Sometimes a picture will tell more than a 1,000 words…
Take a look at some of these pictures and see what kind of work we do. These are real jobs and untouched pictures that our technicians did. Your home is your sanctuary. But in time even your sanctuary will accumulate the elements, and mold, mildew and grime will take over your home, your concrete, or your deck making it look unattractive and unkept. And when your sanctuary is not beautiful and appealing, people do notice. It takes work to keep it clean and welcoming.
And we have a team of residential pressure washing professionals who are mindful of your sanctuary and how to protect it. We take very special care not to leave the grounds of your property not cared for. If we move something, we move it back. If we use your garden hose, we put it back. If we turn on your water, we will turn it off. Further, while working at your home, our window cleaning experts will maintain a professional decorum – they will not use profane language or smoke – in short, they will be on their…
Stone Before Pressure Washing
Stone After Pressure Washing
Deck Before Pressure Washing
Deck After Pressure Washing
Siding Before Pressure Washing
Siding After Pressure Washing
Fence Before & After Pressure Washing
Concrete Before Pressure Washing
Concrete After Pressure Washing
Regular pressure washing to keep your property clean is more than just keeping up appearances. It feels good knowing that your house and grounds will sparkle and give your home the added curb appeal of beautiful and regular maintenance because friends, family, and visitors do notice when it looks good and when it looks bad. We also offer a residential pressure washing program called ‘Clean It and Forget It’ where each quarter or semi-annually, or even monthly, we come and wash your home, sidewalk, driveway, or deck for you for one low annual price (or monthly installment), automatically. No contracts or hidden fees. Contact us for more details.
We believe in providing an excellent service at a fair price. Sure there are pressure washers out there willing to clean your home, driveway, deck, etc. at cut-rate, cheap prices. But be careful because you’ll get what you pay for. Questions, view the Pressure Washing FAQ’s.
Professional pressure washing services will become important to you as your home ages because you will occasionally want to knock off the dirt, mold and mildew around your home to not only preserve the look but also to keep it from prematurely aging. Often times the best feature of pressure washing is the WOW! effect created when it’s all clean. Most people never knew just how dirty something was until they see it clean again. But how do you know who is a good contractor to hire for your home and who you should stay away from? Here are some easy tips to insure you find the right pressure washing service to trust while at your home.
The pictures above show a surface cleaner, self-contained hot water tanked pressure wash unit, and a portable cold water unit. While most people recognize the pressure washing units, the surface cleaner is more of a mystery to them. A surface cleaner is a big, metal helmet that sits close to the ground and is specifically designed to clean large, flat surfaces like sidewalks, driveways, pool patios, parking lots, etc. Under the helmet is a spindle with two nozzles pointing in opposite directions and the force of the water spins them around at 2000-3000 RPM’s. Think of it like a janitor using a floor buffer to slowly clean a large tile floor. Why is it so great? Instead of cleaning just hundreds of square feet an hour with a wand, a surface cleaner allows you to clean several thousand square feet an hour that’s a huge difference. It’s the fastest, safest and easiest way to clean a large, flat surface and exactly what you want if you need to clean your driveway. Most professional pressure washing services will have at least one of these innovative pieces of equipment. Just ask them.
Armed with these basic tips, you should be able to tell if the contractor is worth your time and money in letting them clean your property. Remember – videos, specialized equipment, observation, asking the right questions, and testimonials will tell you all you need to know.
High Five Window Cleaning services are competitively priced and our estimates are calculated by the square footage of said surface or by the linear foot depending on what is quoted. The number is multiplied by ‘x’ cents to determine price. The ‘x’ cents is variable as it also depends on the complexity and dirt of surface to be cleaned. We routinely check the marketplace to be sure our prices are lower or at most, right in line with reputable insured competing companies.
Impressions count and Gordon Exterior Cleaning can help make your home or business get better curb appeal.
1. SHOTGUN & ARTILLERY FUNGUS
Shotgun fungus, those “tiny black specks” that appear on your siding, are about impossible to remove. Often mistaken for insect feces, they are actually the mature spore masses expelled from the fruiting bodies of fungus known as Sphaerobolus Stellatus”.
This fungus gets its name by firing spore masses in the air as little as two feet to a maximum distance of thirty feet, speckling siding, down spouts and windows. The longer these spores have been in place, the harder they are to remove. In most cases, we can generally remove half of the shotgun fungus. The water pressure will usually “skin” the outer surfaces of the spore. This leaves the spore exposed to the sun, which will then “bleach” them off of the siding. There is no product that kills shotgun fungus, but you can keep it at bay. Consider switching to inorganic mulch, such as stone or pea gravel. Prior to the application of inorganic mulch, we recommend the complete removal of the existing mulch in order to lessen the chance of reoccurrence.
When metal is exposed to rain or humidity, it slowly deteriorates and causes oxidation. A prime example of this type of oxidation occurs on your gutters as the aluminum is exposed to the elements of the weather, such as rain, snow etc. The metal starts to stain a grayish film, which during the hotter months of the year bakes onto the gutters.
Power washing works wonders on vinyl siding, but does little to remove the oxidation that can be found on most trim and gutters around the home. Nothing short of a long and grueling hand scrubbing will take care of a tough case of oxidation. Refer to our Gutter Polishing service on the home page. You can attempt to wash gutters down all day, and never succeed at removing any of the oxidation. This is one of the most difficult stains to successfully remove. We have the chemical formulation for successful removal 95% of the time.
Occasionally, when power washing your home a small amount of water will get behind the siding. Hours after we have left, the water will start to make its way onto the exterior surface of your siding. As it drips out, it will usually pull some dirt out with it, resulting in a mark down the side of the home.
This problem can be remedied by simply giving the runoff area a quick spray with the garden hose to rinse away the mark.
At Gordon Exterior Cleaning we strive to provide our customers with the best possible service. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or comments.