Pressure Washing Charlotte to Boost the Area Economy

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During these difficult economic times many Charlotte area residents have witnessed friends and family losing jobs, losing their homes, and suffering through some tough times.  Our company, while fortunate in many ways, has also seen its share of customers with a real need to have their homes cleaned of mold and mildew that is threatening their health and safety.  Unfortunately, many cannot afford to have services like these as they have been hit hard by the current status of our economy.

In the spirit of giving back to our community, Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. has launched a “Dirty House Contest” in the Charlotte Metro area where participants can send a picture of their home along with an explanation of why they should win the contest.  Photos and comments will be judged by management and one lucky winner will receive a FREE house wash!

Camelot has also launched a series of “giveaways” on their Facebook page to help fans win prizes.  These prizes include Visa gift cards and gift certificates for many local businesses.  It is our way of trying to stimulate the local economy and reward our fans for supporting Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc.

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. has also posted a website dedicated to this cause.  Visit www.DirtyHouseContest.com for contest rules and regulations.  Please spread the word to anyone that may benefit from our generosity.  Sometimes, just having a clean environment or winning a small prize can boost someone’s spirits.

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Pressure Washing Charlotte Homes and Commercial Property Lands Camelot National Recognition.

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. has been pressure washing Charlotte area homes and businesses for several years.  During the drought of 2008, we took actions to secure the longevity of our company, ensure that our customers were receiving the highest quality service, and make sure that we were environmentally responsible.  Our ongoing efforts gained us some national attention this past week, when we were featured in an article in The Cleaner Times Magazine entitled “Surviving The Drought:  A Tale Of Two Companies”, by Allison Hester.   

 Our goal has always been to provide our customers with an extremely high level of customer service and quality pressure washing workmanship.  We are both honored and humbled by the opportunity to be nationally recognized for our efforts to continue serving our customers during drought conditions.

Professional Pressure Washing Companies

Camelot turns the clock back on nasty decks like this one!

Camelot turns the clock back on nasty decks like this one!

Our deck results are phenomenal!
Our deck results are phenomenal!

 

 

 

There are actually pressure washing companies out there that warn their customer base to beware of those that join professional trade organizations.  As laughable as this concept is, these conspiracy theorists warn that these groups hold meetings to discuss price gouging their clientele.  Not only is that illegal, but completely immoral.  It makes me wonder if these same folks don’t go to doctors because they are part of the American Medical Association.

 

Professional pressure washing companies belong to trade organizations to educate themselves on proper technique, state of the art equipment, and to be part of a network of reliable, professional pressure washing companies that look to serve their customers better than the “lone wolf” water jockeys that are extolling the concepts of old school, high pressure techniques that destroy wood, and force water under your siding.  These companies are too narrow minded and short sighted to see the benefit of spending money and time for educational purposes.  Thankfully, they don’t last long and they certainly aren’t our competition.

 

Unfortunately, anyone can go purchase a pressure washer, throw it in the back of a van and join the ranks.  Thankfully, organizations like the PWNC and UAMCC weed these folks out.  Unlike organizations like the better business bureau, these groups are trade-specific and require proof of insurance and other credentials that prove you are a professional pressure washing organization, not just a guy with a business license.

 

Next time you are in need of a doctor, look to the AMA…a lawyer, see your state bar association…a professional pressure washing company that won’t damage your home, try the PWNC or UAMCC.  Also look for pressure washing testimonials from previous customers and don’t be afraid to ask for referrals from others in your neighborhood.  A good pressure washing company can supply them easily.

 

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville

Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant

Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville

Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!

Pressure Washing Charlotte With LOW Pressure

            What exactly does it mean when a pressure washing contractor claims to use “low pressure” cleaning methods?  Low pressure cleaning techniques are vital to maintaining the appearance of your home or business.  A low pressure technique involves using low PSI (pounds per square inch) for the application of appropriate cleansers for the surface being cleaned.  The surface is then washed and rinsed using high GPM (gallons per minute) equipment. 

            Quality pressure washing contractors using this method need to be educated about the cleansers they are using and what effect they have on the surface being cleaned.  Low pressure techniques are most effective because they greatly reduce damage to property when performed correctly.  Using too many PSI on the wrong surface can cause irreparable damage to decks, concrete, and all forms of siding.

            Unfortunately for unsuspecting home owners and business owners, high pressure contractors are generally a bargain.  Their lack of overhead keeps their pricing down, and by the time the customer realizes there is long term damage to their property, the contractor is out of business.  Ask your pressure washing contractor what their cleaning methods are before you hire them.

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville

Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant

Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville

Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!

 

How To Choose Your Charlotte Area Pressure Washing Contractor.

            For many home owners and business owners, choosing a pressure washing contractor comes down to one important factor: cost.  While cost is certainly a factor in this shaky economy, it is a grave error if one doesn’t consider the long term cost of hiring the wrong contractor versus the benefit of short term price.  Pricing, along with other factors, should guide customers in making an educated decision about which company to hire for their pressure washing needs.

Finding a pressure washing contractor begins with the ones closest to you.  Ask friends and family members for recommendations.  People that have had good experiences with a contractor are eager to tell others about their experience.  The internet is an excellent tool for researching pressure washing contractors.  You want to look for companies with professional websites that offer pertinent information about the industry.  Companies that write industry related articles, belong to professional trade organizations and offer educational resources for their customers are good signs of a professional company.  Avoid companies that bash competitors or have poor website content.  Research individual companies by looking for customer testimonials, or pictures and videos of their work. 

Try and find pressure washing companies that offer free estimates, and invite them to give a quote on services.  With the exception of unusual circumstances, a pressure washing contractor should always perform a site visit to give an accurate quote.  Quality contractors are uniformed or have visible company logos that identify them as who they claim to be.  Ask the contractor a series of questions about their company, techniques, and expectations.  Pressure washing contractors should have liability insurance, business licenses, and appropriate permissions in the event of drought conditions or other local water issues.

The contractor should provide a professional, detailed quote of services to be performed.  A common trap that customers fall into is to base their final decision on price.  Due to relatively low start up costs and false perception of how to wash surfaces properly, the pressure washing industry breeds many “part time” companies or companies that offer “add-on” pressure washing services like landscapers, painters, or handyman services.  These companies often use improper “high pressure” washing techniques that cause long term damage to siding (forcing water behind vinyl and brick), concrete (etching due to high pressure), and decks (shredding deck surfaces with too much pressure).  Their prices, however, are typically low because they don’t spend money on proper machinery, professional cleansers, or in some cases insurance.

As with any contractor, the term “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) is applicable.  After considering recommendations from friends and family, researching them on the internet, evaluating their professionalism, and determining their professional value, one should be armed with enough information to make an educated decision.  In the end, consumers need to feel good about how much value they got for their money, both short term and long term.

 

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville

Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant

Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville

Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!

Pressure Washing Charlotte Stucco Homes | 704-400-0623

The thought of cleaning Stucco or Dryvit homes can send many pressure washing contractors running for the hills.  While these types of siding require a certain degree of care, they are not any more or less difficult to clean than any other kind of siding.  A quality professional can handle this kind of job very easily and with a little research, finding a contractor should be rather painless.

The key to cleaning Stucco and Dryvit homes is low pressure and proper chemical usage.  When a contractor uses the proper cleansers, pressure becomes unnecessary.  Too much water pressure will literally remove the siding from the home leaving the homeowner with quite a mess.  Professional pressure washing companies will stress how important it is to “let the cleansers do the work.”  Proper usage of cleansers will leave a Stucco or Dryvit surface looking like new.

Many homeowners with this type of siding become exasperated as many pressure washing contractors will refuse to wash these surfaces out of fear.  Finding professional pressure washing organizations like the PWNC will help provide numerous professional contacts that can handle this kind of work.

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville

Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant

Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville

Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!

Pressure Washing Charlotte Area Decks And Fences

 

 

 

 

            The thought of cleaning a deck or fence can be a daunting task for homeowners.  Hiring a professional pressure washing company with knowledge of wood care is a vital part of deck maintenance.  Do it yourself homeowners and pressure washing industry hacks cause thousands of dollars in unnecessary wood damage every year.

            Using too much water pressure on a deck, fence, or other wood structure causes irreparable damage.  There is an inclination to use heavy pressure on decks as the dirt is literally blown off the deck, resulting in a clean surface.  The problem is that soft, cellulose fibers in the wood are also blown out of the wood.  Unfortunately, after using excessive pressure on a deck it often looks clean, instilling a false sense of pride in the operator.  Problems arise soon thereafter as the deck develops grooves and cracks where the soft fibers used to be.  This causes premature aging of the wood, often reducing the lifespan of the deck by half!

            Improper use of cleansers causes the same issues as excessive pressure.  Too much bleach and detergent when pressure washing will dry the wood causing it to splinter and crack.  A qualified professional can make a grey, weathered deck look practically brand new using the correct cleansers and techniques so the project is performed safely.  Proper technique, water pressure, and cleansers will prolong the life of your deck and make it look fantastic in the process.

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville
Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant
Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville
Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!