Professional power washing: Here’s how to get a clean that’s effective...and safe

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Pristine Clean founder Ken Wilson (center) leads a team of dozens of professionally trained power wash technicians with a fleet of 19 trucks, each outfitted with today’s leading-edge equipment. The result is a beautifully clean home—siding, roof and concrete—without damage to your home or property.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

After a long, hard winter, the technicians at Pristine Clean are already back on the job power washing siding, concrete and roofs throughout Northeast Ohio.

“It’s gone from ice to nice,” says company founder Ken Wilson. “It’s good to be back out there. Over the winter we invested in six new trucks—bringing our fleet to a total of 19 trucks—and retooled every vehicle with new, state-of-the-art equipment.”

Ken says his new machines rely on greater water volume and less pressure to get the job done better, faster and more safely. “Our soft-wash system prevents damage to your home that old-school, high-pressure systems can cause,” he says. “In the wrong hands, a power washer can ruin a house. Too hard or too close to the house and you can fray the siding, tear window screens or blast away mortar between bricks. But our techs have years of experience and training and we know how to clean a home safely and effectively.”

Protect Your Siding
Surprisingly, vinyl siding is not completely maintenance-free. Although you don’t have to paint it, you do have to clean it.

“Vinyl siding features a UV coating that prevents it from fading and cracking, but dirt, algae and bacteria break down this coating causing your siding to fade and look chalky,” Ken explains. “It’s designed to be maintained. We perform a soft-pressure wash using a mild mildewcide, which helps kill the algae, bacteria and other contagions.”

Protect Your Roof
Those black streaks on your roof are not dirt; they’re gloeocapsa magma, an 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 system,” 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, you’ll think you have a new roof.”

Protect Your Driveway
Northeast Ohio’s harsh winters chip away at our concrete sidewalks and driveways. That’s because concrete is porous, so when water penetrates your driveway then freezes, it creates cracking and flaking. But Pristine’s Concrete Clean and Seal protects concrete, brick, and paver surfaces. It includes washing your concrete with a specially formulated detergent and a walk-behind surface cleaner, plus the application of a deep-penetrating, siloxane-based concrete sealant.

Headquartered in Berea, Pristine Clean beautifies homes throughout Northeast Ohio. They are highly rated on Google, Facebook, and HomeAdvisor, and are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Call 440-595-3958 to arrange for a free estimate, or visit All technicians are bonded, insured and certified by the Power Washers of North America.