House washing services in Maryland that use high pressure cleaning systems without using soaps and detergents are relying on high pressure to BLAST OFF the dirt and mold on your home. High pressure will BLAST OFF the dirt, but it will also blast off the surface of anything that is being cleaned and cause the surface to deteriorate. Never hire a power washing company to wash the exterior of your home without ensuring that they have the right training and practical experience to do the job or you could end up with 1000s of Dollars in loss. So before you hire a power washing contractor to clean the siding on your home.
Our House Washing Process
After inspecting the property we will use hot water pressure washers and professional grade environmentally friendly soaps and detergents to clean the exterior of the house using our proven low pressure cleaning system to remove Gloeocaspa magma, mold, mildew, hydrocarbons, pollen and surface dirt using a special exterior house cleaning process that we designed over the last 25 years to ensure the best results.
- Locate exterior water sources on the house to replenish our tanks.
- Caution tape off the work area as needed.
- Wet down the house exterior and all adjacent areas with water and cover plants as needed with water proof tarps.
- Pre-treat stained areas with bio-degradable cleaners at 20 PSI to 25 PSI.
- Clean stained areas using 400PSI to 600PSI, 120 degree water at 8GPM with a stainless steel, 40 degree fan spray nozzles.
- Apply specialty stone, wood, siding, EIFIS, Stucco, brick or concrete cleaners to surfaces as needed.
- Apply bio-degradable soaps and detergents on the rest of the surfaces to be cleaned.
- Clean all surfaces using 400PSI to 600PSI, 120 degree water at 8GPM with a stainless steel, 40 degree fan spray nozzles.
- Apply our Polymer Wet Wax solution to add a light luster to the siding, and reduce mildew growth.
- Final rinse of the house with our SoSoft water conditioner and water softener to reduce streaks on the windows.
- Remove tarps, rinse down plants and surfaces adjacent to work area.
- Inspect the house for quality assurance and perform a final clean up of the area.
Our system for pressure washing and exterior house washing is extremely detailed and will remove all surface dirt, mold and mildew. But regardless of the methods we use for exterior house cleaning, some stains may have penetrated the surface and they may not come completely clean or they might leave a shadow behind. We will always attempt to remove all staining, and in 99% of our projects the owner is amazed at what we are able to accomplish.
Here are a few reviews from some recent power washing clients.
John Roberts gave PowerWashCompany.com a 5 star review January 1, 2018
Very efficient and convenient. All work performed as promised.
Nava Tadmor gave PowerWashCompany.com a 5 star review December 20, 2017
Kathy is always helpful, responsive, and on top of things. Steve and Frasier did a great job. We are extremely impressed by the level of their work and professional approach. Hopefully, they can be our crew next time you service hour home.
House Washing Services In Maryland Need A Home Improvement License
In Maryland, contractors are required to have a Home Improvement License for power washing houses. The wording that is currently used for this Law can be confusing. Some Maryland homeowners have told us that if you call the Home Improvement Commissions Hotline, some of the staff are not aware of the latest changes, and they might tell you that Contractors are not required to have a license for house washing in Maryland. But if you contact the Executive Director Steve Smitson, he will tell you that if a Technician is using any type of chemicals, cleaners, soaps, detergents for house washing, that they are required to have a Home Improvement License to perform the job.
If a contractor tells you they are NOT required to have a License because they do not use chemicals, cleaners, soaps or detergents when they wash siding on houses, then they are using high pressure methods which are against every Industry Standard for best management practices, due to the amount of damage caused by using high pressure methods.
The Home Improvement Commission regulations are made to protect home owners in Maryland, and it is a crime to act as a home improvement contractor, subcontractor or salesperson in the State of Maryland without a Maryland Home Improvement license. They also caution residents about hiring unlicensed home improvement contractors for house washing, or other expert services, because Many unlicensed tradesman held a Maryland Home Improvement license in the past and had their license revoked because they performed substandard work, failed to complete requirements or for other violations of law.
Liability Insurance For House Washing Services In Maryland
Liability Insurance and Employees Compensation are also crucial for you to check for. If a Contractor harms your property you want to be sure that they have insurance to cover the costs for the problems. Or if one of their day laborers is injured when they are sent to your home in Maryland for house washing services, you might find yourself involved in a lawsuit from the injured person, to cover their medical expenses or disability. This actually occurs more often than you would expect, a lot of Contractors in Maryland hire day workers for house washing due to the current market, so that they can avoid paying income taxes or Workers Compensation.
Check to see if the Contractor has taken any training classes for house washing, and ask them questions about the training they received. You should also see if they have provided house washing services for neighbors, or other homes in Maryland, so they can provide a local reference. Just because a technician says they know how house washing services are performed, ensure that you ask them what processes they use to do the job. Most Contractors believe in providing the best services they can offer, and that quite often means that if they routinely offer house washing services, then they have quite possibly taken some form of training course to learn how to perform house washing services properly. In most instances they likely took a class on house washing services from the Contractors Foundation. The Contractors Foundation and its Instructors have provided training curriculum for most of the Organizations in the Industry to teach Contractors Industry approved methods and practices for house washing, without causing damages to the household.
The Contractors Foundation classes are run by Contractors with over 10 Years of working experience running successful companies that also provide house washing services through their own companies. Their classes on house washing are offered at locations all over United States during the year, for more information visit http://ContractorsFoundation.com.
As you can clearly see from this article hiring a house washing company is more involved than most home owners recognize but, in their defense there is a lot to know! This article is just the fundamental information of what is out there to get educated on. We have all discovered information online that is not 100% trustworthy. So before you rely upon what you read on the Web site about house washing, check the Contractors Foundation for accurate information. The Contractors Foundation is one of the best web sites in the pressure washing industry for information on house washing. You can also visit Sun Brite Supply, one of the pressure washing supply stores that we buy our equipment and cleaning solutions from for more information on house washing services in Maryland. If you found any information in this article useful, please take a second to distribute it with your friends, or leave a short review for us about your experiences with house washing in Maryland.