Exterior Cleaning – Auburn/Opelika, AL
If you want to make your home look better, you’ll typically face many problems that we are trying to solve:
- You’ll have to call tons of different people. One to pressure wash, one to clean windows, one to wash your roof, one to clean your gutters. Some people may do 2 of these things, but probably not exceptionally well for either of them.
- You’ll deal with a lot of freelancers who have little experience, a lack of professionalism, and a serious problem of not answering your phone calls.
- You’ll deal with a lot of nation-wide chains that don’t truly care about you. Questions and complaints will have to go through multiple levels of management before you really get anywhere.
At The Clear Difference, we’ve spent hundreds of hours in training and first-hand experience for each service that we offer. We go above and beyond with everything we do, and we TRULY care about our customers and our community.
What To Expect When You Hire The Clear Difference
- After you call us or fill out our quote request, we’ll give you a professional quote in person, with a breakdown of all services and prices. We like to meet our customers beforehand, but it’s not a problem if you are not able to make it for the quote.
- Our professional team will show up on time and get to work.
- Payment is due upon completion. We can go ahead and schedule a future cleaning (in 6 months, 1 year, etc.) if you’d like.
A List of Our Residential Services
Residential Window Cleaning
Clean windows make a HUGE difference in the look and feel of home. If you’ve tried cleaning your windows yourself, you’ve probably realized how difficult it can be to get them streak-free. At The Clear Difference, we clean both interior and exterior windows, no matter how dirty or how high.
Skip the ladder… call the phone! This has been our go to motto since day 1, and for good reason. Ladders are flat-out dangerous. Even we avoid ladders whenever we can. Sometimes, though, like post-construction, they are simply necessary.
We clean most windows using pure water, poles, and abrasive attachments. We take water and put it through our de-ionization tank, removing all ions that could cause streaks. Then we simple scrub and rinse your windows with our brush that is continuously spraying pure water. Windows dry streak-free every time!
A huge benefit or our window cleaning technique, as opposed to most window cleaners’ techniques, is that we cleans all frames and sills, not just the glass. We can also remove all screens, clean them, and replace them if you’d like.
Roofs are expensive. You wouldn’t believe how many roofs have been replaced when a simple CLEANING would have been just as good at a fraction of the price. Getting a new roof for $20,000 or getting your roof cleaned for $300-$600 — which sounds better to you? Our roof cleaning can easily add 10 years of life back to your roof. The only exception is when there is damage to the roof – which would require replacing.
Protecting your roof to extend its life should be a high priority in maintaining the value of your home. Our roof cleaning can remove nearly ALL stains, streaks, and algae.
Our process if pretty painless: we spray our roof mix on your house, we let it dwell, and we rinse it off. We do this multiple times if necessary. We also do a lot of small things that often go unnoticed, though, like: bagging your gutters to collect runoff, spraying your vegetation with water to ensure they are protected from our mix, and ensuring our hoses don’t interfere with your landscaping.
The secret to our roof cleaning = low pressure + the perfect solution. That’s it! High pressure (like those that use pressure washers on roofs) is a HUGE mistake on roofs, as they typically lead to damage and terrible stripes/lines.
Clean gutters that properly flow away from your foundation are IMPERATIVE to avoiding costly repairs. Foundation repairs have caused many home owners thousands of dollars, all of which could have been avoided from a simple gutter cleaning.
Gutter cleaning can be done in many different ways: ladders and your hands, pressure washing attachments, blower attachments, and vacuuming them out with long poles. We choose to use ladders and our hands, for two reasons.
- It’s the only professional way to do it. Other methods won’t allow us to be sure we completed the job correctly. We also need ladders to be able to properly flush the gutters and downspouts to ensure proper flow.
- It’s less messy. Pressure washing and blower attachments blow the debris all over your home. We are trying to CLEAN, right? Not just make it messy somewhere else? I thought so! With ladders and or hands, we can easily bag the debris and properly dispose of everything.
Gutter Guard Installation
Gutter guards are great at delaying maintenance and keeping debris out of your gutter system in general. Our Shur-Flo Gutter Guards do an incredible job at keeping everything out of your gutters except water.
They are easy-to-clean from the ground, affordable, and can’t be seen from the ground. I stand by Shur-Flo Gutter Guards, as I have them installed on my personal house as well.
Don’t get suckered into spending $25,000+ on gutter guards from LeafFilter, Gutter Helmet, or LeafGuard. I offer better customer service and at a far more competitive price (at just $10/linear foot). My price includes gutter cleaning, gutter repairing, gutter flushing, and gutter guard installation.
Soft washing is the smart way to clean your home. The dumb way? Pressure washing the entire thing. Soft washing uses low pressure, just like our roof cleaning. So how does it work?
Our solution is sprayed on to your home (siding, soffits, fascias, garage door, shutters). We let it dwell for 5-10 minutes, letting it do it’s magic of killing all stains, mildew, algae, moss, etc. And then we rinse it off. Same exact process as the roof cleaning. But now we have a lot more focus on protecting your nearby vegetation, as the overspray could damage your plants. Therefore, we have one man spraying and other spraying water on all plants.
Soft washing a home is much less expensive AND effective than a paint job. A paint job is just going to cover up the algae/stains. Our mix, however, actually kills the algae and moss, making sure it won’t come back anytime soon. So if you are not happy with the exterior of your home in Auburn or Opelika, Alabama, call us to clean your home. Don’t call those expensive painters just yet.
Pressure washing is sometimes necessary. Soft washing can’t clean concrete like sidewalks and driveways, where high pressure and volume is needed. Therefore, we clean all concrete in most brick surfaces using high pressure along with light solutions.
All driveways and sidewalks need to be pressure washed eventually. Concrete that goes uncleaned for many years can start developing algae/moss that can be slippery and dangerous at times. Plus, freshly cleaned concrete simply POPS and makes your property much more appealing. We use the best surface cleaners on the market to ensure we leave no lines/streaks behind.
Just a note: all cars will need to be removed from driveways if you would like us to pressure wash.
Another note: We only pressure wash concrete, bricks, and wood patios — just about everything else is better treated with soft washing.
Soffit and Fascia Cleaning
Sure, gutter cleaning is nice, but it makes no difference to the actual appearance of your home. However, the nearby soffits & fascias make a huge difference.
We simply use a pole and brush to lather on a solution. Then, we let it sit for 5-10 minutes, allowing it the solution to work it’s magic, before rinsing it off (see picture).
Soffits & fascias are notorious for being difficult to clean. Our technique and solution is the key to making that difficult area sparkle again. You won’t believe the difference they make in the overall appearance of your home!
It’s worth noting that we also clean the exterior part of your gutters at the same time. The exterior part of gutters are typically filled with pesky black stripes/lines called “tiger stripes”. Believe it or not, that’s not because our of the Auburn Tigers. We are already up there with our poles/solutions, so we might as well. We call this service “gutter brightening,” and it’s been very popular so far with our customers.