Ottawa and surrounding areas first choice for Softwashing residential and commercial properties.
Exterior Cleaning Solutions is an environmentally friendly, low-pressure washing service that offers affordable rates to both residential and commercial clients. We use customized equipment with controllable pressure to wash away all dirt and debris from your property without any damage to it.
"Thanks for a job well done!"
"Fantastic! It looks brand new!"
"I couldn't believe the before and after, what a difference! It was like night and day! Excellent work!"
"Punctual, Professional and Precise! I couldn't have asked for better!"
"Our house looks fantastic. With the house being close to 150 years old we were concerned about pressure washing it, but you knew exactly what to do, and the results are stunning. I would highly recommend anyone that needs this service to call Corey. You will not be Disappointed."
A clean house is a healthy house. With time, the exterior surfaces of a home start to accumulate build up from dirt, grime, algae, mold, mildew, bird droppings and other unwanted substances. In addition, natural causes such as ultraviolet light rays, wind and rain aid the physical attack on surfaces causing discoloration, oxidization and other degradation. House washing is a basic and essential part of caring for your property and protecting its value.
Our professionally designed low pressure, high volume equipment insures that your home will not be damaged. The old method of using high pressure can not only damage your siding but also damage window screens, blow seals in thermo-pane windows, and force water behind vinyl, causing mold and mildew problems that you can't see!
All exterior walls are Soft Washed from the gutter to ground level, including exterior gutters/spouting/downpipes.
First we apply a salt based cleaning agent which removes mold and fungus along with killing mold spores, thereby eliminating the return of green algae and black fungus.
We then wash off the same surfaces with LOW pressure water: Soft Wash. All exterior glass is flushed off with fresh water to remove residue and excess detergent.
NOTE: The roof of the house can be cleaned but is NOT included with our standard Exterior House Wash: See our ROOF WASHING page for more details
Preparing surfaces for painting can often be more of a task than the actual job of painting. For paint to properly adhere to a surface it needs to be clean and free from dirt, oils, grease, mold, mildew and old flaking or loose paint. By making your surface clean it will give the primer and paint a good surface from which to bond.
Power washing is an excellent method for old paint removal and cleaning of the exterior surfaces of your home prior to painting.
A pre-paint clean does not eliminate the need for scraping and sanding but assists with providing a clean, dust, algae and fungus free surface to work with.
Again, a salt-based cleaning detergent is sprayed on with low pressure, we then wash off the same surfaces with medium to high pressure water: Pre-paint Cleaning or Pressure Washing. This process is the same as our standard exterior House Washing and Roof Washing services except we typically use higher pressure to remove as much flaky paint as possible/practical.
Call us today for a free estimate!
Low-Pressure Building Wash.
The Curb Appeal and Clean Appearance of your Commercial Property, reflects the Pride and Commitment you have to your Customers, and Future Customers.
Your place of business is a very important asset. How it looks plays a vital part in how your customers and potential customers feel about you and your business.
"YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION"
What is that first impression people get when they see your establishment?
Does it encourage them to walk in the door?
Does it help put them in a positive buying mood?
If you can't answer these questions with a resounding "YES", you need Exterior Cleaning Solutions!
Condominium & Co-op Complexes.
A sparkling clean building, complex or community will help attract new residents and keep those you already have.
Have you been searching for a company that can handle ALL of your property's exterior cleaning needs? Or perhaps you just aren't satisfied with your current service? We have the expert knowledge and experience to handle all of your property's specific cleaning needs AND to fit your budget!
Roof Washing Services.
Tired of seeing those ugly black streaks (Gloeocapsa Magma) on your roof? We can help! Exterior Cleaning Solutions offers roof stain removal. This service safely removes those black stains from your roof without compromising the life of your shingles.
Stay away from contractors that use full pressure on your roof since this can cause severe damage to your shingles! Our roof stain removal process includes applying an environmentally safe detergent, and a low pressure rinse.
Don't let a dirty roof ruin your curb appeal! Call today for our roof stain removal service!
Gloeocapsa Magma Brief History
Asphalt roofs across much of the United States and Canada are being infested by a dark green algae (commonly considered black mold). The technical term for the algae is Gloeocapsa Magma. Gloeocapsa Magma Algae is spread by wind and animals, and grows from a dot to a spot to a streak.
As a Gloeocapsa Magma Algae colony grows, older algae decompose, and will hold moisture, which enables the entire colony to grow even more rapidly. Many times a homeowner will just notice a spot, and in no time, half the asphalt roof shingles are covered.
Increased moisture levels lead to the growth of lichen, mold and even moss. When lichen are present a phycobiont relationship exists between the Gloeocapsa magma (provides the photosynthesis algal component) and the lichen (the fungal portion of the colony).
Luckily, the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae can be removed by thorough roof cleaning using quality roof algae cleaners. Because the algae is spread by the wind, annual roof shingle care and prevention is needed to prevent the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae from returning. Roof Algal prevention needs to be applied annually to prevent the algae colony from regrowing to the point of being visible.
Real Estate Services.
Softwashing is an easy and affordable way to boost curb appeal to sell your home quickly...
"A good first appearance can add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of a home." John Nast - National Association of Real Estate Appraisers