The First Rush is Over

We were really busy there for a moment.  Lot’s of houses going on the market.  And lots of graduation parties.  But, the summer has never really materialized.  So instead of being booked out 2-4 weeks (like before), we are now sometimes available within days.  So call now.  Because as soon as the sun comes back, your neighbors are calling us up and booking up our calendar!

Spring is here!

Last week was full of beautiful weather.
And we’ve received a lot of phone calls…

As a result, we are now filling our schedule.  Some of our technicians can get booked out for 3 weeks solid.  That means you might not get your regular window washer if you are in a rush to get the windows cleaned before the relatives arrive or before that weekend BBQ your spouse planned all of a sudden.

But we have good news… A few technicians that used to work for Rain or Shine have come back this spring.  We now have more slots open for those of you who have need of a quick window cleaning appointment.

And how are those gutters looking?  Did you have them cleaned out after the leaves fell at the end of last year?


Lawn Sprinkler


Lawn SprinklerSprinklers are great for your yard.

But they can be bad for your windows (and your view).

Automatic sprinklers provide your lawn with ample amounts of water.  But if they are improperly adjusted, they can permanently damage your windows.  Rain water is generally fairly clean in our area.  Weather systems usually come through often enough to clear out our atmosphere.  But what about your tap, hose and sprinkler water?

Most water delivered by your local utility has some mineral content, also known as “hard water”.  If this water is left to dry on your windows, over time it will form deposits on the glass.  You may see this on shower glass, or the glass on your car.  And it won’t come off, even with soap scum removing chemicals.

If you are unaware that your sprinklers are hitting your windows, hard water deposits will soon follow.  If you catch it early enough, we might be able to remove it.  There are polishing compounds and acids that might do the trick.  These are costly processes.  Sometimes, there’s nothing you can do but replace the window (or live with it…)

Turn on your sprinkler system a couple times during the season and make sure that they are not hitting the windows.  In windy parts, make sure they are nowhere near hitting the windows.

When it comes to hard water on glass, Sammamish is anecdotally one of the worst places around here. I’m unaware if the water quality is improved these days, but we see a lot of problems on 10+ year old houses around here, when compared to other localities.  It’s not bad compared to other parts of the country, but it is a problem.