The primary difference between pressure washing and power washing is heat. At Bird Dog Power Washing we have the capability to use hot water for up to 220 degrees!!!!! This is useful on tough stains like grease and oil.
Your home is one of if not your largest investment. Using high pressure and the wrong chemicals can easily cause damage to your property. By hiring a professional with years of experience, proper training, and proper equipment you can get your property cleaned up safely, quickly, and a deeper clean.
On average once a year in our area. Some factors may require it to be cleaned more often like being covered by trees, rental property, type of siding, and pollen season to name a few.
The answer to this is "No". Pressure washing your roof can take years off the shingle, void the warranty, and cause permanent damage. We can safely clean your roof by using our state-of-the-art soft wash machines.
One of the primary cleaners we use does have a mix of Sodium Hypochlorite in it which is the main ingredient in Bleach. Yes, if this chemical isn't used properly, it could cause damage not only to your landscape but also items on and around your house. However, we take multiple safety measure to protect your property from all the different cleaners we use. We take the time to water your landscape before and after applying any cleaner to your house. Our cleaner has >1% of Sodium Hypochlorite mixed with surfactants again reducing the chance of harming the landscape. We cannot express how important protecting your property is to all of us at Bird Dog Power Washing.
Protecting your property is one of our top priorities. We ask that you move items such as patio furniture, rugs, plants, ect away from the house and off the concrete if possible. If it is a very large or heavy item, we can work around we certainly will try our best. We want to get your property as clean as we can, and this helps. If you're unable to move these items just let us know in advance.
One of the most inexpensive things you can do, besides cleaning up around your house, is pressure washing your home for a better curb appeal.
Pressure washing utilizes high pressure with just water to clean. This could be as high as 4000 psi which used improperly on the wrong surface can cause significant damage. Soft washing uses both water and cleaners combined. The pressure is usually around 300 PSI which makes it safe for cleaning roofs and delicate surfaces. Both have a purpose when it comes to exterior cleaning.
The pressure washing industry in our area does not require a contractor's license. However, we're still required to carry a business license for the areas we service. We're licensed to work in Horry County, City of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, City of Georgetown, and City of Conway. Failing to have a business license in this area can result in a large fine.
Unfortunately, many businesses all over fail to carry insurance and many fail to carry the proper insurance to protect your property. At Bird Dog Power Washing we carry both general liability but also care, custody, and control which is really important. We can provide this information to any of our potential customers to see we're properly covered. We recommend you do the same also to any company you hire. The last thing you want to do is have damage and find out they didn't have any coverage. We understand trying to save money, but your home is a large investment, so we recommend you always do your research.