gutter cleaning lafayette and kokomo indiana

Care for the Caretakers – Taking the “Fall” for Commercial Maintenance Staff

You work hard to maintain things no one even notices – unless they’re not taken care of.

How often do you hear someone say, “Wow, the outside of that building looks nice – and the windows are so clean!” or “Did you ever notice the lack of trash around this facility?” Or how about, “Isn’t it great how these doors always work when I go in and out?”

Usually, the only comments the “behind-the-curtain-wizards” receive is if something doesn’t work, isn’t clean, or is missing, which no one ever seemed to notice until it wasn’t there.

Admit it, you’ve signed up for a rather thankless job.

We want to take a minute to say a well-deserved “Thank you!” to maintenance staff members everywhere.

You are appreciated!

There’s so much behind-the-scenes work you do to keep a business or institution running, it would take hours to list everything you do (and we would probably only hit the biggest highlights).

Let’s look at your fall to-do list*:

  • Wash windows one more time
  • Prep parking lot for cold weather
  • Wrap up lawn maintenance
  • Switch out landscaping
  • Check for leaky roof, pipes, spouts, and door seals
  • Purchase salt for icy walks
  • Arrange for potential snow removal
  • Clean gutters to prevent winter damage…

Your list may look different (and likely a whole lot longer), but whatever the case, winterizing any facility in north central Indiana is a chore.

So how can we help?

Here’s one suggestion: Anew Contractors offers professional, fully bonded and insured, well-equipped, experienced gutter cleaning services. We offer two different options based on your needs and budget:

  1. Comprehensive Cleaning: Full gutter clean out, debris clean up, plus comprehensive 7-point inspection and report of your current gutter conditions.
  2. Safety Saver: Our bonded, insured, trained crew and professional equipment “takes the fall” from your staff by doing all the up-high gutter cleaning, while your staff does the clean-up safely on the ground, saving you risk and $$.

Bottom line: Anew Contractors, of Lafayette, Ind. and surrounding counties, can help “ease your fall” and give your maintenance staff the TLC they deserve.

  • Check “gutter clean out” off your list right away, with no hassle. Call, text, or visit us on the web:

Contact Anew Contractors today

For a FREE estimate, call us today at 765-430-6692 or fill out the free estimate form by clicking here.

(And if you need a hand with any other maintenance, ask us for our list of trusted service companies.)


*As a bonus, check out this checklist from a commercial real estate advisor. (Note: this is not an endorsement to this company; just a good checklist from a group who cares about commercial investments.): http://www.fca-grp.com/blog/ways-to-winterize-commercial-properties/

Concrete Washing Cleaning Kokomo Indiana

BE the Joneses – Setting the Neighborhood Standard – Affordably

Keeping up with the Joneses?

Do you find yourself “keeping up with the Joneses,” always feeling pressured to live up to the highest neighborhood standard? If the Joneses get a new car, you need one, too. If they hire a lawn service, you hire one, too. The game is exhausting for everyone – except the Joneses. They’re the ones setting the standard, so they don’t have to play catch up.

BE the Joneses!

What if, instead of following the Joneses, you become them? How pleasant would it be to set the neighborhood standard with your property? Of course, it could require big investments into the best landscaping, the most expensive car, and the fanciest doors and windows. You might even throw in a backyard pool.

You could do that – OR – you could set the neighborhood curb-appeal standard by spending very little money. How? Make the most of what you already have, and personalize it with a few affordable improvements.

Here are some examples:

Highlight your walkway – Today’s technology allows for affordable, no-energy-cost solar lights you can easily install. With little effort or expense, you can light your path to success – and to your door.

Feature your front porch – Adding potted and/or hanging plants draws summer to your front step. Placing a variety of annuals in a decorative pot beautifies the space, adding a touch of elegance without a lot of effort.

Personalize your property – Accessories such as lawn décor, flags, and windchimes come in a variety of styles, from whimsical and charming to sophisticated and stylish. Chosen thoughtfully, they can reflect your personality and create eye-catching appeal to passersby.

Power up with a power wash – Think about the sparkle of newly-constructed concrete. One of the least expensive yet most impactful improvements to your property is restoring the look of your concrete. You can spray away the grey look, grime, and oil stains from your walks, patios, and driveway (including the pool deck you may have installed in the chase). Sound difficult and expensive? Read on…

“Anew” idea for a fresh look

Don’t-I-Y – Why is cleaning concrete so difficult? You’ve sprayed it with a hose, scrubbed it with a brush, and even rented a power-washer … but with minimal results. Sometimes, it looks worse because the grime spreads. Plus, the resulting backache didn’t help you feel any better about it.

Do call Anew! – Anew Contractors has the equipment, techniques, and proper detergent concentrations to clean your concrete. Our soft-wash system is gentle, yet effective. The results are nothing less than “WOW”! And once your patio, driveway, parking spaces, pool deck, and paths are clean, Anew Contractors seals them to make the sparkle last.

With Anew’s expertise, you’ll feel like you’ve moved without having to pack a single box. Your sparkling clean driveway and gleaming white sidewalks will invite the neighbors to follow suit. You may even inspire a neighborhood rejuvenation initiative.

Restoring your concrete to its full luster is not only possible, it’s affordable. And with Anew Contractors, it doesn’t take up your weekend or hurt your back.

Now that’s setting a standard!

Ready to become your neighborhood Joneses?

For a FREE estimate, call us today at 765-430-6692 or fill out the free estimate form by clicking here.

commercial awning cleaning kokomo indiana

Who’s Got You Covered?

The summer sun brings welcome warmth and brightness to Lafayette, Indiana. People are out and about, shopping, eating, and being active. Often, people seek a shady spot to enjoy a respite – and maybe a refreshing drink. If your business boasts outdoor awnings, you’re providing prime real estate for customers to relax outdoors.

Set apart spectacularly!

Cool shade is one benefit of awning ownership, but not the only one. Whether indoors or out, canopies and similar features add a festive look. Those ‘extra mile’ additions to a façade or department invite curious customers to investigate what’s underneath the protective covers. They announce, “Something special is here!”

Awnings and canopies set your space apart and are an investment that pays off. Picture a restaurant, storefront, or area where you know there’s a distinctive treatment. Now picture it without. When it’s missing, you notice. Like a house without shutters, something just doesn’t look right. Adding back the ‘extras’ completes the picture.

Your building’s appearance, including your special features, give customers a first impression of the quality they’ll find beyond the front door. These elements are an integral part of your brand, and their cleanliness reflects on your business.

Keep your investment covered

You’ve covered your clients and curb-appeal, but who covers your reputation by keeping your awnings and building faces clean? When the sun shines on your surfaces, you want awesome … not awful.

Thankfully, Tippecanoe County and surrounding areas have Anew Contractors.

Anew cares for your investment with hard work and soft washes. Our techniques and technology give you an awe-inspiring clean without the damage caused by harsh methods. Anew evaluates the condition of your features and façade before spray-washing and soft-scrubbing sparkle back into your space. Your building will look as fresh as a summer day – and with no trace of the work done to get it that way.

One more, significant ‘coverage’ in which you can rest assured – Anew’s crews are licensed, insured, and professionally trained, which means you take no risk when hiring us. (Compare that to putting your teenage worker on a ladder with a spray hose and a broom!) Power washing your building surfaces and enhancements has never been easier, safer, or more effective.

With Anew’s expert awning and façade cleaning, we’ve got you covered!

For a FREE estimate, call us today at 765-430-6692 or fill out the free estimate form by clicking here.

(If you need a new look and are considering awnings, canopies, or other features, we can connect you with trusted companies who can help. Ask us for a recommendation.)

commercial window cleaning

Nature – a Clear Window to Healing

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson

It’s no secret in the medical field that physical healing is frequently aided by the mental and emotional benefits of nature. Warm sunshine, gentle raindrops, wispy clouds, starlit skies – all can have a profound effect on one’s mental, and thus physical, well-being.

In any branch of the medical field, the goal is the same – help the patient return to wellness. Though there are many different paths to success, one thing can be agreed upon: mentality matters, and views of nature can aid in the process.

Many medical facilities already recognize the power of nature to healing as seen in their décor and landscaping. Some institutions boast courtyards in their complex, or a soothing fountain in their lobby area. All these are relevant provisions in engaging the mind in the healing process. One simple solution, however, is often overlooked: clean, clear windows.

Of all the conditions doctors’ or dentists’ offices, hospitals, or nursing care facilities can affect, sparkling clean windows represent one of the simplest, most economical solutions to calmed spirits, restful minds, and happy patients (and staff 😊). With the windows as a pre-existing condition of the building, maintaining them simply makes sense to the upkeep of your investment.

Proper window cleaning is a skill which serves as preventative maintenance to your investment and promotes improved patient care. The difficulty lies in the procedure itself. Many facilities have large numbers of windows – enough that maintenance crews can’t hope to keep up – especially with other duties as priority. Even small offices struggle to create that streak-free sparkle. As any doctor knows, expert tools and techniques matter.

Hiring a professional to clean your windows can seem daunting. All medical institutions face the dilemma of hiring a contractor due to the unique insurance and scheduling concerns in the industry. Whether a physician’s complex, chiropractic center, optometrist’s building, surgery center, dental facility, long or short-term care establishment, or even urgent care facility, the symptoms are the same.

Thankfully, Anew Contractors are as qualified in treating medical facilities as the doctors are at treating their patients. With four different types of insurance protection and experienced, non-invasive scheduling skills, Anew alleviates the pain of hiring a pro.

Anew Contractors specializes in exterior cleaning of medical facilities and are fully approved by reputable firms; with a little research, you might find they’re already set up for your facility’s requirements. Their painless, customizable “Set it and Forget it” program makes maintaining your windows routine – no more worries.

Whether you’re the property manager, director of maintenance or housekeeping, or even the custodian, your position’s success is a vital part of patient recovery and well-being. Anew Contractors is ready to come to your aid, reflecting the same quality you promote.

Find the relief you’ve been seeking.

Alert your staff to set up an appointment today by calling or texting us at 765-430-6692.

In the meantime, enjoy these sites of affirmation and refreshment:

Easy-read article on the healing effects of nature – even as viewed from a window: goo.gl/XsVZgi

Professional medical article on the correlation between viewing nature and healing: goo.gl/aaVFu1

Nature scenes with music: goo.gl/TSprTr

Nature scenes with music or nature sounds only: goo.gl/tAK000

deck staining and cleaning

Making Memories that Last

Your hand slips slightly from the beads of water on your glass as you raise the cool beverage to your lips. You smile at the children laughing in the kiddie pool just beyond your deck-perch. Laughing yourself, you call them in to get ready for dinner, your mouth watering already with the pleasant aroma of backyard barbeque. The kids’ wet footprints and dripping swimsuits dot your deck with tiny puddles. Soon, others will arrive for an evening of memories shared and made anew.

This is summertime in Indiana.

We know the good weather and opportunity for outdoor time will only last so long. Preserving your precious memories is paramount. Protecting your time to make those memories is equally important. Caring for your well-chosen investment of your deck, pergola, and other outdoor wood structures that provide those precious memories just makes good sense.

As wonderful as the warm summer sun, drip-droppy footprints, smoky barbeque, and lots of foot traffic are for preserving memories, they aren’t so good at preserving your deck. Hot sun dries the wood; water expands it, creating cracks; and lots of foot traffic and food debris take their toll on your wood surfaces. Add to that the reality of Indiana’s changing seasons, and your investment in money and memories can quickly lose it’s luster if not properly maintained.

Thankfully, Anew Contractors knows how to clean, prepare, and maintain your deck to give you many years of memories. Here’s how they do it:

  1. Evaluate its current condition; no need to invest more than necessary, no point in doing less.
  2. Pre-treat the wood to kill mildew and loosen dead fibers – deck busters if left unchecked.
  3. Clean the wood of dirt, debris, mold, algae, etc. with their soft-wash pressure washing system.
  4. Condition the wood to restore proper moisture and original color – big results, but not done yet!
  5. Apply a true, wood-preserving oil stain for a beautiful finish to last from kindergarten kiddie pool to grade school birthday parties.

While you’re welcome to spend your hard-earned weekends stripping, preparing, cleaning, conditioning, staining, and sealing your deck yourself, Anew Contractors can have you back on deck faster and save you the hassle and the money of lower-quality DIY products and equipment. (Of course, they’re also available to come re-do the DIY job later after it starts to peel. 😉)

OR …

You can call Anew Contractors to do the job right the first time (look at their reviews!) and while they’re at it, they can restore and maintain your wood *fence, pergola, wooden shed or other structure. In the meantime, you can relax, enjoy, and prepare the menu for your next outdoor celebration: inviting all the neighbors who keep admiring your beautifully restored deck and fence (and they will)!

(* Home Owners Associations – call Anew Contractors to professionally power-wash and treat miles of fences professionally with efficiency and beautiful results. They’ll make you AND your neighborhood look good!)

If you’re ready to make your deck last like your memories, call or text today at 765-250-4603

We’ll get you on our schedule, so you can have yours back!

In the meantime, here’s our contribution to your summertime celebration:

Summer shish kebabs recipe links:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19345/cooking-methods/bbq-grilling/kabobs/

https://www.pinterest.com/lindakryling/shish-kebab-ideas/?lp=true

https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/grilled-skewer-recipes?utm_term=.ulbl8jZdx#.vvPdoVqEN

Add some fresh melon and cool drinks – and don’t forget the disposable tableware for easy clean-up.

Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy your deck and fence restoration – and your neighbor’s appreciation!