Pressure Washing

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Pressure Washing

Introduction

If you have a home that is in need of some love, pressure washing can be the answer. This article will explain why pressure washing is such an effective way to improve your exterior and what types of problems it can fix.

Why You Should Pressure Wash

Pressure washing is a great way to clean your home and its exterior. You can use it to get rid of dirt, grime, mold, mildew and algae that have accumulated on your house or property’s walls and windows. You may also want to pressure wash the following:

  • Stains from paint or rust from metal surfaces
  • Tree sap from wooden decks or fence posts
  • Graffiti that has been painted onto plaster walls at night time when no one is around (or even during daylight hours)

Who Should Perform Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is not for everyone. It’s a good idea to call a professional if you are not sure what you are doing and it can be dangerous if not done correctly. If you’re inexperienced, it can damage your home and even cause injury in some cases.

If your property has been neglected or damaged by rain, snow, ice or flooding (or any other reason), then pressure washing is an excellent way to restore its appearance—and protect it from further damage by mold growth or decay!

Pressure Washing To Improve Your Home’s Exterior

Pressure washing can be a great way to improve your home’s exterior. It can remove dirt, grime, and other debris from the surface of your home’s exterior, which will help improve its appearance. In addition to this benefit, pressure washing can protect your home from damage caused by mold and mildew growth on its surface.

Pressure washing is recommended for any property that has been neglected for some time—including homes with peeling paint or weathering wood siding. If you have neglected any part of your house due to poor maintenance over time, then now might be the perfect time for you to get it fixed!

The Carolina Pressure Pros don’t just blast your house with a hose. We carefully determine the right amount of pressure that should be applied, and combine it with eco-friendly cleaning supplies to thoroughly wash your home. Our services will leave your house spotless and remove any dirty streaks that were previously sitting on your siding.

We treat your property like our own, and pride ourselves in servicing the Carolina community. While other contractors may leave you guessing whether they will show up and if they will get the job done, our house washing service technicians guarantee your satisfaction. We will leave your home looking clean and contaminant-free. Call the experts today!

Is It Important To Clean Concrete?

Owning a home takes a lot of work to maintain and keep everything in order. This includes the interior and the exterior of your home. I’m sure there are things on the maintenance list such as HVAC cleaning, roof repairs, lawn care, etc. However, I am sure there are things that have not been thought of, or that you did not realize needed to be maintained.

Today we will focus on the concrete. Just like everything else, the concrete around your home needs to be cared for and maintained. This includes, but is not limited to sidewalks, driveways, patios, even pool decks.

Due to concrete being a porous material, it may be difficult to tell when it needs to be cleaned. Here at Carolina Pressure Pros, we recommend yearly cleaning. If you do not have the experience and the tools that are need for a good, deep cleaning, then doing it yourself may not be enough and may require investing in a professional pressure washing service.

Concrete is exposed to various elements such as rain, oil, sun, and being driven on in some cases. These are all causing damage to the concrete and causing deterioration. Every bit of bacteria that gets into your concrete is slowly eating away at it. This lessens the durability of the surface and can cause cracks. You are not able to see the bacteria, therefor you wouldn’t know until it’s to late. By then, the damage could be very extensive and leave to expensive repairs.

With yearly, professional cleaning, you can help ensure that your concrete is kept in great condition. This will also help maintain the value in your home.

There are many pros to having your concrete professionally cleaned. Here are a few.

It is safer. Concrete that hasn’t been cleaned tends to have build-ups that may include mold growth, oil slicks and even mildew. This causes your concrete to become slippery and may cause someone to fall.

It helps maintain property value. Although you may not be worried about this part now, if you ever decide to sell your home then this should be considered. Maintaining your home and keeping everything in great shape will affect the value in the future.

It looks better. We often hear clients say their concrete isn’t dirty or doesn’t need cleaning. That is, until we clean it. Of course, then they are amazed at the difference between what was cleaned verses what wasn’t cleaned.

Concrete cleaning may not be on the top of your list, but it should be on there. We only mentioned a few benefits of having it done, but there are many more benefits that should be considered. Contact Carolina Pressure Pros to have your concrete professionally cleaned.

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Got Rust Stains? We’ve Got The Solution!

RUST STAIN REMOVAL

Rust stains are very common around your home or property on concrete and other surfaces. Many of these common rust stains are also impervious to consumer grade products that are intended to remove common rust. So, you might want to consider utilizing our free rust removal demonstration on your property. Carolina Pressure Pros is your local professional pressure washing company and we specialize in professional rust removal.

RUST STAINS CAUSED BY SPRINKLERS

There is no question that rust stains on your driveway or sidewalk are unpleasant. They rob your home of its curb appeal and lower the value of your home.
Professional rust stain removal is an art. The stains can be triggered by numerous factors.
One source of corrosion on the sides of homes and windows originates from sprinkler systems that utilize water from wells, ponds or lakes. Commonly, water from these sources will certainly consist of a high degree of iron. As these sprinkler systems spray water into the sides of homes, windows, sidewalks and driveways, the iron-rich water at some point vaporizes from the surface areas, yet the iron is left behind where it causes rust stains. These discolorations could accumulate and also end up being fairly serious with time if left without a professional removal treatment.

RUST STAINS CAUSED BY FERTILIZER

Fertilizer including iron could additionally trigger awful discoloration issues on concrete, sidewalks and driveways. If fertilizer seeps into concrete, each pellet could leave its very own little rust stain place. Multiply these stains by the amount of pellets in fertilizer on your concrete and you’ll have a terrible amount of staining caused by rust.

RUST STAINS CAUSED BY A FAULTY AIR CONDITIONER

Concrete is not the only area that is prone to rust stains. Corrosion could additionally be discovered on the sides of your home or property. The source of this rust could originate from A/C systems that are typically put in attics. These HVAC systems cause condensation that is drained through PVC pipes running to the exterior siding or soffits of the house or property. This released water usually has a high content of iron that showers down the side of the home where a substantial stain will grow from the drain to the ground. This can be a terrible eye sore for the whole community. Unfortunately, pressure washing will not remove the rust stains without causing damage to the property.

OTHER COMMON CAUSES OF RUST STAINS

Corrosion could additionally originate from various objects such as outdoor furniture. However some stains are not caused by steel. Sometimes, these discolorations are battery acid burns. Battery acid burns can be brought on by your vehicle’s battery, however a typical source of these battery acid burns originate from golf carts.
While they look extremely similar, it’s necessary to determine the cause of the stain. Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC has actually been formally trained to distinguish the various kinds of rust stains and also the sources of them. Rust as well as battery acid burns on concrete are a couple of the difficult problems to remove and should be left to trained professionals.
Experience, in addition to correct training is why CPP is the best choice for your rust removal. To learn more regarding our professional rust stain removal service or for a complimentary demo call our office at 910-987-3355

Pressure Washing To Lower Your Utility Bill

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to reduce your energy bill, look no further. Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC can clean your homes exterior and actually lower your utility bill. Many people understand that pressure washing is commonly performed purely for aesthetic purposes. However few people know that by having your home professionally pressure washed can actually decrease your monthly heating and cooling costs from your utility company.

HOW PRESSURE WASHING SAVES YOU MONEY

By living in Fayetteville, you have undoubtedly noticed that your home has dingy green areas or possibly the accumulation of mold and mildew. This commonly occurs on the north side of your home because it receives the least amount of sunlight throughout the day. Besides causing an eyesore, these organic pollutants can also increase your monthly energy bill. The mold and mildew Will block sunlight from areas of your home. This will significantly impact your homes ability to insulate itself from the outside elements. The darker areas will also attract more heat. Because none of us enjoy sweating while were inside of our homes, we are forced to combat this organic pollutant by turning up our thermostat.even if your homes exterior appearance isn’t a major concern, you can still benefit from our professional pressure washing services by lowering your monthly utility bill!

WHY WE’RE YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASHING

Call Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC is your local and professional pressure washing service provider. We have been successfully restoring homes and properties in our community for years. Our proven, expert pressure washing services will relieve the eye sores on your property. Additionally, it’s been shown time and time again that our pressure washing services will actually raise the value of your property. So if you’re ready to save money on your utility bill, restore your curb appeal, and raise the value of your property, call us now!

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Soft Washing VS Pressure Washing

WHAT IS SOFT WASHING?

Soft washing is a relatively new process in the pressure washing industry. It involves the use of higher volumes of water and low pressure. Most times, the pressure is equivalent to what your own garden hose produces. By utilizing soft washing instead of traditional pressure washing, Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC is able to achieve superior results without the chance of any damage occurring to the surface being cleaned. This is due to the extremely low pressure being applied to your home.

WHY WE DON’T REFER TO IT AS “SOFT WASHING” OFTEN

Because soft washing is a relatively new process, we seldom advertise the fact that this is our primary cleaning method. Instead, we choose to market pressure washing and then educate our clients on the advantages of soft washing versus the use of high pressure in traditional pressure washing. Although we still offer traditional pressure washing in some instances, soft washing is by far our most popular and most used service! In short, we often market to our clients with the names they know

WILL SOFT WASHING ACTUALLY CLEAN MY HOME?

The use of the lower pressure in soft washing is superior to traditional power washing. It’s been long believed that pressure washing is necessary because the high pressure is able to remove organic pollutants that are present on your home’s exterior. However, there are a couple of big disadvantages to utilizing high pressure to clean your home.

First of all, using high pressure significantly increases the chances of your property being damaged. Even consumer-grade pressure washers commonly reach pressures in excess of 3,000psi. Whereas the normal operating pressure for soft washing is approximately 200psi or less.

Secondly, you should never clean your home’s exterior with only the use of high pressure. It’s equivalent to simply pruning bushes and landscaping in your yard. In other words, your simply encouraging the spread and resurgence of organic pollutants that are currently on your home.

However, in soft washing, we apply a cleaning solution to your home that is specifically meant to neutralize and remove mold and mildew that is present on your property. In closing, between the possibility of damage and the fact that utilizing high pressure will actually cause more organic growth accumulation on your siding, you can see why soft washing has become the preferred method of house washing.

WHY CHOOSE CAROLINA PRESSURE PROS, LLC?

Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC has been professionally soft washing homes in Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas for years. We welcome prospective clients to check our reviews on Google and other websites. This will verify that we do produce the immaculate results that we promise. We rarely have one-time clients.

Most of our clientele remain loyal to our company because of our ability to restore their property to it’s highest potential. So, if you currently live in Fayetteville or surrounding areas, we invite you to have your home’s annual maintenance performed by us. Or, if you happen to be listing your home to sell, you can’t afford to pass up the opportunity to receive an incredible return on investment that our professional pressure washing (and of course, soft washing) services will provide to you. If you have any specific questions on our process, we will be happy to answer them for you. Call our office now to book your appointment!

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Power Washing VS Pressure Washing

POWER WASHING VS PRESSURE WASHING

Utilizing high pressure when washing your home could cause more damage than good results. So, that’s why Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC prefers to power wash vs pressure wash our client’s properties.

From general mold & mildew to bird droppings, lots of homeowners want to spruce up their homes for the warm-weather months and to take care of their home’s siding. Pressure washing is an alternative that frequently comes to mind. However, as an industry professional, Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC advises that you proceed with caution whether you choose to pressure wash your home yourself or hire a contractor. This is why power washing vs pressure washing is SO important to you as a homeowner.

POWER WASHING VS PRESSURE WASHING. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The pressure washing novice can cause significant damage to your home’s siding by using high pressure. That’s why at Carolina Pressure Pros, we prefer to refer to house washing services as “power washing” instead of the traditional “pressure washing” (although the terms are still traditionally interchangeable). This is due to the fact that we prefer using very low pressure. Along with professional cleaners and equipment, we can provide superior results. This is with the guarantee of no damage to your home.
Our equipment also allows for us to clean multi-story homes from the ground without the use of any ladders. This is a significant advantage to homeowners and reduces the chance of injury or a fall.

WHO SHOULD YOU HIRE TO POWER WASH YOUR HOUSE?

David Yensan of Carolina Pressure Pros, LLC advises that you only utilize a professional power washing company with a good reputation. They will undoubtedly have professional equipment, cleaners, and a minimum of one million dollars in General Liability Insurance. It’s simply not worth the risk to save a little money by hiring an amateur.

Although CPP utilizes pressure, this is usually reserved for concrete cleaning such as driveways, pavers, porches, and patios. Additionally, we utilize specialized equipment that allows us to maintain a consistent and ideal distance from the area that is being cleaned for uniformed results.
Another important aspect to keep in consideration is the use of professional cleaners. Unfortunately, by only using high pressure water, you simply cannot achieve long lasting, professional results. You’ll undoubtedly need to have your home cleaned multiple times each year. However, our professional cleaners will remove organic and inorganic pollutants such as mold, mildew, fallout pollutants, dirt, and grime.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Our power washing services will be tailored to your specific home’s needs. Each home is very different. Factors such as age, condition, siding type, pollutant type, etc all play a major role in the specialized processes that we will use to perform services. However, this type of attention to detail is what helps to set us apart from other service providers. With that being said, you can rest assured knowing that your home will be restored to it’s highest potential. As an additional note, our professionals are trained to look for any areas of concern prior to beginning the house washing process. If it will impede our services, you’ll be contacted immediately. If not, we simply take before & after photos to help communicate your home’s needs to you.

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Power Washing Equipment Matters

POWER WASHING EQUIPMENT MATTERS!

The common misunderstanding is all pressure washers are the same. Hook your hose up to your small pressure washing machine and you have everything you need, right? Unfortunately, no. This kind of equipment limits your ability to clean in a prompt, effective, and safe manner. Inferior power washing equipment integrated with inexperienced operators puts your property at a higher risk for damage. Many people presume cranking up the pressure and getting closer to the surface is the only method to clean your siding. High pressure should only be used on masonry surfaces areas and still needs to be used with caution, in conjunction with professional cleaning agents.

WHAT MAKES PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT DIFFERENT?

Professional power washing equipment is generally belt or gear driven and installed on a trailer or truck. Commercial grade equipment normally needs a tank fed supply of water to keep up with the higher volume output demand. Professional pressure washers are enhanced for high flow/volume cleaning. This means that cleaning detergents can be used very rapidly to whole homes or structures in very little time. Utilization of professional equipment permits pressure washing professionals to apply detergents to surface areas approximately 3 stories from the ground. Increased flexibility and effectiveness relates to decreased costs for our clientele.

Ask concerns and more questions. This is a crucial piece of the puzzle, the last thing any homeowner requires is a damaged home due to an unskilled service technician using inferior equipment. What type of equipment is being used? Is it trailer installed, belt driven, and tank fed? A reputable company will address this concern rapidly with a positive “Yes!”. Professional house cleaning needs to be done from the ground with professional equipment. Not inferior equipment and a ladder that’s damaging your siding.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE CONSUMER GRADE WASHERS ON YOUR HOME

Power washers constructed for homeowner will hardly ever be built using high grade components. The typical life span of a customer type power washer will be less than 50 hours of use, and some will last even less than that!

I know that sounds like a really short time for something that you would pay that much cash for, however remember the average homeowner will take 10 years to put 50 hours on a power washer where a professional company might do that in 3 or 4 days. Exactly what we in the industry describe as consumer machines most generally cost far less than those made for use by a professional! As you can see a power washer that is manufactured for use by the typical home owner will not last long being used as a specialist will need to, so the professional system will be made of parts that are far more exceptional in quality.

Since most consumer pressure washers only produce 2-3gpm of output, this will result on your home taking substantially longer to clean. Many times, this will result in the user relying on higher pressure to increase efficiency. So, it’s in your best interests to hire a professional contractor that utilizes professional grade equipment. Otherwise, your home may suffer severe damage!