Frequently Asked Questions

After 34 years one might think there isn't much that I have not seen or experienced in this profession - but that would not be 100% true, thank goodness. I love the occasional surprise and challenge - within limits.....

  • 1 - Will a high pressure wash damage my home?

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    No, not in the hands of a professional. Pressure washing equipment does have the capacity to produce extremely high pressure but most of the time we use a *Soft Wash* approach with an emphasis on proper use of solutions. This is particularly important when restoring siding and wood. Masonry surfaces can handle higher pressures but proper use of solutions are still very much part of the process

  • 2 - How often do most surface need power washed?

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    For the majority of siding surfaces, a wash every 3 years will suffice. A lot depends on the micro-environment of your location. For example a slate roof can stay clean for decades IF any overhanging trees are removed.

  • 3 - Do I need to be home when you’re working on my property?

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    No need to stay home, but if you are home it is best no one comes in and out while I am working. The solutions can be irritating to
    the skin of some plus they can wreck nice clothing.

  • 4 - Can I do the power washing on my own?

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    While power washing can be viewed as a do-it-yourself project, there is a clear distinction between the DIY weekender and a professional. A do-it-yourself washer more often than not depends on the use of pressure rather than proper solutions. This can result in chipped painting, damaged screens, and ruined siding. And though most power washing equipment you can rent has the same PSI as commercial-grade tools, it will have a very low water flow rate making this a project that take days, not hours.

  • 5 - Is powerwashing harmful to my plants or pets?

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    ABSOLUTELY-NOT! When used properly our detergents are not harmful to plants, pets or humans. We use only USDA approved detergents that are not only used in the food industry but are also certified Kosher. Pre-moistening vegetation and then rinsing well afterward is essential especially if it is hot and sunny.