There are significant differences in a professional exterior cleaning service versus a weekend hobbyist who recently purchased their cleaning equipment off the internet.
Hidden Gem sets itself apart by providing custom evaluations for both residential and commercial services, using industrial equipment, implementing proven cleaning techniques, and using fully biodegradable deep cleaning microbial Greener Choice™ Approved detergents.
Hidden Gem also backs up their work with their 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Choose the Right Professional
The right professional for your project should take their time and focus on the quality of their work, not the quantity. Full liability insurance is paramount for your protection. They should guarantee their work from beginning to end, and schedule an onsite evaluation of your property. Take this time to discuss your expectations as well as discover any potential cleaning issues that might require addressing before the project begins. They should also provide a proposal/contract detailing the tasks and estimated the cost to restore the beauty of your property. Once the pressure washing is complete, a professional will be available to walk through your property with you, ensuring your satisfaction with their work. The result is your exterior property is left sparkling, clean, and shining! Your cleaning problem is now solved, and you have the peace of mind of knowing it was money well spent.
Professional pressure cleaning services like Hidden Gem evaluate a customer’s exterior stains and formulate a plan to solve their exterior cleaning needs. They do this by utilizing the least harsh cleaning method and techniques, as well as protecting the customer’s most delicate landscaping jewels. Below are a few tips customers should keep in mind when considering pressure washing their property.
DIY May Not Be The Answer
Do-it-yourself pressure washing usually leads to customers becoming frustrated, especially after they damage their property. They often abandon the project leaving a lot of unfinished, but well-intended, work to be done. Most consumer pressure washers are ideally suited for your car and small jobs; they lack the water flow rates to achieve the supreme clean. We see this allot both when called to evaluate for a quote and just driving around the neighborhood.
You Get What You Pay For
Choosing the cheapest volume-based professional can often be a mistake in the pressure washing industry. Many are forced to perform a greater quantity of jobs, sacrificing quality, sometimes not even finishing to make up for their rock-bottom pricing. Resulting in the cleaning project being completed far too quickly with only poor to maybe average results, and possible property damage as well.
The term ‘pressure washing’ can be deceiving, and ‘exterior cleaning’ is a complex cleaning process. ‘High pressure’ is the most aggressive method of pressure washing, but the damage is inevitable when misused. Most of all, exterior cleaning is performed with low to moderate pressure utilizing high flow rates of water and some form of detergent.
Consumer pressure washers cannot achieve the high water flows that commercial units can. It is the high flow of water and the right detergents that enables effective, efficient cleaning. Some cleaning use virtually no pressure at all, just the application of deep cleaning microbial, biologically based cleaning products, with a low-pressure rinse. The microbes deep clean into the pores, all that is needed to complete is a soft rinse to remove the grime. For flat hard surfaces, units referred to as ‘surface cleaners’ are the best method. They have jets that spin at a high rate evenly over, for example, a concrete driveway. This even distribution of water cleans without leaving stripes or swirl marks when appropriately used. Although, even the best surface cleaners on the market can cause poor results or damage when not used correctly.
Pressure washing equipment, including commercial grade equipment, can be time-consuming to maintain. Consumer grade pressure washers are for light duty cleaning and are great for small clean up jobs, washing your car. Some are broken in as little as 50hrs of use. There is nothing worse than renting or buying a pressure washer at the local home store only to have it fail in a short period. This situation wastes your time and money leaving you frustrated with an incomplete job. Professionals should know their equipment and have a maintenance plan ensuring safe and reliable operation.
EATOILS Greener Choice™ Approved Microbial Detergents
Hidden Gem strives to protect your property as well as protect the environment. Hidden Gem utilizes specialized Eco-friendly deep cleaning microbial detergents along with the least harsh cleaning techniques. Hidden Gem provides quality residential and commercial exterior cleaning services. EATOILS™ microbial products are the exact opposite of traditional cleaners. EATOILS™ detergents put the power of nature to work for you with billions of natural scrubbing microbes eating away the source of stains and smells. All that is left is harmless carbon dioxide gas.
Exterior Grime Explained
Exterior grime comes in many natural forms such as algae, mold, mildew, and various fungi. These grow on surfaces and can contribute to the deterioration and possible damage to exterior surfaces. Fungi can anchor itself into the mortar, causing damage over the years. Fungi are most common on surfaces adjacent to plants, and trees with poor air flow and natural light.
Concrete surfaces and brick mortar are magnets for mold. Mold spores are released airborne and are continually landing on exterior surfaces settling in porous nooks and crannies. From there they take root and begin to spread. Over time, and before you notice, these surfaces are black, very unattractive giving off the impression of a poorly maintained property. Not to mention you live, play and walk on these surfaces regularly and this condition could have the potential to be hazardous. Molds produce allergens, irritants and can become slippery when wet.
The professionals at Hidden Gem utilize various approaches to clean stains using multiple microbe combinations to target the grime. Microbial pre-treating along with the combinations of low, medium and high-pressure water produce spectacular clean exterior surfaces. A professional evaluation will help to identify the stains and formulate a plan to solve the exterior cleaning issues utilizing the least harsh method.
Proven Cleaning Techniques
Every surface, as well as stain, have various standard practices for obtaining best results. The golden rule always uses the least harsh method. By knowing the equipment and having years of experience and expertise, Hidden Gem utilizes proven cleaning techniques to ensure the highest quality results while protecting your property.
Anyone can buy a pressure washer these days, come up with a name and load up their truck and start spraying water around for a low price looking like they are cleaning. But does their work leave your walkways or entryways with zebra stripes? Does the area you paid to have cleaned look clean or just rinsed off? Did your property look worse after the cleaning than before the cleaning? If you had work performed at a low price, were you able to hold the contractor contractually responsible to the work agreed? Hopefully, they did not just do the job, get paid, and then leave? When you attempted to contact them to come to a resolution, were they nowhere to be found?
If you find yourself in a situation like described above, always remember that the professionals at Hidden Gem Pressure Washing will help you out. We offer reduced rates to clean up others people’s sub-par work. We want to earn you as a regular customer. You can trust Hidden Gem to clean your property correctly, leaving it clean and refreshed every time!
Contact Hidden Gem Today
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