One of the most costly issues a building can have is caused from water getting in and causing damage to the various building materials. Water intrusion is responsible for rust, spauling concrete, rotten wood, and mold developing.

caulking can save energy and prevent damage

Krystal Klean is one of Jacksonville's leading waterproofing companies

Although Krystal Klean started as a painting remodeling company, we got into waterproofing on accident.

For years, we were hanging off your buildings in hard to get to areas cleaning, and your engineers would come out with a caulk tube, point to a window, and say, “It’s leaking can you caulk around it”.

Many times we would take the tube of whatever product was handed to us and caulk the perimeter of the window.

As we looked at these joints we realized something was really wrong. There were multiple layers of this caulking and none of it seemed to be adhering to the area addressed, or to the other products that it was getting placed on. As a result we were getting called back to redo work constantly because the windows were still leaking.
Years later, we have spent many, many hours educating ourselves to the proper procedures of caulking joints, and surface preparation.
There are products that are designed to last for 2 years, and there are products designed to last for 20 years. Many building managers or owners don’t know the difference so spend more money than is necessary in the long run if the right product had been used.
The right product can be used and still a joint fail. This is due to improper joint preparation. If the worker just cuts out the old failed product but doesn’t remove all the residue from it, your 20 year product is only as good as the failed surface that it was applied to.

Storefront windows are a great way to enhance curbside appeal, providing they are cleaned on a regular basis. After all, no customer wants to shop at a “dirty” store. But just how often should commercial windows be cleaned?

Unfortunately, there’s no one right answer to this question and instead, it depends on a few factors. If you live an area that experiences poor weather, such as lots of rain, snow and ice, you’ll need to clean your windows a bit more. Heavy traffic areas are also subject to more cleanings, as fingerprints and busy shoppers are sure to create more mess.

In general, commercial windows should be cleaned 2-3 times per year. This removes buildup before it becomes a bigger problem and also allows a chance for the windows to be inspected to check for any liability issues. For in between cleans, professional-grade glass cleaner will ward off fingerprints and mild buildup.

Contact Krystal Klean today at 904-271-2077 for a free estimate for your next cleaning!


Not only does cleaning out your gutters look better, but it prevents rain from spilling over the gutters, creating flooding in the home. Sure, you can handle the job yourself, but who wants to drag out the ladder and spend hours in an uncomfortable position, putting yourself of risk? Instead, hire a professional gutter cleaning service that can get the job done fast – and reasonably priced.

Gutters should be cleaned about twice a year, although this does vary depending on where you live. For example, being in an area with lots of trees can cause the gutters to get clogged more often. Since professional companies offer free estimates and quotes, be sure to check out a few companies in the area before hiring a service.

Also be sure that the service is fully insured and has reputable references. Many companies will even provide written testimonials from customers directly on their website, which is a great way to check out what others are saying. Finally, before signing an agreement, make sure that what you agreed to in terms of price and completed work is written in the contract.

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