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Pre-Wetting Your Landscaping Before Pressure Cleaning

11 May2016

Pressure washing is an ideal cleaning option for homeowners who want to restore the natural beauty of their deck, siding, patio, or other hardscaping features. If you plan on pressure cleaning and sealing your deck this season, pre-wetting your nearby landscaping is essential. Let’s talk about the power of prevention and protection to ensure the ultimate health of your plants.

How to Prevent Damage to Your Plants

When it comes to deck restoration and sealing, a combination of soaps and chemical  products are often necessary to achieve the desired results. Without protection, these chemicals can splash or spill onto nearby leaves, plants, shrubbery, and other landscaping elements. Pre-wetting all nearby landscaping before pressure cleaning is a necessary step if you want to prevent costly damage to your plants. Here’s how to do it and why it’s important:

  • Soak the Ground – This will help ensure that the roots are fully saturated and minimize the risk of chemical absorption
  • Hose the Plants Down – It is wise to fully wet down all plants to ensure that they stay cool throughout the process despite the next step
  • Cover the PlantsBy covering your plants with plastic sheeting or a tarp, you are providing an extra barrier against chemical contact. Note: Do not leave plastic on your plants during extreme heat, as this could also cause damage.
  • Rinse the PlantsOnce your exterior cleaning project is complete, you can remove the plastic and rinse the plants once again with water to eliminate potential chemicals

Safe and Reliable Pressure Cleaning with KEVCO

At KEVCO, we are equipped to safely pressure clean your exterior surfaces while fully minimizing damage to your beautiful landscaping. Our eco-friendly pressure washing systems use a combination of hot and cold water to effectively remove dirt, algae, mold, graffiti, lime deposits, efflorescence and more.

If you live in the DC Metro area and want to restore the beauty of your exterior surfaces without harming your landscaping, give us a call at (301) 258-9750 or contact us here for a special residential cleaning offer.

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“I became a KEVCO customer when I first started in Commercial Property Management over 15+ years ago. I have used them at every property that I have ever managed and even at my home for both window cleaning and pressure washing. They are responsive and professional, and their pricing is always competitive.”

D. Jamison
Vice President Property Management, Moore & Associates

“We are a real estate company, and use Kevco to wash windows, clean gutters and power wash for our clients getting their homes ready to place on the market. They are always at the property when they say they will be, do their job quickly, leave the property in excellent condition, are very professional, and…”

Amy King
Homeowner/Residential Real Estate Agent, King Real Estate

“I love KEVCO and call them every year for services. I have been using KEVCO for about 10 years to clean gutters and windows at our farm property. They are always prompt and exceptional in their work. I have recommended them to many people and will continue to do so.”

L. White
Clarksville, MD

“When I need home exterior cleaning services, Kevco is the company that I always call. They have cleaned my windows, gutters and pressure cleaned my patio and the other hardscape areas at my house for years. I recently thought that I would have to resurface my front steps as they appeared dirty. Kevco came over,…”

L. Galfond
Homeowner

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