Ecotek Power Washing has the experience needed to quickly and thoroughly take care of roof stains, dirty siding, moldy decks and sidewalks. We as a team offer residential and commercial services – including large commercial buildings, government facilities and anything you may need. There is no job, too big or too small.
This technique is a fairly new method that’s used in order to get more delicate surfaces clean. We put a special nozzle at the end of the pressure washer and use a special environmentally friendly detergent to get the job done. The pressure that comes out of the hose in soft washing can be compared to the pressure that comes out of a garden hose. This isn’t a ton of pressure but with the detergent, it can really get things as clean as they need to be in order to get rid of contaminants and protect the surface.
This softer technique is best used for surfaces such as siding, roofs, decks, patio furniture, and other things that would be damaged if the full pressure from a pressure washer was used.
Does My House Still Get Clean?
Yes! This is what a lot of our clients are concerned about and understandably so! Our job is to not only get your surfaces clean but to educate you on our processes.
The environmentally friendly detergent that is used does most of the heavy lifting. We use a pump sprayer to apply the detergent and then we let it sit for a few minutes to do its job. When the detergent is done working, it’s gently washed away along with contaminants, dirt, mold, moss, and any other debris that needs washed off of the surface.
Harder techniques are really good methods for taking care of things like driveways and patios. Sometimes we’ll use chemicals to clean with more force but a lot of the time it’s not necessary. Unlike or softer techniques, where the detergent is the muscle behind the cleaning, this stronger technique uses the force that comes out of the nozzle to do the job.
Our technicians are highly trained and know which method to use with what surface. Sometimes pressure washing will clean well but it’s not safe for all surfaces.
The general answer to this question very much depends on where you’re located. The trees and vegetation that surround your home or other building play a huge part as well.
If you live in a heavily vegetated area, you may want to get your windows taken care of quarterly. If you’re not in a wooded area and don’t find that your windows get very dirty all that often, you may be able to get away with once or twice per year.
Most clients, especially with quarterly appointments, don’t get every single window cleaned every time. Getting the windows done that get the dirtiest and leaving the rest until the next appointment is a perfectly good option too.
Your roof is the first point of contact that the elements have with your house. Even more so if you live in a heavily wooded area or an area that gets a lot of interesting weather. It’s one of the most important structures of your home or office building and it needs to be kept clean and debris free in order for it to continue protecting the underlying elements.
Things like dirt, debris, mold, mildew, and moss can not only create a poor looking roof, certain things like moss can actually damage your shingles by pulling them up if left there for too long. Debris can also build up and keep rainwater from draining off of your roof properly. Standing water from a poor drainage system is detrimental to the health of your entire home.
Before you replace the siding on your property, make sure it actually needs replaced because of structural damage! Many homeowners see the condition of their siding and assume that they need to spend tons of money on a new look in order to both raise their home’s value and look great. This is especially true if you’re trying to sell.
EcoTek uses a softer technique to remove all kinds of allergens and contaminants from your siding. An environmentally friendly detergent is applied and the dirt, grime, and other debris are gently washed away.
It can make your siding look brand new! Give is a call and we’ll come out for a consultation to see how we can help your home or commercial building look it’s best!
Patios are a great place in the house for fun and family gatherings. Cookouts and get-togethers cause this area to be a pretty highly used area of your home or office building. Because if the high usage, patios can get very dirty.
An unclean patio is not only unsightly, it can lead to health problems and attract rodents.
We clean your patio with high pressure (in most cases) to ensure that the whole surface is cleaned.
Decks are another area of the home or office building that get a lot of use and traffic, especially during the spring and summer months when entertaining and outdoor activities are high.
Most homeowners either avoid having their patios cleaned because of the fear of damage or they try to power wash it themselves. If the person is not experienced, this can cause damage as well.
We use a softer approach with a gentle detergent to make sure that the surface of your deck gets cleaned but remains undamaged.
Before you take care of your deck yourself and you haven’t done it before, give us a call! The technicians at EcoTek are highly trained to know what chemicals, pressure, and cleaning distance is safe.
Aesthetics is definitely a concern but another thing to think about is function. Because driveways are a high usage area, they also take a physical beating. Unfortunately, contaminants sitting on the pavement over time can weaken your driveway and lead to cracking, discoloration, and other deterioration.
When cleaning your driveway, we understand that special consideration must be taken on different substances. Using the wrong chemicals and technique can lead to discoloration. EcoTek Power Wash has the equipment and expertise to make your driveway shine!
Most of the time when you find rust, it’s caused by some kind of water dripping or buildup.
These are all very common sources for rust stains that can be very unsightly and can seem very permanent.
Professional pressure washing services such as EcoTek Power Wash are experts at cleaning stubborn rust stains using safe solutions for any surface it may be on.
Sometimes cleaning the exterior of a commercial building can be challenging. Bring years of life back to the appearance of your commercial property and buildings with professional power washing by EcoTek Power Wash.
We clean commercial buildings and equipment in Chevy Chase and surrounding areas.
Our power washing equipment can clean buildings that are up to 3-5 stories high! No more only cleaning the heights that can be easily reached.
Don’t worry about extra height causing loss of pressure and inefficient cleaning. Our technicians have the training and equipment to make sure that the top of your commercial facility is just as clean as the bottom.