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Driveway Cleaning – Maintenance LA Homeowners Often Overlook

You frequently walk on it, drive on it, the elements bombard it, and allow your vehicles to sit stagnant on it; your driveway is the collector of almost endless filth and grime. Sweeping and hosing it off occasionally may help to remove the loose dirt and debris; however, oils and dirt eventually collect, creating a sticky layer of grime, which is especially prevalent on concrete. Not only does this decrease the curb appeal of your home, but it harms the life of your driveway as well.

Pressure Washing Your Driveway Is A Necessity

This post will cover three reasons you should pressure wash your driveway and when you should be taking care of this maintenance. As a bonus we also added a how-to video for those who want to take care of this themselves.

Top Reasons For Pressure Washing Your Driveway

Curb Appeal & Property Value

Home exteriors are the first thing seen by guests, people passing by, and potential buyers. We are just going to a let before and after picture speak for itself for this section.

 

Before & After | Driveway Pressure Washing

 

As you can see the difference is night and day. A reasonable person would also assume if a homeowner would let something so visible become so filthy, that the things not seen must be a disaster. Don’t be that guy.

Increase Pleasurable Outdoor Space

Whether it be children playing some type of games on it or you throwing a party and adding seating area to it a clean driveway area makes this space much more hospitable.

 

Clean Driveway | Capable Of Hosting Guests

 

Extend Driveway Life

There are two important life extensions to look at. First, oil and dirt as described above can actually corrode the finish if not removed. Secondly, pressure washing also prevents the growth of weeds through cracks. These cracks can eventually grow, which can potentially lead to costly repairs.

 

Ruined Driveway | Needed Pressure Washing Services

 

How Often Should You Pressure Wash Your Driveway

Given the climate here in Southern California we would suggest making pressure washing a part of your annual Spring Cleaning efforts. We at L.A. Elite Window Cleaning would be happy to take care of this for you, but for those DIY readers we have attached a video below.

 

 

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Los Angeles Residential Window Cleaning Tips: Hard Water Stains

Hard-Water Stains – Residential Windows

We have all seen them, and your typical window cleaning methods don’t seem to remove them – hard-water stains. In this post L.A. Elite Window Cleaning will go over what causes these, how you can remove them yourself, and what can happen if they are not taken care of in a timely manner.

Let’s jump right into this and see what causes these buggers.

What Causes Hard-Water Stains

Hard-water stains can be caused by a combination of things, especially while living here in Southern California. Salt and minerals can be carried in from the winds passing over the ocean, acid rain, sprinkler systems, or by varies airborne contaminants here within LA’s bustling urban setting. Over time these contaminants can build up on a buildings exterior, but most noticeably the windows. This build-up can be seen as patchy white areas or cloudy spots similar to those seen on shower doors.

LA Hard-Water Stain Removal | Service | LA Elite Window Cleaning

How-To Remove Yourself

There are specialty cleaners out there; however, we wanted to go ahead and provide you with a cheaper solution using typical household items:

  1. Fill a spray bottle, half water and vinegar (lemon or lime juice works as well);
  2. Spray solution on glass;
  3. Spray a towel with same solution;
  4. Lightly scrub glass with solution dampened towel;
  5. Allow to sit for a few minutes;
  6. Remove with a clean towel;
  7. Repeat if necessary.

(https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Hard-Water-Spots-Off-Windows)

Top Reason To Remove Hard-Water Stains

The minerals that are build up on the glass are not only visually unappealing, but they are corroding your glass as well. You must keep in mind that glass is not as smooth as it appears and feels. If you were to highly magnify glass you would see that it is actually quite a porous material. If these stains are not removed in a timely manner the glass may permanently appear stained or scratched. If the stains have been on the windows for quite some time you may want to give a professional, like us, a call to prevent further damage.

Commercial Service | Hard-Water Stain Removal

Window Cleaning Recap

As always we would like to thank you for checking out our post, we greatly appreciate your time and hope that this was beneficial. Saying that, just in case you missed some of our previous window specific blogs we encourage you to check out the following: best time to clean windows in LA and clean windows – Los Angeles home selling tip.

Top 3 Reasons To Pressure Wash Your Home

Los Angeles is known for beautiful weather and scenery, maintaining clean houses and buildings can compliment this environment. The best way to achieve this is by pressure washing your home on a regular basis, we suggest planning this service on an annual basis. Not only does this add curb appeal to your property, but it is a great way to keep pollutants such as mold, carbon, mildew, dirt, rust stains, fungus, algae and others from harming your structure as well.

We at LA Elite Window Cleaning have put together our reasons to pressure wash your home:

Top 3 Reasons To Pressure Wash In LA

Home Value Increase

Consumer Reports states that maintaining a clean exterior and touching up paint regularly on average increases a homes value 2-5%.

Long-Term Preventative Maintenance

Mold and mildews build up over time, these contaminants can lead to the premature aging of your home.

Defense Against Bacteria

Grime and bacteria that accumulates can become harmful your health. Consistent washing has been especially helpful for those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses.

 

Los Angeles | House Pressure Washing

 

Additional Places To Pressure Wash

  • Fencing
  • Garage Doors
  • Patios & Decks
  • Driveways
  • Walkways

Below we have provided a video for those DIY people looking to pressure wash a home; however, we would suggest hiring a professional like us due to the expense in renting equipment, time needed, and potential danger of harming finishes on material being cleaned.

 

 

Thank you the time for checking out our latest post. We suggest visiting some of our previous posts – Best Time To Clean Windows In LA & Clean Windows Los Angeles’s Home Selling Tip.

 

Clean Windows – Los Angeles Home Selling Tip

The housing market in Los Angeles is at a high point, and as a seller we are sure that you want to get the most you can for your home. L.A. Elite Window Cleaning, Inc. has decided to put together a checklist to help you accomplish just that goal. While realtors top 3 suggestions for staging a home to sell are: clean windows, cleaning carpets and hiring a maid service we’ve also included a few other services that should not be overlooked.

 

Before we dive deeper into additional services we have found a few quotes from real estate experts to further support what has been mentioned above.

 

“More than 75% of people who first view property on the Internet will drive by BEFORE contacting an agent.” – CHRISTINE RAE, AUTHOR, HOMESTAGING FOR DUMMIES 

 

”Curb appeal sells 49% of all houses.” – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 

 

“A good first appearance of a home can add 5% to 10% to the value of the home.” – JOHN AUST, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

 

“According to 2000 real estate agents surveyed, the number one improvement that generates the best return on investment is window cleaning, and the ROI on window cleaning alone was determined to be 768%” – MONEY MAGAZINE 

 

LA Elite Window Cleaning | Cleaning Residential Windows To Prep For Sale

 

Additional Los Angeles Residential Services

 

The recurring theme from above focuses on creating a spectacular curb appeal of the property, this can be taken further. We like to make a car dealership comparison with this in mind. At a car dealership you will see clean cars, that is a given; however, when dealerships go the extra mile, such as scrubbing chrome wheels, those vehicles truly stand out.

 

You may be wondering where we are going with this comparison, and it’s simple, clean windows are expected, but polishing up the small details is what can make a huge difference for the potential LA home owner. The following list is compiled of services offered to create such an impression:

 

  • Rust removal
  • Pressure washing driveways and sidewalks
  • Pressure washing vinyl and aluminum siding
  • Fence cleaning

 

We are hear to make this process as easy as possible while increasing the return on your home at a crucial time. Click here, for a link to set up an appointment with us and we encourage you to check out our previous post on attracting more customers with clean windows. Thank you for your time, and if you have additional questions that could be answered via blog, we would love to hear more in the comment section.