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!

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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!

 

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!

Pressure Washing Charlotte Area Store fronts and Multi Unit Properties

           You truly get only one chance to make a first impression.  Potential customers decide within seconds whether or not they will frequent an establishment based solely on the physical appearance of the business.  Overflowing dumpsters, gum and grime on sidewalks, and filthy awnings are responsible for literally pulling cash out of the pockets of business owners and property managers alike.

            We all know that bad news travels fast.  A potential customer that is repulsed by the condition of a local restaurant, beauty salon, or other local business is very likely to spread that news to friends, families, and coworkers.  It is an unfortunate fact about the human condition.  The best way to combat this kind of cruel gossip is to ensure that an establishment is regularly maintained.  Keeping mold off sidewalks and storefronts, cleaning up gum in high traffic areas, and reducing the everyday grime that naturally collects on awnings, windows, and columns is a great way to attract potential customers and keep loyal customers coming back.

            The same thought process applies to multi unit dwellings.  Townhome residents are much happier when their HOA fees are being used to maintain the outside of their homes.  Potential residents are also attracted to properties that have sparkling white gutters and no mold on the siding.  The most attractive properties have property management companies that see the benefit in having a professional pressure washing company clean the exterior of their investments on a regular basis.  Like owning an automobile or private home, the small cost of regular maintenance eliminates very costly and unnecessary repair in the long run.

Aside from the aesthetics of a clean business environment, business owners and property managers can avoid costly lawsuits and potential injuries to their clientele.  A sidewalk covered in gum and mildew becomes very slippery when it rains and is a potential hazard for patrons walking on it.  Savvy owners know to avoid this pitfall with regular and proper maintenance.

The best property managers and business owners know the value of a regular pressure washing schedule.  It’s never too late to begin a program as in most cases a heavy initial cleaning will result in a new looking, attractive structure.  Keeping it maintained will separate them from the competition.

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area 704-400-0623
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!