Klappenberger & Son - Professional Power Washing
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Power Washing in MD, VA & Beyond
Our philosophy for power washing is to let the chemicals do the work, not the pressure. The right chemicals and the correct amount are the perfect recipes for a quality cleaning job. Far too often, competitors will blast the substrate, causing damage and shortening the life span of the surface they are trying to clean! We have over 30 years of experience cleaning all surfaces and using environmentally green products whenever possible.
Power Washing Tips
Power Washing Tip #1
The first bit of advice is to turn the pressure below 2000. This will drastically reduce the chance of damaging what you are trying to clean.
Power Washing Tip #2
Secondly, if you have not been on an extension ladder in a few years and you are over 45 years of age. Please don’t take it personally, but the risk is not worth a few hundred dollars. Your medical deductible is probably more than the cost of power washing.
Finally, if you are over 55 years old and power washing using an extension ladder you are taking way too great of a risk. Your injuries can be permanent. I’ve had too many customers call me after they have fallen off a ladder and asked me to finish the job. If you are over 50, sell your ladder, and have fun playing golf.
More Power Washing Tips
- Remove Screens prior to power washing.
- Don’t let the chemicals dry on the surfaces, especially the windows. Bleach can etch the glass.
- If you clean and use bleach, add liquid detergent to thicken up the surface.
- Let the cleaning chemical sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off. This will ensure the mold spores were killed.
The Importance of Quality Chemicals and Professionals
Pressure washing is more than just high-powered water targeted at your toughest instances of dirt and grime. The proper detergent strength and type is a huge factor for proper power washing technique.
At Klappenberger & Son, we believe that the chemicals should do the work, not the pressure.
Far too often, competitors will over power-wash the substrate, causing damage and shortening the lifespan of the surface they are trying to clean!
We have over 30 years of experience cleaning all types of surfaces. Our team can properly pressure wash and restore several areas of your home, including:
Driveways, sidewalks and garage floors
Decks, patios and fences
Home exteriors — including wood, vinyl and aluminum siding, brick and stucco
Swimming pools and outdoor furniture
Gutters and awnings
Our goal at Klappenberger & Son is to preserve the integrity and quality of your exteriors and surfaces and restore them to their like-new, pristine conditions. With our effective power washing services, we can remove debris buildup and also apply one of our specialty coating and waterproofing offerings. These preventative measures can further extend the lifespan of your exteriors and reduce the frequency of necessary power washings and cleanings.
Over time, your home’s exteriors can get grimy and unsightly with mold and debris buildup on surfaces.
These pollutants will detract from your home’s appearance. Moreover, they can cause structural damage and have health effects. First the structural damage. Mold will eventually eat away at wood causing it to rot. Secondly, mildew can cause allergies, and weaken your immune system.
Does the north side of your house have mildew? When you trust the professionals at Klappenberger & Son with your pressure washing needs, also ask us about a terrific cleaning agent that literally prevents mildew from growing on the surface of your home for about two years!
Best Treatment For Killing Mold
Bleach is commonly used for killing mold, but it only kills mildew on nonporous services like vinyl, hardy plank, and aluminum siding.
It does work somewhat on non-porous services but cannot always get in the cracks and porous services to kill all the mold.
We have found that when we add detergent to the bleach, it thickens up the cleaning solution and therefore sticks to the surface better.
Customer Reviews For Our Painting Franchises
Want to know what it’s like to work with us on your professional exterior painting project? Just ask our happy clients!
Contact Us Today to Schedule Services
At Klappenberger & Son, we have all the experts you need under one roof for your power washing needs.
Contact us today to schedule your friendly, free, onsite estimate, and we’ll see what we can do to cross some of those projects off your to-do list!
We offer highly efficient and effective professional power washing services throughout Maryland, Northern VA, and Miami.
Klappenberger & Son Is Your One-Stop Shop
In addition to our power washing expertise, the team at Klappenberger & Son also provides the following residential and commercial services:
To learn more about our power washing options or comprehensive list of services, contact us today by calling 410-647-5700 or completing our online form to schedule your friendly and free onsite estimate — we’ll work closely with you to see what we can do to cross some of those projects off your to-do list!