Owning a property is expensive. More than initial purchase prices and fees, keeping a home or commercial property in good condition takes the right tools, techniques and time! Whether purchasing tools or fitting labour-intensive chores into your schedule, these smaller bills and inconveniences add up. It is easy to let everyday projects fall by the wayside but even a bit of neglect can mean costly repairs and replacements, as well as all of the headaches that come along with it. 

Keeping Gorillas on-call for your regular cleaning and maintenance services helps to keep structures in great shape and helps to get the full lifespan out of your construction materials. 

The Advantage of Annual Services

A top to bottom cleaning of a structure can leave systems running smoothly and properties looking great. It is easy to see how proper maintenance can benefit a home or commercial property but that does not make the process any easier. Some chores require climbing ladders to reach slippery surfaces and can result in injury or damage. The wrong removal technique can be destructive but so can letting harmful growth or bacteria sit. 

Over time, unwanted growth like moss and algae form against hard surfaces like shingles, tile or concrete. This not only has a negative impact on your roof but can cause major issues at the ground level as well. Neglecting gutter buildup leads to softened materials around fixtures and can lead to water damage and leaks. Leaving dirt and dust to sit on windows allows unwanted items to seep down into pores, causing weakening and potential breakage. Don’t wait for the worst-case scenario when you can have a Gorilla keep you up to date. 

Annual vs. Semi-Annual Services 

The best offence is a good defence and when it comes to your property, that is routine maintenance. Our expert staff highly recommend carrying out key services at least once a year but there are advantages to making certain projects a twice-annual priority. 

Twice Annual Services: Your property goes through a lot over the course of the year. A seasonal change can be havoc for your structures but there are steps that you can take to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. For example, pressure washing outdoor areas in spring can help to eliminate stains left behind by road salt, while a second treatment at the end of summer can help to ditch dirt and debris collected throughout warmer weather. Gutter cleaning is also recommended once in spring and once in fall depending on the type of gutters installed around your home, and the surrounding plant life. 

Annual Services: Snow removal is a tough job – but someone has to do it. Choosing a regular snow clearing and salting service can help to take the weight off of your shoulders – and your shovel. Dryer vents should be cleaned out annually to ensure that your machines continue to run smoothly.