Cleaning, Preserving and Preparing the Exterior of Your Home
Pressure or power washing is an obvious first step to fully clean a surface before painting. But what happens if after the cleaning you realize painting is no longer necessary?
We offer power washing services independent of painting because in some cases the accumulation of street dust and mildew makes the paint look much worse than it actually is. We have experienced times when a client has initially asked us for a painting estimate after we painted their neighbor’s home. After a careful inspection of the exterior, we discovered that the home simply needed washing. Prior painting bids from other painting companies were $25,000; our power washing cost less than $1,000.
We are available to power wash a variety of surfaces including:
- Commercial Buildings
Do I need to power wash my exterior?
Yes. Proper surface preparation is key to a beautiful, lasting finish as paint will not adhere properly when applied over dirt that naturally accumulates on an exterior surface. Power washing is the obvious first step.
Will power washing add to the cost of the project?
Power washing your home will be included and clearly identified in Catchlight’s estimate. The cost of power washing will be a fraction of the cost of the inevitable re-painting that will be required if this step is skipped.
Power washing and environmental concerns
All power washing and house cleaning products call for wetting of adjacent surfaces and plants to ensure a concentrated house washing solution does not discolor or cause damage inadvertently. This means keeping plants, patios, etc. wet while applying detergents. The primary cleaning agent is sodium hypochlorite since it has excellent destaining abilities – organic dirt becomes water soluble and non-volatile which facilitates its removal. However, once rinsed off the house these same products are simply absorbed by the ground and rapidly degrade before they can be absorbed by organisms. We have yet to see any damage to lawns or gardens when these products are used properly and according to directions.
Catchlight is fully licensed and insured. All work is warrantied for three years.