windows should be cleaned twice a year but getting the job done is not quite so simple. Exterior windows are often high up and require specialty tools to tackle streaks and stains. Added weight makes a treacherous action even worse! Even if owners or managers do hit those heights, there is no telling how their techniques will fare. Frantic wiping and friction means static cling, drawing airborne materials right back to surfaces. Ditch the DIY in favour of rubber tools and eco-friendly cleansers with a bit of help from a Gorilla.

The Gorilla Approach

In order to keep properties in their areas looking their best, our team of Gorillas offer up the option for scheduled maintenance to limit buildup and debris. In addition to environmentally conscious cleaning products and an experienced hand, each member of the Gorilla team is fully insured.

Each Gorilla Office is Independently Owned and Operated