Pressure washing breezeways, staircases and common areas are one of the most popular things we pressure wash. We pressure wash a few dozen complexes a year ensuring the residents have a clean entrance to their building. We pressure was a lot of curbs and sidewalks as well, these two things are definitely the bulk of what you will find us doing most days.
We work in all weather conditions. I have worked in the snow, the beating hot Georgia sun and in the rain. That's right, in most cases pressure washing in the rain is quite pleasing. It is much easier to do my final rinse when there is still surface water on the driveway, usually I have to saturate the area to get the excess debris and dirt moving off the property. Power washing in the rain can be done quite effectively and certainly getting wet isn't an issue for us either, haha.
Here's a video of us pressure washing a fairly new driveway, you can see the difference pressure washing makes.
Contact us today to wash a house, wash a driveway, clean a deck or anything else. We have seen it all. We do commercial pressure washing too, in fact that is the majority of the work we do. We clean buildings, we wash parking decks and keep community areas clean for all sorts of customers. We work for HOA's, property managers and owners of all types of buildings, multi family homes, offices, condo associations, airports, marinas, industrial facilities and more.
This house has had it's brick paver driveway pressure washed every year for twenty years when the homeowner installed it. He told me they love doing it, him and his wife, they take turns cleaning it over a two day period. He said they get all grimy but they love it. They do it one brick at a time and between the cracks it all blows back in their face. I pressure washed the entire driveway in about an hour and a half using a rotary scrubber and finishing with a wand. This is how great your house can look for a few hundred dollars. We want to power wash your driveway!
This is a short video of About Time Pressure Washing removing paint lines at SCAD here in Atlanta. Several aplications of chemicals were first applied before using a large output hot water pressure washer.
On this day we were asked to remove several layers of paint lines at SCAD. Two layers of grey paint and one and often two layers of red paint needed to be gone.
How clean do you want it ma'am? I often struggle with this issue. Cleaning a parking deck may cost on average $10,000 for a full deep clean. The client may want to only spend $4000. So what can be done? Doing a thorough rinse versus detail washing every inch of the property may be a solution.
We have had apartment complexes ask us to wash all their buildings. Really they needed to do the entire building but they could only afford to clean the dirtiest spots that were moldy. For a third the price we were able to get those eyesores taken care of. The everyday dirt on the prefabricated plastic walls, that will have to wait. We do all types of pressure washing, we are honest with our clients letting them know what needs to be done and what can wait to be pressure washed later.
There are a lot of myths when it comes to power washing. One of the ones I have been asked is if we use anything other than water. The answer 90% of the time my machine is running I'm just using water. Often when washing a house we will do a "soft wash" which is a whole house soak with one or two chemicals and soaps. This process takes a lot of the problems away for us and takes just a few minutes. Afterwards we are rinsing from a distance where we are using high pressure but shooting from 5-30 feet away, so it is not dangerous to your property. Often clients will ask me if we use hot water, we can but it isn't always necessary. Other questions are concerning the chemicals we use. They are certainly stronger than what you have under your sink. I try not to ingest them. But we get hit with a lot of over-spray and I'm still here. So will your plants be able to handle it? We use as little chemical as possible... that is the biggest expense we have on a day to day basis. Most houses don't require that much elbow grease nor chemical to get clean but when we are going to use a lot of chemical you can be sure to know we are going to thoroughly water your plants down and cover them with a tarp in some cases to ensure their safety. You may have noticed I used the term pressure washing and power washing. They are one and the same. We do both commercial power washing and residential power washing. You could say we also do both commercial pressure washing and residential pressure washing, nobody's really going to call you out on it! Here's another myth. I shoot my self with my wand all the time. I don't recommend it and once or twice it hurt me pretty bad but... if you know how to handle the power of your wand you can use it to spray of your legs. Often I will clean far more fragile items like an outdoor pillow without causing damage. Again you have to have a lot of experience to know when and where to attempt this.
I have been pressure washing since 1991. I grew up restoring old wood on boats before moving to Atlanta. I have pressure washed just about everything there is to wash.