Soft Washing & Pressure Washing

Now let’s talk about how to clean your Home and Flat surfaces properly.

Did you know you rarely use pressure in Pressure Washing? I mean, yes we use it, and yes it is necessary, but a Combination of Chemistry (cleaning solutions) and physics (pressure washing) is best. There are all kinds of cool reasons to use the combination of agitation (pressure) and chemistry in your cleaning process:
  1. Chemistry Kills Mold.
  2. Chemistry ensures things stay cleaner longer.
  3. High Pressure cleans out the Pores of surfaces.
  4. Allowing the chemistry to work better. (refer to #1 & #2 above)
  5. Chemistry gives suspension while Pressure gives extraction.
  6. Chemistry gets rid of those pesky lines you see in peoples drive-way. You know the ones that show where exactly their cement and side-walk have been cleaned by a surface cleaner. (note picture below: see those three clean lines down the center of the sidewalk? The cleaner didn’t use bleach and those areas are cleaner because that is where they cleaned the sidewalk “twice” by overlapping that area)
Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 6.50.29 AM We are no dummies. We believe in science. Now, we’re no good at fixing equipment, that’s why we use a mechanic, but by golly you want us to clean stuff WITH that equipment that is where our specialty lies. Cleaning safely is important no matter what is being done. Many cleaning companies use bleach in an unsafe way that causes plants to die. Unfortunately, this is common enough that we have to warn you, but also that we can tell you we are safe and responsible with our cleaning products and will make sure that your landscaping is not affected by our cleaning process. Cleaning solutions like bleach, that break down into salt, damage plants by “stealing” moisture from the dirt around a plant, drying out the roots and preventing the plant from getting the water and nutrients it needs. Some things that you can get Pressure Washed and/or Soft Wash are:

Screen Enclosures and Screens Can Be Soft Washed

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Driveways and Sidewalks Can Be Soft Washed or Pressure Washed

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Natural Stones: Soft Wash Only

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Marble, Limestone, Travertine, Granite, Slate. (explanation of picture: gave a sealer sample to the homeowner for her travertine) Youtube video on before and after of Travertine.

Natural stones are soft and shouldn’t be pressure washed. If they are pressure washed you can expect premature distortion of the stone be enlarging the natural holes (for example travertine) and eroding the sand under the stones. Assuming the stone is on a sand and not on a concrete foundation.

Man Made Products: Porcelain, Grout, Brick, Concrete & Ceramic Tile Soft or Pressure Wash

Pavers: Cleaning, Sanding & Sealing Soft or Pressure Wash

Pavers can be soft washed. This is the preferred method. Pavers that have been repeatedly pressure washed lose their color and sand from the foundation of the paver. Pavers can be gently washed using chemicals when they have been properly sealed and maintained at appropriate intervals. If a paver is cleaned and sealed properly there is no need to add pressure when maintaining the paver assuming the 1 year, recommended, cleaning & sealing interval is kept.

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Stripping Old Sealer off Pavers Pressure Wash

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Homes (We make sure this doesn’t happen)

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Roofs

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Wood Decks Outside Upholstery and Rugs

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Fences & Walls

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So give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to give you a free quote and schedule an appointment.