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Prepping Your Concrete for a Sealant

If you’re considering coating your concrete with an epoxy or resin coat, you’ll want to clean it first. Cleaning your concrete with a pressure washer is an excellent solution to ensure that your surface is entirely dirt and dust free. Moreover, pressure washing is fast, thorough, and the ideal way to prepare your drive for a sealant. The Speed of Pressure Washing Pressure washing can be performed in an hour or so for most driveways. Since pressure washing a driveway is quick, it’s easier to wash the drive and apply the sealant coat within the same day. When you book an appointment with Big Clean to have your driveway power washed, be sure to set up an early appointment so that the driveway has plenty of time to drive before sealant coating. Pressure washing and sealant coating are best performed on warm, sunny days due to speedy evaporation. Thorough Washing Leads to a Pristine Coat Sweeping your driveway free of debris simply isn’t sufficient to prepare it for a sealant. Using our pressure washing services ensures that debris, dirt, and mold are pulled up and cleared away. Concrete is

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Prepping Your Concrete for a Sealant 2018-03-20T23:28:55+00:00

The Pros of Pressure Washing Your Driveway

As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog, cleaning the siding of your home can greatly increase it’s curb appeal and the value of your home. The same is true of cleaning your driveway. When you opt to have us power wash your driveway, you’re boosting the value of your home; and the benefits don’t stop there. Cleanliness & Sanitation Driveways can get downright filthy. With dirt and debris blowing over the surface, 2 ton cars going back and forth, the clomping of dirt-clodded boots, and bird feces bombarding the surface, your grey driveway can turn into a tire-marked pig sty. Keep dirt at bay with a power wash from Big Clean. Ridding your driveway of this debris can rid it of mold and bacteria that are downright unsanitary. Mold can be especially unsafe, as it can cause a passerby to slip if the mold is wet from a downpour. Homeliness It just feels good to pull into a clean driveway. Driving over a dirty driveway can be a detriment to your mood as you come home at the end of the day. With a pristine driveway, your home becomes

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The Pros of Pressure Washing Your Driveway 2018-03-20T23:30:55+00:00

Hire Our Power Washers, Don’t Rent Equipment

There are plenty of do-it-yourselfers out there in the world, and power to them! It’s great to take on your own project and see it through to the end. However, we’re here today to advocate that pressure cleaning should be left to the pros. Renting a pressure cleaner and getting to work may seem like a simple enough task, but there are a few considerations you should take into account before making the leap: Rental Cost vs. Service Cost Renting a pressure washer for the day is rather comparable to our pressure washing service fees. It’s in our best interest (and our clients’ best interests) to keep our prices competitive. If you don’t believe us, call us for a free quote on your upcoming pressure washing services. Insurance & Safety Here at Big Clean, we’re properly insured and protected in the event of an accident. That means peace of mind for our clients. Moreover, we know how to operate our equipment safely. We can even tackle high-up power washing projects if you have a two-or-more story home or building that requires siding cleaning. Practice Makes Perfect We’re all about

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Hire Our Power Washers, Don’t Rent Equipment 2018-03-20T23:31:49+00:00

Prepping Your Patio or Fence for a Stain

When it comes to wood fencing and patios, nothing looks better than a fresh coat of stain. If your patio or fencing structure is looking worn and weathered, it’s likely time to pull out the stain bucket. But before you let your brush hit the bucket, you’ll want to get your surfaces pressure washed. Pressure washing your wooden surface prepares the pores of the wood and cleans the surface of any debris that’s caked on over the years. Opening Up Wood Pores Wood is porous; it absorbs liquids. That’s why some staining jobs take a few coats to get the look you’re seeking. Since wood is porous, any liquid that’s coated on the surface will make it’s way deeper into the core of the wood, and there it’ll dry and stay. With a power washing job, your wood’s pores open up a bit, allowing for more stain once the wood has dried. With more stain, your stain job will penetrate further into the surface of the wood, leaving you with more thoroughly stained wood that lasts longer. Ridding Your Wood of Debris You simply don’t want to stain a

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Prepping Your Patio or Fence for a Stain 2018-03-20T23:32:46+00:00

Spring Cleaning for Patio Time

Spring is in the air! With temps on the rise here in Charlotte, now’s the perfect time to prep for outdoor barbeques by getting your patio and deck cleaned! As the summer months are on their way, and winter’s on its way out, now’s the perfect time for spring cleaning; and it’s the optimum time to regain your outdoor domain: Your patio and deck. Weather, Dirt, Grime, and Mold Throughout the year, your deck and patio are subject to weather, dirt, grime, and mold. It’s inevitable, and it can leave your deck and patio looking poorer than perfect. As visitors track mud around your property, the wind kicks up dirt, bird droppings accumulate, and mold seals it all in; your deck and patio can turn into a veritable pigsty. Pressure washing gets rid of it all. Refinishing Your Deck While power washing can make your patio look brand new, you may need to refinish your deck to reclaim its full luster. Pressure cleaning is an excellent solution, and it’s the perfect way to prepare your deck for its next coat of finish. Simply give the pros here at Big

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Spring Cleaning for Patio Time 2018-03-20T23:36:13+00:00

Make Memorial Day Great

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th folks! We’re hoping that you’re planning on making the most of your long weekend with plenty of friends and family; and of course, a grand outdoor bash to commemorate the sacrifices our servicemen have made for our freedoms. Memorial Day effects all of us here in North Carolina, and across the nation. It is occasion to look back on the history of this great country, and it’s a reminder that freedom isn’t free. So, for today’s blog, we’re taking a moment’s break from our traditional pressure washing news and information; instead, we’re going to delve into history you may not have known about Memorial Day. Civil War Beginnings The American Civil War was a tragic loss of life. Over 600,000 soldiers died throughout the war. Memorial Day originated to commemorate these men; and initially, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day. The holiday began when General Logan, a civil war commander, ordered that May 30th of 1868 would be set aside "for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during

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Make Memorial Day Great 2018-02-01T23:12:00+00:00

Prepping For Paint

Your paint is chipping off your home’s wooden siding. Your home looks withered, weathered, and beaten down. It’s time to paint. You dream of new hues, your home is a blank canvas. With a tabula rasa, a blank slate, you saunter to the nearest hardware store or paint shop for the best colors to suit your abode. It’s exciting, butterflies bubble up in your belly as you ponder the possibilities. Maybe you’ll go with maroon siding, and white trim: Classic. Or perhaps you’re thinking of deep dark eggplant purple alongside a lively green trim: Modern. Finally you decide on the perfect colors for your home… a rusted, cloudy seafoam for the siding, gray edging, and bright bold brown-mustard yellow for the door. Now, there’s prep work to be done. It’s time to peel away chipped paint, sand down imperfections, power wash your surfaces, dry, and paint. Peeling Paint With walls of paint peeling away, you’ll want to pick up some scrapers. Scrape away loose paint, paint bubbles, and any other imperfections off of your wooden siding. You don’t have to make your wall perfectly smooth yet, the next step

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Prepping For Paint 2018-02-01T23:12:24+00:00

Do It Yourself Exterior Painting

You’ve peeled away old paint, you’ve sanded your surfaces, we’ve pressure washed away debris. Your home’s wooden exterior is ready for a fresh coat of paint. In our last blog, we covered the first steps you’ll need to take to prepare your surface for paint, as well as the tools and materials you’ll need to get the job done. Today, we’ll be talking about the process you should follow to make exterior painting a snap. Plan Ahead Once your surfaces are dry after pressure washing, you’ll want to paint on a day that’s sunny. Shoot for a day that has no chance of rain. Each coat will need to be applied to a dry surface or your freshly applied paint may bubble and crack. If it rains as you’re tackling your home-painting project, you’ll have to wait until the surface is dry once again to continue. Taping Off Surfaces & Drop Cloths Tape off edging, windows, and corners where your paint colors will be different. If you’re painting your edging after you’ve painted the majority of your exterior surface, you can be a bit messier. Paint these surfaces first,

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Do It Yourself Exterior Painting 2018-03-20T23:39:27+00:00