“The house still looks great. Several people have asked who I had wash my house and I have given them your name. When is it time for a redo, I will be calling you.” Michael H, Farmington Click here to read more client testimonials.
1. Will your cleaners and detergents harm my grass or plants?
Our cleaners and detergents are designed to kill the mold and mildew that is growing on your home or roof. These chemicals have the ability to harm plants and grass, if they are not applied properly. When washing a home, we always wet down the plants and nearby grass, and dilute our cleaners as much as possible.
2. Will the pressure from the cleaning harm my house siding?
In washing a house or any other building, we rely strongly on cleaners to dissolve dirt and mildew. The surface is then rinsed lightly with large amounts of water. We always use a low water pressure, high water volume approach to cleaning houses and roofs.
3. Why is it necessary to use soaps and detergents when washing my house?
Just like cleaning your bathroom or kitchen, if you don’t use a soap to kill or remove the dirt, mold, mildew or grime then its not really gone. Cleaning with just water and pressure can make a surface look good for a short period of time, then the regrowth will kick in and you will discover that all it really did was spread the mold spores around on your siding and made the problem worse.
4. Our gutters have ugly black stains, which we can’t seem to remove. Can you do anything about them?
Yes, such stains can be removed, but simply power washing will not do the job. Those nasty black streaks are actually oxidized into the paint and require a specifically formulated cleaner, warm temperatures and a lot of scrubbing by hand. This service is offered as an upgrade for our regular house washing plans and is called gutter whitening.
5. We have little black specks or spots all over the outside of our house and can’t seem to get them off. Is there anything that can be done?
Unfortunately, not much. These little black spots are the result of what’s commonly referred to as Artillery Fungus or Shotgun Mold. It develops in hardwood mulches around the foundation of a house and is usually a greater problem in the spring and the fall, when conditions are likely to be cool and moist. Trying to remove these spots is almost impossible and usually leaves a small brown dot. The best solution is to remove the hardwood mulch from next to the house and replace it with a different ground cover such as granite or decorative rock.
6. I have several dark and ugly stains on my roof. What are they, and can they it be removed without damaging my shingles?
The stains on your roof are caused by an air-born algae called gloeocapsa magma that thrives on the limestone filament present in many types of asphalt shingles. Normally dormant during the winter months, this type of algae will start growing on the north or shaded side of the house and tends to spread very rapidly in a humid environment. “Roof algae,” as it’s called, can also drift from house to house.
Fortunately, this algae can be removed safely and effectively. We apply a chemical solution recommended by the Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Association with a low-pressure sprayer, allow it to penetrate the algae, then rinse the roof with large quantities of water.
7. Do I need to be home when you’re working on my property?
No, because we understand that you are just as busy as we are. We do ask that you close all of your windows, clear your driveway or deck and put away fragile decorations on your home or deck.
8. My home is 2 story on one end, are you going to have to use ladders or scaffolding to clean that end of my home?
No, our low pressure, high flow system allows us to reach 3 stories safely from the ground, while getting the same level as clean that is achieved on a single story wall.
9. I would love to get my house washed but doesn’t that cost a lot of money?
No, it is actually very reasonable to get your house washed. Our professional grade equipment, expert training and our years of professional service allow us to safely and efficiently clean your home with minimal expense. Please visit our estimated pricing page to get an idea of what it will cost for your home.
10. What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check and visa or mastercard.