FAQ and Pricing
Get all your questions answered about our products and services.
How often should I wash the exterior of my house?
We recommend you wash at least every three years but if properly washed and rinsed it can be safely washed every year. Many factors affect the rapidity of washing; trees, air flow around your house, sun exposure, AC condenser placement are some of many things that get your house dirty. The single most important thing to consider is your opinion, are you proud of the way your house looks. Washing your house is a relatively inexpensive way to maintain value, prevent mold and give your home a fresh look.
What should I do before you come to clean my house?
If possible remove your screens, the cleaning and rinsing process works best when they are removed. Inform us of any leaks with your doors and windows. Please don’t let your children or pets outside during the washing process.
What are the black streaks on my gutters and can it be removed?
These dark, vertical streaks which are commonly found on the outsides of gutters are known as tiger stripes, they are a consequence of the buildup of dirt, grime, and pollution on the top lip of the gutter. When this substance gets wet, it tends to trickle down the outside of the gutter section. Many times it is impossible to get them completely white by cleaning them however there are several methods and chemicals to restore them, making their appearance acceptable to homeowners.
Is mold on the exterior of my house dangerous?
Yes, mold is a health risk especially to people with allergies. Mold can migrate into the interior of your home and even cause structural damage. If mold is left alone too long it can stain the siding of your home. In St Louis County it can be a code violation.
What is fallout and why is it a problem?
Fallout isn't just dirt or mold, fallout is best described by it's appearance rather than composition. Fallout is seen as the dark shadows under the eaves of your home. Fallout is comprised of both organic and inorganic material. Fallout is a bit of a catch all phrase for mold, dirt, pollen, ozone and pollution. White siding best reveals fallout but it is on all houses, dark houses hide it more effectively. Why is it a problem? Unless you accidently got paint or stain on your siding many people don't think about permanently staining their vinyl siding. The longer you leave fallout the more difficult or impossible it is to completely remove. Normal softwashing will not remove all fallout in extreme situations. Softwash your house regularly to prevent fallout accumulation.
No two houses are the same so pricing depends on many things including your home size, layout and services required. In general a one story home is around $175, atrium ranch around $225, two story around $250 and a 2 story with a walk out basement $275-$325. Our preference is to give you an in person no cost quote to make sure we completely understand your needs and deliver the cleaning solutions you expect.