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See Things Clearly with Window Cleaning from A+ Pro Services

Picture this: you’re sitting at home, enjoying your first cup of coffee in the morning. You’re relaxed, taking in the view of your backyard as the sun is shining in the sky. But then you notice it – the fingerprints. The dirt. The grime. You start to focus less on the beautiful scenery around you and instead you can’t get your mind off of your dirty windows. Sound familiar? Then you may be in need of window cleaning from A+ Pro Services!

Window Cleaning Services from A+ Pro

Did you know that windows and glass doors are some of the most expensive parts of your home’s design? That’s right, but did you also know that windows and glass doors require proper maintenance in order to prevent inefficiency?
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House Washing Services that Will Make Your Home Shine

Caucasian male pressure house washing the side of a two-story brick home on a sunny day.

Let’s be honest – after years of living in our homes, the outside of our houses don’t always look as good as when we first moved into them. But just because there’s build up of dirt, mold, salt, mildew, grime, and other debris doesn’t mean there’s no hope for making your home look good as new again.That’s where we come in. At A+ Pro Services, we offer professional house washing services that will transform your home from dirty to the talk of the neighborhood. Your neighbors are sure to ask who helped bring the exterior of your home back to life again.
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A+ Pro Services Owner Spotlight: Sheila Smeltzer

Owning an exterior home cleaning business isn’t a walk in the park, but Sheila Smeltzer of A+ Pro Services has been doing it with poise since the company was founded in 1999. After years of hard work, she became sole owner of A+ Pro Services in 2006.

And for good reason. When we say this business owner is a powerhouse, we’re not joking. She’s received accolades for her business ownership and dedication to her customers, including a Brunswick Chamber’s Women of Impact Award. She’s also been recognized by The American Window Cleaner Magazine as A Most Interesting Person
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Roof Cleaning: A+ Pro Services Offers Algae Removal Services for Your Home

Close up of shingles on a roof with black streaks from algae - roof cleaning algae removal service from A+ Pro Services.

Have you noticed black streaks on the roof of your home? While it’s easy to assume that these streaks are caused from mold and mildew, the black substance you see is actually algae. But what are you supposed to do about these ugly black streaks?

Algae on Roof and Shingles

Many of our customers in the coastal North Carolina and South Carolina areas will find algae on their roof at some point during their life. That’s because the humid coastal climate is an ideal place for algae growth. While there are different types of algae, the most common type in our area is the blue green algae that is scientifically known as gloeocapsa magma. 
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How Gutter Cleaning Can Prevent Problems for Your Home

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Eh, gutters. No one wants to have to deal with gutter cleaning when there are so many other more fun or productive things to be doing with our lives. And while many people would rather just have their gutters installed and never have to think about them again, what if we told you that cleaning your gutters helps protect your home in many ways?

What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your Gutters

Your home’s gutters are key players in keeping your home healthy. Gutters are used to redirect water away from your house’s walls and foundation. If you don’t have gutters, or if you have gutters that aren’t properly cleaned or maintained, you may end up with a laundry list of water damage issues in your foundation and other areas of your home. 
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Clean Screens Provide an Open Window for a Healthy Life

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Screen porch enclosures are fantastic for those who want to enjoy all the benefits of the outdoors without actually stepping outside the comforts of home. Whether you call it a Carolina Room, lanai, Four Seasons Room, or just a plain-ol’ screened-in porch, one thing’s for sure – cleaning screens and windows as well as their frames and tracks can become quite tedious. So why not save yourself the headache of stressing out over a room that is supposed to provide pure relaxation by calling A+ Pro for affordable window and screen porch enclosure cleaning services? Read more

Artillery Fungus Removal

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Artillery Fungus Removal

=&0=& is an organic material that sticks to house siding, windows or anything that’s near mulch beds. At A+ Pro we had to find means of removal, because that’s what we do.

Do you have artillery fungus in your mulch?

The fruiting body of this fungus orients itself toward bright surfaces, such as light-colored houses or parked automobiles and “shoots” its black, sticky spore mass onto adjacent surfaces. You may also find this fungus on the undersides of leaves on plants growing in mulched areas.

Mulched areas with artillery fungi may appear matted and lighter in color than the surrounding mulch. If caught at the right time, you can see the flowering bodies of artillery fungus as shown in the photos above. Once they “shoot” the spores onto a surface, it’s difficult to remove without damaging the surface. Additionally, once removed, it leaves a stain.  Read more

5 Reasons You Need A+ Pro Services as Your Cleaning Service

man cleaning window as commercial cleaning service5 Reasons You Need A+ Pro Services as Your Cleaning Service

Welcome to A+ Pro Services, your professional cleaning service choice. Here are 5 reasons to choose A+ Pro Services:

  • A+ Pro Services is one of the best cleaning services in Brunswick County.
  • We have nearly 20 years experience in pressure washing, window cleaning, and commercial janitorial cleaning services.
  • It’s all about you! We’ve crafted our cleaning services, based on our clients’ feedback. Without you, there wouldn’t be an A+ Pro Services.
  • The cost of our cleaning service may not be the lowest, but the value you get is seriously worth it. We focus on the details, and the details are important, especially when cleaning your home or building exterior. When we’re on location, we want to clean everything. When cleaning windows, we include glass, tracks, frames, screens and sills.
  • We’re licensed, bonded, and well trained.
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    Safety Reminders When Operating Pressure Washers

    pressure washingSafety Reminders When Operating Pressure Washers

    A+ Pro Window Services understands that pressure washers can make our life a lot easier. With it, we are able to clean nearly any kind of surface area such as the exterior of our home, decks and garage floors, a lot more easily and it will also help us do so with optimal efficiency.

    However you need to keep in mind that although it may appear that pressure washers are really easy to run and that they are safe to utilize, you still need to remember that they are power tools.

    Inappropriate handling of power washers can result to injury, which is why you need to know the best ways to securely operate this piece of machinery. You have to bear in mind that pressure washers are not your day-to-day garden tool. In fact, individuals explain power washers are garden hoses on steroids and they must be dealt with as equipment in line with brush cutters, chainsaws, and other commercial power devices.

    A+ Pro Window Services would like to remind you of several things to keep in mind when operating a power washer.

    Protect Yourself When Using A Pressure Washer

    Well, for starters, you should use protective clothing. Since you will be working with water, you may be tempted to work in your swimwear or in your exercise shorts. This is not recommended. When working with pressure washers, you should use safety glasses or blast shield, boots, coveralls or raincoat, and ear plugs.

    If you are going to use the pressure washer with cleaning agents or chemicals, you may want to think about utilizing a trusted mask, such as a gas mask. This will prevent you from inhaling the hazardous fumes that cleaning chemicals discharge. You must also utilize a pair of gloves and duct tape it to your raincoat to seal to avoid fluid from permeating in.

    Check The Pressure Washer

    Secondly, you need to check every part of the pressure washer prior to starting your project. Ensure that every part remains in great working condition and is working correctly to prevent injuries that might take place if the unit malfunctions.

    This implies that you need to look for leaks in the pump, inspect the oil levels, electrical motors, and the electric cord for tears. You should also make certain that you can avoid wet areas whenever you use extension cables for your pressure washer.

    Also, attempt to make sure that the nozzles, wands, and spray hoses are free from blockages. Keep in mind that you will be dealing with very high pressure and you may move these obstructions at an extremely high pressure, which can lead to damaging a home or injuries.

    Always bear in mind that you need to never ever point the nozzle at anyone. And, try to begin with low pressure and increase it gradually to obtain the very best outcome. Likewise, ensure that you are using the best spray ends for the kind of work you are finishing with the Myrtle Beach pressure washer.

    Ask For Help

    You also need to make certain that you have another individual is with you, specifically if you are going to work on a ladder or ledge. If no one is readily available to work with you, it is recommended that you utilize a telescoping wand to clean high surface areas.

    Finally, always remember to clean up the equipment after using. Run clear water through the system if you utilized cleaning chemicals to prevent corrosion inside the pump, trigger weapon, and wand. Before stowing the pressure washer away, make certain that you let the engine cool down first.

    These are the safety preventative measures that you need to remember whenever you operate a pressure washer. Remember that you will be working with water in high pressure or potentially heats. And, you will also be working with electricity.

    The best and most efficient way to get the work done is to hire the professionals at A+ Window Services. We have all the necessary equipment and are experienced with handling a pressure washer.

    Call today to schedule our team to clean your home’s exterior, your patio or deck or driveway and walkways.

    A+ Pro Services Inc.
    Shallotte, NC 28470
    (910) 754-2263
    https://www.aplusprowindow.com/

    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    843-353-2263
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    What You Can Expect From Your Janitorial Service Provider

    What You Can Expect From Your Janitorial Service Provider

    In terms of picking out a janitorial service provider in Myrtle Beach, there are several details and options to consider. These include the number days you need to have the service, your budget, and how comprehensive you want the cleaning service to be. All these questions are important to selecting the service that is most suitable for your company. Coming up with these decisions can be cumbersome and it is vital that your expectations are heard and understood especially during the phase where you are outlining a cleaning schedule. Given all these, provided below are some important items you need to expect from your janitorial service company.

    Detailed Scope Of Work

    Getting a good understanding of what tasks need to be completed is important in selecting a cleaning company and in assessing your existing Myrtle Beach janitorial service provider. A scope of work will outline all the responsibilities of the janitorial service provider and how frequent the service will be provided to you. It will also include all period work that may be included in your contract. It may include things like detail cleaning or floor care.

    24/7 Communication

    Communicating with your janitorial service provider is important. At A+ Pro Services, we always make sure that we keep an open line of communication. We make sure that all our clients to take full control of the professional services that they are being given and it provides them with the ability to get in touch with us any time of day.

    Direct Point Of Contact

    It can be annoying whenever you are paying for a service and you need to wait on hold for almost forever before you can talk to someone real. We take pride in providing all our clients with an individual experience. We provide all our clients with our contact information, a guaranteed way to reach us without having to be placed on hold over the phone.

    Scheduled Inspections

    Routine review of services can be very helpful whenever the expectations are high. These meetings are a great opportunity to give your opinion and any request you may have for certain services you need for your facility. We value your input because it gives us a clear vision as to your expectations and how we can improve our services.

    Experienced and Knowledgeable Team

    There’s nothing worse than hiring experts and getting amateurs. You need to make sure that the janitorial service provider you choose or have chosen has the capacity and experience to clean your facility effectively and properly.

    A+ Pro Services have been in business for several years and we recognize and understand the important value of experience. Those years have taught us that a lot of things when it comes to cleaning. We have trained staff as well as dedicated managers who will oversee the operations of every facility.

    We regularly train our employees on the latest cleaning techniques and products so they can be as thorough and efficient as possible. When you are thinking about your options as well as expectations for a specific janitorial service provider, it is crucial to understand that a tidy and neat office requires more than just cleaning, there are several moving parts. In case you are not getting all the points mentioned above from your current janitorial service provider, maybe you need to reassess and reconsider.

    Call A+ Pro Services now if you need a trustworthy and reputable janitorial service provider.

    A+ Pro Services Inc.
    Shallotte, NC 28470
    (910) 754-2263
    https://www.aplusprowindow.com/

    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    843-353-2263
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