Benefits of Allbrite’s House Washing

When hiring a contractor it’s important to always get 3 standard estimates. Then compare each company and what they have to offer in order to make an informed decision based on your budget and needs as a consumer. 

When comparing Allbrite’s house washing service to other contractors in Maryland remember that our house wash includes the brightening of gutters and the cleaning of the downspouts, the soffits, siding, flashing, windows (rinsed), and shutters if present. 

Yes, you read that right — Gutter Brightening is included in our house wash!


 

We have a saying at Allbrite – think of your home as a face. The windows are the eyes and the gutters are the teeth. We aren’t going to wash the face of your home without brushing the teeth of it as well. 

With each house washing service, we hand scrub every gutter to remove the oxidation staining which removes the black streaky lines and faded coloring. 

There’s a difference between cleaning gutters and brightening gutters. We can clean your gutters the same way we will clean your siding (this will remove the mold, mildew and algae that’s on the face of the gutters) but that will not remove the black streaks.

Removing the black streaks is a separate process and requires more detail but it’s always included in our house washing service.

If you have any questions about our House Wash, check out our FAQ House Washing  page.

Benefits of our House Waxing

Did you know we offered extended warranties?

Allbrite offers a product called Sparkle Brite which is a wax product. We apply this product to your home after the initial house washing. Sparkle Brite is warrantied for two years against any organic growth – mold, mildew, and algae from that initial cleaning.

About Sparkle Brite – it’s a polymer wax and makes the surface hydrophobic. “hy·dro·pho·bic – tending to repel or fail to mix with water.” Similar to getting your car waxed after a car wash.

Sparkle Brite might not be for everyone. However, if you have a north facing side of your house that gets green organic growth quickly, it might be beneficial for you.

If you opt to have our Sparkle Brite applied to your home and you notice organic growth within two years since we washed your house – WE WILL COME BACK TO CLEAN YOUR HOME AT NO CHARGE!

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please give us a call at 410.781.4044.
Our family is here to help!

Benefits of our Roof Treatment

Our roof treatment ensures the black stains, moss and lichen are eradicated from your roof. We are so sure of our process we back it with 5-Year Spot Free Warranty!

Our safe and effective roof cleaning treatment is a soft wash method and has been proven to extend the longevity of your roof without any damaging pressure.

There are many benefits of our soft wash roof treatment. Not only is it manufacturer recommended, but the value it provides to your home and family is immeasurable:

    1. You extend the longevity of your roof because you are preventing future leaks, which are a costly repair.
    2. Those black streaks, green moss cakes, and white lichen dots are actually bacteria infestations. A neglected roof can lead to these infestations seeping into your attic. This degrades the air quality in your home. That’s right, you could be BREATHING in these infestations.
    3. Our simple and affordable roof treatment provides value without breaking the bank. Selling your home? Get your house ready for picture day with a brand new looking roof! Take pride in the appearance of your home? Our roof treatment is the perfect way to add curb appeal!

Slate Roof Treatment in Ruxton, Maryland:

 

Slate Roof Treatment in Owings Mills, Maryland:

Questions? Interested in a free estimate?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – our family is here to help!
410-781-4044

Soft Wash vs Pressure Wash

Here’s a project we had in Ellicott City, Maryland doing a roof to road package. Roof to road means getting the whole exterior of your property cleaned up from all the nasty green, all the algae on all surfaces. We finished soft washing the roof and soft washing the patios prior to cleaning the fence.

This particular property had a huge wooden fence that goes all the way around the property. This fence hasn’t been stained or cleaned in at least 15 years. So naturally it looked old, gray and very much fainted. We are prepping the fence to be stained once everything is dry. We call this a restoration project! We plan to put a nice semi transparent, natural tone on the fence.

We get asked all the time – are you going to soft wash or pressure wash my fence? Well, it all depends on the outcome of the project. For instance, we will be sealing this fence so we will be pressure washing it to remove all of the organic growth, oxidation and bacteria. Ensuring the surface is cleaned and free of growth is important because it ensures the stain adhering properly to the surface, which in return helps your fence last longer. If we were to soft wash this fence we would have to use more soap, which equates to more chemicals, and could really dry out this wood. We don’t usually soft wash wood in general, however, it is an application method that can be used.

The process we are taking today is a three step process. 1. Apply soap, 2. Go over with a mild pressure and rinse everything, 3. Come back and apply a brightener, that brightener is going to bring the pH level of the wood back to 7 so it’s susceptible to take stain that way we know everything is prepared properly for when we come back to do the staining. It’s also going to brighten the wood. If you see now it’s old, gray and very faded. We are going to brighten this fence up.

If you have an outdoor space that could use some cleaning, give us a call to discuss your project. Our family is here to help!
410-ALLBRITE
(410.255.2748)

FAQ – Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning has made it to the home maintenance list and it has become a necessity. Below are some frequently asked questions, if you have a question that is not answered please do not hesitate to reach out as we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Our roof cleaning is done by using manufacturer’s recommendations only.

  • Will my roof leak?
    • We use a soft wash method that has been proven to clean and extend the longevity of your roof without damaging pressure. Our method will not make your roof leak. Your roof will only leak if there are pre-existing cracks or leaks in your roofing system.

 

  • Are my plants and landscaping safe?
    • We take proper precautions after our technicians run a property protection plan to keep all plants and landscaping safe. We keep plants wet before, during and after the treatment application. We also apply a plant fortifier at the end of the treatment.

 

  • Why are there still spots on my roof?
    • The areas of moss and lichen that are still left behind have a root system that has embedded itself into the shingle. The roof cleaning treatment will slowly break down the root system and deteriorate. All roof cleanings include a free 30-day follow-up.

 

  • How much pressure are you using on my roof?
    • Our roof cleaning pumps do not exceed 100psi.

 

  • Do you get on the roof?
    • In some cases, yes. If the roof is above a 4/12 pitch, we treat from the top of a ladder rather than getting on the roof.

     

  • How long does it last for?
    • We warranty our roof cleanings for 5 years.

 

What are the benefits of our roof cleaning treatment? Click Here for more information!

Playground Sanitation

 

In response to COVID-19, we are doing our small part by donating cleaning services for playground equipment at the local schools, parks and other community centers.

The crews cleaned and sanitized the playgrounds at the following schools and centers:

Liberty Christian School
Celebree School of Eldersburg
St. John Catholic School
Little People’s Place Child Development Center
Carroll Lutheran School – CLS
Head Start and Early Head Start of Carroll County
Westminster Church of the Brethren
Carrolltowne Elementary
Cranberry Station Elementary
Ebb Valley Elementary
Eldersburg Elementary
Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary
Freedom Elementary School CCPS
Friendship Valley Elementary School
Hampstead Elementary School
Linton Springs Elementary
Manchester Elementary
Mechanicsville Elementary School PTA
Mount Airy Elementary School
Parrs Ridge Elementary School
Piney Ridge Elementary
Robert Moton Elementary School
Runnymede Elementary
Sandymount Elementary
Spring Garden Elementary
Taneytown Elementary
Westminster Elementary School
William Winchester Elementary School
Winfield Elementary
South Carroll High School
Liberty High School Drama Club and Booster Organization
Manchester Valley High School

Thanks to everyone who has reached out to help coordinate all of this on such short notice. We want to do as many of these as possible and are just looking for approval to get started!

If you know of more locations who can use our services, please send them our way. We just need approval and we’ll handle the rest!

 

**DISCLAIMER: this is not a promise or guarantee of the removal of COVID-19. This treatment used EPA approved chemicals that kill 99.9% of germs & bacteria. Continue to follow government guidelines on how to protect yourself.**

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/

Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Project

 

Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys, university-preparatory school located in Baltimore, Maryland. We recently had the pleasure of pressure washing and soft washing some structures at this remarkable institute. We were able to restore the beauty of each roof, as well as, brightening the concrete to look brand new. Check out the photos below for before and after comparison photos.

 

 

 

Learn more about our roof or concrete cleaning.