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Biggest Benefits of Power Washing

Posted on: January 20th, 2020 by Justin Cooper

Homes take a year-round beating from ultraviolet rays, dust, dirt, algae, mold, insects, and a host of other harmful contaminants. This causes buildup on siding, embedded stains in driveways, and black streaks to form on roofs. So, how do we prevent this from happening? Regular maintenance is the answer. Every home benefits from regular, consistent power washing. In fact, the benefits run deeper than what you see on the surface. Here are a few of the top benefits to power…

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on: January 15th, 2020 by Perfect Power Wash

While the interior of a home generally takes priority on a spring cleaning checklist, it is equally important to address the exterior of a home. Putting together a checklist of outdoor spring cleaning tasks and developing a plan of action is the first step. Utilize this outdoor spring cleaning checklist to get started: Sweep Your Outdoor Surfaces Clean Your Windows Rake Excess Leaves Check for and Remove Litter Wash Your House & Garage Wash Your Driveway & Patios Clean Your…

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How to Remove Algae from Your Roof

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by Justin Cooper

The presence of algae on your roof is not only unattractive but can become a costly headache. Taking action to remove it is vital to minimize its impact and prevent damage to your home. So, if you have noticed algae on your roof, what should you do now? The best way to safely and effectively remove algae from your roof is to hire a professional to perform a roof treatment. While it may be tempting to do yourself, roof treatments…

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Top Uses for a Power Washer

Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Justin Cooper

If you scour the internet, you will quickly find several dozen off-the-wall uses for a power washer. While slicing a grapefruit, powering a skateboard, and cleaning a fish are certainly fun ideas, we are going to focus on the more practical and impactful uses in the post. Here are the top uses for a power washer: Wash Commercial Properties Clean Fences Wash Patios & Walkways Wash Decks Treat Roofs Clean Concrete Wash House Siding Continue reading to discover how a…

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21 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020 by Justin Cooper

Owning a home is a major accomplishment and should be celebrated. But as any new homeowner quickly finds out, you are now responsible for its maintenance and general upkeep. While this may seem overwhelming, a lot of issues that arise can be easily solved if you have the right set of tools at your disposal. Read on to learn what essential tools you will need as a homeowner. Toolbox First things first, you will need a place to put all…

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What is Artillery Fungus?

Posted on: December 27th, 2019 by Justin Cooper

Have you ever noticed tiny black dots on the bottom of your siding and wondered what they were? If so, your home might be affected by artillery fungus. Read on to learn exactly what artillery fungus is, how to get rid of it, and how you can help to prevent this mulch fungus from reappearing. Artillery Fungus and its Many Names The dark spots you see on your siding is a wood-decaying fungus commonly referred to as artillery fungus. You…

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What is the Green Stuff on Siding?

Posted on: December 26th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

The green stuff on your siding is more than an eyesore. It is actually airborne algae that can cause long-term damage to the surface. While it is not uncommon to see homes with an accumulation of green stuff, it is important to take care of it in a timely fashion. In this post, we cover what this green stuff is, how it got there, where it is typically found on a home, and how to remove it. We hope this…

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Cement vs. Concrete

Posted on: December 24th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

While cement and concrete are often used to describe the same things, like a driveway or a sidewalk, each word carries a different meaning. Disseminating cement vs. concrete may seem confusing without prior knowledge, but the difference between concrete and cement is quite simple: Cement is an ingredient used to create concrete. Concrete is the material created through a mixture of cement, water, and aggregate. In this post, our goal is to make sure you have a clear understanding of…

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Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

How should you approach washing your house? The answer is more complex than you might think. Soft washing and pressure washing are the two primary methods for cleaning surfaces on your property, but they are very different in scope. While they are both placed in the “power washing” category, it’s important to know when to use each method. For example, if you are using high pressure to remove general surface contaminants, you may run the risk of structurally compromising that…

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Why Power Wash Your House?

Posted on: December 10th, 2019 by Justin Cooper

Whether you are putting your home on the market or you are simply looking to improve its exterior, there is a long list of reasons why you should power wash your home. In this post, we dive into some of the top reasons. Should power washing be your next home improvement project? Find out below. Pride of Ownership Let’s face it. You have worked hard to own your home. It makes sense to be prideful. To keep it in the…

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