Friday, January 11, 2013

Pressure Washing or Soft Washing

I'll never say that soft wash is better than pressure washing or the vice-versa; all cleaning methods and techniques have their place in our industry, or at least I feel they do. Starch advocates on both sides are non-flexible on their position, not yielding to each other. As a "cosmetic cleaning professional" I can make use of both these methods and tools, then use them to clean your project here in the South-west and greater Springfield MO area. We can decide as a team what is better for you and work to achieve the end results you expect. We want you as an informed client. Call Cleaned by Pete at 417-459-7869 for a free estimate.

External house or business cleaning, sooner or later you will need to have this service done. Reasons may range for getting ready to sell your home or that the "housing authority" is sending you a letter about your oil and rust stained drive-way. Your insurance company is threatening to cut off your coverage for health reasons; mold, algae and mildew are growing on your home; or maybe your house just looks bad. You may say your whacked out but all these reasons are now being enforced in your community. Businesses, you need to make that first impression on your customer-if he or she comes in with a blob of gum on their designer leather shoe, finds spider webs are hanging over the door entrance, or finds windows streaked and dirty these first impressions stay with that customers and you get one chance to make a first impression.

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The benefits will outweigh the reasons for not cleaning-your paint lasts longer, your house looks better and your neighbors become jealousy of your property. Mold, mosses and algae are removed, which makes your home healthier. If you’re selling or preparing to sell a home it is a fact that the curb appeal is the biggest selling factor and an external cleaning of the house, walks, and drive way can add 3% or higher to the asking price-not bad or @ $400 to $500 investment. Your business looks more inviting and your customers will like coming to your freshly cleaned store more. Talk to your friends and neighbors and bring up the subject of, “boy, that store is a dirty place” or, “man, that gum outside the grocery store is bad” and see what others are talking about. Do you want to be one of those dirty stores?

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Once the time comes what will you do? Well, the “my wife's brother's uncle has a pressure washing machine he bought for some reason we can do it one week end” crowd believe there is a lot of work and with a small washer you could work all weekend and never finish. Secondly, you could hire the guy down the road that does lawn care and works on cars he does this pressure washin' when he is slow. However, the best thing to do is to hire a "professional cosmetic cleaner" to do the work. He or she knows that dirt, grime and other pollutants hide in and on your siding, eves, gutters, nooks, window frames, foundations and other areas of your home or business and how to address your needs. We know how to take your house or business from dull to appealing. Why? Because this is what we do, we power wash it is an industry and we are professionals and proud of what we do.

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For many years "high pressure power washing" was the best option for external cosmetic cleaning but new methods and cleaning techniques are entering our realm. New less aggressive methods such as down-streaming or soft washing are gaining a foot hold. We at Cleaned by Pete are familiar with and use all these methods. Newer soaps and cleaners that are environmental friendly have been developed and are available to the professional contractor cleaner. They are applied and active ingredients start to clean your surface. We use the best cleaners (but safe to the environment) we can find. We are trying to put the day of the "splash and dash artist" behind our industry. Splash and dash is a method where someone buys a bunch of bleach throws it at your house starts their high pressure washers and starts to work your siding to death then you pay them and they dash off never to be seen again but later your house starts to show signs of mishandling. Please do not confuse down-streaming or soft washing with this. All the techniques or methods get your house cleaned and sometimes you will need to use one or more of the methods on a house to get it as clean as possible. That is why we use different methods and have different machines; each method has a plus side as well as a downside. I am a professional and will let you know this: pressure washing will clean your home and its exterior but it can cause damage and in the wrong hands real damage! I have seen over bleached houses, vinyl siding ripped or cut and even dislodged from the building wooden siding gouged and cut, paint blown off window sills and even shingles blasted off. With soft washing or down-streaming I have seen plants browned, grass killed and house siding discolored or chemically burned. This is why you hire a professional cosmetic cleaner who knows what to do, that has done this before, has insurance and one that can answer all your questions.

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We are that company. We are Cleaned by Pete and we are small enough to serve you personally and large enough to have the tools and equipment to get your cleaning job done right. If you have a question about which service or how we would clean your home or business call us 417-459-7869 and we will discuss it. With free, prompt estimates (oh and we are insured), house washing starting out at @$100 and up mobiles starting at $75; book now and let us wash your house this spring when weather gets better. Get that home or business cleaned before summer gets here.


  1. Wow. Learned a lot here. Would have to agree that professional cleaners really do help and give you your money’s worth.

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  3. Pressure cleaning would definitely help you get those tough stains off surfaces, but you have to be careful on where you use it and how much pressure you'd apply. Applying too much pressure might damage shingles, sidings or even the wooden fence. Thanks for sharing such an informative post. Good day! :)

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