Spring Eavestrough Cleaning Services

When the snow eventually melts, sometime in April, Ottawa residents attention turns to property maintenance and making sure their front and backyards are ready for tons of BBQ’s and plenty of beers. One aspect of the spring cleaning service many people overlook is the need to keep your gutters and eavestrough clear of debris, organic material and leaves falling from nearby trees. A failure to do this can cause the excess weight from leaves and moisture to crack. Repairs can be expensive, so we highly recommend investing in prevention in the first place. As soon as you can, get an eavestrough Ottawa cleaning service out there to make sure your rain gutters are clear and not leaking or structurally weak. This should be done in the spring months, as well as the fall months when all the foliage starts falling.

What’s The Eavestrough Cleaning Process?

First things first, we’d highly recommend not doing this process yourself. Climbing up on a 30 foot ladder and balancing while you dig out the leaves and other organic debris is not something you want to give a try, and your insurance company likely will not be happy to cover you if you end up injuring yourself. A good eavestrough cleaning and repair company in Ottawa will have liability insurance, so if anything goes wrong, you’ll have no responsibility for anyone getting hurt.

The process should only take a maximum of 2 hours, and cost should be reasonable. On average, we hear from Ottawa property owners who pay about $200-300 and get all the gutters and eaves troughs cleaned professionally in an afternoon twice a year and the process is seamless and super quick.…

Cleaning Services For Busy Ottawa Professionals

After a long week grinding away at your nine to five, the last thing any young Ottawa professional wants to do is get down on their hands and knees and scrub their tub and toilet bowl. Roofing and other home services have to be done by a professional, but many people try and undertake their own home cleaning which isn’t any fun. Unfortunately a ton do, and it’s definitely not a highlight of anyone’s week. In recent months, housekeeping and residential cleaning services have become more and more popular for realtors and individual property owners who want to save time, keep their home clean and overall want a seamless cleaning experience.

Ottawa maid services are plentiful, especially if you are a realtor or running a short term rental property so monthly or a-la-carte arrangements are most popular. You can even use this as an upsell for tenants if you can come to a proper pricing arrangement on pricing and frequency. However, in terms of hiring the proper cleaning service, there are some parts of the process you shouldn’t overlook.

Get Clear On What Is To Be Cleaned

First and most importantly – know exactly exactly what is going to be cleaned, the deadline and the price. So many deals go sour when clients realize that they never clarified how clean they needed the unit and to what degree. There is a term in the maid service industry in Ottawa known as ‘deep clean’ and this covers substantially more than a normal weekly clean does. For example, wiping down the interior of your cupboards, ovens as well as baseboards are likely included in a deep clean whereas a simple removal of fingerprints from walls and mirrors are considered a normal weekly clean. Know what you want cleaned, and what the time frame should be before you sign any agreements so there is no confusion whatsoever.

Negotiate Long Term For Better Maid Services

Once you’ve found a cleaner you can trust and have established a rapport with the best way to secure their service in the future and do so at a discount would be to prepay for a certain amount of hours of cleaning. For example, if you want a deep clean done once a month for your unit or perhaps a tenant, pre-paying and scheduling these in advance would certainly lock you in at a good rate and get you ahead of the rest of the pack.

Our recommendation here at YellowHouse is the Commercial Cleaning Consultants out of Ottawa, they have done many of our investment units and do not cut corners and are always on time.

Ottawa Commercial Cleaning Consultants
174 Cleopatra Dr, Suite 93A
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2W1, Canada
(613) 699-6966

Hiring The Right Residential Roofing Services

When it comes to home repair, it’s incredibly important to hire the right company. Not the cheapest company. In fact, in many cases the cheapest company isn’t the right company by far. The right company is a company that’s going to do the job right, for a fair price.

That can be a difficult thing to find. After all, there are so many companies out there, and what if you need special work done? It doesn’t help that most people are not professional roofers, so how would they know what the right company is going to be like and offers a professional service like Boise roofing from Rocky Mountain Exteriors? It’s hard to judge work when you don’t have any idea of what the work is “supposed” to look like.

Luckily, there are a few things that can be done to make sure you’re hiring the right company. It can be a bit tedious, but the alternative is hiring a company that simply isn’t up to snuff.

First and foremost, make sure you do your research. Head to the internet, load up a search engine, and type in some keyword searches. Things such as “residential roofing services” and the name of your city is a good start. That will give you a number of websites, most of them from different companies. Take a bit of time to check the websites. See what kind of services the companies offer. See how much the companies charge on average. Get the information, and it will help you narrow down your choices.

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, the next step is to make sure you’re doing some research on the individual companies. Check around, see if anyone you know has had work done. If not, head back to the internet. Find customer forums, websites such as Yelp, professional roofing website, or whatever you can that will give you access to people who have used the company in the past. By getting this access, you can read a huge number of customer reviews. People will tell you about their own experiences, and what it was like. They can tell you if the company was quick and professional, or if they had any problems.

It can be tempting to look for the cheapest price you can. Roofing is expensive, after all. However, you should avoid doing that. Services aren’t cheap just because a company doesn’t want to make as much money. Companies charge less because the services they give are worth less. If a company is charging an obviously lower price than the competition, that’s usually a sign that their product or their services simply aren’t as good. You can try your luck, and maybe you’ll get a company that knows what they’re doing. But it’s just as likely that you won’t.

Ultimately, hiring the right residential roofing services is a matter of being willing to do your research. It can feel tedious, but no one wants to get a bad roofing job. It’s important for the roofing job to get done right the first time. And for that to happen, you have to hire the right company.

Exterior Stucco and Stone Contractors

Stucco is cement like long-lasting and low maintenance wall finish that enhances your home appearance and also can be manipulated into any desired decorations and shape. This wall finish usually has a beauty aspect and it’s able to hold well in time and also over a long period of time. It’s made up of a combination of water and inert materials such as sand and lime. Its energy efficient and reduces moisture penetration

Traditional stucco is combined of cement, lime, sand and water and it’s typically applied to the exterior of the house over wood or lath. It can also be used to smoothly integrate an additions to either new or existing homes.

There are various stucco contractors in Toronto that offer good services and you can at any time choose to rely on their services. They include;

The Boran exterior stucco and molding in Toronto usually work on the exteriors; they specialize in restoring, designing and also finish system.

The angel stucco application also offer quality molding application, they do wall plastering stucco and insulation of the surfaces

The Toronto exterior Nazar stucco: Their main area of specialization is the applications of insulated and non insulated wall systems to ensure that you get that perfect finish. When you use stucco for repair purposes, you will first have to break first loose the existing stucco, chip away at the edges, cover the exposed lath, Mix the stucco, sling then scratch it, apply the second coat, put on the finish stucco coat. And you will end up with a lasting and beautiful exterior stucco Toronto.

Advantages of Exterior Stucco As a Finish Coat Includes,

  1. Stucco can be able to complement any type of stone work and therefore it makes it easier making a decision because you would not require a wide range of choices to select from
  2. It’s cheap to acquire hence affordable
  3. It produces high quality feel that’s its pleasing to eye. It also acts as an insulating system because it’s meant to be a finishing solution
  4. It’s hard and therefore does not allow for the penetration of water, also its hard nature does not support the growth of fungi and also prevents rotting of the construction material.
  5. Stucco is also compatible with a wide range of structures and can be used in the repair of walls that may have cracked in the sense that it acts as a concealing and refining element. It’s able to hide the cracks and also produce a smooth and fine feel.
  6. It’s easier to manufacture and distribute with lower costs and this eventually sums to its affordable price.


Proper maintenance has to be taken on the stucco. There are various maintenance procedures would include washing of the surfaces, painting the stucco with its special paints. The most recommended paint for stucco surfaces is the acrylic latex paint and products. Always make sure that you remove off the dirt or moisture that might have piled up, simply by using a horse pipe. With Stucco you can be assured of high quality finishing. Stucco has nothing but great praise from people who have used it before, therefore it is a product worth trying.…

Clear Clutter with Junk Removal Services

Removing all the random junk in your basement or garage can be a great first step if you are selling your Ottawa home or even just cleaning up in the spring months. Doing it yourself though can be a daunting task and this is why the popularity of waste hauling has really expanded over the past decade or so. Not evryone has the means, time or willpower to haul an old fridge out of your basement or shed and getting a few strong guys to carefully take it away. If you are preparing your home to get it listed on the market, here is the process for a fast and easy junk removal process that gets it done so you can move on. From our experience www.junkremovalottawaon.ca does a great job and has a 100% customer satisfaction rate.

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1. On Site Estimate

Most waste hauling companies will provide a simple on-site estimate before they even going. So whether t’s a massive mess due to water damage or just a big awkward applinace that needs to get removed, the price will vary and they should let you know beforehand what the cost for full disposal is. No surprise pricing, and you will know exactly what the cost is before you get started so you can add/subtract quantities from the job as necessary.

2. Safe & Comprehensive Service

Forget the awkward angles and getting enough extra hands to get the boxes out – when you hire an Ottawa junk removal company, you are getting a total, done-for-you package. Any goods that are removed can be recycled appropriately. Old appliances, boxes of paper, and even just trash are categorized correctly and placed where they need to be. This is handlded by your junk removal company and saves you tons of time. You can even get a small discount in certain cases if you have lots of junk metal which can be recycled.


Dangerous Home Mold Sources Exposed

Buying  a new home, renting, or even if you are a property manager with several units can be exciting but the due diligence is extremely important. So many local Ottawa people end up using a real estate agent or management company and leaving the research up to them, but knowing the risks and places dangerous mold can grow is a good place to start. You certainly don’t want to take part in the removal, testing or remediation process but becoming educated on the early warning signs as well as how to prevent these type of mold and water damage issues can be a great advantage and save you tons of time and money.

Common Spots To Look For Household Toxic Mold

The first thing you might not know is that without moisture, there can be no mold. Even worse is that just because you can’t visually detect the moisture doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. This is where the services of a professional Ottawa mold remediation company come in handy. They usually work alongside home inspectors to make sure a property is safe and suitable for residence before anything gets closed on. Mold inspectors use air quality detecting equipment to detect traces of toxic mold in the following areas;

  • Basement crawlspaces
  • Ducts and ventilation systems
  • Condensation around window sills
  • Air conditioners
  • Behind wall panels

Some of these areas are not as obvious but they do require specialized experience and equipment to detect and remove fully. Our recommendation is to have the folks at the Mold Remediation Pro’s out of Ottawa fully inspect and remove any harmful mold traces. Leaving the problem alone will not allow a safe environment for your family and visitors. Excessive or even mild mold can lead to respiration issues as well as skin irritation and more medical problems.

How much does mold remediation cost? The cost can range from $500 for a spot inspection to upwards of $5,00 for a more full service. In either case we at YellowHouse see the cost as justified and in most cases. In the best case (i.e. most cases) your homeowners insurance can cover any mould left behind from catastrophic water damage.…

Increasing Home Value With Residential Painting

Any Ottawa residents that manage or aspire to manage rental properties or even add value to their current residence would do well to familiarize themselves with how to get a fresh coat of paint on their property as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. This is one of the more well known home improvement projects you’ll likely undergo as a new home owner, but it is one of the easiest to preform and can often be overlooked for more fancy and fun tasks such as staging. If you own one or several rental units, you’re going to need a qualified Ottawa house painter on your payroll, which is easier said than done.

Assuming you have a twelve month lease as standard operating procedure, you’re going to need the units re-painted or at the very least touched up once a year so an established Ottawa painting contractor is best so you can begin a professional working relationship.


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The issue many people have with residential interior painting in general is everyone thinks they can do it themselves and there are tons of random painting companies in Ottawa that will claim they can paint your home and likely do a bad job. There truly is value in a professional painter that has incredible attention to detail and has the correct amount of resources so the project can be accomplished on time. A smart painter will meticulously prepare and clean the surface prior to painting while an inexperienced and hasty painter will simply get to work without removing surface bacteria and fluff which can result in a not so smooth first coat. The difference between a professional home paint job and one that’s been rushed and used lesser grades of paints is pretty obvious and you saving a few hundred dollars is not worth the unprofessional look and what that will cost you.