It’s fairly easy to be hired to pressure wash driveways, pavers, roofs, sidewalks and lanais for individual homes. But it’s not as easy to get in good with Home Owner’s Associations or property managers for large housing and apartment developments. That requires a consistency in delivering a very high quality of service. At UnderPressure, consistency of service is one of the things we really pride ourselves on. But honestly, you don’t have to take our word for it. We’d much rather let you hear it from some of the property managers for large complexes in our area. After all, their honest opinion of us is the only opinion that counts. So let’s hear what they have to say about UnderPressure.
Bob Delaney, Property and Portfolio Manager for Resort Management
Pete and UnderPressure have been providing services for a number of my properties for around four years. They’ve done a variety of different types of services for my homeowners, from cleaning and sealing driveway pavers to cleaning roofs. My first impression of Pete and his team is that they were very professional in the way they handled themselves. Whenever I have Pete come bid on a job, he shows up to look over the building on time, and he gives me a reasonable price. It may not be the cheapest price, but then when I get bids for a job, I rarely go for the cheapest bid, because quality of work is also important.
Pete is very ethical and trustworthy. When he gives me a bid, it’s a real bid, and the price is what he says it will be. He never low-bids me and then comes back later for more money, and yes I’ve had other companies do that. What I tell the vendors who win the bid is this, “Get it done right the first time. I don’t want my phone to ring after you are done. I have a lot of work to do myself and I don’t want to spend my time answering annoyed resident’s phone calls.” Pete and his team are great about getting it done right the first time, and they are very responsive. There are a lot of non-responsive contractors out there, but Pete is great about responding really fast, to any questions or complaints or bidding opportunities I have. If I contact him, Pete will be there in a day to bid on a job, and then he gets the bid back to me quickly as well. And he’s very flexible about things, and completes every job in a timely fashion, which is good because we are always in a rush.
Pete is extremely responsive and calls me back right away when I need anything. He also tells me right away if he can’t do something I’m asking for, and he always has suggestions for ways to improve on how we are doing things. For example, we have a number of single family homes who are all responsible for paying for their own roof cleaning and paver cleaning, and if I ask Pete to offer a discount to them for his services, he is always willing to do that and to offer me a coupon for those homeowners.
What some vendors don’t understand, and Pete does, is that the officers of the HOA’s all talk to each other all the time and compare notes about vendors their community has been using. They know when a job is well done and when it’s poorly done, even if it’s not in their own community. So if you do good by one HOA, then chances are very good, they will mention you to other HOA’s who are near by and you’ll get lots of business that way.
It’s my reputation on the line if I hire a company for our properties. If I recommend a vendor and say they will do a great job, then they better do just that, because I’m not going to put my reputation on the line unless a company is worthwhile. And UnderPressure has always come through for me, which is why I request bids from them regularly.
Scott Monk, former Property Manager for Castle Group Property Management
I worked with Pete many times over about a three-year span. I got his name and number from another property manager. That kind of referral goes a long way with me and with other property managers. He told me Pete was straight forward, knows what he’s talking about, and fairly priced. But the thing he said that made the biggest difference was, “Pete will meet with you at the beginning to look over the job and bid on it, and he’ll meet with you to go over the job at the end and make sure you are both on the same page and to make sure it was done right and we are happy with the work.” Not everyone will take this extra step, but Pete does every time.
Pete is also really flexible. We ask for bids from several vendors for each job. Sometimes there’s things that need to be pressure washed that are not part of the original job. For example, if I get the club house pressure washed, I also want the little bus stop in front of it to be cleaned. Nine times out of ten Pete will throw that in without going out there with a measuring tape and nickel and diming me to death.
I’ve never had a problem with any of the jobs I’ve trusted to Pete and Under Pressure. He has a high level of integrity and is honest about what he can and cannot do. Often pressure washing guys will come in and just yes you to death. For example the area they are cleaning might have an oil stain. And I’ll ask if they can get rid of it and they just tell me yes, they can disappear it. Pete will tell me the truth, that oil stains never completely disappear when pressure washed, though he will do the best he can. He doesn’t try to sell you lies just to get the job.
My experience with Pete has been fantastic. We have to get our properties washed at least two times a year, and it can get pricey. We have to bid out those jobs every time we do it. Pete is always on the money when it comes to price, and that just means that his pricing is really very fair.
Roof cleaning is fairly new and only became an industry in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It was primarily started up in the Southern United States, with the state of Florida being one of the main areas of growth for the industry. And no wonder, because down here in Southwest Florida (and the rest of the state), we have the primary ingredients that make bacteria, mold, and mildew grow. . . namely heat and humidity.
Initially, roof cleaning companies used pressure washers to clean the ugly black streaks from people’s roofs. However, if you read our last month’s blog post, you learned how bad pressure washing is for all roofing materials. Any type of pressure washing on shingles literally sprays 10-15 years off the life of your roof. The high pressure removes most of the granules of the shingle, and usually voids the roof's warranty. Pressure washing on tile roofs is just as damaging. The high pressure actually shifts the tiles out of place or cracks them.
Plus, pressure washing does not really take care of the root of the problem, and it will only be a few months before you start to see those ugly streaks again. That’s because the black streaks aren’t “dirt.” The main culprit of those black streaky roof stains is a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. It’s a bacteria! That means it’s a living organism—it’s a plant that will put down roots. Other forms of microorganisms can be found in union with the bacteria, including mold, fungi, algae, mildew, lichen, and moss. When you pressure wash, you do not blow the roots off the roof, so the bacteria, mold and mildew grow back quickly.
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 can cause damage to shingles such as uplifting, spreading of shingles, and decomposition. The roots open up tiny cracks in the shingles, tiles or other roofing materials. Many of these organisms growing on roofing surfaces do much of the same thing. 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.
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.
The good news is that through a technique we use here at Under Pressure called soft washing, these microorganism stains can be safely removed! We at Under Pressure strictly use only Roof Cleaning Institute of America approved techniques to clean roofs. Those black streaks are an organic pest that are better addressed with algaecides such as you would address a fungal infection in your garden. Soft washing simply uses a cleaning solution to clean your roof. Our Under Pressure technicians simply spray the solution on your roof at around the pressure of a garden hose, and let the chemicals do the work. The solution sprays around forty feet so there is minimal walking and movement on your roof. Most importantly, the cleaning solution actually kills the algae growing on your roof all the way down to the spores. Because of this “non-pressure” technique, your roof will stay clean for years and you won’t need to worry about any damage to your roof.
As you can see, at Under Pressure, our roof cleaning products do the work for us. They even continue to work after we drive away. Every time it rains your roof will get cleaner and release a protective barrier from the algae that actually stains your roof. These methods have been tested and used for several years, and thousands of roofs and has been proven the best and most effective.
Another thing that’s important, at Under Pressure we demand that our policies and techniques follow the safest routes to protecting Mother Nature. When chemicals are used to enhance and speed up the cleaning process in roof cleaning, pressure washing and power washing, we go the extra mile to ensure that we use ONLY biodegradable materials that are environmentally friendly.
If you’re interested in having the black stains on your roof removed safely and with a long lasting results, give us a call at Under Pressure at 866-579-6942.
Under Pressure uses a pressure-free method that’s good for your roof!
Let’s talk about some fun stuff like algae and bacteria! What, that’s not a fun topic for you? Well it’s certainly a fascinating topic for us here at Under Pressure. Because algae and bacteria are what make up those black streaks on your roof! And we have a great solution for taking care of them.
But why should you even bother with that? I mean if you’re not selling your home anytime soon, maybe curbside appeal is not as important to you. But the truth is that those streaks are more than just unsightly. . . they are eating away at your roof! Your roof is one of the most expensive components of your house to repair or replace.
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.
Not only that, if your roof is being eaten away by algae and bacteria, then you’ll have to replace your roofing 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!
So, now that you know this, you want that black streak off your roof right away don’t you? And there are plenty of options in how to get rid of it. There are several techniques used to clean tile roofs in Southwest Florida, but the most common is pressure washing. The problem is . . .
You should never pressure wash a roof.
Here are some reasons why:
1. When you pressure wash a roof, only the top layer of algae is removed while the spores remain alive in the porous tile. So that black streak may be gone, but only for a short period of time. The stains usually reappear within a year and you will need to get your roof cleaned again. And meanwhile, that algae is still eating away at your roof.
2. Another thing that you should be aware of is that pressure washing can cause a lot of damage to your roof. When using a pressure washer to clean a roof, the technician is applying up to 4500 psi of water to your tiles. That can easily cause tiles to shift and a large amount of water to spray underneath the tile and ultimately shorten the lifespan of your roof. Technicians also have to walk a great amount on almost every tile to ensure they are all clean. This causes broken, cracked and shifted tiles on your roof.
3. For red tile roofs (such as you often see here in SWFL), pressure washing can remove or dull the glazing on the tiles. Once that glazing is removed, the coloration of the tile begins to fade, leaving you with a pinkish roof. Eventually, it will start showing the bare cement, leaving you with an unsightly roof.
4. And if you have a shingle roof, the pressure washer can damage those shingles even more than tile. 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 from the asphalt shingle leaving them unprotected from the elements. High pressure will not only damage the shingles but it will void your warranty.
5. Surface cleaners, water brooms or any type of "low pressure" washing is still pressure washing and very harmful to the life of your roof.
For these reasons, you should always hire someone who knows what they are doing (hint: That would be us at Under Pressure! Don’t be fooled by the name, we pressure wash the areas of your home that are safe to pressure wash, such as your driveway, but never the roof.). Professional roof cleaning is a relatively new industry and a lot of people just go in there and they think that if they have a power washer that they are able to clean a roof. You should never allow anyone who utilizes a power washer or pressure washer to clean your roof.
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. Also, we use minimal walking on roofs to maintain the integrity of the roof. The products applied to the roof do the work for us. They even continue to work after we drive away. Every time it rains your roof will get cleaner and release a protective barrier from the algae that actually stains your roof. These methods have been tested and used for several years and thousands of roofs, and have been proven to be the best and most effective methods for cleaning a roof.
To state the obvious, here in Southwest Florida, it is very humid. We also have a high water table to contend with. That means there is constantly moisture trying to escape from the ground, as well as moisture in the air. What does all this have to do with the brick pavers in your driveway and lanai? Well in most places in the U.S. people can use solvent-based sealers to keep their pavers looking beautiful, but here in Southwest Florida that just doesn’t work, and that constant humidity is why.
A lot of people think that the solvent-based sealers, which are designed to keep water and moisture out of your pavers, are good for your pavers, but they are wrong. There are several problems with trying to use solvent-based sealers here. To begin with, most of these sealers require 2-5 days to complete the job, depending on weather and drainage conditions. After pressure washing, the pavers have to dry completely, the joints have to be re-sanded, and then the solvent-based acrylic sealers can be applied. The dependency on weather resulted in loss of time for us at Under Pressure. As in most businesses, time is money for me, plus, do you really want to have to wait several days for your driveway or lanai to look fantastic?
We used to run from one job site to another several times per job to determine if a paver area was dry enough to be sealed. Even after ensuring the surface was dry enough, we still incurred problems with the pavers. Which leads me to mention the second more important issue with solvent-based sealers, which is that they also trap water and moisture in the paver. This moisture and water will begin deteriorating the bond that the sealer has with the paver and when this happens your sealer turns a white color. That white color is an indication that the sealer has detached from the paver and there is water trapped between the sealer and paver. Once this happens, the sealer pretty much needs to be stripped, and a new sealer applied.
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!
If you are having a paver driveway or patio installed, you need to be asking yourself: “Should I have my pavers sealed?” Having your driveway or lanai enhanced by pavers is a lifetime investment in your home’s curb appeal. After installation, protecting this investment requires regular maintenance. But you can extend the beauty and lifespan of your outdoor pavers by having a sealer applied to them to protect them and keep them clean. While pavers are versatile and look great in nearly any outdoor environment, it is important to seal them to keep them looking and functioning their best for many years to come. Especially after having them thoroughly cleaned, applying a layer of sealant to brick pavers is vital for maintaining a clean surface and preventing weed growth.
People often mistakenly compare sealing pavers, to sealing a basement or sealing a deck, where the goal is to keep water out. However, when it comes to pavers, that’s not the goal. Pavers should be sealed regularly to prevent the surface of the paver from deteriorating from foot and vehicle traffic, UV rays and rain. Exposure to these three elements causes the finer materials in the surface of your paver to wear away leaving only the larger aggregates. The finer materials at the top of the paver are where all the color of your paver is held because the larger aggregate won’t absorb the color in the manufacturing process.
Especially here in Southwest Florida, you must beware of the UV damage the sun can cause to your pavers. Paver sealers are valuable for protecting the surface of the pavers from the weathering caused by those high-powered UV rays we get here in the South. UV degradation causes many materials to break down from extended exposure to the sun. 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.
The best thing is, sealers can make your pavers look even prettier right from the beginning, because they can draw out the colors and contrasts found in the pigments, and create greater visual interest, much the same way varnish does with wooden surfaces. Some sealers have a “Wet Look” that produces a beautiful surface on the paver that definitely produces more curb appeal.
Perhaps the most important benefit of sealers is that they make pavers less porous, which helps limit stains, since the pavers are less able to soak up oil or dirt, etc. Sealing your concrete pavers makes spill cleanup easier when they do happen.
We, at Under Pressure, go the extra mile when it comes to sealing paver surfaces. We feel that applying a high-quality product on your paver hardscape is necessary to provide the gorgeous finished product our clients demand. We are proud to offer the Seal 'n Lock system and products to our homeowners, to ensure the best quality of service.
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 system is also the first “all-in-one-day” process that eliminates the cloudy white look pavers can get from the trapped moisture other sealers cause.
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. That’s why our employees at Under Pressure go through training once a year with the Seal n Lock company.
Your paver driveway can last you more than 30 years, but only if you take great care of it! By letting Under Pressure deep clean and seal your paver driveway every two years, your driveway will better resist dirt and oil, keep weeds from growing and prevent cracks from forming, providing your home with a gorgeous looking driveway, pathways and lanai area!
Cleaning and sealing the pavers in your driveway will make them look like new. Where else can you spend so little to change so much? The difference is striking. Sealing adds value and curb appeal to your home or business. There are many reasons to have your driveway cleaned and sealed (we’ll go more in depth into that in a later blog), but here are just a few:
• Sealing helps protect you against water damage. Water causes more damage to driveways than any other single thing.
• Sealing helps protect your pavers against oil spills, antifreeze spills, and other spills by preventing these substances from penetrating.
• Sealing just plain makes your driveway look great! Imagine turning a completely unattractive surface into an elegant and beautiful surface once again.
Now that you’ve decided you simply must have your brick paver driveway cleaned and sealed, here are a few things you need to do to prepare for us to come and do that job.
1. Free up your driveway. Several of the steps we take in sealing your pavers require lengthy waiting times when you will not be able to use your driveway. Before beginning this maintenance process, make sure you have another place to put your cars! Clear your driveway of all vehicles, including trailers.
2. Clean up your driveway. Make sure that all of the debris is cleared off of the surface of your driveway, this includes children’s toys, bicycles, lawn furniture, planters, garbage, trash cans and any other items that might be on the surface we need to seal.
3. Take care of the lawn ahead of time. If the lawn adjacent to the driveway looks overgrown, mow the lawn and trim any vegetation growing along the paver’s edge. If you have a scheduled lawn maintenance, please be sure they will not be coming until at least 48 hours after the pavers have been sealed.
4. Rinse/wash off the area 2-4 days before, if there is any chalk or fertilizer present on the driveway.
5. Don’t water your lawn. Turn off your sprinkler/irrigation system for at least 24 hours after the sealing job.
6. No deliveries. Notify delivery truck drivers that your driveway area will be inaccessible until the sealcoating job and process is complete. Reschedule or make alternative arrangements for deliveries.
7. Let it dry. Wait at least 3 or 4 hours before walking on your newly sealed driveway, and at least 48 hours before driving on it.
Sealing your driveway at least every two years will provide the best protection against the elements and keep your brick pavers looking good for years to come. Give us a call at 239-218-5085, and have us come out and give your brick paver driveway new life with an Under Pressure seal coat, to return even your older brick pavers back to their original shine and beauty.
Concrete and brick pavers can play a significant role in the curb appeal and value of your home, making it look opulent and beautiful. But that’s only true when those pavers are well cared for. So it’s important for you to take the steps necessary to keep them looking pretty, and the first step is keeping them clean to maintain their beauty. This is easily done through cleaning them weekly yourself, and making sure to hire us at least once a year to pressure wash them.
Most often used on driveways, pathways and in lanais, pavers are durable, reliable and long lasting, but they can easily start to look ugly and old when left unattended. Soon you’ll start to notice oil stains, scuff marks from shoes, scrapes and scratches from bike kickstands, or chairs scraping back and forth on them in the lanai, weeds growing in between them, and the other everyday wear and tear on them. Even worse, is that here in Southwest Florida, what you’ll deal with most often is algae growth on and in between the pavers. This can be slippery when it rains and become a real walking hazard if it is not handled properly.
But keeping your pavers clean and lovely is not really difficult, and it’s well worth the effort and money to do it. The more regularly you do it, the less time consuming it will be. And it will go a long way toward saving you money in the long run to have to do an extensive restoration on your pavers to replace them or reset them. You need to keep up with it on a weekly basis, and have them professionally taken care of at least once a year, depending on whether they get stained or not.
The weekly cleaning is a simple do-it-yourself process, just like taking care of your rugs or kitchen floor is. Sweep your pavers once a week to prevent leaves and grass and dirt from building up on them and staining them. Follow that up with spraying them down with the hose to make sure you’ve removed the dirt built up on them all week long.
If a spill happens, be sure to handle it right away, especially if it is a staining substance like oil or red wine or blood. Just like with your clothing, this prevents the stain from soaking into your pavers (because they are indeed porous), and creating a permanent discoloration. Start by using a diluted solution of dish detergent and water and scrub the stain with a brush or broom until it is gone. If it is difficult, try spreading some kitty litter over it and leave it overnight to be absorbed by the litter then just sweep it away.
Your next step is to make sure you get your pavers professionally pressure washed once a year. Should you do that yourself? No, a resounding no, and here’s why. Excessive water pressure can remove the deeper dirt, but you will remove some of the paver surface with it. You can also permanently scar the surface of pavers with streaks and lines. Pressure washing also tends to wash away the sand holding the pavers in place, and if you don’t know how to replace that sand properly, your pavers will be uneven, leaving the possibility for people to trip or twist and ankle as they walk over pavers that are lifted up or sunken due to being sanded improperly.
Under Pressure uses a special device called a Surface Cleaner to clean pavers and driveways. This tool enables us to wash a surface with a consistent amount of spray throughout the driveway. Therefore we do not leave any "tiger stripes" or missed areas on the driveway. We are able to remove most stains on concrete and paver driveways. On pavers we do something that very few contractors do, which is re-sanding of the pavers. When pavers are washed under pressure, the stabilizing sand between the bricks can sometimes be washed away, leaving the individual pavers unstable and loose. We are experts in replacing this sand and making sure the pavers are all even and looking beautiful again, so it is worth it for you to hire us for this additional service. This enhanced process is essential to maintaining the quality and structure of a brick paver driveway, pathway or lanai.
Once the pavers are completely clean, they should be sealed to maintain their look, keep them stain free and protect the surface of them from eroding. We will talk more about sealing pavers in our next blog post! In the meantime, give us a call at 866-579-6942, and have us come out and give your pavers an Under Pressure Cleaning to return even your older brick pavers back to their original shine and beauty.
There are many benefits to using a professional service such as The Cleaning Dude for pressure washing. You will save tremendous time and effort by hiring pressure washing professionals to clean the deck, driveway, the patio and also maintain the roof and gutters.
Whether you are a homeowner who wants an aesthetically pleasing pool and patio area or a business owner who needs to attract more customers to your establishment, The Cleaning Dude is experienced in rejuvenating grimy surfaces. Your satisfaction is guaranteed when a professional handles the pressure washing solutions for you.
Pressure washing is appropriate for many different surfaces to get rid of tarnishes, graffiti, deep stains and to break down debris. Products such as sand blasting, degreasers and harsh chemicals can only go so far. None is better at removing unsightly stains than pressure washing.
The Cleaning Dude has a solution that works best for removing even the deepest stains, mildew and mold. Our materials will also restore the look from wear and tear on many surfaces. These include pavements, stucco, brick, concrete and wood.
Studies have shown that many customers have subconscious responses to a business establishment. Grimy surfaces, oil spills and normal wear and tear can drive potential customers away. The best solution is pressure washing away the dirt, rather than letting the dirt drive customers to your competitors.
Should You Hire A Professional Pressure Washing Company?Using pressure washing to remove stains is also a way to reduce your carbon footprint. This environmentally friendly way to eliminate difficult stains is a reflection on your reputation as a business owner.
Hiring a professional also guarantees that the job is done correctly. Equipment purchased or rented from home improvement stores might not capture and dispose of water according to environmental regulations. A licensed and insured pressure washing professional understands the hazards and will use appropriate equipment.
As a homeowner, investing in a professional to pressure wash your home and exterior areas will save you time. Additionally, you have the guarantee that the job is completed correctly. There are limitations to renting or buying equipment from a home improvement store. We save you money by getting the job done correctly the first time.
In addition, some cities have environmental regulations for the proper disposal of water after pressure washing. These regulations can complicate matters for home owners as the equipment may not meet environmental standards. Hiring a professional pressure washing service eliminates these concerns and ensures you are not fined by the authorities.
Pressure washing is dangerous to an inexperienced person. Experts at The Cleaning Dude know which industrial power attachments are appropriate to use based on the building’s surface. They also know how to add the right amount of pressure, preventing out-of-control equipment that damages your property.
Using a professional also saves water and electricity expenses for the do-it-yourselfer. Professionals work efficiently to use minimal amounts of water. You can benefit from using a professional pressure washing service that knows how to restore the beauty of your property.
Normal cleaning can remove surface stains. A fresh coat of paint might cover up some sore spots. However, pressure washing guarantees a deeper clean that lasts longer. Get over the embarrassment of pulling into your driveway to a house that has become an eyesore.
The Cleaning Dude has a reputation for doing quality work as a licensed, bonded and insured pressure washing service. We can get rid of those unsightly stains on your residential or commercial property. You will reap the benefits of having a beautiful home or business property, increasing the resale value. Call us today and we will gladly take care of your pressure washing needs.
A dirty roof is unsightly and can make your home seem older than it is, reducing its resale value and curb appeal. Moss, algae and mold are regular culprits that grow on roof tiles and discolor them, whether they are ceramic, clay, asphalt or concrete tiles. If a roof is very dirty, with years’ worth of accumulated mud and dust, bird droppings and fungus, a low-pressure wash-down using suitable products is necessary. Someprofessional roof cleaners advocate a non-bleach cleaning method for lower environmental impact, while others prefer to use bleach-based chemical products.
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Pressure cleaning is an ideal way to remove stains from almost any kind of surface. It is also mandatory should you be considering sealing concrete or other hard surfaces. If you are cognizant of the techniques that should be employed while cleaning and are also well equipped with the necessary safety gear, removing stains cannot be done with any more ease. Time, costs and efforts can be saved by making use of these equipments. Any domestic cleaning chore can be completed with a model that has a basic pressure rate of 2000 psi. These do not cost as much as the commercial ones but effectively facilitate the cleaning operation at your home.
Uses of Pressure Cleaners
These cleaners are reliable and powerful and are put to a number of uses. They come in handy especially when you want to clean boat decks, garage floors, boat ramps, warehouses, roofs, parking lots, concrete floors, driveways etc. High quality, long use life, tremendous energy saving, shorter working times and effectiveness are the striking characteristics of a typical pressure washer. Besides this, pressure cleaning offers three important environmental benefits that are best outlined in the section below.
Environmental Benefits of Pressure Washers
Cleaning is usually associated with the use of chemicals and tough stains require stronger and harsh chemicals. They are hazardous to the environment by the release of toxins (cleaning agents when flushed may run into drain and could flood the streets) and are quite harmful to person and property. But with a pressure cleaner, these cleaning agents are not necessarily required. This is simply because pressure cleaners spray water at a great speed and force which make it sufficient to remove dirt and accumulated debris with ease.
Time and natural resources can be saved to a large extent. Besides the point that you may require relatively less time to complete a cleaning job using pressure cleaners; you also save a lot of water. A pressure washer employs force and hence the amount of water is not a priority. The reason for less water consumption is because the output pressure is 50 times more than that of a garden hose. It can be safely said that water saving happens up to 75 percent with a pressure washer when compared to a garden hose. Less water implies less energy usage by the water department.
Another important resource to watch out for is consumption of electricity. Most household or domestic cleaning operations can be handled by an electric pressure washer. While electricity cost to run a pressure washer depends upon your local electric rates and size of the equipment, average costs would only be about 10 cents per hour.
Considering the benefits offered by pressure cleaners to the environment and to its user, it certainly is considered a viable option for cleaning operations. However, it is important for you to understand its operations before handling. Also, at a time when green practices are widely practiced by many countries across the world, having a cleaning method such as this is the need of the hour.
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