If you’ve moved down here to SWFL from the North, you may run into something you never had to deal with in your originating state. . . being part of an Home Owners Association or HOA. Many of the towns in older communities up North were developed one house at a time over a period of time, as opposed to the many planned and developed communities here in Lee and Collier counties. As such, they do not have rules and regulations beyond county and town zoning laws. However, our beautifully developed planned communities here have a lot of wonderful shared amenities such as beautifully landscaped common areas, elevators, swimming pools, clubhouses, parking garages, fitness rooms, and security gates. As such an HOA is necessary to ensure that residents of the community are all equally responsible for maintaining common areas, as well as keeping their own homes, townhouses or condominiums maintained to the satisfaction of the entire community.
An HOA is a legal entity that governs a community of homes, including subdivisions, condominiums, townhomes, or planned community. HOAs operate within state statutes to enforce regulations and collect assessments from homeowners, while also taking care of maintenance repairs of common areas. Their main purpose is to maintain the quality of life for all of the community’s residents and protect the property values for all of the owners in the community.
To fulfill that purpose HOAs set out certain rules that all residents must follow called covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). The bylaws and CC&Rs commonly also include procedures the HOA must follow when taking any action to enforce the rules. HOA’s will also govern how well you maintain your residence and will often enforce how well you maintain your property, which can include everything from lawn maintenance to keeping your roof clear of mildew and your driveway and lanai clean as well. While none of us likes to be told what to do with our own property, keep in mind that you moved into an HOA community because the property values often higher for HOA communities for a reason, and that’s because they always look great. And because of that, the residents of a community will keep a weather eye on whether or not you are keeping your own property looking nice. If you are in violation of any of the HOA covenants, you will receive a written notice, and told how much time you’ve got to correct the problem.
Florida law allows HOAs to impose fines against members, tenants, guests and invitees who violate the community’s CC&Rs, articles of incorporation, bylaws or any rules adopted by the association. Fines may not exceed $100 per violation, and the fines may be imposed for each day that the violation continues, with a statutory cap that the fines cannot exceed $1,000 per violation.
The HOA must provide written notice to an owner of any alleged violation, and allow the owner time to fix the violation, before fining or suing that person. At UnderPressure, we call that notice a “nastygram,” and we are here to help you avoid a fine if the issue is a dirty roof, driveway, walkway in front of your house, moldy lanai enclosure or filthy pavers.
If you do receive a violation, take the time to read it and understand what it’s for, keep your cool – as long as you’re not a repeat offender, it’s probably not a big deal. Then give us a call at UnderPressure and we will take the cleaning steps necessary to get your property looking fantastic quickly, have you avoid paying a fine, and keep you out of getting in hot water with your HOA. Give us a call at UnderPressure at 239-218-5085!
Recently we’ve been hearing the words clean, sanitize and disinfect a lot. In fact, the terms have been used in a way that makes them sound interchangeable, however it’s important for you to know that they are not. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (reported April 2, 2020, data has been changing rapidly, so this was the newest information at the time I was writing this blog post), examined how long COVID-19 can live on certain surfaces. The study looked at how long the virus can live on plastic, copper, stainless steel and cardboard. According to the study, viable virus cells were detected for up to three days on plastic and stainless steel surfaces. This is why cleaning and disinfecting has become so important to our health.
First I’ll give you the Centers for Disease Control’s (DCD) explanation of why it’s important for you to know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, and then I’ll tell you how we are helping our community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC defines cleaning as “removing dirt and impurities from surfaces and objects by using soap, detergent or another cleaning product and physically scrubbing the surface. Cleaning removes visible dirt, it does not necessarily kill germs, mold or fungi. (We are talking about hard surfaces here, plastics and metals, not your hands by the way, washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds does indeed kill the coronavirus.)
Sanitizing reduces the number of germs on a surface by using a proper sanitizing solution and leaving it on the surface for at least 30 seconds before washing it off.
Disinfecting kills the germs on the surfaces by using a stronger sanitizing solution, and a leaving it on the surface for a longer period of time. Disinfecting is the process that is needed right now to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus. According to the CDC website a simple mix of 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon of cold water works for disinfecting the coronavirus, as long as you leave it on the surface for at least one minute to five minutes before washing it off with clean water.
At UnderPressure we’ve been helping keep our SWFL community clean and disinfected for a long time. Our BioWash solution is a medical grade biodisinfectant, so whenever we’ve used it on roofs, houses, driveways, lanais or other hardscapes, it is not just cleaning, but also disinfecting those surfaces.
If you are a customer, you may already know we clean those areas we just listed, but you may not know that we also clean lots of different types of spaces, places and hardscapes. And during this time period when people cannot congregate in certain spaces, we are disinfecting HOA community playground equipment, park benches, handrails, and pool furniture. We are using the CDC’s bleach disinfectant solution and leaving it on the equipment for at least five minutes before powerwashing it off to be sure everything is germ free.
If you are a property manager or president of your community HOA, give us a call, we’d love to help you keep your community safe and disinfected. And we are still cleaning other surfaces too! Give us a call at UnderPressure at 239-218-5085!
At Under Pressure, we pride ourselves on being cutting edge in this industry. That’s why we never pressure wash a roof, any kind of roof. We’ve used a soft-wash technique for years, and the moment a new “green” cleaning solution and application process was available, we incorporated that into our business as well.
With our hot, humid climate here in SWFL, our roofing materials get really gross black streaks on them regularly. Those black streaks are bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma, which is more than unsightly looking, it’s down right destructive to your roofing materials. You see it’s a microorganism that puts down roots that start to disintegrate your roof! Along with that bacteria are other organisms like mold, fungi, algae, mildew, lichen, and moss. Pressure washing merely blows the outer, visible signs of these organisms, leaving the roots in place, so mold, mildew and bacteria grow back fairly quickly.
Many roofing surfaces are made with materials that can be metabolized by these microorganisms. For example, shingles contain limestone, which contains phosphates, an excellent source of nutrients for algae, mildew, and bacteria to feed on. These microorganisms will break down a roofing surface and cause decomposition. This in turn, will also aid the process of erosion caused by running water such as rainfall.
Our BioWash system removes these microorganism stains safely! In addition, this green solution is completely safe for all of your landscape plantings and grass because it’s biodegradable. It’s effective on all kinds of roof tiles. The formulation of the product and the application techniques the company trained us in allows the cleaning solution to have a longer dwell or linger time, which means less run off, and increased results from just one application. The product does not damage tiles and returns them to their original color over time. One of the best things about this product is that it actually works with the rain! When it rains, the enzymes in BioWash are activated, deeply cleaning and preventing the stains from returning, when you schedule regular preventative services with us.
BioWash is also a great solution to keeping your brand new roof, on your brand new home, from ever getting those black streaks. So if you’ve moved into a new construction home, even though the roof is not dirty right now, you should consider having us BioWash it right now, and get on a twice a year maintenance plan. You will literally never see a dirty roof, and your roofing materials will last longer by never letting the microorganisms that cause damage to take root.
Not only will your roof love that, your insurance company will as well. Because when it comes to insurance, maintenance can go a long way toward saving you money. Many insurance companies require that homeowners maintain a clean roof as part of house maintenance in general. Maintenance helps to sustain the longevity of your roof.
There are other benefits to having your roof cleaned regularly as well. When we are on a maintenance plan with you, and we come twice a year to clean your roof, we are also the most likely ones to see any damage you may have sustained to your roof over time, which can mean smaller repair and replacement bills in the future. Cleaning your roof can reveal areas of it where the tile is worn out or damaged, so they can be replaced if needed. When we are up there, we can see if there are tiles that are dried out and crumbling, or buckled and ready to come loose! We can see where there are soft spots along the surface, or discoloration that indicates water damage to the interior studs and joists. Once you see the areas of damage, you can have them repaired quickly, before it becomes a leak that can damage the interior of your house.
Our BioWash service is an industry first, and we hope you’ll call us today to clean your roof with this environmentally and roof friendly product. If you’re interested in having the black stains on your roof removed safely and with long-lasting results, give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085!
Large commercial parking garages. . . on TV and in the movies they are always the location shown as dark and scary where bad things can happen. As the owner of a parking garage this is the last thing you want people to feel about your place of business. But if your garage is dirty, covered in graffiti, with gum residue and oil stains in the parking spots, your location’s reputation will certainly take a hit. You want your tenants and customers to feel your parking garage is a safe space to leave their car, and to walk back and forth to it. One of the best ways to do this is to take advantage of our professional power washing services. Here’s some of what we will provide:
First and foremost, when it comes to graffiti, you want it removed as soon as possible because the longer it stays up, the more likely you will be to end up with more graffiti! This type of vandalism tends to induce more vandalism of the same kind. We will remove it quickly and put a stop to it spreading, minimizing the risk of more vandalism.
The spray paint used by graffiti artists is pretty toxic and trying to remove it yourself is a risk to your health. You don’t want to be playing with solvents that release noxious fumes or can splash onto your skin. And here’s something else you may not have thought of. . . graffiti is often used by gangs to claim their territory. As such, they sometimes threaten those people they find removing their “tags.” We can remove it safely, and quickly for you.
Gum: A Sticky Problem
Gum stains can be a real problem for parking lots and parking garages. They are difficult to remove, especially in our hot Southwest Florida climate as it melts into porous surfaces like concrete and stone pavers making it hard to scrape off. Those black blotches all over the place look dirty and unkempt, and nobody wants to risk of stepping into a wad of gum and dragging that around on their shoes for the rest of the day. Worst of all, just like with graffiti, when people see a place is trashy. . . they throw more gum and more trash on the floor of your garage! Pressure washing is a great solution to removing the gum stains from your garage.
Cars Leave Stains
A parking garage is full of cars and cars can potentially leave a lot of unsightly stains. Oil stains and tar stains and anti-freeze leaks are all difficult materials that are prevalent in a parking garage. They are also very difficult to remove. However, power washing can effectively keep your garage free from these types of unsightly stains.
Preventing Cracks and Holes
The concrete in a parking garage can break down over time due to the build up of oil, salt, and other common chemicals brought in by the cars and trucks parking there. By having your garage regularly power washed, you extend the life of the materials used to build it, preventing some common issues with cracking and pot holes and delaying the need for resurfacing the garage.
Our pressure washing service can extend the life of your commercial parking garage, and provide your business with a good reputation, because cleanliness provides your customers with a feeling of safety and trustworthiness. Give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085!
Whether it’s an office high-rise building, a stand alone restaurant, or a store in a strip mall, your commercial property, the building itself, as well as it’s surrounding sidewalks and parking lot, are all actually a big part of your business’s marketing tools. If you want to attract new customers—and maintain your existing clientele—be sure to keep your building looking the best that it can. Ironically, the more successful your business, the more foot traffic and vehicle traffic you’ll get, which can be hard on your building’s exterior. As a first impression, the state of your structure and grounds says something about you and how you conduct business. A dirty-unkempt building and grounds are signs of neglect which will eventually lead to less customers and unproductive workers. Nobody wants to work somewhere that looks rundown, and few people want to do business there either.
At Under Pressure, we will use our pressure washing services to clean your commercial building’s roof, exterior walls, sidewalks, and even the parking lot. We use the best power washing tools, and cleaning techniques to get rid of graffiti, dirt, grime, grease, oil, and even gum.
A Dirty Roof Can Lead to Rot
Your roof may just look grimy, but the rain and humidity we get here in Southwest Florida means moss, mildew, and algae is what’s really covering that roof. Along with bird droppings, which are acidic, these can lead to rot, corrosion and decay of your roof and your building’s surface structure. We can remove it easily with regularly scheduled power washing, to reduce build up and help save on future repairs. Our BioWash treatment can kill these harmful contaminants before they cause damage, as well as prevent their return.
Unplanned for Graffiti Looks Low Class
Getting rid of graffiti is important, because nothing makes your business look low-class and neglected like graffiti on the outside of the building. Paint thinners are toxic, so letting us pressure wash the graffiti off is much kinder to the environment and the exterior of your building.
Sidewalk and Parking Lot Stains Are Slip and Fall Hazards
Parking lots and sidewalks can easily get unsightly stains from grease, gum, dirt and foot prints. We can power wash them clean, leaving you with better looking grounds, that are also less of a slipping hazard, giving you peace of mind, and avoiding possible slip and fall lawsuits as well.
A Regular Maintenance Schedule Means Peace of Mind
How often do you need to get your commercial building pressure washed? As a general rule if your property is an office building, washing it seasonally is a great way to keep it looking attractive. If your facility receives heavy foot or vehicle traffic or if you are a health care office or restaurant your facility may need more frequent washings. The same is true for properties near construction sites that generate dust or a facility such as factory that would generate dust on its own. (With the increase in construction in Southwest Florida, whose business is not near a construction site?) Investing in a consistent pressure washing schedule with us at Under Pressure can instill faith in your customers and employees that you value their health and well-being. We provide a variety of pressure washing services, including roof cleaning, concrete cleaning and sealing, and parking lot cleaning.
Clean Workspace Shows Pride
When you keep the exterior of your commercial property clean, you reduce the number of potentially toxic safety threats that enter it. When a building looks clean and well maintained, productivity and customer service improve. Employees want to take pride in their workplace. The results can help encourage business growth, improve employee morale, and create an overall better aesthetic. The first thing your customer or visitor sees is the outside of your property. A well maintained exterior shows pride in your operation. By including commercial property pressure washing in your building’s maintenance program, you will ensure that your facility’s appearance gives the correct message.
Give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085!
When it comes to residential roofing, asphalt shingles are one of the most common materials used because they are durable, long lasting, and affordable. They may not be as “showy” as the red tile roofs you see, but they can withstand severe weather, like wind and rain, and that’s one of the reasons builders often choose to use them here in Southwest Florida.
However, cleaning and maintaining your shingle roof is critical to its lifespan. So much so that some home insurance companies are demanding maintenance, or you risk having your policy dropped. Why is it so important? Because, aside from losing its original color, and looking terrible, your dirty-looking shingle roof most likely has algae, bacteria, and fungus growing on it. And those living organisms can cause major damage with your roofing materials, requiring replacement, rather than just a cleaning.
Let’s look at what the bacteria actually does to your shingles. The filament root system of the fungi and algae are growing on, and digging in to your roof. Fungi and algae that are growing on a roof have root systems that open up tiny cracks in the shingles, causing damage to them, and ultimately decomposition. They spread the shingle like a fan. Because the shingle is attached on the back, the front ends of the shingle flare and roll. This is because the shingle is widened at the front more so than the back. Research shows that the bacteria within the mold and algae on your roof actually feeds off the limestone, which contains phosphates, and other materials within the shingles on your roof. These microorganisms break down the roofing surface and cause them to decompose. This in turn, will also aid the process of erosion caused by running water, such as rainfall. So they are eating away at your roof and shortening the lifespan of it dramatically, and our hot humid days allow them to thrive. That’s right, if your roof isn’t cleaned regularly, especially if algae is visible on it, it can lead to rapid deterioration of your shingles.
Shingles help block UV rays, which as you know, we get a lot of here in Southwest Florida. And without being properly blocked, UV rays lead to less energy efficiency and higher electrical bills, as you will end up having your air conditioner running more to keep the house cool.
Aside from being really bad for your roof, the algae, mold and fungi present on your roof may also be dangerous for the people living in your household who have allergies or asthma.
And finally, the end result is you’ll have to replace your roof much sooner than you should need to. Have you priced out roofing lately? It can cost more than $10,000 to get your roof replaced!
When the pressure washing industry was started back in the 1980’s, there were lots of roof cleaning companies who pressure washed shingle roofs to clean them. But at Under Pressure, we never pressure wash a roof, because pressure washing is really bad for all types of roofs. Any type of pressure washing on shingles literally sprays 10-15 years off the life of your roof! Using high pressure can remove the aggregate granules from the asphalt shingle leaving them unprotected from the elements. High pressure will not only damage the shingles, but it will void your roof's warranty!
What’s worse is that pressure washing may make it look like it’s gotten rid of those black streaks, but it will only be a few months before you start to see them again. That’s because the black streaks are a living organism that has already put down roots in your shingles. When you merely pressure wash, you do not blow the roots off the roof, so the bacteria, mold and mildew grow back quickly.
We, at Under Pressure, strictly use only Roof Cleaning Institute of America approved techniques to clean roofs. We do not use "high pressure" or "low pressure" washing on roofs. We clean with no pressure applied to the roof at all. Also, we use minimal walking on roofs to maintain the integrity of the roof. We use a cutting edge solution called BioWash, that safely and effectively removes these microorganism stains!
The BioWash solution is completely safe for all of your landscape plantings and grass because it’s biodegradable. It’s effective on all kinds of roofs, including asphalt shingles. The formulation of the product and the application technique allows the cleaning solution to have a longer linger time, which means less run off, and increased results from just one application. One of the best things about this product, is that it continues to work over time. Every time it rains, your roof will get cleaner and release a protective barrier from the algae that stains your roof, deeply cleaning and preventing the stains from returning, when you schedule regular preventative services with us.
Our BioWash service is an industry first, and we hope you’ll call us today to clean your shingle roof with this environmentally-roof-friendly product. If you’re interested in having the black stains on your roof removed safely and with long-lasting results, give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085!
When you purchase a townhouse or home in a planned development or gated community here in Southwest Florida, you are often obligated to join that community’s homeowner’s association (HOA), pay monthly or annual fees for the upkeep of common areas, and maintain your home within the HOA'.
In addition to maintaining common areas, HOAs also set out certain rules that all residents must follow called convenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). Rules may include what color front door you may have, whether you are allowed to line dry your laundry outside, whether you can have a satellite dish, the size and type of pets permitted, and so on. In a subdivision with individual homes, regulations may include what color you can paint your home, the exterior landscaping you can do, the types of vehicles you can park on the street or in your driveway (no RVs, for example), permissible type and height of fences, and restrictions on window coverings for windows facing the street.
HOA’s will also govern how well you maintain your residence and will often enforce how well you maintain your property, which can include everything from lawn maintenance to keeping your roof clear of mildew and your driveway and lanai clean as well. While all of this can be a pain, remember the covenants are there to help maintain the quality of life for the entire community and to protect property values for all of the owners.
No one likes to get a letter saying they’ve broken the rules and may be being charged a fine by the HOA if they don’t maintain their property properly. However, the HOA is obligated to fairly and consistently enforce governing documents. If it didn’t, chaos would ensue.
Here at Under Pressure, we call those HOA maintenance letters “nastygrams.” This is the time of year in SWFL, when many HOA’s send out their maintenance “nastygrams.” And if you’ve gotten a “nastygram” about mold and mildew on your roof, your driveway, your lanai or your sidewalk, we want you to know that we are here to help you avoid getting a fine from your HOA. Call us now and we will get that dirt and mildew handled immediately, getting you out of hot water with your association, and making your home looking fantastic
In the Fall up North people get a very clear reminder of the need to clean their gutters. . . falling leaves need to be removed before the big snows begin. But here in Southwest Florida, we don’t really get that reminder, we simply have to remember on our own that getting our gutters, soffits and fascia cleaned regularly not only keeps our house’s curb appeal, but also prevents long-term damage to our home. That’s because soffits not only contribute to the appearance of your home, but also help to ventilate your living space inside. Keeping the soffits clear of debris is important for uninterrupted air flow in your home and preventing mold growth as well. Clogged debris in your soffits leads to a high concentration of moisture, and any time we have moisture long term here in SWFL we have mold and fungus growth issues.
First let’s take a quick look at why your home may have soffits and fascia. These two things are interrelated and used when installing a roof. Together they help prevent mold and mildew from entering your home’s rafters. Soffits and fascia increase air ventilation and protect the areas of your home that are difficult to cover with paint. Fascia is used to create a barrier between the edge of the roof and the outside. It protects the roof from weather damage, and also provides a point for the gutters and drain pipes to attach to your roof.
Soffits and fascia require a soft pressure wash setting and a low-pressure nozzle, which is what UnderPressure excels at. You never want anyone to use a high pressure water blast when cleaning your soffits, as that could cause water to flow into the attic of your house. When soffits and fascia become too dirty, they also become harder to clean. Because of this, you want to get in the habit of getting them pressure washed regularly to avoid dealing with a huge mess or a more expensive maintenance issue.
Gutters are used to channel rain away from your home and your home’s foundation. With the torrential downpours we get here in Florida, a clogged gutter could cause a water backup that could cost thousands of dollars in roof damage. In other news. . . have you ever seen the citrus rats we have here in SWFL? They are huge, and dirty gutters are the perfect nesting spot for rodents. How often you get your gutters cleaned depends largely on the number of trees you have around your home. If you have a large number of trees on your property, you should be checking your gutters at least every four to six months to make sure they are not clogged.
If you’re interested in having your soffits, fascia and gutters cleaned safely and with long-lasting results, give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085.
Hurricane Irma left so many people in the SWFL area needing new roofs. Although the event was two seasons ago, there are still people who have blue tarps on their roofs as they wait for their insurance company to approve of the repair. But, even worse than those blue tarps are the houses who have had part of their roof repaired, but not gotten the entire roof washed after the repair. This leaves a very bright shiny new area of tiles, which makes the dirty tiles even more obvious. Having us come in to BioWash the entire roof is a good practice for many reasons, one of which is to have your entire roof look great. But there are other reasons which will extend the life of the whole roof. The condition of your roof has everything to do with its lifespan, so giving it the attention it needs saves you money in the long run. Let’s talk about some reasons to get your roof cleaned, and some different types of roof materials and their needs.
Let’s take a peek at this situation from a new angle, because having your roof cleaned on a regular basis, also allows us to see any damage you may have sustained to your roof over time, which can mean smaller repair and replacement bills in the future.
By cleaning your roof, it can reveal areas of it where the tile is worn out or damaged, so they can be replaced if needed. When we are up there, we can see if there are tiles that are dried out and crumbling, or buckled and ready to come loose! We can see where there are soft spots along the surface, or discoloration that indicates water damage to the interior studs and joists. Once you see the areas of damage, you can have them repaired quickly, before it becomes a leak that can damage the interior of your house.
Our BioWash service is an industry first, and we hope you’ll call us today to clean your roof with this environmentally and roof friendly product. If you’re interested in having the black stains on your roof removed safely and with long-lasting results, give us a call at Under Pressure at 239-218-5085.
I’m in a business referral group that I attend once a week. Often, I request referrals to go do some “stripping” for people, and this always gets a big laugh out of the guys in our group. But the truth is, stripping is a huge part of my business, since what I’m actually talking about is stripping failed paver sealer and resealing people’s driveways, walkways and lanais. That’s because unfortunately, brick paver sealers often fail here in Southwest Florida, turning white or hazy and making people’s pavers look terrible. And that’s because the wrong sealer was used or applied in the wrong way.
In fact, poor sealer selection is one of the top reasons for failed paver sealer jobs in SWFL, where our humidity and the level of our water table here changes everything when it comes to sealing pavers. People tend to think they are sealing pavers the way you would seal a stained or painted wooden deck, where the goal is to keep the water out. Pavers do need to be sealed, don’t get me wrong, but it’s to keep the paver surface from wearing away due to foot traffic, UV rays from the sun, and the pounding rain we get here. If left open to these elements, the finer materials from the surface of your pavers, which is where the color is, wears away, leaving your pavers looking old and worn. The sealing mistake that is often made, is using a solvent-based sealer (other names for solvent-based sealers are: oil, Xylene, or acrylic-based paver sealants, so don’t be fooled if someone tells you they are not solvent based.). These sealers are designed to keep water and moisture out. Here in SWFL, we live in a subtropical climate with humidity in the air, heavy rainfall every day during the summer, and a high water table level underground, which permeates through the ground soil, through aggregate paver-base material and into the porous brick pavers, which then gets trapped between the paver and the thin top layer coating of those solvent based sealants, not allowing them to breath. This deteriorates the bond the sealer has with the paver, turning it a hazy white. This is a sign that water is trapped between the sealer and the paver, detaching the sealer from the paver. Once this happens, the sealer pretty much needs to be stripped, and a new sealer applied.
Other reasons you may have hazy white sealer on your pavers include:
These are the reasons behind failing paver sealers, but unfortunately, there’s only one way to fix the problem. Once your pavers look white and hazy, it is best to have that bad sealer completely stripped off and re-sealed the correct way.
At UnderPressure, we spent the time and energy to find the right paver sealer for our climate. That’s why we began testing some of the water-based sealers available in the marketplace. I wanted a sealer we could apply immediately after pressure washing, but one that would not turn white. My goal was no more down time, immediately beautiful results, and pavers that looked enhanced and gorgeous for a long time.
We were excited to find a company in Florida that manufactures water-based sealers. Seal ‘n Lock manufactures their products right here in Tampa, FL, which means they truly understand the limitations of our local weather and environment. We most often use the Seal 'n Lock Super Wet sealant, which is a water-based urethane modified acrylic sealer that penetrates the pavers and provides a protective barrier, wet-looking surface and excellent joint stabilization.
This product is also consistent with our dedication to being responsible with the environment. Our product is not harmful to any vegetation, and does not produce any toxic odor. The sealing of paver driveways with this system not only protects the brick pavers, but it also ensures structural performance while inhibiting insect and weed infestation. Under Pressure's use of this system definitely provides the highest quality product with the best application process. The other thing I love about Seal ‘n Lock is that they annually offer myself and my employees the opportunity to continually educate ourselves about sealers. That’s why our employees at Under Pressure go through training once a year with the Seal n Lock company to ensure we know the best products to use and how to apply them correctly.
The fact is this, if you have brick pavers, you need to get them professionally sealed. Our sealer protects the surface of your pavers from the weathering caused by those high-powered UV rays we get here in the South. While the concrete pavers themselves are highly durable, the colored pigments in the pavers can slowly fade over time, due to the UV ray exposure. Sealing the pavers helps to keep the paver’s colors vibrant even in bright sunlight.
Let us help you keep your brick pavers looking great and lasting for more than 30 years! By letting Under Pressure deep clean and seal your brick pavers every two years, your driveway, walkway or lanai will better resist dirt and oil, keep weeds from growing and prevent cracks from forming, providing your home with gorgeous curbside appeal!
Give us a call for a free estimate to have the failed paver sealer stripped off the surface and re-sealed the correct way. Call UnderPressure at 239-218-5085
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