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Pressure Washing and Exterior Plants

Pressure Washing is not only good for stripping paint off of surfaces. This type of cleaning can also wash dirt, grime, and other contaminants off of the siding or brick of your home. Because you can power wash so many different things around the exterior of your home such as the roof, siding, brick, driveways, decks, and patios, your plants are definitely a consideration. Although power wash chemicals claim to be environmentally friendly and safe for plants and vegetation, it’s important to protect them anyway.The more pure water and soil that gets to them the healthier your plants will be. 

 

Using Bleach

Sometimes power washing uses a bleach solution to get rid of any contaminants on the surface that’s being cleaned. Usually the bleach solution is mixed in a 3:1 ratio with water, which makes it safer but as bleach dries it breaks down into salts. High salinity contributes to plant death since absorbing water becomes increasingly difficult. 

 

A good way to protect plants is to water your garden both before and after pressure washing. This allows for maximum dilution of the bleach solution and a decrease in salt concentration in your garden over time which allows your plants to absorb the water they need to survive and thrive. 

 

Cleaning Detergents

Detergents are usually mixed in a 10:1 water to solution ratio. Even though they’re watered down, they do contribute to brown spots on certain plants if allowed to sit for a long period of time. If you use the same watering technique that is mentioned with using bleach as a cleaning solution, this should lessen or eliminate the browning and keep your plants healthy. The more water that is added to the plants, the more diluted these cleaning agents become and the more they’re washed away. 

 

Prevent The Chemicals From Getting To Plants

Removing plants from the immediate area is the best way to keep them as healthy as possible. Some plants are not potted and aren’t easily removed so the next best thing is to cover them while you’re working on the particular area that they’re in. Don’t cover all of them all day, though, as too much heat can stress them out and damage them. When you’re working on the north side of the house, cover them and then uncover them when you move to the south side of the house. Covering plants reduces chemical runoff that can damage them. 

 

Sealant

When you power wash natural wood siding you usually have to use a sealant to protect the wood. Sealants are more dangerous to plants around the perimeter of the house. It’s important to cover these plants and prevent them from coming into any contact with sealant. Spraying them will not help and eventually they will die.

 

If you decide that power washing is something you want to benefit from in your house, feel free to contact us and we’ll schedule a time to talk with you!

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Our home looks great after the soft wash process. Also had the driveway power washed and it’s like freshly poured concrete. Highly recommend
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Kelly Anthony
20:11 01 Jul 19
Wise Guys were everything they promised. They arrived promptly, were professional and very thorough. Their quality of work goes unmatched to others we have used in the past. Feels like we have a new home!
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22:43 23 Jun 19
WiseGuys did a fabulous job pressure washing our entire house and pool area. Everything looks like new! The crew arrived right on time this morning. Communication was prompt and professional. Highly recommend WiseGuys for all pressure washing needs!
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Kelly Asbury
22:33 07 Jun 19
We are thrilled with the pressure washing service from WiseGuys! They were responsive via text and email during their busiest time of the year and managed to get our job completed before the long weekend. They did an impeccable job cleaning off our patio and all the furniture including the cushions. It feels like everything is better than brand new. We are really enjoying being outside again! (We have already booked a date for next year!)
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Tisha Tipnis
12:34 03 Jun 19
Wesley and his staff are so knowledgeable about power washing. Wesley is an amazing entrepreneur who has taken his business to the next level by providing unparalleled customer service. I highly recommend WiseGuys Pro-wash!
Melissa Dayoub
Melissa Dayoub
01:17 17 May 19
Wonderful experience. Prompt, courteous and knowledgeable in pressure washing our driveway, sidewalk and front steps. Good pricing structure. The owner evaluates which areas to power wash and which ones to soft wash to preserve painted surfaces. Going to hire them again to pressure wash our deck. I used Wise Guys because they had great reviews and now I want to add our experience to the number of very positive reviews.
D L Jacobs
D L Jacobs
22:03 18 Apr 19
Wesley and the guys at WiseGuys pro wash are amazing! Punctual, knowledgeable, friendly and expedient. They were out to quote our property within 24 hours of our first phone call, and managed to squeeze us into the schedule and had the job done 24 hours later. The work was top notch, made the place look 10 years younger. We will be hiring them for more work soon and absolutely recommend them!
Kate Jones
Kate Jones
00:08 10 Apr 19
Very professional from start to finish! Quick and easy quote! Amazing results! We thought we were going to have to repaint our deck, but Wise Guys cleaned it so well it looks brand new! Rodney our technician, called ahead so I knew exactly when he would be there, he was on time, worked very efficiently, and did an amazing job! He was also super friendly! Would recommend to all!
Leigh Hubbard
Leigh Hubbard
20:34 29 Mar 19
They arrived as promised. Very professional workers with a sense of respect and enthusiasm for their work and a sense of humor as well. They worked earnestly doing exactly as promised. Wise Guys are pros and did the best work power washing and more we have ever had. Recommend without hesitation.
Michael Johns
Michael Johns
23:30 27 Mar 19
College Student Pressure Washing did an excellent job. They were professional, responsive and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this company for your pressure washing needs.
Collin Garner
Collin Garner
19:34 19 Mar 19
I found WiseGuys Pro-Wash on Nextdoor when I needed some urgent pressure washing services in order to prep our house for sale. I spoke with Wesley on a Wednesday, he came out to quote the project on a Thursday, and then Forest came out to complete the work on a Friday. Their customer service and quality workmanship was outstanding. Forest was able to perform a cleaning wash on our siding and a deep clean of the driveway and retaining wall, all within about three hours. The results were night and day.
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Chris Callura
18:09 01 Mar 19
They did an amazing job! My stone patio, walkways and fireplace look completely different. Very professional and reasonably priced. I would recommend to anyone.
Caroline Horsley
Caroline Horsley
20:32 26 Feb 19
Forrest just left our home and it has never looked better! Wow, he is professional, knowledgeable, personable and efficient. Our bluestone, walks and patios and limestone steps were covered with black and green stains. Now they look like new. We plan on using WiseGuys on a maintenance program now and will certainly ask for Forrest.
Susan Welsh Churchill
Susan Welsh Churchill
21:00 16 Feb 19
Great job. Crew showed up on time, very friendly and finished as promised. Very pleasant experience. Can only recommend.
Bodo Goepfert
Bodo Goepfert
02:18 14 Feb 19
Forest did an Excellent Job and really went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. I'm very please with his professionalism and character. This is truly a 1st rate company!
Mr DJ
Mr DJ
16:43 10 Feb 19
What a great experience. The guys were on-time, called before hand and took extra care around the house. We were going to repaint the house, but after speaking with them. we tried the power-wash cleaning and the house looks great! Saved us a ton on painting. Driveway looks brand new as well - very happy! Great work guys!
David Todd
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13:45 04 Feb 19
I had WiseGuys come out to pressure wash the white 3-rail community fence and the front and side of our Clubhouse sidewalks. Everything is spectacularly great looking. The WiseGuys owner (Wesley) and crew are punctual, well priced, professional, friendly and all-around terrific! I highly recommend them.
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Bart Bartholomew
19:31 16 Jan 19
A stellar job and a stellar crew. Wesley came out to the house and was extremely professional, personable and answered all my questions. Forrest and Rodney did a perfect and very thorough job. Will be using their services again! Very reasonable rates.
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13:37 20 Dec 18
Great job by WiseGuys Pro-Wash from start to finish and the whole process in between. Wesley was responsive and has a solid communications and quote process established. Forrest and Rodney did a great job on the house, windows, deck, outside furniture, and swing set. All went well. Thanks!
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05:10 09 Nov 18
Highly recommend this group. The entire team is responsive, courteous, and professional. Well-trained technicians did amazing job on patio, stone walkway and cement driveway. I will use them again and recommend them to everyone.
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10:14 01 Nov 18
I recommend this company! They not only responded quickly to request for service, provided fair estimates and advised on what actually needed to be completed (I was told 1-2 things that I thought we needed completed weren’t necessary and/or weren’t worth it for the time of year and better completed in a different season or at a future date because still in good condition). The team completing service was on time and provided quality work in a timely manner. Our house looks great! Will use them again in future.
Sarah Ficke
Sarah Ficke
13:09 30 Oct 18
Wesley came out to give me the quote, very knowledgeable and personable. Forrest and Eddie came to do the actual work. They showed up right on time and finished when they said they would. Other quotes were in the same price range but gave me the feeling they were not looking out for my best interests. Our house, driveway and stone walls look so much better!! Thank you!
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Carol S
13:27 22 Oct 18
Wise Guys did a phenomenal job cleaning the exterior of our home and driveway. Wes was great to work with from the initial consultation, quickly provided a quote to scheduling the job. Very good communication from start to finish and the work done by Forest and Elli was exactly what we wanted. I would use them again and highly recommend their services!
Alexa Slade
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21:18 28 Sep 18
Did a great job cleaning my house exterior and driveway. Forrest and another guy (sorry, didn’t catch his name) did the work. Forrest walked the house with me before to review the proposed work, and did the same after to ensure everything was as expected. Work was quick and reasonably priced - would recommend!
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15:37 21 Sep 18
Forrest and Eli did an excellent job. They were well-prepared, fast and friendly. Forrest walked with me and we went over every detail of the job before they began, and made sure everything was as I expected before they left. My house, deck, patio and driveway sparkle. I would highly recommend this company.
Lauren Adams
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18:42 06 Sep 18
Wesley was very communicative and answered all questions. Forrest performed the job, was on time, very professional, and did a superb job. Very impressed all around. I'll use them again for sure.
Greg H
Greg H
18:38 01 Sep 18
Love Wesley at WiseGuys (formerly College Students Pressure Washing)! Wesley did the walk-through and quoted a fair price--a little higher than the other quote I received, but there were no "add-ons" or hidden fees--just one-stop-shopping. Then Andre came by--showed up on-time and did an exceptional job! Even my landscape guy commented on it--he said that often pressure washing companies tend to pressure wash the landscape too, which destroys the foliage, and whoever did this job was very attentive to detail--none of the landscaping was harmed at all. The one suggestion I have is to schedule it when you are home--due to a miscommunication, Andre skipped one area. No problem--they were happy to stop by within the week to correct, but had I been onsite the first time, they wouldn't have had to make a second trip.I loved working with them and I would hire WiseGuys again. Highly recommended!
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My experience with WiseGuys was exceptional in every way. The owner, Wesley, came to my house and walked the project. He quoted me a very fair price with no "hidden" add-ons like some of the other companies. Forrest, the technician who did the work, showed up on time and knew exactly what Wesley and I discussed; a lot of companies drop the ball in that regard. The final product was the best cleaning I have ever had on my property, and I've used a bunch of different cleaners. I'm thinking Wesley just earned my business for years to come. Thanks guys!!!
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17:51 19 Jul 18
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15:45 22 Jun 18
WOW! They did a superb job, were personable, reasonably prices and communicated well. The equipment they used is professional grade, and they were able to complete my large job in one day. They did a walk around with me and completed all my items. I would highly recommend them your your pressure washing and window cleaning needs.
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16:33 19 May 18
Wesley's (Wiseguys Pro-Wash) team (in uniform!) did an excellent job restoring our Community curb appeal. They received many compliments from all the homeowners on a wonderful job. It was evident they used state of art equipment and safe chemicals, paid attention to details, and make-it-right after walk-through were all part of their service . They ensured customer satisfaction was a priority. Great job WiseGuys. We plan to use their service again!
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21:40 13 Apr 18
This company is very professional and timely with high quality services. They set time, called prior to arrival and showed up early. The work was 1st class - I highly recommend WiseGuys Pro-Wash.
David Waters
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12:39 10 Apr 18
I booked WiseGuys to pressure wash my house, driveway, sidewalk, & deck. Once they were done, the place looked better than expected. After they completed my job, two of my neighbors were so impressed with the job that they also booked their service & have been very satisfied.
Bobby Shane Palmer
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13:54 04 Apr 18
The team at WiseGuys did a phenomenal job on my property, including siding, driveway, decks and fencing. They were polite, efficient and affordable. I highly recommend using their services.
Holland Dombeck
Holland Dombeck
13:18 03 Apr 18
Wesley and his team were prompt, and did a fantastic job pressure washing our driveway, house, and back patio. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a pressure washing team!
Kelsey Fortune
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23:49 02 Apr 18
WiseGuys did a fantastic job pressure washing my deck and driveway. Fast, showed up on time, clean cut and respectful employees who worked really hard. Very reasonable price, too. Additionally, this is a small business founded and run by a hard working young man, Wes. It's a pleasure to support business' like this and hardworking individuals. Thanks, WiseGuys! - Glen/Marietta, GA
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19:37 19 Mar 18
Prompt, courteous, reasonable, and best of all excellent job. All around amazing experience. I am a realtor in Atlanta and needed a house pressure washed in order to list. Wesley came through with beyond flying colors.
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