Saturday, April 16, 2016

Brightening Up a Home with a House Wash

Brightening Up a Home with a House Washing

It is hard to tell a customer that you can brighten up their home with a washing. How do you tell them your home can be brighter and look better when it does not have the green or black growth on it?

That "green meanie" photo Cleaned by Pete


Just giving it a good cleaning can give it some wow factor back to the home. Unless they are watching you work they really do not know how dirty of dull their home was. As hard as it is to tell them that it is harder to get a photo of what we see when we clean. I was moving hoses today and had a look at the home and saw what I thought would make a good photo. It is not that cleaning the "green meanies" photo or the "big money shot" we all like to post. Just a regular house washing we all do and see each day. It is not the best but does show a brightening of the home adding curb appeal. I here people say all the time "my house is not dirty" just because it does not have green mold and mildew growing on it, does not mean it can not use a good washing. I don't know if I caught the entire idea in this photo but it does show a good impact.

About 1/2 way through a house washing, you can see that the home is much brighter and is making a statement. House washing removing dirt and contaminates from the siding on this home, Cleaned by Pete Springfield MO


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serving the greater Springfield MO and surrounding areas
417.459.7869

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring sprung and Cleaned by Pete is cleaning once again

Spring has Sprung and Cleaned by Pete Is Cleaning Once Again

Now and then I like to show some photos of what I'm doing during the week. I am a true pressure / power washer in Southwest MO, washing homes is what the main focus of the company is. Here is what I've been doing the last 8 days.

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Nixa MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO

Spring Cleaning Ozark MO

Spring Cleaning Ozark MO

Spring Cleaning Springfield MO
Spring Cleaning Stafford MO

Spring Cleaning Nixa MO

Spring Cleaning Nixa MO
Cleaned by Pete
House washing
417.459.7869
Springfield MO and the surrounding areas and towns.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pressure Washing Logo

Pressure Washing Logo

A company logo is how people see you it is your trademark in the industry.
Cleaned by Pete; pressure washing logo

Being a old guy I have different views than the newer generation. With that in mind I try to have logos that will carry on the idea of what I do. I power wash so I have a figure of myself washing, plain and simple. This year I have changed my figure to help keep up the looks and keep things fresh at Cleaned by Pete.

I will be using the new logo this year as it captures more of what I look
like. Branding myself to my trade for easy identification of what I do.
Water marking your photos and using a full description of what
is going on will always help. I chose to over-lay my logo on the photo
instead of water marking easy to see and again branding it to
Cleaned by Pete. There is a lot of "photo borrowing" with internet
photos and others that will claim your work as their own. If you
do not wish this to happen then always mark your photos in some way. 

Cleaned by Pete
Serving the greater Springfield MO area and the surrounding towns
417-459-7869   Stone Washing


Cleaned by Pete
Serving the greater Springfield MO area and the surrounding towns
417-459-7869   Concrete Cleaning

Cleaned by Pete
Serving the greater Springfield MO area and the surrounding towns
417-459-7869  Wood Fence / Deck Washing

Cleaned by Pete
Serving the greater Springfield MO area and the surrounding towns
417-459-7869   House Washing

Cleaned by Pete
Serving the greater Springfield MO area and the surrounding towns
417-459-7869 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Building a M-5 type X-jetting gun the Cleaned by Pete way

Building a M-5 type X-jetting gun the Cleaned by Pete way

Using a safe low-pressure to wash homes or businesses is a must while washing. Pressure is good, but to much pressure can harm softer surfaces. Needing the right equipment for the job is a must. This is one of those must builds. It fits a nitch in our tool and equipment. I have written about some of the nozzles I use in previous blogs.

This build is a variation on a X-jetting system and a M-5 style nozzle. To start the build these items will be needed. You can adjust your list to fit your needs.

3/8" to 1/4" brass reducers

a pressure washing gun with the approbate psi rating for your washer

One "down-stream" injector using an adjustable one is worth the money

one 12" lance or one to your liking, I used a 16" lance on mine

and one push-pull adjustable nozzle again matched to your psi machine output.
Using Teflon tape on all connections to reduce any chance of leakage is recommended. The process is quite simple from here. I used a 3/8" injector because they are much easier to source and at a bit lower cost. Using a fixed injector is fine but I like the ability to adjust the flow of the solution entering the system. When finished you should have something to look like this.

First off the gun is a 1/4" to 3/8" brass fitting, followed by another fitting and then the lance. You may want to place the injector on the end of the lance next to the nozzle if you wish.

The adjustable fan to stream / soap to rinse nozzle place on the end.

You should have something like this when finished with your work.
With all parts assembled you are read for use. Most of us are familiar with the the down-stream injector. When the back-pressure is reduced by using a larger, free flowing nozzle, it will start do draw soap do to a low pressure zone created in the injector do to a venturi. By opening the valve more or less soap can be drawn in. The adjustable nozzle is the next item moving it in and out "push-pull" you create pressure or a freer flow. By twisting you create a stream or a fan pattern. 

Twist and push pull to adjust
This has been a very useful and a must need in the equipment I use. Using it while battling mold, algae and mildew, to clean and wash homes and businesses. Is it right for you? build one and find out.

Cleaned by Pete just a power washer servicing the greater Springfield MO area
417.459.7869

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Getting the word out about "low-pressure house washing"

My latest video thus far "safe" "low pressure" external house washing from Cleaned by Pete. They say a picture is worth 1000 words a video should be golden then. 





Cleaned by Pete not just another fellow with a power washer but: 

Springfield MO #1 house washing company
417.459.7869

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The big Impact: "Sometimes seeing is believing"

The big Impact: house washing making a difference

We all like to do homes that are green and just growing with molds, mildew, adages and even mosses, it shows what we do makes a difference. When we are washing we see the dirt come off we see the difference we can make, but does our customer really see this change? When the house is just dirty?


"There is not any moss, or green stuff growing on my home it really is not too dirty". Usually followed by "So it shouldn't cost as much." Sometimes the house is just in need of a good washing all over which is hard to explain to a customer, each day, week, month and year a house gets a little dirtier and you never notice it, it's gradual thing. As the homeowner you probably do not really notice it as you pull into the garage to park. A good low pressure house washing will take care of these problem! We tell our customers this and most do notice the change the brightness of the home when we finish how well it looks and so on. If they could only see what was removed. The other day I had a chance to do just this. As the customer said the house had no sighs of green but the over all level of cleaning I was doing, could be see by all.

Cleaned by Pete house washing does make a difference.
  This is the top corner of a three story home in Nixa MO where we left a large portion unwashed so our customer could see the difference for themselves as well as for the neighbors that were watching. Yes we did wash it just a bit later though. The customer could not believe how much brighter the home was when we finished. This worked as a good visual on this home but again you don't get this everyday, but it's fun when you do. Here is a spot I left on some gutter brightening for the same impact, came back after the photos and walk-a-round and finished the cleaning.
Gutter brightening leaving a small spot uncleaned to show the difference Cleaned by Pete can make Springfield MO.

Left this small area to give you an idea for the difference a professional clean can make, Cleaned by Pete Springfield Missouri gutter brightening.


This is what we do as "power washer" or what ever is the trending term now-a-days. My goal is to make my customers happy and do a job for them that most can not do, or have no idea how to do at a fair cost. If Cleaned by Pete can help you with your cleaning needs we are only a phone call away 417.459.7869 serving the greater Springfield MO area.

"Sometimes seeing is believing"

Monday, May 25, 2015