Contractor Tips Blog

Dec
3

Protect Your Home with Routine Gutter Cleaning

Your home’s gutter system provides a valuable service by directing water run-off from your roof away from your home. When gutters become clogged with debris, they can overflow and retain water under your eaves that can cause serious damage. Routine gutter cleaning helps ensure this system is working correctly to provide the drainage benefits necessary to protect your home from too much water saturation.

When gutters are clogged, water will be prevented from safely draining away from your home. This can cause many issues over time. If the water is flowing down your siding, it can cause mildew and damage to the sides of your home. Water that is retained in gutters can also lead to rot under your eaves. Plus, the water that seeps into the ground around your home can cause soil erosion that can impact your foundation and landscaping. Cleaning your gutters at least once a year is the best way to prevent these types of drainage issues.

Hire a Professional for Safe Gutter Cleaning

While you can clean your gutters yourself, it can be a dangerous job. Standing on a ladder or on your roof while using a pressure washer or removing debris by hand is risky. It is worth the investment to hire a professional that has the right training and equipment to clean your gutters thoroughly while you stay safely on the ground.

Early spring and late fall are usually the most beneficial times to perform gutter cleaning to ensure your system stays clear of debris. It is a wise investment to hire a pressure washing company to perform this task, protecting your home and property from water and drainage issues.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127

Aug
5

Spruce Up Your Paved Surfaces

Do you have stains, moss or other debris on your paved surfaces around your home? With the nice weather upon us, it is time to clean up those sidewalks, driveways and patios. Most cement, pavers, brick and asphalt can be effectively cleaned with pressure washing, a quick and effective way to spruce up your paved surfaces.

Reasons to Pressure Wash Your Pavement

Pressure washing can make a big difference when it comes to improving the beauty of your home, especially those paved surfaces. However, it is not just to make your home look better. When it comes to maintaining driveways, patios and sidewalks, pressure washing is one of the best ways to protect your investment. Here are some good reasons to choose pressure washing for a quick pavement rejuvenation.

  • No chemicals. In most cases, no chemicals are needed to give your cement, pavers, brick or asphalt a good, thorough cleaning. Pressure washing only uses water to remove dirt, moss and other debris. Chemicals can harm your paved surfaces; they can also impact your landscaping and outdoor environment.
  • Reduce repairs. When plants begin sprouting between pavers or moss is growing on your brick, it can affect the pavement structure. Keeping your paved surfaces clean reduces wear and tear on your pavement and prevents damage that may need repair.
  • Safety. A thorough cleaning of your sidewalks, patios and driveways is a good way to keep your walking areas safe. Pressure washing removes debris that can cause a stumble or moss that can be slippery when wet.

Save time and make sure your pressure washing is done right by hiring a local contractor to perform your paved surfaces cleaning. Your outdoor area will look great while protecting your investment in your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127

Jan
23

Can Pressure Washing Harm My Siding or Deck?

When your siding is streaked with mildew or your wood deck is looking old and gray, a cleaning is in order. The most common way to clean these large outdoor surfaces is with pressure washing. While this method can have excellent results, it can also have risks. If done incorrectly, you could damage your siding or decking, which can be a very expensive mistake. How do you clean your deck and siding without harming these surfaces?

Low-Pressure Washing

The problem with home pressure washers is they may not have enough variance in pressure. Some models may only have two settings, giving you very little control over the amount of pressure. While this is not an issue with paved surfaces, it could be a problem when cleaning siding and decking, especially wood varieties. High pressure can splinter and damage wood decks; it can also damage wood shingles or other types of siding. Also, high pressure can strip stain and paint, not just remove the dirt, mildew and stains.

Low-pressure washing is the safest for removing grime from your wood and vulnerable surfaces without harming the material. Getting just enough pressure to remove dirt and mildew, without affecting paint or digging into the siding or deck takes experience and training, plus the right equipment. For these types of projects, it is best to hire a professional pressure washing company that offers low-pressure options and has the expertise to clean without damaging your siding or deck.

Pressure washing can make your deck and home look like new again, but you want to make sure the right method is used. Hire a low-pressure washing service to get the best results.

Posted on behalf of:
JB Power Clean
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 658-5896

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