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Kellogg's Painting

Leeds NY 12451 Greene County

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Tips for hiring a pressure washing contractor

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Spring is almost here and it is a good time to do exterior maintenance of your home, including washing your house siding, gutters, overhangs and windows.
This may sound like an easy task to tackle on your own, but in fact can be dangerous. Most home owners do not have the proper equipment and detergents to power wash there home safely, efficiently and correctly. Even if you own a pressure washer chances are you are using high pressure and holding the wand to close to the surface to clean which can damage the surface and create water intrusion. A property owner will use ladders to reach high areas that become slippery and unstable. Most detergents sold in the stores are not effective against removing all pollutants and contaminants from your siding and will not whiten your gutters, because they will not remove the electrostatic bonding from them.
A professional experienced, knowledgeable and safe pressure washing company will wash the exterior of your home from the ground using low pressure and the proper cleaners that will not only clean your exterior, but will also kill the spores that create mold and mildew. Professional house washing contractors know that it is not high pressure that cleans the surface, but it is using the proper house cleaners in the right quantities.
What to ask a N.Y pressure washing contractor to qualify them as a LEGAL professional power washing company to wash the exterior of your home?
1) Do you have insurance? A N.Y contractor is required to carry liability insurance and workers compensation insurance.
2) do you have a N.Y State Sales Tax I.D Number? New York state requires that sales tax be collected on all repairs and maintenance. Power  washing is considered maintenance .
3) Is your business registered?
4) Do you have references, names and phone numbers?
5) Dose the contractor provide a clearly written outlined proposal?
6) Does the proposal include all materials and labor?
7) Is the contractor going to use low pressure? How many psi will be hitting the house? It should not exceed 1,000 psi, as that would be considered using high pressure.
8) Is the contractor punctual for the initial estimate?
9) is the contractor business like?
These are a few tips to help you to have a positive house washing experience when hiring a Albany, Catskills or Hudson Valley pressure washing contractor to power wash your home.
Low pressureis all that is needed to remove surface dirt, pollutants, mold, mildew and algae when combined with the correct cleaners and experience. A professional pressure washing company will use low pressure, as to not damage your property and to prevent water intrusion. A professional contractor knows that it is not the pressure being used, but the correct cleaners and application methods. Beware of contractors that use high pressure washing and/or get the wand real close to the surface.  
Our Cleaneris safe and specially formulated to remove environmental pollution, dirt and grime from vinyl, aluminum siding, masonry and painted wood.
Gutter Whiteningscrubs away the black stains and streaks caused by electrostatic bonding. These streaks are difficult to remove without the correct detergent and equipment. Kellogg’s Painting has developed the proper technique and uses the right cleaners to whiten your gutters.
Window Cleaningby hand leaving your windows spotless, providing beautiful view for all seasons.
 
Waxwill prolong contaminants from appearing on your home, keeping it cleanerlonger and protecting the siding from the elements
 
A full service pressure washing contractor providing  house washing, exterior cleaning services in The Hudson Valley|Albany|Catskills|Albany County|Columbia County| Dutches County|Greene County, New York areas.

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2 Comments

Reply Sarah Smith
7:29 PM on May 10, 2016 
My husband and I run a restaurant that has a brick entrance that is slowly accumulating dirt and starting to look bad. A hose is no longer working so we've been for a way to clean it out and a power wash sounds excellent. So we've been hoping to hire a power washing company that will come in an d clean the bricks. Thanks for the list of questions especially regarding the question about the amount of pressure they use. We'll make sure to use the questions as we're picking a company.
Reply Erica Williams
8:18 AM on February 24, 2017 
Choosing the right paint is the key. You have to be a PRO when it comes to choosing your paint. You have to pick the one that last longer. BTW, nice article here. Thank you for sharing.
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