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Visit Us at the HBA Home Show in March

Visit Us at the HBA Home Show in March

Once again we will be available to talk to existing and future pressure washing clients at Hagerstown’s premier winter event at HCC.

Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD at the 2018 HBA Home ShowThe Complete Power Wash staff and techs are looking forward to meeting you next weekend at Hagerstown Community College. The community college’s ARCC building is the site of the 2020 Washington County Home Builder’s Association Home Show.

“We enjoy our time at the Home Show because it gives us a chance to catch up and visit with some of our clients,” said Tim Fields, who family owns and operates Complete Power Wash and BlueBox Rentals dumpster rental company. “The Fields family has participated in the Home Show for almost twenty years. It’s something that we look forward to every year.”

Tim will be on hand to answer pressure washing questions. Tim loves his job so much, he’ll even take time to educate attendees on the importance of hiring qualified techs to clean your property. Softwash pressure washing is among the topics he enjoys discussing. 

The Home Show takes place Saturday, March 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday the 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is just $2 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.

More Home Show Information

Click on this link to go to the Washington County Home Builder’s Association website, for more information on the event. HCC is located at 11400 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. The campus is approximately 2.5 miles from downtown Hagerstown and is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 70. The directions below are from the HCC website.

From Pennsylvania: Follow Interstate 81 South. Take Exit 6A to Route 40 East and proceed through the downtown area of Hagerstown passing through the city square and onto Dual Highway. Turn left onto Mount Aetna Road next to Pizza Hut. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Robinwood Drive. After the second traffic light, follow the roundabout onto the HCC campus.

From West Virginia: Follow Interstate 81 North. Take Exit 4 to Interstate 70 East. Take Exit 32B to Hagerstown turning right at the first traffic light onto Edgewood Drive. Pass through three traffic lights and then follow the roundabout onto the HCC campus.

From Frederick, Maryland and points East: Follow Interstate 70 West. Take Exit 32B to Hagerstown turning right at the first traffic light onto Edgewood Drive. Pass through three traffic lights and then follow the roundabout onto the HCC campus.

From Clear Spring, Maryland and points West: Follow Interstate 70 East. Take Exit 32B to Hagerstown turning right at the first traffic light onto Edgewood Drive. Pass through three traffic lights and then follow the roundabout onto the HCC campus.

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To learn more about Complete Power Wash’s schedule for spring pressure washing appointments, contact us here or call our Hagerstown office at 301.842.2290. Read our online reviews here.

Think Pressure Washing During Heart Month

Think Pressure Washing During Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, so start thinking about great ways to strengthen your heart and about Spring Pressure Washing Season.

Okay, we know this is a stretch, but it’s the middle of winter and we just want you to think about some important things. The first is that heart disease is the number one killer of men and woman in the U.S. Since we think living is a good thing, we want to take some time and space here to share some good news. That good news is that you can make a change and live a healthier and longer life. Below are a list of recommendations from the American Heart Association.

Happy February from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MDWisdom for the Heart

 

Pressure Washing this Spring

Now, as your eating better and exercising, start thinking about pressure washing. That’s right, spring is getting closer every day. One of the suggestions in the mental health article is to focus on one thing. We suggest focusing on having a beautiful home. Right now, your grass and Complete Power Wash uses softwash in Hagerstown, MDlandscape are pretty dreary. But soon, they will come to life. Don’t let a dirty house, patio, sidewalks and gutters steal that natural beauty.

We at Complete Pressure Washing want to schedule you — weather permitting — for an early spring cleaning. Our techs would love to bring their softwash expertise and help you have the best-looking home in your neighborhood. Even if the plants are starting to bloom, our use of gentle water pressure and environmentally-safe detergents won’t interrupt their progress. Just imagine green grass and colorful plants and trees framing a freshly-cleaned home in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. We think there are few things more beautiful.

If this sounds good to you, contact us here for questions or to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to provide a free estimate, because our price for the value is a great deal.

In the meantime, we hope you and your family have a happy February!

Shotgun Fungus is a Tough Foe for Pressure Washers

Shotgun Fungus is a Tough Foe for Pressure Washers

Complete Power Wash techs successfully clean the toughest elements that nature can bring to the exterior of a home. But Shotgun Fungus is the toughest.

 

Our pressure washing techs can clean nearly every tough stain found on a house, roof, deck, fence, etc… in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. One of the toughest are the little black dots, often found on vinyl siding. If you’ve seen these on your home, you likely tried scraping them off with a fingernail. And then tried scraping harder. And finally, just short of tearing off a nail, gave up in frustration. The best advice we give is to prevent the fungus from attaching and then spreading.

Artillery fungus or Shotgun Fungus on houses in the greater Hagerstown, MD area.

What Are These Black Dots?

“Shotgun” fungus (Sphaerobolus stellatus) — also know as Artillery Fungus — originates in the mulch often found in flower beds next to a home. Its name is derived from the Greek for “spear thrower,” as it indicates how the black spores are propelled from the ground to the home’s siding. The launch can spray up to 20 feet high. The spores are extremely adhesive and will stick to any surface. The spores aren’t harmful, but are extremely difficult to remove. The black dots resemble an artillery spray, or shotgun blast, hence the name.

What Causes Shotgun Fungus?

It is a common misconception that more expensive mulch will be fungus free, or that cheap mulch is more prone to having the fungus in it. This is simply not true. Artillery fungus can infect any organic mulch, and under the right conditions it will flourish and create a pesky problem. Artillery fungus thrives in cool, moist, shady areas. If you have the telltale black dots on your home, you will notice that they are located above mulched areas where the fungus has shot their spores. In the Tri-state area on Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the fungus is actively shooting spores for approximately 2 weeks each year. Until action is taken, the dots will accumulate, getting worse every year.

What Is The Solution For Artillery Fungus?

At this time, Complete Power Wash has no recommended solution for the removal of the fungus spores, however we can tell you how to stop them from getting worse. Unfortunately, pressure washing does not remove the spores. Some people have had luck using abrasive cleaning sponges and elbow grease. The first step is to remove the infected mulch by raking and disposing. The second step is to replace the organic mulch with an inorganic material like rubber mulch or stone. This is the only way to ensure that the mulch is completely removed. Some people have had success smothering the fungus with plastic, or adding more mulch to the old mulch. We do not recommend this, as it rarely works.

Inspection is Better than Cleaning

The obvious solution is found in the wise saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound on cure.” If you must have mulch next to your house, routinely inspect the siding after putting down new mulch. As soon as you see the black dots, remove it immediately. 

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Contact Us

To schedule a FREE pressure washing estimate and appointment for the upcoming season, just click here. You can also call our Hagerstown, MD office at 301.842.2290.

Our Service Area

Our pressure washing techs work throughout the greater Hagerstown, MD area, including Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Myersville, Maugansville, Keedysville, Williamsport, Funkstown, Hancock, etc… We also serve most of Frederick County, MD. Our pros also clean residences and commercial buildings in nearby Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV. Call 301.842.2290 or contact us today for a free estimate.

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New Year’s Resolutions and a Look Back at 2019

The new year is here and so are the New Year’s Resolutions that will shape 2020.

Each new year brings reflections on the old year passing and dreams of the new one to come. We are so thankful for another year of helping others and seeing our business grow and improve. We met many new friends in 2019 and hope those will become life-long connections. As folks are sitting down now to make their New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, we thought it would be fun to see the wisdom the internet holds for such suggestions. The typical ones of losing weight, eating better, going to church, saving money, exercising more, etc… have been replaced. The ones we found achieve similar results, but in smaller “bites,” you could say. These include building a better budget; eating vegetables regularly; doing one new Complete Power Wash New Year's Resolution in Hagerstown, MDexercise; etc…. To learn more, read the full article here.

If your resolutions include beautifying your home in 2020, please let us help. Our pressure washing experts know how to clean the exterior of your home and do it the right way. The right way includes using a softwash approach that will clean all surfaces — shingles, gutters, siding, walkways, awnings, fences and more — without damage. Contact us here or by calling our Hagerstown, MD office at 301.842.2290. You can also email our office staff at sandy@completepowerwash.com.

While looking forward to a great new year, we also thought to search for good news from 2019. Sometimes the bad news leads and the good news gets forgotten by those reporting. We know that we at Complete Power Wash heard plenty of good news in the greater Hagerstown area, but what about the rest of the world? We were surprised to find headlines like:

Good News Headlines from 2019

Ethiopia Smashed World Record for Tree PlantingComplete Power Wash New Year's Resolution in Hagerstown, MD

Poaching of Rhinos, Elephants Drops Dramatically in Kenya

Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the US Reaches All-time Low of 13.7%

Type 3 Polio Officially Becomes Second Species of Poliovirus Eliminated in 2019

Report Shows Children’s Lives have Improved in 173 out of 176 Countries Since 1999

According to the World Bank, India Halved its Poverty Rate in the Past 30 years.

 

To read more good news, click on this link. There are 99 inspiring stories (snippets of stories) that will encourage you as you boldly go into 2020. We hope you will be someone’s inspiring story as we approach the year 2021 a year from now. Until then….

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from Complete Power Wash in Clear Spring, MD

Merry Christmas from Complete Power Wash in Clear Spring, MD

Everyone at Complete Power Wash wishes you a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season!

“We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas…” Okay, now that you have the song in your head, we really do wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday season and a great start to the new year!

This is also a great time for us to say “thank you” to all of our clients, who were among the highlights of 2019. We look forward to serving you again in the future. We hope and pray the new year is a great one for all, and that peace will be the main thing we celebrate this time next year.

To find out more about Complete Power Wash, click on these links. If you prefer to talk to us, click here to send a message or call our Clear Spring,Merry Christmas from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD MD office at 301.842.2290.

And while you’re waiting for Santa and the New Year to arrive, enjoy reading about the way others celebrate Christmas around the world.

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

UKRAINE

Celebrations of Christmas around the world often include acts of charity. Ukrainians traditionally hang spider web-shaped decorations on the tree. This reflects their legend of the poor widow who didn’t have enough money to decorate her tree, but when her children awoke on Christmas day, the tree was covered in webs that glistened gold and silver in the new day’s light.

JAMAICA

Jamaicans dress in elaborate costumes to celebrate Christmas with parades and “Junkanoo” dancers, which is based on African dances. The December 26th festival may have started as early as the 16th Century.

SPAIN

The Spanish dish, turrón, a sweet dish made from honey, egg white, sugar, and toasted almonds, is served during Christmas. Recipes date back to the 16th Century.

GREAT BRITAIN

Mistletoe was first hung as a Christmas decoration in Great Britain. However, the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is thought to have originated inMerry Christmas from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD other parts of Europe.

HOLLAND

Children in Holland receive presents from Sinterklaas on December 5, rather than on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. And if they leave carrots for Sinterklaas’s horse, he’ll leave sweets for the kids.

ICELAND

Thirteen jólasveinarnir, or “Christmas Lads,” deliver presents to children in Iceland. Originally, the Christmas Lads were pranksters. Each showed up on a specific day around Christmas and performed a trick.

JAPAN

Children in Japan receive their Christmas presents on their pillow during Christmas night. Many Japanese families serve fried chicken as their traditional Christmas meal.

NORWAY

In Norway, people hide all the brooms in the house on Christmas Eve to prevent witches from stealing them for a midnight ride. It’s also a Christmas Eve tradition to leave a bowl of porridge in the barn for the gnome who protects the farm.

GERMANY

In Germany, it is traditional for children to decorate their Christmas lists with pictures and then leave them on the windowsill overnight. Then, the Christkind delivers gifts at Christmas. Also in Germany, it’s a tradition to leave a shoe or boot outside the front door on December 5, so that Sinterklaas will put small presents in their shoes for the following morning (Saint Nicholas Day).

RUSSIA

Here, Christmas is celebrated on January 7, and Babouschka brings gifts to children. Babouschka, meaning old woman or grandmother in Russian, is based on the biblical story of the woman who didn’t give a gift to the baby Jesus. So, to repent, she gives gifts to children. Wonder why we celebrate Christmas on December 25 anyway? Here’s where the tradition came from.

POLAND

The traditional Christmas meal in Poland is called the Wigilia. Held on Christmas Eve, Wigilia is derived from the Latin phrase “to watch.” Families here believe that what happens during Wigilia festivities predicts the coming year.

ITALY

Italian families celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes and eat lentils during the holiday season to ensure luck and wealth for the following year. The children in Italy receive gifts from La Befana during Christmas.

IRELAND

It’s traditional for Irish families to leave out mince pies and pint of Guinness as a snack for Santa. As kids get older, this tradition may come to an end and continue to be passed on. Learn about what to say when your child asks, “Is Santa real?”

FINLAND

In Finland, families decorate the holiday tree with geometric mobiles made out of straw. It’s also customary to enjoy a sauna on Christmas Eve before Santa’s visit; according to the ancient custom, this ritual cleanses the body and mind.

Merry Christmas!

Complete Power Wash uses softwash in Hagerstown, MDOur services include roof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. Our techs are also trained in commercial and industrial power washing, using the softwash approach to clean. This technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents is the safest and best way to pressure wash.

To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

Welcome to December!

Welcome to December!

Welcome to December, along with holidays, the end of another year and start of 2020.

December can be such a great month, as long as you plan it well and execute the plan with precision. After all, there are decorations to be put up, shopping to be done, bowl games to watch, family to be entertained, holidays to be enjoyed, and — if there is time left — relaxing to be done. It is a busy month, but there are ways to get all of this done. Here is a link to a helpful article for some assistance, because we want you to enjoy this time of year.

Hello December from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MDAnother way we want to help ease the burden of a busy life is to pressure wash the outside of your house, because you want the friends and family walking up to a freshly scrubbed sidewalk and house. We still have some openings in our techs’ schedules. But, if you want your walkways, siding, deck, driveway, roof or anything else cleaned before Christmas, don’t wait, because bad weather can make the schedule very tight.

While you’re planning your December schedule, be sure to take in some of the fun opportunities in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. Click on this link to pick and choose from all the great events. And while you’re clicking links, click here to read our Google pressure washing reviews.

 

December Dates to Remember

December is derived from the Latin word decem, which means “ten” because it was the tenth month of the early Roman calendar.

  • Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 22, and ends at sundown on the 30th.
  • December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, inspires traditions around the world from hunts for presents to stockings or shoes filled with sweets.
  • December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. remembering those who died during this attack by the Japanese in Hawaii.
  • December 13 is St. Lucia’s Day, which has long been associated with festivals of light.
  • December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, declared in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • December 21 is the Winter Solstice — the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • December 24 is Christmas Eve, the night before Christmas, marked with many family and church gatherings.
  • Deck before and after pressure washed by Complete Power WashDecember 25 is Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
  • December 26 is Boxing Day (Canada, UK).
  • December 31 is New Years Eve, ushering out of the old year and welcoming the new one.

 

December Pressure Washing by Complete Power Wash

We hope you enjoy these last weeks of fall. If you would like your house, sidewalks or deck pressure washed before 2020, contact us right away. Cold weather will likely make it tough for us to work all the way up to December 24th.

Complete Power Wash pressure washing techs are experts in roof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. They are also trained in commercial and industrial power washing.  Our techs use the softwash approach to clean. This technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents is the safest and best way to pressure wash.

To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for a great year.

The staff at Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD is grateful and hopes that your Thanksgiving is about taking the time to appreciate everything good in 2019. Our staff members also hope that it will be a safe and happy holiday for you, your family and your friends.
We encourage you to spend Thanksgiving day telling the people in your life just how thankful you are for them. Tell them, text or email them, or even send a note through the mail. We know that when people say nice things about us — see below — if makes us feel great and want to make sure each client is happy with our work. Payment for a job well done is nice, but compliments about how we do our job, is a bonus that is priceless. We can guarantee NO ONE will be upset that you took the time and consideration to be appreciative. 
And while you’re thinking of who you can reach out to during the Thanksgiving season, enjoy these Thanksgiving trivia questions:
Happy Thanksgiving from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD

Did You Know This About Thanksgiving?

1. What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?

A: 1621. This is the celebration that people most often talk about when they are talking about the “first” Thanksgiving. But there are others that are claimed to be the first Thanksgiving. There was another celebration in Plymouth in 1623 and one in Boston in 1631 that people claim was the actual first Thanksgiving.

2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?

A: Three days. It was celebrated much earlier than our current celebration, possibly in late September. There were about 50 European settlers and around 90 native Americans (from the Wampanoag tribe) who attended the multi-day feast.

3. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

A: Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. On November, 26, 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the country would celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God. Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday after Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. That came after writing letters to him for 17 years.

4. Was turkey served at the first Thanksgiving?

A: Turkey wasn’t served at the first Thanksgiving. Legend has it that venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were shared, along with pumpkins and cranberries. Surprisingly, it is believed that the pumpkins were served in a stew and in pies, although slightly different than we make today. 

5. Which president was the first to give a turkey a presidential pardon?

A: Ronald Reagan. John F. Kennedy was the first president on record for unofficially sparing a Turkey in 1963. The Reagan administration in 1987 gave the first official presidential pardon to a turkey as a joke. The turkey was spared and put into a petting zoo. George H. Bush made it an annual tradition in 1989 and each president since has carried on the tradition.

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Thankful for Kind Words About our Pressure Washing Work

“Amazing customer service! I hired Complete Power Wash and crew for my relatives house wash and the results were amazing. Communication and customer service is key, and they went above and beyond. I will definitely use them again.”   – Joe Devenow

 

Pressure Washing by Complete Power Wash

We hope you enjoy the entire Thanksgiving week. If you would like your house, sidewalks or deck pressure washed before 2020, contact us right away. Cold weather will likely make it tough for us to work all the way up to December 24th.

Complete Power Wash pressure washing techs are experts in roof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. They are also trained in commercial and industrial power washing.  Our techs use the softwash approach to clean. This technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents is the safest and best way to pressure wash.

To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

November is for fun….and Pressure Washing

November is for fun….and Pressure Washing

Welcome to November

Welcome to November, the month that reminds us to be thankful; a month to have some pre-winter fun; and a month to have us pressure wash your home. With warm days and cold nights, November is the perfect time to gather with family and friends around a fire pit. It’s also a great month for playing sports outside, going for a hike or bike ride, or even planting a fall garden. If you want something of the lower-impact variety, go to a local park or attend a fall festival. For more Hagerstown, MD-area fall ideas, click here.

And while you’re having fun, the Complete Power Wash techs will be happy to get your home ready for holiday guests. Contact us here to schedule a pressure washing appointment to clean your roof, sidewalks, siding, gutters, deck, and/or fence. We still have some openings on our November and December schedules. However, December is always iffy, because any early winter can force us to wrap the pressure washing season early.

November pressure washing with Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD

What Makes November Special

Month-long celebrations and special days include:

Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 5th                                                                                                                    Veterans Day — Monday, Nov. 11th
World Diabetes Day — Thursday, Nov. 14th
Thanksgiving  – Thursday, Nov. 28th
American Indian Heritage Month — Learn more about this country’s native people group.
Good Nutrition Month — Commit to eating a low-carbohydrate diet, cutting process sugar and increasing lean protein and fiber intake.
Aviation Month — Learn how air travel started with the Wright Brothers in 1903.
American Diabetes Awareness Month — Have your blood sugar checked and start cutting back on your sugar intake and increasing activity.
National Stamp Collecting Month — Learn about the history of postage stamp artwork.
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month — Celebrate this delicious concoction of Marcellus Gilmore Edson.

Complete Power Wash’s Services

Complete Power Wash uses softwash in Hagerstown, MDComplete Power Wash pressure washing techs are the exterior cleaning experts in Hagerstown and the surrounding Tri-state area of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Some of those areas include Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV.

Concrete cleaning by Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown MDOur techs use the softwash cleaning technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents. This is safe and effective! With softwash, they provide roof cleaning, house washing. deck and patio cleaning and more. They are also trained in commercial and industrial power washing.

To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

Pressure Washing Before the Holidays

Pressure Washing Before the Holidays

Schedule your pressure washing appointment now and be ready for the holiday guests.

 

“Its beginning to look a lot like…” Well, it’s ALMOST that time of year. The time of year when Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations come out and professional power washing companies put away there equipment until spring. Soon, most of the leaves will have fallen, the nights are getting colder and the holidays — beyond Halloween — will be in view.

Pressure washing during the holiday season in Hagerstown, MDIs your sidewalk clean or is it scary, as thought it’s decorated for Halloween? Do you want it sparkling, like the lights on a Christmas tree? What will your relatives and friends find when they approach your door in a few weeks?

The technicians at Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD haven’t packed up their pressure washing equipment for 2019. There are still a few spots on the schedule open for pressure washing your sidewalk, roof, siding, gutters, etc…. Whatever it is that is taking away from the beauty of your home, be assured there is still time to get a free estimate and book an appointment. You can do that easily by clicking here.

Softwash is Best Pressure Washing

Roof washing by Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MDComplete Power Wash techs will use the softwash method to clean your home for the holiday season. The method is the perfect balance of water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents. They use softwash while serving residents and businesses throughout the Tri-State (Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) area. Those areas include Hagerstown, Hancock, Clean Spring, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Myersville and Funkstown in Maryland. In Pennsylvania they travels to Greencastle, Waynesboro and State Line.  Our West Virginia service areas include Falling Waters, Inwood and Martinsburg.

Complete Power Wash uses softwash in Hagerstown, MDContact Us for a Pressure Washing Appointment

Complete Power Wash pressure washing techs are experts in roof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. They are also trained in commercial and industrial power washing.  To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

Professional Softwash, Not Amateur Pressure Wash

Professional Softwash, Not Amateur Pressure Wash

The softwash technique is the best way to safely clean a house or commercial building

“Grime needs to be blasted away!” is what you will here from some pressure washing “professionals.”

Pressure washing damage in Hagerstown, MD. Hire Complete Power Wash for the softwash technique of cleaningDO NOT listen to these so-called professionals.

Most people — including fly-by-night pressure washers — think the best way to pressure wash is to use high-powered water pressure, because it is tough cleaning. The problem is, the grime and part of your surface usually leave together. If you don’t believe us, just look at the photos in this article.

Pressure washing damage can be costly, because replacing building materials is never cheap.

Softwash is the technique most true pressure washing professionals use on even the toughest buildup. The professionals at Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MD are trained in the best way to use softwash. Our techs use “just the right water pressure,” combined with gentle, environmentally-friendly detergents. These detergents are used to weaken the grip of dirt, mold, mildew and other natural elements. Once the detergent takes affect, the technician can gently wash away the grime. We can even remove graffiti.

Softwash also limits the mess that most amateur power washing companies leave behind. The homeowner does not want to pay good money and have more of a mess.

 

Blasting Away Pressure Washing Problems

The most-costly damage done by inexperienced technicians is done to shingles and other roofing materials. This damage can be during the job and even later, because damaged shingles can shorten the life of a roof, which can allow rain, sleet and snow to seep in and damage the wood sheathing. Moisture in an attic can lead even bigger problems. The integrity of the roof — except for a home’s foundation — is the most important part of the exterior structure.

Pressure washing damage in Hagerstown, MD. Hire Complete Power Wash for the softwash technique of cleaningOther common mistakes in the pressure-washing world include the scarring of wood, concrete and siding. Even brick can be ruined by an amateur. Commercial pressure washing and personal use machines have enough concentrated power to blast into decks and driveways. Once lines are carved into such materials, a professional will likely have to fix the damage.

And imagine what happens when that kind of water pressure is used on vinyl siding. Often the damage is not just seen on the outside, but felt under the covering. As the water pushes on the flexible material, it can find its way in the gaps and seams of the siding. Then the water is trapped between the siding and home’s outer wall. This can be a perfect scenario for mold and mildew to take hold, which can cause lots of costly problems, including poor interior air quality. This can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems.

Our technicians are trained to pressure wash your home the right way. When they finish a job, everything looks better and the environment left healthy. And, our techs leave the grounds clean and tidy. To schedule a

Contact Us

To schedule a FREE estimate and appointment during the busy fall season, just click here. You can also call our Hagerstown, MD office at 301.842.2290.

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Softwash Service Area

Our techs will be working this fall throughout the greater Hagerstown, MD area, including Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Myersville, Maugansville, Keedysville, Williamsport, Funkstown, Hancock, etc… We also serve most of Frederick County, MD. Our pros also clean residences and commercial buildings in nearby Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV. Call 301.842.2290 or contact us today for a free estimate.

To see a gallery of our pressure washing work in the Greater Hagerstown, MD area, click here.

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