Allison Hester has been writing for the exterior cleaning industry for over 20 years, and her publication, eClean Magazine, has quickly become the online resource for professional exterior contract cleaners.
We recently checked in with her to learn more about her magazine and how homeowners can clean their homes more thoroughly. Here’s what she had to say:
Tell us about eClean Magazine. Who should be reading it? What will they find?
eClean Magazine is a publication designed for the professional exterior contract cleaner (i.e., pressure washing, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning/soft washing, etc.). While knowing how to properly clean is important, so is knowing how to properly run a successful business, which is why eClean Magazine provides a mixture of both technical and business related articles.
What are the most-neglected areas of the home when it comes to cleaning?
When people think of cleaning their home, they primarily think of the interior. . . .
Warmer weather means greener weather for homeowners across the U.S. Lawns go from sparse to lush to overgrown as grass tangles with weeds for supremacy, flowers bloom in garden lots and pots, and trees and shrubs fill out to the point where they demand pruning. But none of this can happen without water — which is why rain water harvesting just might prove your secret weapon in the battle for a beautiful home.
Mowing the lawn or weeding the garden is nobody’s idea of fun, but they make all the difference between being the envy of the neighborhood and receiving nasty letters from your homeowners’ association. Raking up those piles of cut grass can be a hassle too, but it’s important — not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because fleas and ticks love to breed in them. While you’re huffing and puffing away at these activities, think about the exercise . . .
April is Earth Month and what better way to celebrate than recycling all of your old or hazardous household items? Not only will you be spring cleaning, but you will be safely disposing of toxic materials and recycling items you no longer want or use.
While most people have the intention of de-cluttering their home, they don’t know where to bring everything once they have sorted it out so they never start. The company 1-800 Recycling.com lets you search for disposal and recycling locations based on the product and your location. This site makes it easier than ever to get rid of all the clutter from your home while still helping the planet.
Recycling is also a great way to kick off any spring home improvement project and make your home look fresh. From paint and . . .