Enjoy a more beautiful home this summer with Pristine Clean's Summer House Wash

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In addition to thoroughly cleaning your siding, Pristine’s technicians apply a surface protectant to help it shine.

By Mitch Allen

Summer is finally here and Northeast Ohioans will be spending a lot more time outside enjoying our yards and gardens, patios and charcoal grills, verandas, fire pits, and rocking chairs in the cool shade. This is especially true in the summer of 2020, when our plans for beach vacations and trips to Cedar Point have been put on hold, replaced by “staycations” in our own backyard.

Just because we’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean it can’t be nice. Right now there is a double-digit growth trend in home improvement sales as homeowners stay put and invest in beautifying their surroundings, particularly in exterior maintenance tasks like power washing.

“This is the busiest season we’ve ever experienced,” says Pristine Clean founder Ken Wilson. “Homeowners are staying home and they want their property clean. It’s hard to relax in your backyard when you’re staring at grime and mold on your vinyl siding, mildew and moss on your concrete, or algae on your roof.”

Pristine Clean’s explosive growth over the past few years is due in part to their commitment to customer service, which is reflected in their overwhelmingly positive online reviews.

“We’ve been cleaning homes for many years and we’ve developed systems that allow us to do it safely and effectively,” Ken says. “That means we rarely have any problems, but when we do—we make it right.”

In addition to a fleet of high-tech trucks and teams of trained technicians, the company employs customer service specialists to ensure that every job goes smoothly.

“If you call to tell us we missed a spot, an entire team springs into action to get the issue resolved asap,” Ken says.

In addition, the company insists on a flat-rate pricing structure so every homeowner gets the best price—up front.

Your Siding Will Shine
Before the advent of vinyl siding, most homes were clad in wood, hardboard or aluminum—all of which needed to be painted regularly. Although vinyl siding does not need painting, it does require regular maintenance.

“You don’t have to paint it, but you do need to clean it,” Ken says. “Vinyl siding features a UV coating that prevents it from fading and cracking. Grime—dirt, algae and bacteria—break down this coating causing your siding to fade and look chalky. It’s designed to be maintained, not with high-pressure blasting, but with soft pressure. We perform a soft-pressure wash using a mild mildew-cide, which helps remove the grime and kill the algae and bacteria.”

Pristine Clean founder Ken Wilson and his teams clean siding, roofs and concrete surfaces, and offer their best price to every customer right up front.

In addition to thoroughly cleaning your siding, Pristine’s technicians apply a surface protectant to help it shine. “Many of our clients are surprised when they see their home after we have finished,” Ken says. “We often hear, ‘I didn’t know my house could look this good.’”

Your Driveway and Roof, Too
While many homeowners may be unaware that vinyl siding requires maintenance, they understand the necessity of cleaning and sealing concrete.

“If you’ve ever left an expensive flower pot outside all winter only to discover in the spring that it has cracked to pieces, then you understand the freeze-thaw cycle,” Ken advises. “Northeast Ohio’s harsh winters chip away at our sidewalks and driveways because concrete is porous. When water penetrates it then freezes, it creates cracking and flaking.”

Pristine’s “Concrete Clean and Seal”—which protects concrete, brick, and paver surfaces—includes a pressure wash of your concrete with a walk-behind surface cleaner and the application of a biodegradable cleanser to gently lift and remove surface marks and contaminants. Then comes an application of a deep-penetrating, siloxane-based concrete sealant, which is absorbed into the concrete to protect the driveway and preserve its longevity.

On your roof, those black streaks aren’t dirt, stains from tree debris, or even unsightly mildew. They are gloeocapsa magma, an ancient algae that breaks down your roof by feeding off of the limestone granules embedded in the shingles.

“Gloeocapsa magma can reduce the life of your roof,” Ken cautions. “If you see black streaks on your roof, give us a call. We offer a 100% guarantee to remove all of the algae. We use a soft wash here, too, to avoid damage to your roof. And when that algae comes off, people say, ‘Wow, it looks like a new roof.’”

Headquartered in Berea, Pristine Clean beautifies and sanitizes homes throughout Northeast Ohio. They are highly rated on Google, Facebook, and HomeAdvisor, and are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Call 440-454-7041 to arrange for a free estimate, or visit PristineClean.com. All technicians are bonded, insured and certified by the Power Washers of North America.