Friday, December 9, 2016

Denver Window Cleaning - New construction

Even a Denver window cleaner has to be creative. The ladder that I had in the truck was 2 feet short of reaching the top of the third story.  I had two alternatives, getting a larger ladder from the shop, or finding a creative, but safe way to solve the problem on site.

If I went back to the shop, the customer's job would be delayed for 1-2 hours, and my next job that afternoon would have to be rescheduled.  That was not acceptable given my commitment to customer service.

I thought for a minute, and the solution came to me.  I could set up my ladder on the bed of my truck and gain the 2 feet I needed.  I took some scrap lumber from the site and made sure they were wedged  under the tires to stop the truck from rolling.

The ladder was set up and the third story could be reached safely and cleaned.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

3 Story Commercial Building in Englewood Colorado

As I washed all three stories of this commercial building, the odor of good Italian food caught up with me. Unfortunately, I was on the third floor and had to complete the job before eating.  It was tough!  One thing I have learned over the years is that, customers come first and my “stomach” could wait!

The building housed the restaurant Colore.  I did not get a chance to sample their food, as I had another job that day, but it sure smelled really good!

Halloween Window Cleaning Stapleton, Colorado

Folks familiar with Stapleton, Colorado, know that Halloween is a BIG DEAL!

Imagine my concern when I had to place my ladder among skeletons and skulls! It looked like a graveyard with nothing buried!

As you may know I summited Mount Denali, and in one day summited and skied down four 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado. So I am not "afraid" of much!  But, when I was cleaning the windows of this great home, on a ladder, I could not help to look down, and make sure that there was nothing climbing up after me!

For more info on Stapleton, Halloween see:  SURVIVING HALLOWEEN IN STAPLETON

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Construction Window Cleaning

New construction or post construction window cleaning, in Denver, has several unique challenges for a window cleaner. On the windows there might be, concrete, mortar, paint, plaster, silicone, stickers, stucco, tape, taping mud and texture. When cleaning new construction windows,  the real challenge is to clean the windows and NOT scratch the glass or damage the sounding panes. This job was for window cleaning inside and out. 

The best way to get the windows clean is hire a professional, with proper insurance, AND experience doing new construction window cleaning in Denver.

These homes are 5,000 sq. ft., in a gated private community with a golf course. The location: right at the bottom of the front range mountains. 

((More pictures below - scroll down!))

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Castle Rock, Colorado Window and Gutter Cleaning

7,000 sq.ft. home on a private gated community, on a golf course. I clean this customers windows and gutters every year.  
I looked down while I was cleaning the inside windows and saw this beautiful bobcat:

Needless to say it was a great surprise and a real treat!

Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.One of the first homesteaders in the area near today's Castle Rock was Jeremiah Gould. He owned about 160 acres (0.65 km2) to the south of "The (Castle) Rock." At that time, the settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers, and cowboys. In 1874, Jeremiah Gould donated 120 acres (0.49 km2) to the new town that was also now home to the Douglas County government. For the beginning the six streets named Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front were laid out to build the actual town of Castle Rock. The Courthouse Square was defined and about 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet (34 m), were auctioned off for a total profit of US$3,400.

A new train depot brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the area.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Castle Rock had a very active Rhyolite quarrying industry. Many Swedish immigrants arrived in the area to work in the quarries.

Castle Rock currently encompasses about 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of more than 42,000[9] in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Breckenridge Colorado Window Cleaning at 10,300 Feet!

This home was 1 and half hours drive west of Denver in the town of Breckenridge.  It was a log cabin ski home out in the woods. The house was at 10,300 feet elevation, which is now my new record for altitude window cleaning.

The historic Town of Breckenridge is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Summit County, Colorado, United States.

The town population was 4,540 at the 2010 United States Census. The town also has many part-time residents, as many people have vacation homes in the area. The town is located at the base of the Tenmile Range. Summer in Breckenridge attracts outdoor enthusiasts with hiking trails, wildflowers, fly-fishing in the Blue River, mountain biking, nearby Lake Dillon for boating, white water rafting, alpine slides, and many shops and restaurants up and down Main Street. The historic buildings along Main Street with their clapboard and log exteriors add to the charm of the town. Every year, Breckenridge hosts the Breckenridge Festival of Film, established in 1981, Ullr Fest every January, as well as an annual Fourth of July parade.*

Prospectors entered what is now Summit County (then part of Utah Territory) during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859, soon after the placer gold discoveries east of Breckenridge near Idaho Springs. Breckenridge was founded to serve the miners working rich placer gold deposits discovered along the Blue River. Placer gold mining was soon joined by hard rock mining, as prospectors followed the gold to its source veins in the hills. Gold in some upper gravel benches east of the Blue River was recovered by hydraulic mining. Gold production decreased in the late 1800s, but revived in 1908 by gold dredging operations along the Blue River and Swan River. The Breckenridge mining district is credited with production of about one million troy ounces (about 31,000 kilograms) of gold.[9] The gold mines around Breckenridge are all shut down, although some are open to tourist visits. The characteristic gravel ridges left by the gold dredges can still be seen along the Blue River and Snake River, and the remains of a dredge are still afloat in a pond off the Swan River.

* Wikipedia

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Denver Colorado Commerical Window Cleaning

This is a nice apartment building in Denver.  Lots of windows on the second floor. The higher the window the more concern for safety.