Remember when your backyard deck was first installed several years ago? It looked so bright and inviting. Now, though, it looks dingy from our hot Florida sun combined with heavy rains of the past few years. There are a few bugs stuck to it, and you can even see some faint stains where palms fronds sat for a while after that last tropical storm, not to mention the barbecue grease near the grill. It’s time to renew it by putting a new coat of stain or maybe a nice coat of paint on and sealing the surface.
I have been looking at the current economy and the efforts we all make to keep up and running in all aspects of our lives and thought: Pressure washing might not be your main concern at the moment - and I get that.
In fact, my neighbor Maggy has her own philosophy when it comes to it: She lives part-time of the year in a small cabin in the back of her property and rents out the main house in the front. Now look at this:
Your fence is one of the first things that visitors notice about your property. When it becomes dull and dingy or full of algae and other organisms, giving it a thorough cleaning is an essential step to a better looking property. Pressure washing is a quick way to clean an old fence and is ideal for both vinyl- and wooden fences. When it comes to staining a wood fence, pressure washing is the first step in preparing the wood.
What a downpour the other night, huh? It was certainly needed for our vegetation. But the thunder and lightning at second intervals sure felt like the world was coming to an end! Luckily it didn’t but your roof and gutters must have felt it.
Which got me thinking: There is this other topic that doesn’t make the Top 10 list of fun things to do: Gutter cleaning!
In Florida and other subtropical regions, algae, dirt, pine needles or other organic matter build up on your pool screen all year round. Different from the northern states most of our tree leaves fall in spring and pollen is everywhere. Dead leaves, twigs, stuck pine needles and yellow smudge is covering pool cages, making your pool area a gunky, unattractive sight
I found a keen-witted, relevant story, dealing with isolation and wanted to share this with you.
Imagine a learned, wise teacher responding to his disciple, who asks:
Some of our customers asked us about the disinfectant solution that we use, to get outdoor spaces like patios, pool screens and walls germ-free and if those disinfectants pose a hazard to plants around their home.
Your regular cleaning chores have probably multiplied due to all the alarming news you hear about the Coronavirus. In case you did not read my last blog article, here are some sensible comments on minimizing any contamination.
As a professional painter, our customer, Mark in Largo, knows the importance of preparing a surface for a new coat of paint.
Throughout the ages, clay tile roofs have been a popular and durable way to protect building structures. The popularity of terracotta tiles as a roofing material has waxed and waned over the centuries, but one thing is for certain, these roofs are popular in Clearwater, Florida. Why is that so?
A guide to your DIY project: How-to Videos on Pressure Washing Basics - Using a Power Washer Correctly
I have collected a variety of videos and keep doing so to support you with any power washing DYI projects you might have.
Power washing is one of the best ways to keep a variety of surfaces on your property clean and free of organic material and other contaminants.
If you find yourself frequently using a pressure washer to clean various elements around your Clearwater area home or business, the question has probably arisen if you should buy your unit. Pressure washing is a great way to clean surfaces such as driveways, garage floors, sidewalks, sidings, patios, roofs and other outdoor areas, even garden furniture! The force exerted by a power washer will make quick work of your cleaning job, so you'll spend much less time doing maintenance, thus freeing you to do other things.
Here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, we sure do love our outdoor living. With warm weather for most of the year, our backyard living spaces, which often include patios and decks, get a lot of use. That means these surfaces see a lot of foot traffic, not to mention the spills that happen when you cook or eat outside.
If you're planning to undertake a large painting project, proper preparation is key to a successful job. That preparation often involves stripping old paint from the surface that needs new coats. Removing old paint, however, is a time-consuming and tedious proposition if you do it by hand. Fortunately, pressure washing is a viable alternative to doing the job manually.
Homeownership involves considerable annual maintenance. When you consider all the dirt, general grime and organic matter that roofs, siding, driveways and more can accumulate, the work becomes never ending to keep your property looking good. If you have a pool, as many residents in the Clearwater area do, you have even more work.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season 2019!
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One of the most common jobs that we do at DPI Pressure Washing in Clearwater is pressure washing driveways. First impressions are important. When someone visits your property for the first time, the driveway is one of the first things that they see.
When holidays come around, you want every part of your home to look great, whether it's inside or outside. Taking care of exterior maintenance in Clearwater is easy at any time of the year because it never gets too cold.
Metal roofs are popular in the Clearwater area for both homes and businesses because of their ability to withstand the high winds of tropical storms and hurricanes. The average lifespan of a metal roof is slightly longer than for asphalt.
Residential and commercial roofs in the Clearwater area can sure take a beating during the course of a typical year. High humidity levels and salt spray, if you are near the ocean, do their work daily, while the occasional tropical storm pounds dirt and debris and make a dingy roof look even worse. Soon, moss, algae or lichen can begin to take hold and slowly damage your roof, shortening its life.
We hope you have a really spoooookey time tonight!
Watch out for trick-or-treaters to get into the mood for a fun Halloween night tonight ...
We are trying to make it fun for you to get all your pressure washing needs covered this Holiday Season. A spooky video-clip will set the mood. Read on ...
We went to clean a community in Seminole the other day and were very happy to receive such a positive response from the president of this building complex after we were done.
Some older homes and commercial buildings in the Clearwater area can have roofs or cement siding that contain asbestos. Asbestos was commonly used as a component in many different building components between 1930 and 1950. Older building materials that contain asbestos can also include base flashing, cement wallboard, asphalt and vinyl floor tile and vinyl sheet flooring.
Ella May + Luna Marie + Amelie Rose Munoz:
We like to help our Dad to promote his pressure washing and window cleaning business in Clearwater and Tampa Bay. Hope you enjoy this blog ;-).
Charlotta Munoz + kids