In short, yes! Our biodegradable treatment cleans gutters very well, along with soffits, facia, and other such surfaces on homes.
The first photo is a home we power washed in Kirkwood, MO and you can see how well our soft washing process works on gutters typically.
However, there are some instances where staining or certain discolorations cannot be safely removed, such as tiger striping.
In the second photo, you can see the difference between the common fungus and dirt on the gutters we cleaned today versus the tiger striping we occasionally see on some homes around St. Louis.
What is Tiger Striping?
Tiger striping occurs because some manufacturers of gutters anodize the aluminum to get paint to adhere to them. This process can differ between manufacturers and between batches and in some instances leads to this consistent-looking striping on some gutters.
Unfortunately, due to the electrostatic bond with the aluminum, such stripes cannot typically be removed with the recommended soft washing process that removes fungus and dirt.
Proper maintenance is important to prevent gutter staining. Effective and timely washing assists in cutting down on stains of other types. The longer contamination sits, the more likely it is to stain.
So yes, in most instances, unless tiger striping or stains exist, our soft wash process cleans and brightens gutters very well.
For more information on gutter cleaning your St. Louis home, or a free estimate, feel free to give us a call at (314) 899-6760.
Property Owners and Managers must ask the following questions to ensure they are getting safe, affordable, and professional power washing services.
If you are looking to have your St. Louis or Jefferson County, MO property power washed, give Power Washing Solutions LLC a call today at (314) 899-6760 and we'll be happy to take the time to discuss your needs and answer any and all of these questions below.
Will you provide proof of insurance? Insurance Limits? Are you covered specifically for exterior cleaning services or for nonrelated services?
What qualifications, certifications, and educational training do you have in the power washing industry?
How many years have you been providing power washing services professionally? How many homes have you successfully cleaned?
Since substrate needs vary, what specific techniques and methods will be used for my particular power washing needs?
What chemicals, if any, will be used for my specific power washing service needs?
What methods will you use to protect my vegetation that may be exposed to any cleaning solutions?
What methods will you use to protect my fish ponds that may be exposed to any cleaning solutions?
Do you provide any type of guarantee with your power washing services if we are not satisfied?
What is your present customer satisfaction rating? Where can I go online to see your customer reviews?
Are you licensed with the state to provide power washing services? What is your Federal EIN for W9 and tax purposes?
In 2019, Power Washing Solutions LLC alone bid 54 different properties that had extensive siding damage including but not limited to oxidation removal. A few of these were caused by inexperienced home owners without proper equipment, but the vast majority of the damage was caused by inexperienced, unqualified, and underinsured power washing companies.
A Costly Mistake
The two properties here are prime examples of how hideous oxidation disturbances can be. While this looks like a child took a can of spray paint to their siding, a "professional" (not so much) power washing company was actually paid hundreds of dollars to cause this damage.
Even worse, the power washing companies that were hired did not offer insurance to fix the damage they caused.
While Power Washing Solutions LLC did actually repair these damages and the siding looks brand new again without having to replace it. the cost these homeowners had to pay was 90.5% higher than it would have been had they simply hired an experienced power washing company to clean it correctly the first time.
Since restorative work is very labor intensive, the cost to repair siding is vastly higher than the simple low pressure soft wash cleaning so it is imperative that homeowners protect their siding.
Low Pressure Soft Washing Technique
There are many methods of power washing and various cleaning products to use when cleaning residential property. These methods and products are all dependent upon the substrate and the actual growth or various contaminants that are present.
The tools and techniques used to safely clean concrete, retaining walls, patios, roofs, various styles of decks or even automobiles for instance, are very different than the technique required to safely wash siding. Most homeowners do not own the various types of equipment, tools, and solutions needed for all the different substrates they own, which is why they call professionals who have already invested thousands of dollars to affordably wash siding.
While brush scrubbing and high pressure may be okay for vehicles, NEVER use these methods on your home and NEVER let anyone do so either! Siding must be cleaned with very low pressure water, disbursed from an appropriate nozzle, and used with safe chemicals to kill mold, mildew, and other growth, while also cleaning it.