The Truth About Pressure Washing Gutters

Look at the black streaks on this gutter!

Look at the black streaks on this gutter!

Look at the beautiful, safe results from Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc.

Look at the beautiful, safe results from Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc.

Pressure washing is just like any other service industry.  On one hand, you have professional pressure washing companies that educate themselves and their customers on a consistent basis, striving to learn more about their profession each day.  On the other you have contractors that know just enough to be dangerous to not only themselves, but their customers.  This is the case when dealing with gutters on your home.

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. and other professional pressure washing companies use proper professional grade cleansers that eliminate black streaks on gutters and do not cause damage to the paint on them.  We have come across several instances where competitors are telling customers that cleaning their gutters will destroy the paint.  This is simply not true if the contractor is using the correct cleansers and techniques to do the job right.  Our belief is that many contractors don’t want to spend the time it takes to get the job done right, or they do not want the expense of purchasing high grade cleansers when they can simply miseducate the public and skip the process.

In short, the active ingredient in the cleanser that Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. uses for gutters attacks the oxidation layer of paint on the gutter that contains the black streaks.  This oxidation is removed, along with the streaks, leaving a beautiful, white gutter.  Camelot offers this service at no extra cost to customers that purchase a whole house wash service!  Don’t be mislead by contractors who are giving false information to avoid having to work.  Often, these are landscapers, handymen, and painters that don’t know the products and how they react with various surfaces.  If you want the job done right, call a professional that specializes in what you are trying to achieve.  Go to our Facebook page for more information about pressure washing Charlotte and become a fan to receive special discounts and prizes!

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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.

Charlotte Property Management – Pressure Washing

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Charlotte area residents and business owners are very familiar with property management fees. These fees are typically incurred by multi-unit housing dwellers and strip center businesses, and pay for building washing, concrete cleaning, landscaping, and other aesthetics within the community or business center. The most astute property managers utilize these funds to hire companies that keep their properties looking their best. Clean, maintained properties encourage potential residents and customers to frequent businesses and/or purchase homes on the property.

Property management companies that have the foresight to maintain the properties they manage are rewarded with quality tenants and thriving businesses. Concrete that is slippery from gum and mildew becomes a potential hazard for tenants and opens the door for lawsuits that can easily be avoided. Customers don’t wish to frequent businesses with grimy concrete that is covered in gum. It is unsightly and becomes a reflection of the business and its methods of cleanliness. Nothing says “Don’t rent or buy me” like mildew covered townhomes, fences, concrete, and walls. Annual maintenance on these surfaces will keep them looking their best.

Camelot Pressure Washing will visit your property and provide a detailed, professional estimate on cleaning your property. Pressure washing Charlotte area properties is what we do best! Call today for your free evaluation or visit our website for more information.

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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 In A Bad Real Estate Climate

Many people have been having a hard time financially because they are unable to sell their homes and real estate investments.  Many real estate gurus are telling homeowners to hold on to their property and wait until the market comes back.  This is shrewd advice, but many folks are being held back from realizing their American dream because they are unable to upgrade their home and are forced to stay in their current residence.

            While this news is unsettling, there are some simple remedies that can make a situation like this more tolerable.  Keeping your home maintained during this time is vital.  An inexpensive way to maintain your home, deck and driveway is to have it professionally pressure washed.  This kind of ongoing maintenance will keep your investments fresh and clean so when the time comes for the market to bounce back, your home will be in “ready to sell” condition.  You may even find that once your place is clean, you’ll want to stay where you are!

            Pressure washing the exterior of your home, deck, and driveway can make a drastic difference to the look of the outside of your home.  If selling isn’t an option, maintenance is the way to go!

 

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!