Pressure Washing FAQ

Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, we are licensed and insured and can provide copies upon request. 

Are you an accredited business? 
Yes, we are an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau.

Do you service my area?
We serve the Northern Virginia area, specifically within a 25 mile radius of Gainesville, Virginia. See our service areas.

How much pressure do you use?

Our pressure washer machines use between 3500 PSI and 4000 PSI.  Each machine comes equipped with a tips that vary the level of water intensity. We select the most appropriate tip for use on each job to ensure cleaning is completed safely and properly.

What is the difference between a seal and a stain?

A seal is an oil based penetrating clear finish applied by spray that protects against water. A seal delivers waterproofing protection, UV protection and provides a mildew-resistant coating. Seals last between 12 and 15 months.

A stain is an oil or a water based finish that contains pigments. A stain delivers water protection and UV protection and its pigment improves the appearance of your deck, allowing it to look better and last longer. Your deck or fence is unique and will absorb stain differently; decks and fences differ in condition and age, wood type and quality of wood, level of care and maintenance it has received, and exposure to external elements such as varying degrees of sun and shade.

What type of products do you use?

Each deck is unique and the type of product and brand used will vary. Brands used include Benjamin Moore, Deckscapes by Sherwin Williams, TWP Series, Cabot and Olympic. We are not limited to these products and will work with each customer to choose the best product for their deck or fence.

How do you apply seal or stain products?

We use a combination of sprayers, staining pads, brushers and rollers.  All projects vary and will require different tools for the best application.

Do you work in the rain or windy conditions?

Yes, we will pressure wash in light rain. We do not work in heavy rain or thunder and lightning storms. Seal and stains require dry weather conditions; therefore no seal or stains are applied on wet surfaces or during rainy conditions.

To prevent overspray, we prefer not to complete pressure wash, seals or stains during windy conditions.  Our technicians are well trained and know what conditions they are able to work in.

Do I have to be home during the deck wash, seal or stain?

No, you do not need to be home during the deck wash. We ask that you make sure that your water is on, the gate is unlocked, and all windows are closed.  We ask that the deck be cleared of items for the sealing/staining process.

Can I use my deck during the cleaning and protecting process?

The deck may still be used after the washing process.  If you plan to grill, make sure your deck is protected from any potential grease dripping.   After a seal or stain application, we ask that you stay off the deck for at least 48 hours to ensure proper drying time.

Do you clean, seal or stain underneath the deck if it is on standing post?

This service is not an industry standard. Customers may request this service for an additional charge.

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