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21
Mar

Believing In The Work You Do – Taking Pride & Being Supported

Pictured above is Nathan Cameron, a new addition to the Franchise network for the 2019 season. Nathan is the Franchise Owner for the Belleville-Brighton-Napanee area and worked with the Elite corporate office for a season before deciding to run his own operation. As we start preparing for our 2019 season we wanted to ask our Franchisees some questions about how

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15
Jan

Elite Origins – “It All Fit Into The Car”

Elite Window Cleaning started in 2012 as a commercial high-rise window cleaning company because founder Chris Stoness knew he could do it better than the companies he had been working under for years. After becoming a business owner he started to look at the industry with fresh eyes and quickly realized how drastically under-serviced the residential market was and the potential

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14
Dec

Growing a Scalable Business in a 35-Week Year

Pictured above is Adam Stroud, Franchise Owner for the Ottawa-Carleton Place region. As we start preparing for our 2019 season we wanted to ask our Franchisees some questions about how their introduction to Elite Window Cleaning began, what about their 35-week year they enjoy the most and if they have any goals for the coming year (for more info on

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8
Jan

Ice Dams: How to identify and prevent them

  What is an ice dam? Short answer: An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow from draining as it should. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. See a basic

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5
Jan

The Benefits Of Solar Panel Cleaning

Although it doesn’t really occur to many people, solar panels can get quite dirty. There are many external influences that can make a panel dirty, including dust, road grime and bird or bat droppings to name a few. A photovoltaic (PV) system performs best with completely unobstructed access to the sun’s rays for most or all of the day. Even something

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3
Jan

My First year as an Elite Window Cleaner

  Weekends off.  That is a short, incomplete sentence that hadn’t carried much meaning to me for almost 15 years at my former employment. Along with some other parataxis such as: Working outdoors, evenings off, and winter trips.  More common words I would have used to describe my previous profession would have been: stressed, late nights, missed holidays, and fruitless.

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22
Jun

Safety Chat

              Window cleaning is typically known to be a dangerous job because accessing windows usually involves the use of a ladder. Ladders are dangerous to work on, and when you work on one for a living the odds of injury are extremely high. At Elite, we have taken a completely proactive approach to window cleaning. Using

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6
Jun

Don’t Forget Your Windows When Preparing To Sell

We’ve all said it before and we’ve definitely all heard it before: first impressions matter. When potential buyers walk into a house that hasn’t been properly cleaned they become both distracted and discouraged. Dirty windows make a house seem dark and unkempt, and that image will be implanted into the buyers’ heads. As you can guess, this can negatively impact

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31
May

The Science Behind the Clean

  At this point there’s no question about it, we clean windows and clean them well. If you think that window cleaning methods have only advanced as far as paper towel and a bottle of Windex, you’re wrong (no offense). Window cleaning is just like any other service trade, many have tried and many have failed. Leaving streaks behind is

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