Power washing is the use of high-pressure water and detergents to remove mold, dirt, bacteria, algae, pollen and oil from the surface of any exterior surface like wood, vinyl, aluminum, metal, composite or concrete.
2. Is pressure washing and power washing the same thing?
No Pressure washing is using high pressure water only to strip or clean a surface.
Power Washing is using a detergent to clean a surface without the need of high-pressure water to restore the original finished look.
3. What are the benefits of Power Washing?
Power washing allows you to protect the surface of your home or business. Increase the value of the property. Remove Algae, mold, dirt, oil, grime and pollen. Prevents an increase in property maintenance costs replacing gutters, windows, and painting.
4. What chemicals can be used safely when power washing?
We have been a leader in the power washing industry for 29 years so safety is most important when power washing on any property. We have over time design a solution that is a trade secret to our business that remove 99% of unwanted mold but is eco-friendly and is approved to be used by is both residential and commercial cleaning of properties and is know the kill 99% of bacteria. Protecting your property, family, pets and neighbors is always our first goal. We have never had an issue before. Using the right combination of solution and psi pressure from professional equipment is required to provide the best results. There are a lot of power washing companies that may charge less but they use knock off solutions, don’t have insurance or licensing and are sometimes considered weekend warriors in the Power Washing industry. Don’t be fooled by less expensive quotes as this could result in an insurance claim on your home or business for damage created by another Power Washing Company. In 29 years, we have never had an insurance claim and do more power washing each year in St. Louis than anyone or business.
5. Will your soft wash detergent hurt our plants?
No in 29 years of Power Washing we have never lost a plant, kid, pet or neighbor.
6. Are all Power Washing Companies the same?
No most have less than 2 years in the industry and owning a Power Washer doesn’t make you a professional Power Washing Company. Less experienced operators using a store-bought machine with little to no experience is most likely going to create damage to your siding, window seals, vents, soffit, gutters, glass, screens, concrete. We provide service on 2-3,000 properties every year so I would say experience and time on the job are a huge asset. If you have to fix damage from a pressure washer it will most likely cost more to repair area damaged than you paid for the power washing service. In fact, most homeowner’s insurance deductible can be as much as 1% of the properties value which can be a frustrating and costly.
7. Can you recover waste water when required by the E.P.A.?
Yes, when required we use a recovery system to reuse water and only use biodegradable and eco-friendly detergents that are approved for use in exterior surface cleaning on both residential and commercial properties.
8. Do you require access to an exterior water source?
All property power washing requires an outside water source to be turned on and active before we arrive unless we are specifically bringing a water source to the location.
9. Is there a such thing as a zero-maintenance building material?
Not when the material is exposed to the uv rays and weather conditions. All siding, patio’s concrete and pool decks will require annual maintenance and cleaning.
10. What are the blue, green and black stains on my house and gutters?
It’s a combination of mold, dirt, pollen and algae created by dampness from the last of sunlight more often seen on the northside of most properties in the mid-west.
11. Will your power washing damage our property?
We train all of our staff on how to use our equipment and soft solutions in the field on properties by the owner to prevent any chance of damaging property. With the right trained staff and combination of industry leading power washing solutions designed to clean each surface type we are able to provide the best power washing service in the industry.
12. Does your power washing get water behind our siding on our house?
Absolutely not. We do an onsite inspection before power washing any surface to confirm that there isn’t any opening, damaged areas or areas in question that might need any special care. In 29 years, we have never had an issue with water damaging a property.
13. What is soft washing?
Soft washing is using a detergent for cleaning vinyl, wood, composite, metal, plastic or any hard surface without the need for aggressive water techniques which allows us to provide a better power washing job with less risk in damaging the surface material being cleaned. Protecting the surface, we clean is our first priority and cleaning the surface is always second.
14. When do you recommend using soft wash cleaning vs pressure washing?
Depends mostly on the surface material we are cleaning and the age of the material. Most surface we Power Wash only soft washing the surface for the best results removing mold and algae.
15. Is mold dangerous to your health?
Yes, mold can cause health issues specifically breathing issues. We remove 99% of mold and bacteria from the surface we are cleaning to provide a healthy environment for entertaining friends, family and pets for many years to come.
16. We received an estimate, offer or coupon with a lower cost to complete the Power Washing. Why are your estimate higher?
Getting the best price from a fly by night weekend warrior using a store-bought Power Washing unit can cost 10’s of thousands in damage to a property. When you hire us, you are getting 29 years of Power Washing experience, Injury and accident-free service, no history of property damage, professionally trained staff and our business owner still loves to work in the field and can be seen doing all the work himself. He says he is like an artist working on a canvas. Not every Power washing company is a Picasso.
17. How often should we Power Wash our house?
There are a lot of determining factors like the weather, shade, rain, trees and pollen. We recommend that our client’s do a visual inspection on all 4 sides of their properties in March and October each year to determine if our Power Washing Service is required.
18. Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, we have been Power Washing in St. Louis since 1992 and are required to maintain 1 million in generally liability insurance to work on commercial properties.
19. Is it important for a Power Washing Company to have insurance?
Absolutely, if not the homeowner’s insurance policy will be responsible for the damage after hiring that less expensive expert. Right! Save yourself time and money the first time by hiring Power Wash St. Louis. Limit your risk, get the best service and increase the value of your property.
20. Does your power washing service remove loose paint?
No, our soft wash power washing service allows us to remove as much as 99% of unwanted mold, algae, dirt, grime and pollen with us removing the paint.
21. Can you remove mold from the second-story section of our home?
Yes, we can get as high as 70 feet in the air so cleaning a 2 or 3 story home isn’t an issue.
22. Do you offer military discounts?
Yes, we offer a 10% discount for all first responders, police, firefighters, military active or not, public service professionals and non-profit organizations.
23. Can you clean our driveway, pool deck and patio?
Yes, we offer an industry leading power washing service on houses, concrete, patios, decks, retaining walls, chimney’s, siding, stucco, wood, glass and aluminum.
24. Do you clean gutters?
Yes, we clean the gutters from the ground on the outside and the results very based on the age and condition of the paint and clearcoat finish on the gutter system. If the property has experienced a lack of maintenance and power washing you may be that the paint and clearcoat finish has been disturbed.
25. Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?
Yes, we offer a satisfaction guarantee on all power washing but take not ownership in the condition of the surface being cleaned. Our power washing service is done on 2-3,000 properties every year and we are the best Power Washing Company in St. Louis.
26. What type of residential exterior cleaning do you all offer?
We will clean anything with a hard surface on the outside of your house under the roof, Gutters, Soffit, Fascia, Siding, Stucco, Metal, Wood, Composite, Glass, Stone and brick just to name a few. You can also check out our Power Washing page for additional information.
27. Can you remove white stains from brick?
Absolutely. This isn’t an issue and in most cases its because of the lime deposits in the brick, concrete or soil in the area bleeding thru the brick.
28. Do you offer real time text message about arrival times for service?
Yes, we will generally notify you with a text or phone call just to let you know we will be accessing the property to provide the cleaning as requested.
29. Do I need to be home while you are working?
No, we offer online estimating and service with before and after pictures of every job to make sure we are all on the same page. After the work is completed, we will secure the payment for service.
30. What are your payment options?
We are currently accepting payments using Cash, Checks, Venmo, Apple Pay and Paypal.
Credit card payment are processed adding a 3% processing fee. We recommend using one of the other payment options.
31. Do you offer discounts for more than one customer at a time?
Yes, we will look at all properties and provide individual pricing to each homeowner directly with an individual price and group pricing upon request.