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A dirty roof could = insurance cancellation letter?!

A Dirty Roof Could Result in an Insurance Cancellation Letter Did you know the appearance of your roof could cause your insurance company to send you a cancellation letter? Unfortunately, it’s true. Policyholders have been receiving letters from their insurers warning that their coverage could be cancelled or invalid for renewal if they don’t correct the problem. Specifically, they want the homeowner to clean and remove algae as well as dark streaks on the roof, even if the roof is not damaged or leaking. The homeowners are told they will have to address the issue before the insurance company will cover them. As a result, homeowners find themselves in need of a fast and effective solution to the problem. If this situation describes you, [...]

By |2020-06-19T19:15:37+00:00June 19th, 2020|Soft Washing|Comments Off on A dirty roof could = insurance cancellation letter?!

Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing

Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing You have likely heard these two terms used interchangeably. While they do have some similarities in that their purpose is to clean an exterior surface, the way they achieve that clean is different. Traditional pressure washing utilizes high-powered jets of water combined with harsh chemicals with the aim of removing stains from siding, concrete walkways, and decking. Problem is, while this method is effective at removing stains, it can cause a lot of damage in the process due to its power. It can: Cause dents and pitting in siding Peel paint from wood Blow window seals Destroy surrounding landscaping Soft washing, on the other hand, utilizes a low-pressure nozzle attached to a pressure washing gun or wand. It incorporates [...]

By |2020-06-19T20:08:19+00:00June 17th, 2020|Power Washing, Roof Cleaning, Soft Washing|Comments Off on Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing

Power Washing, Pressure Washing & Soft Washing: What’s the Difference?

Power Washing, Pressure Washing & Soft Washing: What’s the Difference? - You’ve likely heard these three terms thrown about in regards to exterior maintenance. We’re here to eliminate the confusion and help you get them all straight. No matter what, you’ll need a professional for the job. Clearview Washing has all the right equipment and products to get the job done right. Let’s go over the differences between power washing, pressure washing and soft washing: Power Washing This process removes surface material such as dirt, mildew, and mold from exteriors like siding and concrete through the use of pressurized water. It differs from pressure washing in that power washing uses hot water. Water that’s been heated to a high temp can break down contaminated [...]

By |2017-06-22T18:58:03+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Power Washing, Soft Washing|Comments Off on Power Washing, Pressure Washing & Soft Washing: What’s the Difference?

Roof Cleaning for Property Managers, Adult Communities and HOAs

Roof Cleaning for Property Managers, Adult Communities, and HOAs - Soft roof cleaning is the way to go these days. It used to be that traditional power washing was the go-to approach. Now we know that that approach is far too harsh for exteriors. High-power pressure washing can lead to water within your walls, mortar that can be blasted away, gouged wood, and even safety hazards where paint chips are left around the property. If you are a property manager or owner of an adult community or HOA, this is an important consideration when hiring someone to clean your exteriors. High pressure can be as much as 2000-3000 psi while low pressure is between 1250-2000 psi. Low-pressure cleaning is best for roofs, and this [...]

By |2017-05-24T13:58:17+00:00May 24th, 2017|Roof Cleaning, Soft Washing|Comments Off on Roof Cleaning for Property Managers, Adult Communities and HOAs

DIY Soft Roof Cleaning – Roof Cleaning Monmouth

DIY Soft Roof Cleaning - Roof Cleaning Monmouth Before soft roof cleaning came along, homeowners had to resort to high-pressure power washing to get the black and green stains off their roofs. Yes, it was effective, but it was so powerful it damaged asphalt shingles, flashing, and siding. There’s a better way and it’s called soft roof cleaning. Best part is, weekend warriors: you can try it yourself. Moss, algae and lichen can do a number on your roof, causing rotting and premature failure over the years. That’s why you need to get rid of it before it starts to be a problem. That streaky stuff you see on your roof is not really dirt – it’s a green-blue form of algae that feeds [...]

By |2016-12-27T22:44:13+00:00December 27th, 2016|Roof Cleaning, Soft Washing|Comments Off on DIY Soft Roof Cleaning – Roof Cleaning Monmouth

Got a Dirty Roof? Why You Should Hire a Professional Roof Cleaner

Got a Dirty Roof? Why You Should Hire a Professional to Clean It - Mold, algae and lichen can really do a number on your roof, causing unsightly staining and roof rot over time. Perhaps you fancy yourself a DIY’er and decide to tackle this project one weekend. However, you may want to think again. While you may assume you’re saving money by doing this yourself, there are many more valid reasons why you should hire a professional roof cleaner to handle it. Save yourself the stress, hard work and potential for injury. Whether you plan to scrub your roof with a brush and bucket of soapy water, or you plan to rent your own pressure washer from the store, you’re risking your safety when [...]

By |2016-10-24T18:57:07+00:00October 24th, 2016|Roof Cleaning, Soft Washing|Comments Off on Got a Dirty Roof? Why You Should Hire a Professional Roof Cleaner

Power Washing: How to Power Wash Your Deck

How to Power Wash Your Deck - A big part of your exterior maintenance is deck cleaning. Is yours looking grungy, dirty and old? It’s time for a good power washing. If you’d like to try your hand at it, we can give you some pointers. Do your research, though, as you don’t want to end up with deep gouges, peeling paint, marks and indentations from the high-pressure stream of your rented power washing machine. In order to have the most successful outcome, you have to take it slow. From wood to composite decks, periodic cleanings are imperative to retaining the beauty of your deck and preventing unsightly stains from occurring. Of course, you should leave power washing to the professionals because we have the [...]

By |2020-06-06T14:27:36+00:00June 15th, 2016|Power Washing, Soft Washing|Comments Off on Power Washing: How to Power Wash Your Deck

What is Soft Wash Roof Cleaning? – Roof Cleaning NJ

Roof cleaning - High pressure washing systems can damage asphalt roofing... A decade or two ago, the standard practice for cleaning mold, algae and stains off the roofs of homes and business was to blast it of with a high-pressure power washer. However, this was often too much pressure and caused damage to the roofs, such as shingle removal and the like. In addition to that, many companies thought the use of harsh chemicals like bleach were the right answer. Today, the process is much safer for the environment and for the roof itself. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, high pressure washing systems can damage asphalt roofing and should not be used on asphalt roofing for the purpose of removing algae and other [...]

By |2016-01-11T17:48:03+00:00January 11th, 2016|Roof Cleaning, Soft Washing|Comments Off on What is Soft Wash Roof Cleaning? – Roof Cleaning NJ

SOFTWASHAPOLOOZA – Keeping up with the industry!

http://softwashsystems.com/softwashapolooza Is your company staying up to date with all the industry trends, equipment and solutions?! Clearview Washing, LLC will again be attending this year’s SOFTWASHAPOLOOZA in Orlando, FL. What are the benefits? Allows our company to get updated information on key issues that we are concerned with. They have issues addressed on a specific topic by recognized experts who are up to date with the latest developments in the field. Creates learning communities that bring together owners from like-minded companies. The learning environment encourages owners from all over to exchange experiences, ideas and practices from their own companies. It allows owners to interact with other companies who may be experiencing similar issues and problems. It allows them to tackle issues together.   SOFTWASHAPOLOOZA - THE CONVENTION [...]

By |2020-06-18T21:28:11+00:00January 9th, 2015|Soft Washing|Comments Off on SOFTWASHAPOLOOZA – Keeping up with the industry!

Historic Home and Building Cleaning

Your home or property was not built to withstand the forces of high-pressure water ranging from 1,500 ~ 4,000 psi being spayed towards it at point blank range. This is especially important when it comes to assaulting an irreplaceable historic home or building with typical pressure washing techniques. Most historic homes have painted clapboard siding that when washed with high pressure, can damage the paint, damage the siding itself, or water can be sprayed under the laps causing moisture damage inside the home's walls. Also, a lot of historic homes are built with ornate, one of a kind moldings and trim that give them their character and charm. While their grace and architectural beauty cannot be overstated, the technology of the day fell a little [...]

By |2016-10-28T19:35:12+00:00September 4th, 2014|Soft Washing|Comments Off on Historic Home and Building Cleaning
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