Melbourne Clean Pressure Washing
Melbourne Clean will help you keep your environment clean. We can high pressure clean your driveway or paths and seal it to provide a ‘new’ finish. Yet we realise that selecting the right business to come into your environment and perform a professional cleaning service can be confusing. In fact so confusing, with many generalised misconceptions we decided to offer this educational message.
Below we will share with you Five Costly Misconceptions about pressure washing and offer three recommendations. We will also give you five questions you should ask a pressure cleaning service business before you invite them into your home, office or property.
If you would like to skip over this consumer information and contact us, please call
(03) 9708 8448 to arrange a no obligation onsite quote.
Five Costly Misconceptions about Pressure Washing
Misconception # 1: You should wait as long as possible before pressure washing
No. Dirt is abrasive – like sandpaper. When considering decking or other organic surfaces dirt is ground in every time you step stripping away the sealant. Oils, stains and dirt on driveways, pavers and walls are harder to remove over time as they seep further into the concrete, bricks and timber. Lastly the roof on the property builds up with dirt, leaves, pollens, lichen, moss and other forms of bacteria that may present a health hazard to the occupants of the building.
Misconception #2: The only reason to pressure clean is to get rid of the dirt.
No. You may be aware that pressure cleaning can remove stubborn stains from concrete such as radiator fluid stains, oil, grease and tyre marks. However it can also strip away unsightly weathered stains on organic materials such as decking, fences, outdoor furniture and business signage. Not to mention removal of graffiti.
If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema or other breathing problems, one major source of the problem could be the pollens, fungus and chemicals brought into the house or office. Pressure cleaning outdoor walkways, paths, pavers, courtyards and any other external surface will reduce the risk of unwelcome trigger compounds being entered into the building.
Pressure washing the roof as mentioned earlier will also significantly reduce the risk of pollens, fungus and bacteria entering the building.
Misconceptions #3: One Pressure Washer is as good as another.
No. Commercial pressure washers are capable of higher operating pressures, this combined with the technology of the nozzle, type detergent and the water flow rate determine the best cleaning result.
Misconception #4: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.
Maybe — but not always. Here are two important points to consider.
Point #1: The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish. If you want the cleaning business to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small domestic pressure washers or other cleaning methods. Or, you can even rent a machine and do the job yourself.
On the other hand, if you want your property expertly cleaned — if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, and chemicals, then you need to hire a business commercial equipment with the experience to know what detergents and cleaners to apply to specific surfaces. This is the only way to ensure that your property will be cleaned properly.
So remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.
Point #2: The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay.
Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount they were charged. If you’ve ever hired a cleaning business, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising. You probably learned the hard way that some cleaning service businesses offer a cheap price and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they begin the work.
As in all businesses and professions, the cleaning services industry has its share of bad apples. However you will also find other cleaning services businesses — professionals like us who work hard to earn your trust and respect.
As a way of improving our profession, I’ve dedicated my business to educating the public. The only way you can make an intelligent decision is to have all the facts you need. This is why we offer this educational material on our website.
Misconception #5: Any honest cleaning services business should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone.
Unfortunately not true. Consumers sometimes think that if they want to clean a specific space there is a fixed price.
Firstly, honest, reputable cleaning service businesses usually price pressure washing based on specifics of the job, such as the condition of the area and what has caused the specific stain. For an exact cost for cleaning your area, Melbourne Clean will come to your premises to see the area, to ensure we understand what would be the best solution for the best outcome.
Following are the points I take into consideration when quoting a price:
Firstly, the type of surface to be cleaned. Certain types of surfaces are harder to clean than others. So before I can give you a quote, I need to know the type of surface you want cleaned.
Secondly, the amount of soiling. A surface that hasn’t been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than a surface that was cleaned within the last six months.
Thirdly, any obstructions that may need to be moved. If we have to move furniture, the quote will include that labour. However if you move the furniture, you’ll save money.
To recap, I consider the amount of soiling and any obstructions that have to be moved. As you can now imagine, every quotation is different.
Use Melbourne Clean to pressure clean your concrete, pavers, bricks, court yards, walls or roof tiles.
(03) 9708 8448.
If you’re thinking about hiring a pressure cleaning service, we offer these Three Recommendations:
Make a commitment to yourself to have your environment cleaned. The longer your surfaces remain collecting dirt, oils, grease, pollens, bacteria, fungus and the like the longer you have to breathe all the pollens, fungus and dust which may be growing around your environment including your roof and gutters.
Ask questions. The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are the questions I suggest you ask:
1. What method cleaning do you recommend?
2. What type of pressure washing equipment do you use?
3. What does your equipment remove from the target area to be cleaned?
4. How often should I have the target area pressure washed?
5. Are you insured for property damage, public liability and work cover; will you show me evidence of these coverage types
Melbourne Clean is able to answer all these questions confidently for you.
Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, competent professional, ask for a quotation in writing. A written quotation gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost — no surprises.
By following these three recommendations, you will gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision.
If you are seeking to have your environment completely and thoroughly cleaned — removing the stains, bacteria, fungus, lichen moss, pollens, leaf debris and dirt — then I invite you to call us,
(03) 9708 8448.
Our Professional Pressure Washing Service
- Driveways – all surfaces eg stencilcrete, pavers, cobblestone, etc
- Houses – walls, eaves
- Outdoor furniture
We’d be happy to answer your questions, provide you a cost estimate over the telephone, or come into your home and give you a free written quotation — without obligation of any kind. To reach us, call (03) 9708 8448