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Pressure Washing After
Pressure Washing After

Pressure Washing After

The roof shingles and siding of any home can become streaked with dirt, debris and even algae over the course of time, making its appearance shabby and tired looking. Pressure washing is a viable option for restoring the cleanliness of roof and siding material to like new condition, but most homeowners don’t realize that high pressure washing services can actually cause more damage than it eliminates. For homes in the Raleigh area, soft washing is pressure washing with a twist.

Soft pressure washing systems are the latest high tech offering for maintaining the exterior of homes in excellent condition. Soft washing uses the lowest possible pressure to get the desired results. When it comes to pressure washing, homeowners should not be taken in by the hype of some operators who insist that faster and harder pressure washing is best.

Low pressure soft washing is in reality the smartest way to deep clean all the exterior surfaces of a home or office building because it does a thorough job at a gentle pace. Soft washing doesn’t strip roof shingles by damaging granule construction but carefully eliminates dirt, black streaks and other unsightly build-up. Soft washing is equally safe for vinyl siding. All it takes for your home to look brand new again is a professionally done low pressure soft washing service guaranteed to clean without damaging the surface that often results when high pressure tactics are used.

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So you have heard all about the benefits of pressure washing. How nothing can clean as efficiently, or how pressure washing can restore you concrete or wood deck surfaces. You have heard how pressure washing can remove mold and mildew. You even know that pressure washing can even save you money in the long run by preventing the premature breakdown of the building materials in your home or commercial building. So you open the phone book and there are literally hundreds of pressure washing contractors to choose from, how do you select the best pressure washer for your job?


From time to time you see new pressure washing companies run special advertisements. The deals look great but consider this, pressure washing at it’s core is the process of shooting water out of a hose at velocities high enough to chip concrete in some cases. Who do you want aiming that wand at your home or business? Someone in their first week (or worse, first day) or someone who has years of experience and understands the subtle yet substantial differences between surface types and is versed in the many different techniques to clean different stains from different surfaces?


When selecting a pressure washing contractor it is always good practice to look for testimonials from past customers. Testimonials are a great way to get a feel for how the company performs and treats its customers. Testimonials can be found on the pressure washing contractors’ website, community applications such as Yelp! and Google Places and even the Better Business Bureau.Of course, national publications are also a great way to learn about a pressure washing company. If a local pressure washing company is featured in a national magazine then their work is likely to be very good.

ARC Power Washing – Experience, Reliable, Reputable

J&L Professional Services has been serving the Knightdale NC / Triangle area for over 15 years. We are proud that many of our customers are repeat clients. We invite you to peruse our website and read our testimonials. J&L Professional Services is also proud to announce that we have been selected to be on the front cover of the July 2012 eClean Magazine, a national publication geared towards other professional contract cleaners. Call or contact J&L Professional Services today to request your free estimate and see for yourself why so many are talking about ARC Powerwashing! (919) 889-0733.

If you have been following the events down in Florida this past week then likely you have seen images of tropical storm Debby. This tropical storm, moving very slowly across the peninsula, has dropped upwards of 20 inches of rain in less than three days causing major flooding in some parts of Florida. After the storm moves away and the water starts receding the cleanup will begin. Keep Your Home Clean After The StormDirt and sludge, carried about by the water and high winds are everywhere, on the sides of homes, buildings, and all over driveways and sidewalks. How does one even begin to cleanup?

A Perfect Environment

As we saw from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prompt cleanup is essential to preventing an onslaught of mold, mildew, fungus and the sicknesses they cause. Dirt, having been carried about by the water and deposited against a home or on a driveway, becomes lodged deep in surfaces by the high winds. There the moisture from the rain also becomes trapped. As the sun heats up the surface, spores in the dirt multiply rapidly, it is a perfect environment for them. Soon driveway, sidewalks even entire homes are covered in mold and are uninhabitable. While pressure washing would not have been practical after an event like Hurricane Katrina it is very practical after a tropical storm such as the one that just occurred in Florida. Having your home or business pressure washed after a major rain event is the perfect way to ensure that you won’t have mold or mildew growing on your exterior surfaces. Only a professional pressure washing expert has the tools and experience needed to deep clean your home or business and remove the trapped in spores before they have a chance to take over.

J&L Professional Services – Here When You Need Us

Raleigh, NC is no stranger to these types of storms. If you have lived in Raleigh for any amount of time then you know that cleaning up after a major storm can be labor intensive. J&L Professional Services has been helping Raleigh residents clean up after storms for over 15 years. Our residential and commercial pressure washing service not only cleans your property but helps protect it from unwanted contaminants such as mold and mildew. Whether you are cleaning up after a major storm or just need a routine cleaning, call or contact J&L Professional Services today to experience the benefits of professional pressure washing for yourself!

If you are like me you may have seen websites or read articles that refer to either pressure washing, pressure cleaning or power washing.Pressure Washing Power Washing Pressure Cleaning Since they all seem to be referring to the same service what is the correct term to use? It is a good question! At J&L Professional Services we have been cleaning homes and businesses in the Raleigh area for over 15 years and we have heard all three terms.

Tomato, TomAto

All the terms really mean the same thing. They refer to the act of using water (at low or high pressure) along with detergents to restore a surface to its originally clean condition. Since water comes out at high pressure, a pressure washer in the wrong hands can cause a lot of damage. Even concrete surfaces can be scored by an inexperienced pressure washer.

It’s All About Experience

The current state of the economy has led to many people entering the pressure cleaning industry hoping to make a quick buck. Be careful who you hire. Whether they call themselves a pressure washer, power washer or pressure cleaner many of these new pressure washers are inexperienced and uninsured. Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions, as stated previously an inexperienced pressure washer can literally cause thousands of dollars in damages.

Go With The Pros!

People in the Raleigh area have been using ARC Power Washing to clean their homes and businesses for years. Our long list of satisfied customers speaks for itself! If you live in the Raleigh / Triangle area and would like more information about pressure washing your home or commercial property contact us today for your free estimate!

It’s hard to miss a professional pressure washer when you are driving down the street. Usually they have truck or flatbed pulling a tank, a bunch of houses and some cleaner. Most people think they know what pressure washing is, water coming out of a hose real fast. Something you could recreate at Pressure Washing Can Achieve Deep Cleaning On Concretehome with a pressure washing unit purchased from your local home improvement store.  However, there is so much more to professional pressure washing. Consider a few points.

Deep Cleaning

It is true that pressure washing involves water coming out of a wand or hose at a high pressure to clean a surface. Professional pressure washers use a grade of equipment that cannot be purchased at your local store. This equipment can achieve pressures far greater than a consumer grade pressure unit. This allows the water to penetrate much deeper into the surface and clean far more thoroughly. In the hands of a novice, the pressure from these units is great enough to damage any surface. In the hands of a professional, these units can make your concrete driveway, sidewalk or deck look like new!

Cleaning Aids

A professional pressure washer, or power washer if you will, knows that there are many different tools to clean the many different surfaces that exist. A good, quality pressure washer will also use a low pressure system combined with cleaning agents that give your home or siding that “just out of the box” appearance. The absolute best pressure washer will also care about the environment around your home and will use on environmentally friendly cleaning agents. This is the ARC Power Washing difference!

Pressure Washing – Maintenance You Shouldn’t Do Without

When driving through a neighborhood it is easy to spot the homes that are well taken care of. These homes almost always enjoy the benefits of a regular pressure washing routine. Pressure washing your home, driveway and sidewalks remove molds and fungus that traditional cleaning simply cannot, house paint becomes brighter, driveways and sidewalks are whiter! ARC Power Washing has been serving the Raleigh / Triangle area for over 15 years. Your total satisfaction is our goal! Call ARC Power Washing today! (919) 889-0733.

ARC Power Washing has been proudly providing both residential and commercial pressure washing services to the Durham Triangle area for over 15 years! As a family owned and operated company, ARC Power Washing understands the immense pride that results from a well maintained home and a job well done. ARC Power Washing operates on the principle that quality pressure washing service, be it commercial or residential, isn’t something that should bust your budget. Therefore when you hire ARC Power Washing you get the peace of mind knowing you are hiring an experienced pressure washer that is dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction every time!

Increase Your Curb Appeal - Pressure Washing RaleighWhy should you consider pressure washing? Pressure washing is widely acknowledged as the best way to clean the exterior of your home, sidewalk, concrete or commercial property. Nothing can restore your property back to that “like new” appearance the same way a quality pressure washing can! Pressure washing removes years of dirt, mold, pollen, carbon and other pollutants that can cause damage to exterior surfaces. Regular pressure washing can prevent these pollutants from coming back which means your property will always gleam, raising the curb appeal and potentially the value of your property.

So why choose ARC Power Washing? ARC Power Washing uses state of the art equipment and time tested techniques, along with environmentally friendly products, to make your property look its absolute best. We do all this with your satisfaction in mind. Give us a call and find out why so many turn to ARC Power Washing!

(919) 889-0733

ARC Power washing provides the following pressure washing services in the Durham / Triangle area:

  • Low Pressure Wash Home Cleaning
  • Vinyl Power Washing Service
  • Biodegradable Power Washing Service
  • Wood Exterior Pressure Washing Service
  • Brick Home Power Washing Service
  • Aluminum Siding Pressure Washing Service
  • Real Estate Pressure Washing – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Property Management Power Washing – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Townhome Complex Pressure Washing – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Power Washing – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Also See Our Other Services:
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Awning Cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • Deck Cleaning & Restoration


Bad Pressure Washer Bad!

Don't Hire This Guy!

With continued problems in the economy there have been a lot of new “fly by night” pressure washing companies that have surfaced in the Raleigh area recently. How can you choose the best pressure washing company so that your hard earned dollar doesn’t go to waste?

As with any contractor, when shopping for a pressure washer, the first thing to look for is testimonials. Any reputable pressure washing company will have testimonials. See what others are saying about the company. If it is not good, can you rightly expect good results?

Also do not base your decision solely on the absolutely lowest price. Pressure washing involves shooting water at sometimes high pressures at your most valuable possession. In the hands of an inexperienced person, this can cause severe damage or injury. Do you really want to entrust your home to the lowest bidder? Rather, look for professionalism, quality, knowledge and appearance.

Lastly, while not every job requires a big, expensive, skid-mounted pressure washer. You should be concerned if a pressure washing contractor arrives at your home with the same 2 gallon per minute pressure washer that you almost bought yourself at the home improvement store! Consumer grade equipment might indicate the use of consumer grade cleaners which are not as effective at lower pressures as commercial grade cleaners. Besides, why pay someone to do the exact same thing you could?

ARC Power Washing has been proudly serving the Raleigh/Triangle NC area for over 15 years! Our client testimonials speak for themselves. Call us today (919) 889-0733 and experience our world class service for yourself.

Why Raleigh Keeps Choosing ARC Powerwashing:

  • Experience, Experience, Experience!
  • Our Powerwashing and Pressure Washing Services are designed to Keep Your Home Looking it’s Best!
  • We Take Great Pride in Caring For Your Home
  • We are Trained & Experienced Professionals
  • We Use the Finest Equipment & Supplies
  • We Work Around Your Schedule!


You can’t say you haven’t noticed.  Everywhere you look in Raleigh, there is a new power washing company.  Pressure washing rigs, both new and old, are swarming the streets of Raleigh trying to get a piece of the action.  That’s all well and good, but who should you choose?  What makes the difference between a professional pressure washer and someone who is, well, not professional?  Here are some factors you should consider when choosing a pressure washing company:

  • Experience
    Even though power washing is not rocket science, there is something to be said for experience.  An inexperienced pressure washer can cause untold amounts of damage to your home.  Make sure to ask how long the company has been in business, as well as how long they have been power washing homes.
  • Insurance
    Don’t be afraid to ask if the company is insured.  Their insurance is what protects you in case something goes wrong at your home.  Whether they cause some damage by accident or negligence, you will likely be up the creek if they are not covered.  In addition, some states will hold you responsible for any injury that took place on your property.  If the power washing company does not have insurance, move on to the next one.
  • You Get What You Pay ForDon't Hire This Guy!
    In this economy, many people shop around for the best price before choosing a service company.  However, you must adhere to the age old rule: “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!”.  The cheapest price will most likely lead to the cheapest job.
  • References
    Companies who do a good job have no shortage of happy customers who will rave about them.  Ask for a few.  You don’t need to invest a whole day in interogating them, just ask if they were happy with the power washing service.  Word of caution: Don’t always rely on online reviews.  Happy customers show loyalty by repeating and referring.  Unhappy customers go online and blast.  Just because a company has some negative complaints does not mean that they provide bad service.  Remember, you can’t please everyone.

Your home is your largest investment.  Don’t risk damage!  Follow the guidelines above when choosing a pressure washing company and your experience is sure to be great!

J&L Professional Services is the #1 Choice For All of Your house cleaning needs! We are dedicated to making YOU AS THE CUSTOMER 100% HAPPY with your home and its appearance after we provide service for you.

100% Satisfaction - Raleigh Pressure Washing with Great Customer Service

We hope that you choose ARC Power Washing for your house cleaning needs and look forward to providing our services to you.

Why Raleigh Keeps Choosing ARC Powerwashing:

  • Experience, Experience, Experience!
  • Our Pressure Washing Services are Designed to Keep Your Home Looking it’s Best!
  • We Take Great Pride in Caring For Your Home
  • We are Trained & Experienced Professionals
  • We Use the Finest Equipment & Supplies
  • We Work Around Your Schedule!