Dirty Windows: More Than Meets The Eye

It is easy to be distracted by dirty windows, especially while spring is in full bloom. If you are having trouble seeing through cloudy or stained windows, let a Gorilla swing in to save the day. Distorted visuals might be the reason that most property owners call in professional window cleaning but routine maintenance means so much more. Proper care can extend the lifespan of your windows, cutting costs and driving up curb appeal.

The Affects of Dirty Windows

The most noticeable by-product of dirty windows is a distorted view but sitting dirt and debris can cause actual damage as well. It is easy to forget that glass is a porous material, but as foreign items sit on surfaces, they are actually seeping into the pores of the panes themselves. This leaves windows weakened and susceptible to breakage. More than just the panes themselves, degrading can impact sills and frames as well. As temperatures get warmer, more and more Canadians are leaning on air conditioners for support. If your framing is in bad condition, you can be sending money right out the window – literally!

Choosing Professional Care

Hiring on a professional window cleaning service means that your fixtures are cleaned safely and properly, from corner to corner. Amateur window washing techniques can produce static cling and harsh cleansers can wear down on surfaces themselves. Instead of taking unnecessary risks, Gorillas use eco-friendly disinfectant cleansers, along with specialized tools, designed to get results that last. Rubber squeegees can eliminate cling on ground floor windows while water-fed poles (or Tucker poles) can reach windows up to 4 storeys high. Don’t worry though – even at these heights, safety is a top priority. Each and every Gorilla is trained and equipped with top of the line safety tools and insurance, so clients always have peace of mind.

Rain & Shine Roof Cleaning

Spring showers are great for plant life and greenery but not all growth sticks to gardens. Homes and businesses across Canada are dealing with moss, algae and mold on a daily basis. It is possible to power wash away ground floor issues, but your roof is a different story. Many properties are unable to reach these complicated areas but our Gorillas aren’t afraid to hit these heights. A clutter-free roof helps build up curb appeal while a moss-free environment preserves conditions and extend the lifespan of materials.

What To Expect From Spring

The spring season brings on an obvious change in weather patterns. We’re talking rain, wind, unexpected drops in temperature and, of course, sprinklings of sunshine. Bad weather has a habit of dislodging organic materials, left and right. Leaves, sticks, branches, needles and pine cones clutter up surfaces. This blanket of debris makes roofs look terrible but there are also more sinister consequences lurking underneath. Moisture gets trapped under layers, creating the perfect environment for moss to grow. Moss weaves itself under, over and around shingles, causing damage without being noticed – until it is too late, that is. Regular maintenance helps prevent damage, as well as unnecessary repairs and replacements.

Because moss spreads silently across roofing, our Gorillas recommend a roof cleaning and moss removal every spring. For optimal results, twice annual services should be performed once in spring and once in fall, in order to keep debris from piling up. Climbing up to a roof is risky business so it should be left to the pros. Gorillas arrive on-scene with state of the art safety equipment – and insurance! – to protect both your property and our technicians.

Staying on the ground does not mean that you are going to be left out of the loop! Before and after photos allow clients to be a part of the process, while being able to see results in real time.

Choosing The Right Graffiti Removal

Graffiti can be found in every city across Canada. Street art is on display in every major city but unwanted designs are present in small towns as well. Because of how common graffiti is, plenty of property owners have taken to hiring teams to peel back paint and remove stains. As with any property maintenance service, it is important to do your homework. Choosing the wrong firm can mean subpar results or even make the situation worse. How is this possible? We’re glad you asked.

Shadowing: The longer that paint sits against surfaces, the more difficult it is to remove. For those stains that have been sitting for long periods, regular methods just won’t work. The wrong removal system can not only define designs more completely but leave them there permanently. In the right hands, a pressure washer can be a useful tool for paint removal but when set too high, these sprays strip away protective coatings, damage materials and result in permanent shadowing.

Paint Bleeding: Many inexperienced graffiti services will reach for harsh tools such as paint thinners. These thinners are primarily used to fix spills on hard surfaces like concrete. When applied to aerosol paints, however, these chemicals loosen paint, allowing it to drip down surfaces, widening the stain. Extended stains worsen visuals, take more time to fix overall and can allow stains to soak into even more difficult areas, such as cracks, crevices and textures.

Overspray: Because of their construction, spray paints put out an initial, concentrated colour spray but they also expel smaller flecks of paint around it. Inexperienced removal will often treat obvious designs but ignore the surrounding areas. This method leaves behind discolouration that can make surfaces look dingy.

When you choose Gorilla Property Services, you have access to all the best in technology, tools, experience and training. With a network of peers behind us that stretches clear across the country, there is nothing that can surprise a Gorilla. When you are ready for the best in care and results, just contact a local graffiti removal specialist.

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Gorilla Populations on the Rise

All over Canada, our Gorilla experts are becoming more and more popular. With services available at all hours and during all seasons, it is important to keep up with demand. It is because of this that the Gorilla team is always growing. Property owners in the Regina region and Etobicoke area no longer have to struggle with routine maintenance, they can rely on our newest franchise partners instead. Our team of property maintenance specialists are happy to welcome Darrel and Alex to the Gorilla family.

Services in Saskatchewan

Unpredictable weather patterns in Saskatchewan are enough to keep property owners working constantly. After a long day of work, it can be difficult to face hours of snow clearing or scrubbing stains from exterior surfaces. Luckily for homeowners in the Region area, Darrell and his team of highly trained Gorillas like to keep busy! Our professional property maintenance services offer everything from window cleaning to soft washing in order to leave homes and businesses in the Regina area looking their best.

On-Call in Ontario

The Greater Toronto Area is a bustling and busy area, so there are always things to do. Local Gorilla franchise partner, Alex is local to the Etobicoke area and understands the ins and outs of maintenance needs. Graffiti, for example, is a growing trend in and around the area, but Alex and his team have all the tools and know-how to keep surfaces clean. In addition to keeping exterior spaces clean, experienced Gorillas can treat weather-related obstacles like cluttered roofs or clogged gutters in order to preserve the condition of homes and commercial properties.When you want to best results for your property maintenance, there is always a Gorilla available in your area. As our team grows, Canadian property owners have more and more access to professional services, all across the country.

The Softer Side of House Washing

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 difference.

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 2,000-2,800 PSI.

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.

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Planning For Pressure Washing

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 brings the Brand to Quebec

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.

Eliminating Ice

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.

Hitting Heights For Gutter Cleaning

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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!

Going Gorilla

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.

Getting Gutters Ready For Winter

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.

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