Pressure Washing vs. Soft Wash

Pressure Washing vs. Soft Wash

Having a hard time figuring out which type of Exterior Cleaning you need? This short blog will fill you in on key points you should know when determining if your Outer Banks or Currituck property needs to be Pressure Washed or Soft Washed.
Soft Washing is a low-pressure cleaning system used to remove algae, mold, dirt & debris from most manufactured surfaces. Here is a list of things we recommend being soft washed rather than pressure washed. As pressure washing could cause costly damages to these areas.
• Vinyl Siding or Railings
• Cedar Shake Homes
• Stucco Exteriors
• Outdoor furniture
• Manufactured Decking such as Trex, Composite or Fiberglass Decking
• Painted or Stained Decks or Siding
• Roofs
We can tackle tough build up with low pressure due to the surfactant we use. Basically, letting the surfactant do the work for us. All while maintaining a low pressure streamline to ensure your delicate surfaces will not receive any damage.
Pressure Washing is used on structures that can withstand a higher psi or pressure per square inch. One of the biggest pros to pressure washing is how effective it is at eliminating set in algae, dirt, and mold. Pressure washing is typically used when cleaning concrete and bare wood. Another reason we may use the pressure washing method is to remove existing paint from a wooden structure. Pressure Washing essentially allows us to provide a deeper clean. With Carolina Pro Clean behind the pressure washer, we can guarantee that this method of exterior cleaning will not damage the existing structure rather bring them back to life.
Brightening all the exterior surfaces of your home is an essential part of maintaining your home. Carolina Pro Clean’s expert team of trained technicians are ready to help you create a custom cleaning plan that’s right for your home’s surfaces.

How to Clean Gutters

Gutter CleaningYour gutter system is just as important as any other structure in and around your home. With the forever growing homeowners’ to do lists the gutter system can easily go unnoticed until complications arise. In this blog we will discuss the importance of a nicely flowing gutter system and how Carolina Pro Clean can help you reach that goal.

  The primary purpose of your gutter system is to catch the rainwater running off your roof. Once the water is collected in the gutters the water runs down the downspout. The downspout directs the water away from your home keeping the structure safe from pooling water. If your gutters are clogged the gutter system cannot perform this function properly which may cause massive water damage to the foundation of your home over time. There are many different things that may clog your gutter system allowing them to fail.

Gutter CleaningOf course, pine needles and leaves come to mind when you think of things that may clog your gutters and downspouts. Wildlife can also be a key factor as to why your gutters are clogged. Small animals like to take refuge in gutters to keep them safe from predators. Another living thing that might be the culprit to your clogged gutters are plants. Gutters hold nutrient – rich debris that allow plants to take root. One rule of thumb is if you see that plant life is taking over your gutters then it is time to get your gutters cleaned.

Carolina Pro Clean is here to help with your gutter cleaning needs. Our goal is to safely remove all the debris from your gutter system, eliminating any clogs that we come up against. The debris collected is bagged and disposed of offsite. Once all the debris is removed, we then flush out your gutters and downspouts. By flushing out your gutter system we can make sure that they are working properly and that all clogs have been resolved. Therefore, if you are starting to see plant life growing in your gutters or notice that water is billowing out of your gutters during a storm contact Carolina Pro Clean. We will make it our priority to make sure that your gutter system is working properly. So that the foundation of your home will be protected from any water damages that may occur due to clogged and leaky gutters. Visit to request your free gutter cleaning quote. We also offer quarterly discounted services to ensure your gutter system works year around.

Outer Banks Carpet Cleaning Schedule

Carolina Pro Clean carpet cleaning

“How often should I get my carpets professionally cleaned?”

Most carpet manufacturers advise a professional carpet cleaning annually to ensure the longevity of your carpet. It is also urged that the carpeted areas of your home receive a professional cleaning before the carpet displays signs of soiling. Soil that is exposed to the carpet settles overtime causing early deterioration of the carpet’s fibers. Professional hot water extractions can put a halt to this premature deterioration by extracting the unseen soil that it trapped deep in your carpet. There are 2 key factors when questioning the frequency of your carpet cleanings.

  1. Do you have a valid warranty on your carpet? If so, most carpet warranty documents state that your carpet must receive a professional carpet cleaning at least once a year to maintain a valid warranty on your carpet.
  2. What kind of traffic does your home receive on a day to day basis? The more people and pets you have in your home will increase the suggested cleaning frequency of your carpet. For example: a family of 5 with pets should get their carpet professional cleaned every 6-12 months. On the other hand, a 2 member or single member home without pets has minimal traffic on their carpets and can go 2 years between carpet cleanings.

Outer Banks Window Cleaning

Carolina Pro Clean window cleaning

“Why should I get my windows professionally cleaned when I can just do it myself?”

  1. Your time is precious. Most people are pressed for time in their normal day to day routine. When you finally get some free time, the last thing you want to do is spend the day cleaning the windows of your home. Although it is common for homeowners and rental cleaners to clean the interior windows it is rare that the exterior windows are cleaned. When facing the task of exterior window cleaning you will run into extra work that didn’t need to be done on the interior cleaning. Do you want your screens and tracks cleaned too? Next time your windows are dulling the curb appeal of your home call a service provider in your area. Most companies offer free estimates that may be more affordable than you think. A little inquiry wouldn’t hurt. After all, your time is valuable.
  2. Higher risk for injury. To achieve your goals of having clean windows you will more than likely have some ladder work to deal with. Every year approximately 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Leave the window cleaning to the professionals to insure your safety.
  3. Professional streak free promise. Hiring a professional window cleaner is more effective than doing it yourself. Most of the time you can tell the difference between a DIY window cleaning job and a professional window cleaning job. When using a professional window cleaner, there is a greater chance that your windows will come out cleaner and clearer. Window cleaning companies use unique tools that are designed and used professionally to ensure that streak free shine you are looking for. So, if you want 100% streak and smudge free guarantee take the time to hire a professional window cleaning company.