Wednesday, November 26

Pressure Wash and Make Your Entry and Walkway Safe

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Make sure your entryway
is pressure-washed and
free of slippery mildew.
You want your home to be a safe place for your family, your guests, and any unexpected visitors. With that in mind, it is important to note that mold and mildew on your stairs or deck can work against this goal. Mold and mildew can become slippery on wood, concrete, or brick. The hazard increases in wintry conditions as these areas will be the first to trap moisture and freeze. So how can you clear away this danger to your household and others?

Pressure washing is the way to go if you want to eradicate pesky mold and mildew.

Still not convinced? Another factor to consider is that we live in a litigious world. A door to door salesperson may slip on moldy stairs or a mildewed deck. Perhaps even a friend or an acquaintance will slip and fall while over for a barbeque in the summer. Nowadays, you never know what legal proceedings might result if someone gets hurt on your property, even someone you may be close too personally. Something else to consider about visitors is that your family may be extra careful on the stairs or deck because they know it is slippery. An unsuspecting guest may find themselves flat on their back without ever noticing a hazard existed. Cleaning up the mold and mildew by pressure washing is the best way to protect your family and to avoid injuries to visitors.

“But that's what I have insurance for!” you might be moved to say. True, accidents happen, but preventable ones could result in extremely high monthly rates or maybe even dropped coverage. In fact, your insurance may notice the problem and threaten to drop your coverage if you don't take care of the safety hazard. So really, the best thing to do is to take preventative measures and clean this safety hazard up.

Besides, pressure washing is a fast, safe, and inexpensive solution to the problem.

A professional service can come in and have the problem cleaned up in no time at all.

Many services offer Eco-friendly cleaning solutions, so you don't even have to worry about letting the dog out after they are done. Your home will be safe for your family and guests. Ultimately, however much the service costs will be cheaper on your wallet than if there is a problem. So get that safety hazard cleaned up today!


Tuesday, November 18

Tips on Choosing a Pressure Washing Service

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Make sure the professional
pressure washing company
is  guaranteed!
You know that pressure washing is a vital part of home maintenance. It can keep your home looking beautiful. It makes steps and porches more attractive and safer. It can keep your roof from decaying prematurely.

But knowing the benefits is only half the battle. Now that you are convinced of the need to hire a pressure washing service contractor, you need to sift through the phone book full of services to find the right one.

Here are some tips for choosing a pressure washing contractor that will leave you happy:

  • First of all, you can usually trust word of mouth references. If you have friends and family nearby that have had a good experience, ask them who their pressure washing service was. Internet searches help too. Try to make sure that you get at least 2 positive or negative reviews before making a decision. Any one can do an occasional good job or have one off day.
  • Once you have a list of a few companies with a good reputation, it's time to make some phone calls. Be sure to ask if the company is properly insured. Not only does this protect your home and family in the case of an accident, but it also shows that the company is professional. Speaking of professional, a good test is to see if the company will give you a quote over the phone. A professional will want to give an estimate in person after looking at the job.
  • Experience matters. Ask how long the company has been in business. Also, make sure that the person who will be coming to your home is experienced. A business could be decades old, but send you two new guys who don't know what they are doing yet. New workers have to learn, but they should be paired up with an experienced person.
  • Check on the cleaning agents used. A good service should at least be able to offer you an Eco-friendly alternative if you want one. Some services now exclusively use “green” cleaning products. It's not only good for the planet but also safer for your family, pets, and garden.
  • Finally, ask if there is a guarantee. You should be happy with the service that you receive. A professional service will be confident enough in their work to provide a guarantee in writing along with the estimate.

Pressure washing is an important part of maintaining your valuable investment.

By properly vetting the service you choose to use, you can be sure to be happy with the end result.


Tuesday, November 11

The Necessity of Pressure Washing Before an Exterior Paint Job

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Always clean brick
before painting!
This will make the paint job last.
Do you live in a brick home? Perhaps you like the look of painted brink and are looking to make the change either to update your home or simply to create the look that you want.

If this is the case, then you need to give serious consideration to pressure washing your home before painting it. 

Why is this so important? Read on to learn more.

The fact is that brick can grow mold and mildew over time. It also gets covered with dirt and grime. Finally, brick that is old may start to chip. One of the nice things about brick is that it can often hide such unpleasantries. Of course, if you can't see the debris or chipping, you may not think about how it will affect your paint job. After all, if you end up painting over dirt, mold, and chipped brick, you will definitely see your paint job lose its luster much faster.

Once you have painted your brick, you may notice the need to clean it more regularly. Unfortunately, if the brick wasn't cleaned prior to painting, pressure washing it later could take off the paint in places that were properly prepared. Even if you don't pressure wash the home, it still leaves the paint more likely to begin peeling in places where dirt and other debris was painted over.

It can be expensive to have a home painted. It's a big investment, and it should last for years to come.

Preparing the home before painting will give you the best chance at getting your money's worth from the paint job. 

Therefore, be sure to get your brick home pressure washed before having it painted.

One more thing to consider is the timing of the work being preformed. Don't pressure wash your home and then wait weeks before you paint it. Once the brick has been pressure washed, be sure to paint it within a week or two to ensure that no debris has a chance to build back up or for new chipping to occur and defeat the purpose of pressure washing it in the first place.

Remember too that your house doesn't need to be brick for this to apply. You should always pressure wash before painting a home. By following this simple rule, you can make the paint job last longer and keep your house looking beautiful, just like you want it.


Tuesday, November 4

Choosing a Paint Color for Your Living Room

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Choose the color for your
primary living area carefully and
it will be a joy to be in the room
In most homes, the living room is used a lot for social activities and relaxation, so it’s important to choose the perfect paint color you’re going to be happy living with every day. 

Color influences our mood and our perception of size.

Before you settle on a living room paint color, view the swatches with natural sunlight in the room during the day, and artificial light at night time, because paint colors can look slightly different under both kinds of light. Here is some popular color choice information to help you choose the right scheme for you:

RED interior paint is an exciting, lively color to paint on living room walls. Red wall paint in a living room goes with brown, black, or white furniture. Area rugs and throw pillows with a dash of red will coordinate nicely with the wall color. If your furniture is white, or near white, paint the walls red to make a bold statement in the room.

TAN interior paint, or brown, are versatile colors that can be used on living room walls without worry because the colors are much easier to match with decor. Tan wall paint looks fine with hardwood flooring, wooden furniture and other earthy colors like green. Brown also looks nice with a touch of red in a room, or blue. If your living room is small, choose a light shade of brown to prevent the room from looking dark or small.

GREEN interior paint is calming and welcoming. Like tan, green is easy to coordinate, and it goes with several colors, such as tan, brown, yellow or red. Sage green is a popular color choice for a living room, and vibrant, bright greens are best for kids rooms. Green looks really nice in a room with doors and trim painted extra white.

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