Serving both residential and commercial customers for over 32 years!
Each situation will have it's particulars, but the techniques we've developed cover almost all circumstances. Additionally, it is essential to thoroughly wash a surface in preparation for painting or staining. Chalking, mildew, algae, dead wood fiber and any loose paint are all removed in this process, revealing your beautiful wood once again!
Almost without exception, slate problems occur where snow, moss or algae has lain on the slate surface for prolonged periods. In cases where trees are not hanging over a roof, the
surface is problem free (trees create a fertile environment beneath them that fosters moss, algae and lichen growth which holds moisture and snow in place). In winter as the daytime
sun melts some of the snow, the water falls into the slate through fissures and cracks and absorbs into the slate. At night it freezes and expands, widening the cracks and pores,
providing larger cavities for the next days melting water.
The cycle continues with tremendous expansion and contraction of the slate around the cracks. A once strong and solid surface has become broken and flakey. This situation will requires expensive repair or replacement. The best way to eliminate or reduce this problem is to eliminate the algae, moss and fungus.
The process begins with detergents, mildewcides and a neutralizer are applied in three separates steps. A high pressure wash is then used to remove material from deep in the pores. No amount scrubbing can even come close to these results. Tree sap, pollen, leaves, etc. just settle on your patio / masonry work. All of these very natural materials form a very rich fertile mixture for mildew, algae and moss to grow on and that's fine ....in the woods.
We are a full service, owner-operated, licensed & insured, mobile washing contractor serving both residential and commercial customers. With over 32 years experience, we can comfortably guarantee that you'll be amazed and impressed. Decks, fences, siding and roofs will look new, once properly cleaned and sealed. The preservation afforded by this restorative process will preserve and increase the value of your home or property.
We were yet again awarded by Angies List their annual Super Service Award.
That's twelve straight years!
There was enough lichen and moss on this 25 year old roof in Northern New Jersey to support a habitat for tree frogs. Once cleaned, this roof looks nearly new even after all these years.
You have to love natural wood! It's almost a shame people paint it. Simple removal of mildew, dirt & dead wood fiber is all that is needed to reveal the beautiful cedar siding!