Home Maintenance Madison

Home maintenance Madison, tips to save you  on costly repairs.

Home MaintenanceAfter being in the pressure washing business for many years I see obvious repairs that could have been prevented with some minor maintenance. Your house like anything else will deteriorate with age. A simple maintenance schedule should be drawn up and followed to the tee. A minor home maintenance repair can turn into an expensive endeavor down the road. An experienced pressure washer should be able to notice these type of problems and bring them to your attention. Home maintenance needs to be addressed especially if you want to keep the value of your home competitive with your neighbors. You will find numerous articles on the Internet dealing with every aspect of home maintenance.

Home maintenance Madison and the services we provide.

1- Pressure washing. Pressure washing in many applications is usually done for aesthetic reasons. One greatly overlooked concern is algae build up on roofs and along roof lines. One aspect in pressure washing of home maintenance is the thorough cleaning of mildew and algae build up of shingled areas. When algae increases to a point where it is going behind flashing, huge repairs and bills can result.

2- Gutter cleaning and flushing. With proper scheduled home maintenance of your gutters problems such as ice dams, water in your basement,  and rotting of fascia and soffit areas. Proper gutter cleaning will protect all adjacent parts of your home that can be susceptible to  any type of water damage.

3- Deck washing and restoration. With special tips and service and considerations in synthetic deck/Trek decking. Most consumers are not aware that trek decking can even be pressure washed and cleaned with our proper techniques and services. Decks are just another home maintenance task that that you must not ignore.

4- Cement cleaning The pressure washing service of cement not only gives it a great curb appeal but after being sealed prevents against any type of frost damage. This is a great service where algae build up has caused an area to become slippery and dangerous. Only proving that home maintenance can also be a preventative to injury.

5- Preparing for the winter season. Home maintenance can also be seen as caulking and sealing of existing windows. There is no greater loss of money than watching it leave your home thru obvious points  in your house that can be caulked or sealed.

As you can see Accurate Power Washing is a full service home maintenance company.

Home maintenance Madison and the way I feel my customers should be treated.

Home MaintenanceBeing in this industry for many years I know one thing the customer is always right. That was instilled in me from the very beginning. I hope this article will give us a chance to let my business Accurate Power Washing help you out in any way possible. Thank you for reading this article on home maintenance Madison.

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior Painting in Madison

Exterior painting in Madison and the signs of paint failure.

exterior painting in madisonThere are many reasons for paint failure in exterior painting in Madison.  Extreme climate shifts from 25 below to over 95 in the  summer make exterior painting in Madison high in demand.  Not only does the climate changes cause high demand for exterior painting in Madison but humidity and UV rays are also a factor. There are techniques and products that will increase the longevity of your exterior painting job. The obvious signs of paint failure are blistering , peeling ,checking and film lifting. Each one of these symptoms can be addressed and corrected by proper preperation.

Exterior painting in Madison and how we correct obvious signs of paint failure.

First lets talk about bubbling. Bubbling on wood is caused by the release of moisture from behind a curing film of paint. So humidity is a very important factor. And moisture from a recent rain and the humidity factor work into a relationship causing the paint to dry quicker or slower based upon that humidity factor. Testing the wood with a moisture detector will give you reliable data in regards to priming bare wood or painting bare wood.  5-10% is usually safe for siding. 11-15% for deck flooring.  Although deck flooring is less suspect to bubbling but premature failure can result from high moisture levels.

Humidity can cause peeling and checking in exterior painting in Madison. Checking and peeling over periods of time are normal conditions as paint integrity begins to fail. Catching these signs early to where peeling and checking occur mildly on board edges, lips and unprotected fascia will prevent costly restoration and repainting conditions. If there is early detection with this mild deterioration it can prevent extensive induction of moisture into the unprotected substrate. Where extensive weathering or humidity can lead to dry rot on window ledges and frames causing costly repairs.

Exterior painting in Madison and the preparation and the tools that we use.

There are many ways that paint fails and many different forms of paint that does fail. The preparation and tools that we use are specific to each exterior painting job. Paint that is failing on the substrate that is hard and brittle may require a tool called a wing scraper. A thin rubbery coat may require a tool called a thin blade flexing knife. These  two tools are specific to the preparation of failing paint and that articular paints removal requirements. Selecting a good primer is critical in the preparation of the exterior painting in Madison of your home. As with point specific tools, having their point specific applications for effectiveness and productivity. So primers have their specific applications as well. With the advent of new acrylic latex technology many acrylic bonding primers exceed the effectiveness of the older oil primers.

Thank you for reading this article on exterior painting in  Madison. A continuation of this article on exterior painting in Madison will soon follow.

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