Residential Services

Your home or property was not built to be pressure washed!

The first thing that comes to mind for the vast majority of people when they are considering having their homes cleaned is to have them pressure washed.   

From Wikipedia, the definition of pressure washing or power washing is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.

This high-pressure water typically sprayed mere inches from the surface in order to clean it. The result of washing a vinyl sided home with high pressure held up close to the siding can often leave you home looking like someone sprayed graffiti on your siding.

In addition, in order to blast away the dirt, grime and mold from a surface, ladders will be needed to reach everything over 10' above of the ground.  This is an extremely dangerous practice and one that should be avoided. Hundreds of injuries and even deaths occur every year in the United States by attempting to pressure wash from a ladder.  

Many pressure washing companies will spray bleach directly to the home’s siding with a pump-up sprayer in an attempt to clean it, but this is also a poor and ineffective procedure for properly cleaning a home.

First, while bleach may be helpful in getting rid of mold and mildew, it does not have any cleaning properties of its own.

If it were effective at cleaning dirt, and grime, you would not need laundry detergent or dish soap to clean your dishes. You would only use bleach to clean your car.

You are probably already thinking that you would never use bleach as your only cleaner for these items, yet many homeowners and pressure washing companies alike are of the belief that bleach is all you need to clean a house. Even though bleach is a useful tool in pressure washing, it does nothing to emulsify and lift the dirt and grime.

Since bleach will not remove the dirt, lawn mower dust, grime, atmospheric pollutants, or exhaust emissions soiling a home, most people will blast away at the dirt with high pressure in the manner described earlier. Worse, if used improperly, bleach can seize door locks, cause metal to rust, etch glass, oxidize vinyl siding and kill plants.

Further, assaulting your home with high-pressure water can damage siding and paint, mutilate wooden doors, destroy screens, cause water intrusion around windows and doors, break the seals in double pane glass causing fogging, and force water behind siding that can cause mold and mildew to grow inside the wall cavities.

Fortunately, there is a safer technique to clean your home and it even offer superior results over the use of high pressure blasting.

Sea to Summit Pressure Washing LLC will never use high pressure to clean your home or property. Our low-pressure cleaning technique referred to as "Soft Washing", uses specially designed house washing soaps and detergents, along with a mildewcide applied with warm water to the home's exterior then followed with a thorough low-pressure rinse.

The amount of pressure that we use while cleaning your home is comparable to garden hose pressure and not even close to the thousands of pounds of pressures used by the typical pressure washing companies that are common in the market.

Since our cleaning solutions do the hard work for us, we never resort to the use of high pressure to blast the dirt off your home.        

Our safe Soft Washing technique utilizes plant safe soaps, detergents that are applied to your home and after a short dwell time the soaps along with all the emulsified dirt, and grime is thoroughly rinsed away with low-pressure water.

 

With our low-pressure method, we are still able to clean areas as high as fifty feet while standing safely on the ground. 

 

For more information about the hazards of cleaning with high pressure and the advantages of using low pressure or "Soft Wash" cleaning techniques please contact us through our contact page. You can also call us or text us at 864-653-0123.

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Some of our residential cleaning services include: ​

  • Vinyl siding

  • Hardi plank siding

  • Windows (inside and outside)

  • Dryvit and stucco 

  • Brick and split block

  • Black streaks off of gutters 

  • Driveways and sidewalk

  • Patio

  • Wooden decks cleaned and prep for staining 

  • Composite deck Cleaning 

  • Pool aprons

  • Retaining walls

  • Brick sidewalks and patios

  • Concrete paver sidewalks, patios, and driveways

  • Rust on concrete removed

  • Rust on siding removed

  • Battery acid burns in concrete removed

  • Non pressure roof cleaning

  • New construction clean up

  • Discounts for annual service contracts

  • Cash back referral program