Why Do I need My Roof Cleaning or Pressure Washing?
It is imperative to maintain a clean property for the aesthetic value and much-desired curb appeal, along with providing lasting protection against building material degradation. When mold, mildew, algae and other airborne contaminants are allowed to remain on the exterior surfaces of a property, they will contribute to premature paint failure and can also cause permanent staining on your siding material, concrete & gutters. Their root systems will grow into surfaces causing it to split and crack.
Washing the home's exterior is an easy and affordable way to improve the appearance of your home. Even homes with brick and stucco siding can be washed if done correctly. Did you know you can add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of your home by presenting it in a clean, well taken care of state?
Another reason is health. Mildew and mold are not good for your respiratory system and can create allergies. If your home is washed regularly, the mildew cannot spread to the inside of your home and start new growth inside.
Is Mold A Health Problem?
Yes, Mold and mildew around your home create unhealthy conditions for those with allergies and asthma. Our methods of cleaning will remove mold from siding, trim, concrete surfaces.
Note: If you have children that play on driveways or walks with mildew growing on them, you should have those areas cleaned. Do you want your kids touching their faces after playing on moldy surfaces?
Will Power Wash cleaning harm my plants?
All of our cleaning is absolutely safe for plants, people and pets when handled properly.
All of our detergents are biodegradable and non-abrasive.
Do I have to be home on the day of service?
ANR will work around your schedule, providing cleaning service so convenient that you don't even need to be at your property while we're on the job!
If you are not going to be home on day of service, please remember to close all the windows, clear your driveway and put away fragile decorations on your home and deck.
What methods of payment are accepted?
We accept payments by cash, check or by credit card upon completion on the day of service. We accept Mastercard, Visa and American Express.
There are small very dark raised spots on my siding in places. What is this and can you remove them?
The black raised spots are called Artillery Fungus spores are caused by a mushroom that grows in rotted mulch, bark or wood chips. They are found in areas that are near or above mulch. This fungus shoots its spores in the air, hence, the names Artillery or Shotgun Fungus.
Over time, the dots created by flying fungus will dissipate. Artillery fungus is a fungus that usually spends most of its time in gardens and on mulch. The artillery fungus is a white-rotting, wood-decay fungus that likes to live on moist landscape mulch.
Unfortunately, not much can be done to remove the dots. The only other option besides powerwashing is to sand off the spots by hand, but you will leave marks on your siding. The only real option is to put up new siding and be sure to leave space between your flower beds and your siding.
Preventing further outbreaks is the best way to deal with this problem. Once the Artillery Fungus has made an appearance, the cure is to completely remove all bark and hardwood mulch from around the home. This includes removing a few inches of the topsoil underneath the mulch bed, as the spores can still grow in the soil. Replace the mulch with non-organic matter, such as decorative stone or rubber mulch products.
A way to safely remove these spores from siding or trim have not been found.
How often should I get my house washed?
Depending on the area, we suggest once a year cleaning. Homes with no shade trees and a dryer environment may have a longer interval. We even offer "Price Lock" guaranteed pricing.
If you get the same service within 13 months of the original cleaning your price will be locked in. No up charge or price increases.
What are the black lines on my gutters? Can they be removed?
These black lines that you see on your gutters are actually NOT dirt! They are caused when certain materials within your composite roofing shingles become "electro-statically" bonded to the surface of your rain gutters. The bond is so strong, that it is impossible to completely remove them with just soap and water.
Don’t be deceived, those black streaks are harder to come off then you think. Most home owners try and are not successful
We use products specially designed to remove those black streaks. If needed, we will not only wash but we will also use our brushes to scrub your gutters to clean the black lines.
Those black streaks are attached to the gutters electrostatically. The negatively charged ions from the roof runoff will stick to the positively charged ions of the gutters causing the hard to remove irregular lines. The process is called oxidation.
Yes, some of the contaminants on the gutters may be dirt, mold, bird droppings and algae, but the majority of the, offending tiger striped, black streaks are from rain running over the asphalt shingles and dripping over the side of the gutter.
The black streaks and dots are the result of electrostatic bonding of tar and asphalt runoff from roofing materials and other contaminants that attach themselves to Aluminum material: gutters downspouts, capping, etc. that seem impervious to just power washing alone can be removed by special chemicals and detailing procedures, which sometime require doing it by hand.
My contractor said my siding and deck are zero maintenance. Is this true?
Low maintenance yes, zero maintenance no. Anything left outside in the sun and humidity will get dirty. Your car gets dirty sitting in your driveway, so does your house and deck.
Why should I pay you for something I could do myself?
Great question! Washing may seem like a pretty easy task as first, but once you begin – it’s a different story. There are many questions to ask yourself: What kind of surface do I need washed?, Do I need chemicals to get it clean?, What size pressure washer do I need?, Am I prepared to pay to rent a machine from a rental company?, Do I have a few hours to spare? Will I brush the entire home and scrub the gutters?
Every job is unique and that s how we treat each. From our estimates down to the labor, we will provide the individual care and attention to detail that your specific job requires. From driveways to decks to roofs we do it all. We are fully insured and guarantee satisfaction. Before you go to your local hardware store and spend hundreds of dollars on a cheap pressure washer with parts that won’t last, give us a call. After all, the estimates are free
Let us tackle this project for you. We will save you time, money and maybe even a sore back!