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Common Parts of a House Exterior

Posted on: December 6th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

Whether you have owned a home for 40 years or you are a grade-school student looking to learn more about homes, naming the various parts of a house exterior can be challenging. Well, we are here to help. As an exterior cleaning company with 20 years of experience, our team at Perfect Power Wash knows a thing or two about the outside of homes. Below we listed all the common terms associated with the various parts of a house exterior.…

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Concrete Sealer FAQs

Posted on: December 3rd, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

Sealing your concrete is one of the absolute best ways to protect and preserve it. When concrete is left unprotected, it can cause irreversible and unsightly damage. While it is an easy decision to have your concrete sealed, you likely still have questions about everything it entails. Our goal with this post is to make sure you have what you need to make informed decisions going forward. Whether you are looking to apply a concrete sealer, need information on the…

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What is Power Washing?

Posted on: November 29th, 2019 by Justin Cooper

Power washing is the act of using pressurized water to clean dirt, algae, and other contaminants from outdoor surfaces. A power washer, otherwise known as a pressure washer, is the powered machine that makes cleaning the surface possible. Methods can vary depending on the machine being used, the surface that’s being cleaned, and the person performing the work. In this post, we will further define power washing and the common methods used to clean surfaces. Read on to learn about…

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Justin Cooper

Vinyl has become the most popular type of siding due to its low cost and high durability. It is relatively easy to manufacture and comes in many sizes, colors, and textures. Because vinyl will typically last 20 years or longer, it must be cleaned regularly to prevent discoloration and staining. Vinyl is susceptible to dirt, grime, green algae, insect remains, mold, mildew, and many other contaminants. How to Clean Vinyl Siding With a Pressure Washer While cleaning vinyl siding with…

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Why Concrete Cracks & How to Protect It

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

Cracked concrete is not only displeasing to look at, but it can become dangerous to walk and drive on as the cracking increases over time. There are several primary causes for cracking in concrete, and most of them are avoidable to an extent. As concrete surfaces age, they tend to become structurally compromised, and these compromises tend to happen faster with no maintenance. One of the main reasons why cracks occur in concrete begins with exposure to water. When water…

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Professional vs DIY Power Washing

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

While some home improvement projects lend themselves to the do-it-yourself community, others should be left to professionals. When it comes to power washing, if you have simply done a few minutes of research, you know both DIY and hiring a professional service are options. There is a lot to consider, from cost to the quality of the job, and both options present a list of pros and cons. In this post, we highlight those pros and cons to make sure…

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5 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Posted on: November 2nd, 2019 by Kaitlyn Johnson

In any household, there’s a lot to do to get yourself and your family ready for winter. But between stocking up the pantry and prepping your winter wardrobe, we often forget about our home. Particularly, the outside of your home. Taking the proper steps to ensure your home is ready before winter arrives will help you avoid costly repairs and ensure your home is in the best condition possible once spring arrives. We’ve compiled a list of the five most…

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6 Interesting Facts about Concrete

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by Kaitlyn Johnson

For centuries, concrete has been used everywhere. It’s used to construct driveways, patios, sidewalks – it’s nearly everywhere you walk. In fact, concrete is the most used manmade material on earth. It’s used more than plastic, steel, wood, and aluminum combined. Even though concrete helps us get to work, take our dog on a walk, and shoot hoops in our driveway, it’s not uncommon for people to know little about concrete. That’s why we’re here. Below we dive into a…

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The Best Time to Power Wash a House

Posted on: October 22nd, 2019 by DJ Johnson

In general, houses should be power washed at least once a year any time from March to November. As it gets later in a calendar year, you’ll want to make sure your home is taken care of before the freezing temperatures and winter weather arrive. It’s best to think of power washing as a routine home maintenance task, as it will help increase the lifespan of your siding, concrete, and all outdoor surfaces. While the time of year is important,…

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Why Homeowners Need To Protect Their Concrete

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by Perfect Power Wash

It’s fall in Northeast Ohio; leaves are changing, pumpkins are on the porch, and temperatures are steadily dropping as we move into winter. As homeowners, we’ve all got our to-do lists to complete before winter hits. Cleaning out the garage, stocking up on driveway salt, and buying Halloween candy top most lists. When the temperature drops, there’s one thing homeowners like you need to make sure happens before winter - cleaning and sealing your driveway and other concrete surfaces on…

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