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How to remove rust stain from concrete

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To remove rust stains from concrete or any other surface has always been difficult and problematic for the home owner. I purchase oxalic acid in powder form SoapGoods for $2.09 per pound and mix it myself. I find that the savings are considerable $0.016 a fluid oz. that's right $0.016 less than 2 cent per fluid oz. Now compare that to the prices at the big box stores anywhere from $0.18 to $0.66 per fluid oz. You will only find rust remover in the liquid form at the big box stores which I find to be another problem. Now, I don't know about you, but that is what I would call a considerable savings. Remove rust stains from concrete with this simple trick.read more

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How Often Should You Power Wash Your Home?

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Residential power washing is like any other standard home maintenance task, meaning it is something that should be completed on a regular schedule. In general, most professionals recommend power washing your home at least once each year, but certain factors may require you to power wash your home, or specific areas like your deck, roof, or gutters, more frequently. There are several considerations when determining how often your home should be power washed:

  • Your area’s climate and environment.  Do you live in a wet, humid climate? Are there an abundance of trees on your property? Is your environment prone to dust storms? These are factors that may warrant more frequent power washing. For example, roof contaminants like mold and mildew are more prevalent in wet and humid environments. Or, if your home is surrounded by trees, your gutters may need more frequent cleaning to remove leaves and branches.
  • You and your family’s health and wellness.  If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma or other type of respiratory illness, you may want to consider having your home and roof power washed several times a year. Left untouched, your home may foster the growth of harmful contaminants such as mold and algae. Breathing in the spores of these materials can become a severe health risk over time. Regular, preventative power washing can ensure these contaminants never have a chance to grow on your home’s exterior—ensuring the safety of you and your family.
  • Your planned home renovation projects.  Planning to paint or refinish areas of your home’s exterior? Consider power washing in advance of these projects to clean and prepare the surface of your home. Power washing before you paint will ensure that your new paint adheres to your home and lasts much longer.
  • Your personal preference.  One person sees your home more often than anyone else—you! If you feel your home’s appearance is not up to par, you may decide to power wash more frequently. A desire to maintain your home’s beauty and curb appeal is a perfectly acceptable reason to have your home regularly power washed!

Ready to schedule a residential power washing service? Call the professionals at Perfect Power Wash today for all of your needs. Our services include house washing, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning, deck cleaning, and concrete cleaning.

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Signs Your Deck Needs Some TLC

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A deck is a valuable extension of a home, providing a space for entertainment and relaxation throughout the year. However, a deck has to endure the elements of the outdoors. In some areas of the country, this means intense temperature fluctuations, harsh winters with heavy snow, and spring seasons with high amounts of rainfall. All of this can be extremely tough on a deck, even one built with composite materials touted as being low-maintenance or virtually maintenance free.

Just as we clean other areas of our home’s exterior, we also need to clean our wood and composite decks. Pay attention to these signs that your deck needs some extra care and could benefit from a professional power wash:

  • A dull, faded appearance: Has your deck lost its natural wood aesthetic over the years? Many decks are built with beautiful, rich wood but, over time, those wood pieces can become dull and muted as the result of a buildup of dirt and grime. You don’t have to just live with a faded deck. Restore your deck to its natural beauty with a safe, effective pressure wash.
  • The presence of black or green spots and streaks. Those blemishes on the surface of your deck are not just an eyesore; they are signs of harmful algae and mold. While we worry about the presence of these contaminants on our home’s siding and roof, we sometimes forget these living organisms often adhere to our deck, as well. If you do not take action, you could be breathing in the spores of algae and mold every time you host a barbecue or sunbathe on your deck. That is certainly not ideal. A thorough deck cleaning using specialized cleaning detergents will kill these contaminants and help prevent them from returning.
  • Corroded deck fasteners and connectors. Over time, metal fasteners used in building your deck will be prone to corrosion, a degradation process that happens when metal materials interact with chemicals in the environment. A routine fresh water power wash will help prevent corrosion.

Do you recognize these signs of wear and tear on your deck? Call Perfect Power Wash today to schedule your professional deck cleaning.

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How to Choose a Roof Cleaning Company

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The roof is one of the most important parts of the home, but too often, we tend to neglect it. Without proper attention and cleaning though, it can become dirty, a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, and could become damaged, so that water gets into your home. Proper cleaning of the roof helps to keep the roof looking great and free of debris. Cleaning from professionals can help to increase the lifespan of your roof as well. However, you have to make sure you are choosing the best possible roof cleaning company for the job. Here are some tips so you can be sure you are always working with the best.

 

What Does the Company Do?

 

A number of different techniques and options are available for roof cleaning and house cleaning. What does the company you are considering use? Do you have a choice of what type of cleaning to have? Will the company take the time to explain the different options and help you understand why one method might be better for your property than another method? In addition to cleaning the roof, does the company offer gutter cleaning and other gutter services?

 

Who Are They?

 

Does the roof cleaning company have experience working with different types of roofs? Know what type of knowledge the professionals are bringing to the table, and make sure they have the proper licensing and insurance. Check out their BBB rating, and perhaps look up some testimonials and reviews of the company so you can see what it might be like to work with them. The more you learn about the company and how they operate the better. Checking online reviews is a great way to learn quite a bit about the company.

 

When you speak with the company and their representatives, make sure they are truly professional in the way they deal with you and how they answer your questions. They should never be dismissive, and they should do their best to help you get answers to your questions.

 

What Is the Cost?

 

While the cost should not be the only factor you consider when you are choosing a company, it should certainly factor into the equation. The best roof cleaning companies will offer estimates to give you a better idea of how much the service will cost for your roof. If the cost seems too high, you should feel free to get another estimate and never feel pressured by the company to do business with them.

 

Once you choose a company and they come perform the roof cleaning for you, it’s time to evaluate them and see if they really lived up to your expectations. Does your roof look great? Were they professional? Was the price right? All of these things will factor into your decision when you have to clean your roof the next time. Once you find a great cleaner for your roof, it’s a good idea to keep using the company you know delivers on their promises.

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The difference between a power wash and a soft wash you make the decision.

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For many people, the ability to keep their homes nice and secure also brings into the fact that their homes need to look clean and well maintained. This ensures that people will be less likely to attempt anything, but it also helps to raise the value and profile of the home quite dramatically. Suffice to say, this can be make-or-break for some people and will ensure that you can keep the family safe as well as keep their property looking the very best that they can.

So, how do you go about doing this?

At A Cleaner Choice, we provide a wealth of different house wash solutions such as a soft wash and power wash solutions. The differences between each system are fairly stark, though, and it’s vital that you understand what you are undertaking otherwise it can come back to be quite a problem later on down the line. We want to look our soft wash solutions, and how they can benefit you in the long run.

 

What is Soft Washing?

Whether it’s home cleaning or roof cleaning, soft washing can be the preferred option for many people. It all depends what you want to use really – do you want to clean with mechanical power and sheer force of will? Or would you rather let (completely safe) chemicals destroy the damage and the dirt and give you a spotless property once again?

Soft cleaning uses the chemicals to ensure that no damage is done to the property during the process. In turn, these chemicals will lift all dirt and debris from the project and make it look spotless once again. It’s a hugely viable trick that you can use to your benefit, and will ensure that you get a safe and effective house wash that will leave the whole place looking spotless.

Whether it’s the home that you need to wash the roof or even deck cleaning that has to be carried out you can use soft washing to eradicate previous problems and leave your home looking remarkable.

By using low pressure, this is modified on a job-by-job basis to help clean up the mess and make the property look as good as it can. The main differences between soft washing and power wash solutions are described a bit further down below, but this is by far and away the most “careful” of the options.

Whilst not every surface can be cleared with a soft wash, the chemicals used to lift up the damage can be hugely thorough and will be enough for the vast majority of jobs that you need to undertake. It makes a big difference to go down this route, and give yourself the perfect way forward in terms of getting a totally bespoke cleaning solution. Cleaning plans are totally bespoke with soft wash procedures, too, which can really help get perfection.

The Benefits of Soft Washing

There are many individual benefits that come from using a soft wash over a pressure wash, and you can ensure that your property will be able to become spotless and clear again unless you are dealing with the most stubborn and ingrown of debris and mess. Here are just some of the main benefits that can come from using a soft wash solution, making your life so much easier than before;

ü  Maximize the curb appeal – When your home is looking clean, it will look its best. When you are looking to get your home to look its best, though, you need to think beyond just the home itself. What about the curbs outside? That surrounds your home? On the road and the general area nearby? It can pay off to use a soft wash on these to remove debris and bring up the value of the whole surrounding area, not just the home itself

ü  Perfect for roofs – Whilst some pressure wash systems can be a bit much for roofs in that it might lift off paint or make the roof look discolored, a soft wash does nothing of the sort. It’s perfect for dealing with everything from moss, lichen and black streaks to stains that won’t budge any other way. This is the perfect solution for getting your properties roof to look the part without having to void your warranty in any way shape or form

ü  Siding materials can be managed when using a soft wash solution, too. This will ensure that anything from vinyl and dryvit to aluminum and brick can maintain their original shape and color without being damaged by the soft wash solution. This will give you something that can be used on just about any surface without doing any kind of prolonged damage

ü  Soft washing lacks the power and the presence of a power wash and this is a good thing in many circumstances – it’s a far more nuanced form of home cleaning that will get the property looking more or less spotless with just a few simple clicks of the power washer button itself

ü  Looking to boost the value of your property? Then this is without a doubt the way to do it. This will bring everything up to a nice little standard and ensure that the whole thing looks at its best

Soft Washing VS Power Washing

Understanding the stark differences between a soft wash and power wash is very important – you need to understand what you are dealing with, and how the easiest way to move it and give yourself the help that you need to get the problem dealt with right away. Here are just some of the things to consider along the way that will make a big difference between using soft washing versus going for power washing;

ü  Power washing will typically cause damage to things like brick and even concrete – so think it will do to your light siding vinyl panels, or other similarly light material. It will effectively smash it in and leave you with replacement costs to deal with. With a soft wash this problem is more or less impossible as the PSI levels reached are nowhere near high enough to cause this kind of trauma and damage to your property, regardless of the duration

ü  Soft washing can be used on anything from concrete and bricks to vinyl and roofing – it will more or less lift up whatever you need without damaging the surface below. It’s perfect for deck washing as well as I will keep the decks original structural integrity whilst removing any of the stains and damage that you were looking for

ü  Power wash solutions are only really needed when you are dealing with a properly old piece of mold or debris that has entrenched itself onto the building – usually, though, using power washing is very important

ü  A good soft wash, like the one that A Cleaner Choice provides, can do the damage of any good power wash in terms of removing even the most awkward of problems. If you notice mold or black stains you can remove them using a soft wash – pressure washes are really only for the most horrible of problems. Therefore, for the majority of the time you will be turning to the ever-popular power washing system instead

ü  Given the fact that a soft wash makes use of far more detergents and chemicals than a pressure wash, you can feel confident that a purge has taken place and removed all of the original problems. With a pressure wash you don’t know what is being left behind in terms of structural decay

Power Washing

Dealing with something that needs a bit more cajoling than your typical soft wash? Then you might need to consider using a power or pressure wash. This will make a pretty clinical difference to the overall performance of the cleaning job and will tend to give you the boost that you were looking for.

It can offer a bit more power and presence but it also has a mild tendency to just lift up the paint and any other kind of style that you had underneath the debris. This is why many try to avoid using power washing as the way that they will house wash as it can cost a lot of money to get those tarnished parts re-painted or modeled.

Likewise, using power washing can rely upon brute force that will just scoop everything away and make sure the area is nice and clean. This includes anything underneath, though, and this will typically also damage things like siding panels and even roofing due to the sheer power that is being unleashed with power washing.

The real secret to using power washing is that it needs some kind of detergent in there to allow the pressure washer to actually break down debris instead of just smashing at it until it moves. This will also involve using the right level of pressure – anything over 1000 PSI is considered a power washing. So, a power wash CAN be the option but modern soft wash solutions can usually deal with just about anything.

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So, now you know the difference between a power wash and a soft wash you can make the decision about what is right for you. Not sure what to go for? Then CONTACT US HERE for more information. We can give you the right selection and the correct help, using our 5 years of experience in dealing with this kind of problems and ensuring that properties can maintain their original vigor and class.

If you need help in getting this completed we offer both soft wash and pressure wash cleaning solutions, so just let us know what you need.  

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You Need Roof Cleaning Today

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How much time do you spend thinking about your roof? If you are like most people, you probably don’t think about it very often. In fact, it might only be when you get a glimpse of the roof while chasing down an errant kite or Frisbee for the kids that you even realize just how dirty the roof is. Your roof can become a harbor for many different types of grime, gunk, and slime that can damage the appearance and the integrity of the roof. Let’s look at some of the different things that can grow on your roof.

Lichens, Moss, Algae, and the Accumulation of Dirt

Lichens have the potential to destroy shingles, and you can’t remove them manually without damaging your roof. Moss can grow on your roof as well, and since moss can hold water, it can cause serious damage to the roof. Again, this is something you should not try to remove manually. Algae can be a problem in many places as well. The algae can leave noticeable dark stains on the roof that ruin your home’s beauty and could make potential buyer’s turn away from your home before they give it a chance. Dirt build-up and even rust stains can affect the appearance of your roof too. It is important to have a clean roof so your home offers the beautiful appearance and curb appeal you know it has.

Why Clean Your Roof?

Roof cleaning is an effective way to take care of all of the problems mentioned above. It is a fast and convenient way to renew the look of your roof. People in the neighborhood will be happier that you have a clean roof, and you will as well. Your home is a major investment and a huge source of pride, so it makes sense that you would want to keep it looking as nice as possible. This is true whether you plan to sell your property or you simply want to improve the curb appeal for yourself. In some areas, insurance carriers require a clean roof before issuing or renewing home insurance policies.

There is also the potential for mold growth. As many already know, mold can cause health risks for people and for pets. Removing the mold, and all of the other elements growing on the roof, is essential for a happy, healthy, and beautiful property.

Roof Cleaning can do more than just make the home look better. It can also help to improve the life span of your roof. Best of all, you do not have to do it on your own. In fact, trying to clean your roof on your own would be a losing prospect for most people, simply because they do not have the tools or the knowledge to do it the right way. Instead, it makes much more sense to speak with a professional about setting up an appointment for the roof cleaning.

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The roof cleaning professionals at ACleanerChoice.Com will let you know more information for roof cleaning, the different methods, what’s growing on your roof, the cleaning process, preventive treatment and other services available.

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the horror that may lie behind your filter rails

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Hello PWCies, I have another horrific post for yall. When's the last time you double checked behind your filters? More specifically when's the last time you checked behind your filter rails? What we keep finding is that most companies won't touch up there. We have been on jobs where we are literally digging grease out from behind them. Some of these places where days away from a big chunk of grease falling down on top of their cooking equipment and causing a massive fire. This is another spot that a lot of restaurant owners and managers will over look because it's not an easy spot to see from the ground. That is exactly why these vent hood cleaners will pass them up to speed up the process and get on to the next job. This is a terrible epidemic that's spreading all across San Antonio and the rest of Texas. I use the word epidemic because it can be cured by hiring a reliable vent hood cleaning company and checking up on these hard to see spots. We hope that with our combined efforts, we can eradicate this disease and keep your hoods looking brand new and grease free.


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food trucks

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We just completed a deep cleaning of a food truck on the 11th at one of our wonderful customers' locations. They are and we are very happy with the service and for those of you that don't know what a deep cleaning entails, we literally scrape and scrub all the grease from head to toe, completely clean the truck and wash off the outside of the truck. Our going rate is $185.00/food truck for a deep cleaning.we can't wait to get more and more food trucks on the schedule to be serviced.


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Your roof and what you dont know

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When's the last time you've been on top of your roof after a hood cleaning? Do you even know what it looks like up there? What we've found in our experience is that most vent hood cleaners, when they're done cleaning your system and have gotten grease all over the place up there. They won't clean up after themselves or will just spread it around to make it look like it's less of a mess or not their fault at all and if they really care about you and your restaurant they'll go ahead and pour a chemical on it called grease away and just leave it there. Well, what that chemical is supposed to do is it breaks down the grease and gets it off the roof and when the next rain comes it's supposed to wash away with the rain. it's a wonderful thing we would never use it but it's a wonderful concept aside from the fact that the grease is still there it didn't magically disappear from the chemical and now its all going down your gutter across your parking lot and into the gutter and plants destroying our environment and unless you have a perfectly flat roof it's also pooling up on your roof leaveing grease stains and chemical stains on it some times even a couple thousand feet away from the treated area. We've come across multiple locations where we've gone on the roof to find a catastrophic mess or from those guys that really care, tons of stains and grease spread out all over the place. We just got done with a massive job that was just like that. Where we had walked several thousand feet away from the service area, where there wasn't t a fan in sight and we were still finding grease and grease away (we have a video on our website). It's stuff like that, that we don't find acceptable. We can assure you that when we finish servicing you, you can walk up on that roof and not find a speck of grease that we put there and for a low fee, sometimes for free if it's not too bad we will go ahead and knock out whatever the other guys left behind. Roofs are a very looked over spot that's why it's so easy to get away with not cleaning up so just keep in mind do you really know what's going happening on your roof.


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Pressure washing and the hazards it poses to the environment

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Have you ever watched your driveway, porch or patio get pressure washed ? Have you ever researched the materials that they use during the process? Well, we have and you may be surprised to find that the chemicals that some pressure washing companies use are hazardous to the environment. To the extent that most water utility companies (such as S.A.W.S. Here in Bexar County) are against it and require that the chemical laced water be collected and hauled off to be safely disposed of and here it is running down the street into the nearest storm drain, washing down into your grass and plants surrounding your house. Leaving you to be none the wiser as you hand them the cash for a job well done and send them on their way.withwithl, do with the fact that those chemicals pose such a threat to the environment that the city and county are against using them is the very fact that we choose to use a high pressure steam cleaner for all of your pressure washing needs. It's not only safer for the environment (since we use nothing but water) But it cleans better and faster than any regular pressure washer on the market. We've been known to take an ugly, stain ridden piece  of concrete that most of us call a driveway and turn it brand new to the point where the customers come out and tell us that it hurts to look at because it's so white. So the next time you decide to get your driveway porch or patio pressure washed I ask you to go ahead, take a peek out your window and see what's really going on so that you're not one of the people to get tricked into destroying the environment.  Here at Grease Posse we take the environment and our customers to be our greatest concern and are always looking for ways to provide you better quality service and keep you informed on all the in's and out's of what we do and what we don't do and why we don't. Hope we can see you soon and make your driveway hurt your eye's 

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Kitchen Equipment Repair

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Here at Grease Posse we would love to inform our customers that we are expanding our growth by adding additional services to include Kitchen Equipment Repair and Food Truck maintenance. We can't wait to expand our realm of services even more so we can offer more for our customers. 

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Grease Posse

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Hello and welcome to Grease Posse one of the leading pressure washing companies in the San Antonio area, but our service doesn't just stop in San Antonio, we travel all the way from Doss to Austin and we would be happy to provide service to you where ever you may be. There are a lot of companies out there that you can choose from but none will offer the service and reliability that our owner operated company can provide, so give us a call or click on any of our links to check us out who knows you may just like us.

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Pro Pressure Washing

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Rig washing, tank cleaning, fleet cleaning 

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Low Ballers!

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Make sure you don't lower your price because of low ballers!

Stand your ground.

Show the customer how good you are by providing testimonials.

Guarantee your work.

Show up on time.

Dress well.

Be courtious.

Sincerely,

Tim

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Be carefull who you hire!

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Be carefull who you hire when pressure washing!

When bidding out a pressure washing job make sure you always do the following:

  • Check their reference
  • Ask for a copy of thier insuracne
  • Are they a member of the BBB?
  • Did they show up on time?
  • Were they well dressed in uniforms?

You will be asking these peiople to come to your home! Make sure you just don't go on price! There are many ways a contractor can cut corners.

 

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Ready to hire a contractor to re-finish your deck? Make sure you understand what you’re getting!

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Beware of the ridiculously low priced specials you may find advertised. These deals are volume based meaning, the goal for that contractor is to get as many jobs scheduled and completed as quickly as possible to make up for those crazy low priced deals. They may also try to up-sell you other services to help offset that special low price.

To prevent unnecessary repairs, your deck should only be trusted to a professional wood cleaning contractor – a contractor that professionally cleans or strips your deck’s existing finish, uses cleaners that are safe around your plants and landscaping, properly neutralizes and brightens your deck, and applies a sealer that will be effective in preventing future deterioration. And most importantly, take the time it needs to ensure its done right!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before having the work done:

Paints and solid color stains are generally not suitable for horizontal substrates subject to the weather, such as exposed deck and porches. The film-forming properties of these paints and coatings work against them in these situations. Penetrating semitransparent stains and water repellent finishes, on the other hand, do not generally peel or blister as they age. They fade and erode off the surfaces as they weather, making re-coating a much easier task. Wood is a dynamic substrate. Since these penetrating semi-transparent stains do not form discreet films, they are better able to move and breathe with the wood during the weathering cycles. One thing to remember, the goal of keeping your deck maintained is to ensure the re-finishing process does not cost you an arm and leg when its time to have it re-done. Solid stain or paints can not be stripped without professionally sanding the surfaces to remove the old coating. This absolutely has to be done before applying a new sealant. If not, the sealant or stain will not penetrate deep into the wood and will only sit on top of the surface having zero affect of protection and peel off within months. Not to mention trap the old mold and mildew under the original stain causing further damage. Stay with an oil-based semi-transparent or if need be a semi-solid stain. These are much easier to remove, look very nice and provide the best protection.

When used on decks, bleach-based products can do more harm the good. Not only are they ineffective in removing dirt, surface deposit, gray and UV-damaged fibers – they can leave the deck with a whitish’ unnatural tone due to the bleaching out of components in the wood. Treatment with hypochlorite-based products can also result in premature graying of the wood.

The most common unprofessional method by the low priced contractor is to blast high pressure 4 inches away from your woods surface using no cleaning solution in order to save money.  Do not allow this to happen! If this is the method they plan on using than you know right away to steer clear of that contractor.

After the cleaning process a neutralizer or wood brightener should be applied and rinsed. This will provide for a more professional looking finish when the stain is applied and bring the wood back to its natural PH balance. You will not get this process performed with the cheap deals because its an added cost in supplies and labor.

Finally, make sure you know and educate yourself on the best type of oil-based stains to use when sealing your deck. Stay away from the store bought stains you find at Home Depot or Lowes. If you had to use one, only use Olympic stains and sealers for semi-transparents.

Another rule of thumb to remember is no stain will last longer than 3 years max. No matter what the can states. It may still look nice cosmetically but the truth is, mother nature has already taken over and has begun to wreck havoc on the surface. Have your deck re-sealed every 3 years if possible and never go past 4. Look for wood preservative sealers like TWP or Armstrong-Clark.

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Top 5 Benefits of Mobile Fleet Pressure Washing

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What does the appearance of your fleet say about your company? Fleet pressure washing is a necessity to help make sure your vehicles accurately reflect your company’s services. With mobile pressure washing operations in seven of Canada’s major cities, it’s simpler than ever to maintain a positive image for your enterprise and ensure the road-worthiness of your vehicles, regardless of the size of your fleet.

If you’re considering hiring a mobile truck washing company, consider the following benefits:

1. Save money.

When you work with a mobile fleet washing company, you don’t have to pay any of the overhead expenses related to purchasing the latest fleet pressure washing equipment; training your staff to use the washers correctly; or paying for pressure washing-related damages out of pocket. Mobile pressure washing services assume those costs, so there’s less of an impact to your bottom line. Plus, clean trucks weigh less, making them more fuel-efficient.

2. Improve driver productivity.

When you provide fleet pressure washing, your employees will thank you for your investment in them. When drivers are responsible for cleaning their own rigs, they may not feel a great sense of loyalty to their employer. In order to avoid falling behind schedule, employees without access to a mobile pressure washing service often wash their own trucks during their down time. Consequently, you end up with an annoyed employee and a truck that doesn’t get cleaned as often as you’d like. On the other hand, providing access to a mobile pressure washing company helps keep employees motivated and on schedule.

3. Enhance your company’s image.

Your vehicles are both advertisements on wheels and a mobile storefront for your company. When there are two equally attractive fleet companies, a prospective client will always choose the one with better-looking rigs.

4. Save time.

The speed and mobility offered by a fleet pressure washing company takes the work and down time out of maintaining the cleanliness of your vehicles. Trained professionals can do a thorough and safe job faster than most fleet drivers. Moreover, a clean truck is less likely to get pulled over and inspected by a police officer, which saves your drivers time.

5. Stay compliant with environmental laws.

Washing a semi-truck produces a lot of waste that can harm the environment. Consequently, your city may have regulations about the handling and disposal of wastewater. The earth-friendly cleaning solutions and waste management methods used by a fleet pressure washing company will help keep your company compliant with environmental laws while preventing toxins from entering local watersheds – something your business can feel proud to advertise.

With more than fifty years of industry experience, Scotts Pressure Wash delivers high quality pressure washing results to improve your business’s bottom line. Scotts now has seven locations in Canada, with more than twenty mobile units. Constantly innovating and leading the industry in our commitment to the environment, Scotts is the largest independent power washer enterprise in the nation.

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Power Washing - Pressure Washing

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Power Washing

The process utilizes environmentally safe chemicals and will not harm pets, plants or grass areas. Power washing removes mildew, mold and ground-in dirt that may be caused by acid rain.

  • Houses: Power washing your house will give it a bright, clean look, as if it were newly painted or vinyl sided. The process will remove built-up dirt, mildew, mold, and streaking that can be caused by acid rain or rotten, molding plant material.
  • Decks: Power washing your deck opens the wood grain for deep penetration of the deck stains or wood preservative. It will remove discoloration, stains, mold, mildew and old peeling paint.
  • Patios and Walkways: Restore the natural beauty of your stonework. Make your patio look like new again and feel confident when entertaining.
  • Driveways: Your driveway takes a lot of beating - road dirt, sand, mud, oil and grease can be brought into the driveway from the tires on your car. Clean this mess up by having us remove  the grease, stains and finally power washing !!!
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Roof Cleaning VS Roof Replacement in sterling virginia

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Roof Cleaning VS. Roof replacement

Thinking about replacing your roof? You have more options than you think. If your roof is in good working order but has unsightly black streaks and algae you don’t need to replace it. There is another way to get a brand new looking roof without replacing your existing one and that is pressure washing. Instead of dropping five thousand dollars or more on a new roof, consider contacting a local pressure washer that offers roof cleaning. In most cases home owners spend less than 10% of the cost of a new roof and the results speak for themselves. Roof cleaning is a newer industry here in northern Virginia and many people are unaware that roof washing even exists but more southern states like north and south Carolina, roof cleaning is common place.

Many pressure washers are starting to pick up on this new service because let’s face it, it’s a much cheaper alternative to roof replacement and money is tight for many people. If you’re a doubter as to the effectiveness of roof cleaning just do a little searching on Google and you will quickly find out the results are impressive. It really doesn’t matter what color your roof is, even the brightest white roof covered with all kinds of black streaking and algae growth will come out looking sparkling brand new again.

If you are in the northern Virginia area and might be considering your options give me a call at (703)297-7589 and ask for mike. You can also check out my pressure washing website. We are one of the few pressure washing companies in the area who offer this newer service.

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New site

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New website is up and running www.yakimapressurewashing.com, please visit.

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Building Facade Cleaning

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Bay­wash recently com­pleted work at Bay City Electric’s new 8000 sf head­quar­ters facil­ity in Poway.  The ware­house needed deep clean­ing to pre­pare for the new busi­ness. Bay­wash prepped the floor and applied acid wash to areas that required deeper clean­ing. The crew then used a Mos­matic heavy duty vac­uum recov­ery sur­face cleaner to deep clean areas that were heav­ily stained. The next step was to pres­sure wash the entire area with 200 degree water at 3000 psi using our truck mounted pres­sure wash­ing sys­tem.  Along the way we reclaimed wash water in accor­dance with the San Diego Storm Water Man­age­ment and Dis­charge Con­trol.  The crew then rinsed down all walls and bay doors and cleaned up excess debris and dust, leav­ing the ware­house ready for service.


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