Month: March 2022

Drawbacks of Skipping Pressure Washing Services

Many property owners overlook pressure washing as a crucial part of structural maintenance. It’s easy to get carried away in the never-ending list of outdoor upkeep, but we’ll explain why pressure washing should always remain at the top of the list.

At Propel Pressure Washing LLC, we specialize in pressure washing in Warner Robbins, GA. Read on to learn some of the pitfalls that can happen to your property without regular pressure washing.

Property Damage

When you put off giving your structure a good deep clean, mold, mildew, algae, pollen, and bird droppings can take root. Changes in weather and air particles turn the excretions to rot and damage their surroundings over time. Pressure washing strips this gunk off your property and prevents long-term damage.

Health Hazards

Not only can lingering mold and mildew cause structural damage, but they also pose serious health risks. People with developing or compromised immune or respiratory systems can experience many symptoms, ranging from symptoms like the common cold to full-scale allergic reactions. Exterior cleaning keeps you, your family, and your guests healthy.

Homes and commercial buildings aren’t the only places that attract destructive grime. Playgrounds, sheds, driveways, pool decks, and parking lots can also benefit from pressure washing treatment.

Damaged Roof and Gutters

The roof and gutter are responsible for collecting the vast majority of debris and build-up in any dwelling. Neglecting upkeep of these areas results in clogged drainage and bacterial growth in the form of moss, mold, and algae.

These areas are dangerous to clean yourself, so it’s best to turn to a professional pressure washing company for expert roof cleaning and gutter cleaning. We also use industrial-strength pressure washers with more powerful engines than what you might pick up at your local hardware store. The water that flows through our hoses contains the optimal pressure to ensure the removal of all build-up.

Reduced Curb Appeal

Putting off pressure washing in Warner Robbins, GA, will make your curb appeal plummet and leave a less-than-stellar impression on people passing by. Whether you’re putting your house on the market, conducting business at your commercial property, or just want to keep up appearances in your neighborhood, regular pressure washing services will make your property look its best.

Leave It to Us! Contact Propel Pressure Cleaning Today

Now that you understand the dangers of skipping pressure washing, give us a call! Propel Pressure Cleaning is fully licensed and insured and complies with OSHA safety training. We are equipped with the latest technology in pressure washing services at Propel Pressure Cleaning LLC.

Our family-owned business has served the Warner Robins and Middle Georgia community for many years. We are detail-oriented and clean with care, ensuring we protect fragile items such as AC units, windows, light fixtures, patio furniture, sheds, oil tanks, and plants.

Propel Pressure Cleaning offers pressure washing in Warner Robbins, GA, to help maintain your property value and protect your home or business from harmful mold and mildew. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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Is It Time for New Gutters?

Aging happens to everyone, it’s the process where your hair starts to gray and thin, your skin starts to sag, and it gets harder to move around freely. Did you know that your gutters undergo a similar phase of life as they get older too? While your gutters don’t have hair or skin, and they were never particularly quick on their feet, your gutters certainly feel the effects of years being exposed…


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The 3 Most Common Ladder Mistakes

Some homeowners try to save money by doing work around the house themselves but, in many instances, DIYing certain types of home maintenance and improvements is unsafe and impractical — particularly those that require the use of a ladder. These jobs are best left in the hands of experienced professionals. As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 164,000 people receive emergency medical treatment for ladder-related injuries every year, and 300 people die from them — and this number keeps climbing. And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of these accidents could be avoided just by using the proper climbing and equipment practices.

Common Mistakes Made While Using a Ladder

While climbing a ladder may seem like a no-brainer, there are a number of mistakes that people tend to make when doing so. Most of them can easily be avoided by observing basic ladder safety practices. In this blog, we share a few of the most common mistakes homeowners make when using a ladder:

  • Choosing the wrong type of ladder. The type of ladder you should use will depend on the project you’re trying to complete. Different types of ladders have different uses, and each one will have a weight limit. Obviously, it’s not safe to get on the ladder if your weight exceeds the posted limit. One of the most dangerous things you can do is stand on the top step of a ladder. You’re much more likely to lose your balance in this position, which will significantly increase the chances of falling. If the ladder isn’t tall enough for what you’re doing, under no circumstances should you put the ladder on something else to reach higher. Instead, switch to an extension ladder that can give you more height while still maintaining stability.  
  • Not using the ladder correctly. While the warnings and directions that ladder manufacturers include on their ladders may be intended to protect themselves from liability, this doesn’t make them any less believable. Some of these warnings include:
  • Never use a ladder for anything other than what it’s intended.
  • Don’t reach for something that’s not within reach of the top of the ladder. 
  • Don’t climb up or down the ladder with your hands full. 

Placing a Ladder Properly

Situating a ladder on stable, level ground is essential for maintaining safety while climbing and balancing on it. Other mistakes such as placing the ladder in front of a door or other areas where it can accidentally be bumped or knocked over can be dangerous as well. Setting the ladder at the wrong angle can cause it to fall over or slip, while resting it against gutters can cause it to slide (as well as damage the gutters). If your overhang extends out too far when you need to work on your gutters, you’ll either have to try to access them from the roof or, better yet, call in professionals to help you. Either option is dangerous, which is why most crews send out at least two people when the use of ladders is required. 

Install a Gutter Helmet® System

To avoid having to use a ladder, at least when it comes to cleaning out gutters, consider installing a Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system. We have the best gutter guards around, and they do an excellent job of keeping leaves, twigs and other debris out of your gutters. In fact, there’s a good chance that with a Gutter Helmet system, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! To find out more about this exceptional system, contact Gutter Helmet today by calling (800) 824-3772 or reach us via our online form.

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has arrived, and how fitting would it be to restore your home’s original beauty during the season of renewal? As we bid adieu to winter, it’s time to sort out the condition of your structures and keep them in the best condition to last through the rest of the year. 

The cleaning specialists at Superior Pressure Washing provide comprehensive services that will spruce up your property’s appearance from every angle. Our technicians offer a keen eye for detail to guide you to the minor blemishes and signs of damage to ensure full marks for your spring cleaning checklist.  

Professional Exterior Cleaning

Mold and mildew are opportunistic contaminants during the spring months. Superior Pressure Washing offers certified low-pressure cleaning solutions that will exterminate these unsightly microorganisms and stubborn buildups from your siding without damaging your home structures.


Perfectly Polished Roof Systems

The wintery months can do a real number on your roofing systems with the constant freezing and thawing that causes defects like cracks, distortions, and broken downspouts. Spring provides the earliest opportunity for a quick damage assessment and control. 

With Superior Pressure Washing at your side, you can expect complete and lasting results that keep your roof streak-free and your gutters flowing. 

Cleaning Inside Out

Well-maintained windows provide your home with ventilation and let in natural light that creates a positive environment for all occupants. Superior Pressure Washing’s window cleaning service offers a deep clean on the inside and outside glass panes to avoid missing a spot. 

Contact Superior Pressure Washing today to take your spring cleaning efforts to the next level!

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3 Telltale Signs Your Home Is in Trouble

It can really be said that your home speaks to you. Of course, you have to be paying attention in order to understand what it’s trying to tell you. Here we list some examples of possible warning signs your home may be sending you. Be sure not to ignore these distress signals: 

  • Peeling paint. Peeling paint may not seem like a big deal, but it can be a sign that there’s moisture in the walls or, even worse, that the walls are rotting. If something seems off and the paint continues to peel off your walls, you should contact professionals as soon as possible and have them inspect the affected area(s) to determine if there’s a bigger issue. 
  • Roof damage. Just as your gutter system is your home’s number one defense against water, the roof is its number one defense against the elements. If you notice that there are shingles missing from your roof and/or soft spots that indicate rot, the potential for damage, water infiltration and leaks is increased tenfold, especially in the event of a storm. If not addressed, what may at first seem like small, insignificant roofing problems can quickly become much bigger, more expensive issues.
  • Pooling around the foundation. Your gutter system’s job is to direct water away from your home, particularly the foundation. While water can damage many parts of your home’s exterior, foundation damage is the most serious. The buildup of water around your foundation can lead to a cracked foundation, water in the basement, mold, rotted wood and warping. It can also harm your landscaping. 

If you frequently spot puddles on the ground near your foundation after it rains, this may be a sign that your home’s gutters are clogged, the wrong system was installed or it wasn’t installed correctly. Leaking from the endcaps, seams, fascia or other areas can also indicate that the gutters were installed improperly. Cleaning your gutters regularly can help prevent these issues, but if you think that the size of your gutters is the problem, installing six-inch oversized gutters that can hold more water should definitely help. 

Protect Your Gutters With Gutter Helmet®

Many of the problems homeowners experience originate from water being where it’s not supposed to be. To maximize your gutters’ effectiveness and minimize the effect water has on your home, consider installing gutter covers from Gutter Helmet. To find out more about our excellent gutter protection system, contact us online or give us a call today at (800) 824-3772.

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What Parts and Accessories Are Involved in a Gutter Installation?

Gutters play an often overlooked, yet essential role on any property when it comes to capturing water runoff from the roof and properly dispersing it away from a foundation. When gutters are installed correctly and work as they should, they can help reduce the risk of water intrusion, water damage and foundation degradation. And while gutters may seem like a simple exterior home component, there’s a lot involved in installing a system properly.

In this post, we’ll discuss some of the common parts and accessories involved in a gutter installation as well as some of the tools necessary to get the job done correctly. Here’s a look at what you need to know:

Man Installing Gutter

Common Parts and Accessories in A Gutter Installation

Let’s start by discussing some of the parts included in the gutter installation. As you might imagine, there’s more involved than just the gutters and the downspouts (not to say that those components aren’t important). In this section, we’ll cover the parts and accessories that you need or may need in a new installation:


Gutters are parts that run horizontally along the roofline and work to capture snow melt and rain water runoff. Gutters should be installed so that they gradually slope toward the downspouts (more on those next). In fact, it’s best practice to install gutters angled at a quarter-inch of slope for every 10 feet. Gutters come in 4, 5 and 6-inch sizes, and in special cases, 7-inch sizes are available.


Gutters should be installed to slope toward downspouts. Downspouts are installed vertically and, as their name implies, take water from the gutters and discharge it away from the property. Poorly installed downspouts are more likely to lead to water pooling around the foundation, which can lead to foundation erosion and potential water intrusion and damage. Downspouts should discharge water 4 to 6 feet away from the foundation. For best results, the land grading should slope away from the home. In some cases, downspout extenders may need to be installed at the ends of downspouts to ensure that water is draining far enough away from the property.

Elbow Joints

Elbow joints are a part of the downspout. They’re angled pieces that allow the gutter system to better travel around the bends of a home. It’s important to make sure that there’s a good seal where end joints connect with the downspouts, as they’re one of the more problematic parts of the gutter system that tend to clog with debris often.

End Caps

End caps are pieces that attach to the open ends of gutters, typically where the gutters extend past the downspouts. Without end caps, water that’s collected in the gutters could flow out and collect around your home, thereby somewhat defeating the purpose of the gutter system.

Fascia Boards

Fascia boards run under the roofline and are the material that gutters are typically installed on. In many cases, new gutter installations are able to be performed over existing fascia boards. However, in some cases, there may be damage to these boards, thereby requiring replacement prior to gutter installation. Replacement may also be necessary for aesthetic purposes if gutter installation is part of a larger overall exterior home project.

Gutter Hangers

Gutter hangers essentially ensure that the gutter stays attached to your roof and/or the fascia board. They help the gutter system stay secure and stable, which is necessary during storms when heavy rain can enter and weigh down the system. Gutter hangers should be installed about every 36 inches to properly secure the system.

Gutter Guards

Finally, an add-on option that you may elect to have installed when getting new gutters are gutter guards. These pieces fit over the gutters, and block twigs, leaves and other debris from entering the gutter system, while allowing water to pass through and drain appropriately. Gutter guards are especially helpful in areas with dense foliage or for property owners who either don’t like cleaning their gutters or don’t like paying someone to do it for them. They can help eliminate clogs in the system and ensure that your gutters are always getting the job done.

Tools and Accessories Needed to Perform a Gutter Installation

Aside from the major components, there are a lot of tools and accessories needed for a gutter installation as well. In this section, we’ll take a look at some of the gear that you want to be sure to have in your toolbox.

  • Tin snips: After you measure the gutters, a pair of tin snips is usually sufficient to make the cuts you need to make so the gutters fit properly on the home.
  • A ladder: Even on a one-story home, if you’re planning to safely install gutters along the roofline, you’re going to need a ladder to properly access the space and install the gutter components.
  • A rivet gun and rivets: These help connect the various gutter components (gutters, end caps, elbows, downspouts) together to form the home’s gutter system.
  • Caulk: It’s always good practice to caulk gutter seams to guard against unwanted leaks in the system.
  • Other tools and parts: A cordless drill, a hex head driver, measuring tape and gutter fascia are also good to have on hand.

Contact K-Guard Today

For more information on what’s involved in a typical gutter installation and to learn more about the importance of gutters and gutter guards, contact K-Guard today or contact your local K-Guard distributor.

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Preparing for Spring Showers

As the adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. Even though we’re still solidly in winter, the time leading up to Spring is always incredibly exciting! Even though it is cold and damp, there is so much hope in the air because the promise of spring is about to come to fruition. The weather has not yet started to show signs of getting warmer, but it’s about to, and then the glorious spring…


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How to Tell That Your Gutters Are Leaking

In order to determine whether your gutters need to be repaired, you have to keep an eye out for certain signs. Your gutter system — which can include gutter covers — has a very important job: protecting your home from water buildup and damage (especially the foundation). Leaky gutters can cause all sorts of problems, such as flooding, foundation damage and/or mold growth. 

Evaluate Your Gutters

There are certain questions you should ask when evaluating your gutters. The answers to these questions will help you determine if your gutters are having problems:

  • Is water leaking from the gutter system?
  • Have you noticed visible damage, such as cracks in the gutters or sections that are pulling away from the house?
  • Are there water stains on the fascia?
  • Does water spill over your gutters when it rains heavily?
  • Do large pools of water form around your foundation when it storms?
  • Are there nails protruding from or popping out of the gutters?
  • Have you detected things in your gutters that shouldn’t be there, such as plants or animal nests?

Signs Your Gutters Are Failing

The previous examples given, which are specific to the gutter system itself, are usually easy to see and identify. There may be subtler issues in other areas in and around your house that have gone unnoticed, however, which could also indicate that your gutters are leaking or even failing. These signs include:

  • Pools of water or flooding in the basement.
  • Cracks in the sidewalk, driveway or foundation. 
  • Lines on the ground beneath the gutters. 
  • Paint flaking off your home’s exterior (a sign of ongoing water leakage).
  • The rotting of exterior wooden components/structures, such as windowsills, garage doors or the deck.

Contact the Professionals at Gutter Helmet for Assistance

If you think that your gutters may be having issues, you need to call in the professionals right away. Leaving any of the aforementioned problems unaddressed will likely result in the need for bigger, more expensive repairs. In addition, you can learn how Gutter Helmet® gutter guards will help protect your gutters. Call Gutter Helmet at (800) 824-3772 or contact us online to schedule a free repair estimate or for questions about cleaning gutters with gutter guards or other maintenance concerns. 

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When Ice Isn’t Nice- A Guide to Handling Winter Gutter Emergencies

On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of Winter. Unfortunately, that means there might still be time where your gutters are at risk of freezing from the bitter cold. In addition to Phil’s predictions, the months of February and March tend to see pretty cold weather at least periodically. These onsets of cold can wreak havoc on your gutters especially when combined with…


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How to Prevent Birds From Nesting in Your Gutters

Bird in GutterLeaves aren’t the only things that might be clogging your gutters this time of year. If you live in an area with lots of wildlife, you may find the remnants of a few birds’ nests blocking the flow of water through your gutters as well. The good news is, there are a few simple, humane tactics you can employ to dissuade birds from nesting in your gutters.

Use a Decoy

Birds will be far less likely to take up residence in your gutters if they see a predator lurking nearby. Placing an owl decoy or an inflatable snake in a conspicuous place can give birds enough of a scare to make them thing twice about nesting in your gutters. The only downside to this strategy is that the birds may eventually realize that the predators are fake.

Try an Ultrasonic Repellent

Ultrasonic repellents are small electronic devices that emit high-frequency sounds to keep birds, mice and other common pests at bay. Although the high-frequency sounds they emit are unpleasant for small animals, they are undetectable to the human ear. If you have pets that spend time in your yard, however, you may not want to expose them to the sound of an ultrasonic repellent.

Install Gutter Guards

Perhaps the most straightforward and effective way to keep birds out of your gutters is to install gutter guards. A good set of gutter guards will not only prevent birds from nesting in your gutters, but also prevent leaves and twigs from falling into them as well. This way, you won’t have to clean debris out of your gutters nearly as often as you do now.

To learn more about the high-quality gutter guards we offer at Bell Seamless Gutters, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!

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