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  • Curb Appeal Ideas – Cleaning Exterior

    June 8, 2017
    Curb Appeal Ideas – Cleaning Exterior Use these curb appeal ideas from Carlton Cleans to keep your house looking its best. Cleaning the exterior of your home is important because it adds to your curb appeal. Exterior Cleanliness How often do you look at the exterior of a house and think, “that is one old home”? ...
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  • Pressure Washing Services – Using Low Pressure

    June 7, 2017
    Pressure Washing Services – Using Low Pressure Low Pressure Washing One of the common misconceptions with the pressure washing services industry is that using high pressure power washers is best. Many homeowners believe it’s a good idea to power wash your home yourself. Unfortunately, doing so may cause more harm than good. You will likely ...
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  • How to Clean Brick

    April 27, 2017
    How to Clean Brick “How to clean brick? Can brick be pressure washed?” Many homeowners of brick homes ask these questions. Brick can be pressure washed, however, great care is needed when cleaning brick. Brick requires a bit more care and attention than your traditional vinyl siding. Brick’s Greatest Downfall Over time brick, as with all building materials, ...
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  • Best Time to Stain a Deck

    April 16, 2017
    Best Time to Stain a Deck Finding the best time to stain a deck is like selling stocks, and not just because they start with an “s”. Both of them require good timing. With bad timing, you could be better off throwing your money into a wishing-well and hoping for a pretty deck. Most people also ...
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  • How to Pressure Wash a Deck: Scrubbing a Deck vs. Power Washing

    June 16, 2014
    Remember these Key Points on how to pressure wash a deck Never power wash a deck with high pressure Low pressure should be used minimally Oxygenated cleaners are the best cleaners for older decks Decks will not be “bright” or “blonde” without a brightening solution For best results, always use a professional deck cleaning company Many homeowners want to know how ...
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  • 5 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

    April 29, 2014
    Spring has officially arrived and it’s time for spring cleaning. This past winter was harsh and has probably caused quite a bit of damage to your home’s exterior. Between fall’s leaves, winter’s snow and ice, and spring’s pollen, you could probably use some outdoor spring cleaning tips. Cleaning Up the Siding – The siding of your ...
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  • Carlton Cleans Explains – “What is Property Preservation?”

    June 26, 2013
    Property Preservation Property preservation is a term not commonly known to most people. Property preservation refers to the process of securing, protecting, and preparing properties for sale that have undergone foreclosure, default, or are in bank-owned status. Homeowners may use these same services while preparing for the sale of vacant properties. Companies Offering Property Preservation ...
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  • 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Exterior

    June 20, 2013
    Who doesn’t like to spend time outside during the summer? Things are heating up, and so are the barbeques. Don’t you want to be prepared to host that great backyard party or just have a backyard get away? Cleaning the exterior of your home After the long winter, there is bound to be a lot of dirt ...
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  • Exterior House Cleaning in Potomac, MD

    May 15, 2013
    Potomac exterior house cleaning by Carlton Cleans. No project is too large or complex.
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  • Bethesda Retaining Wall Pressure Washing

    May 7, 2013
    Carlton Cleans provides cleaning and restoration services on a variety of surfaces from masonry to roof shingles. We are one of the few professional companies that are very experienced in cleaning mold and algae with the right processes to get the job done with no damage to the surface being cleaned.
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  • Gaithersburg Deck Refinishing

    May 7, 2013
    Carlton Cleans provides deck refinishing service with out damaging the wood from high water pressure with our scrub brush cleaning process.  We tighten loose boards observed during the cleaning phase, hammer in popped nails, or replace with screws if a 1/2 inch or more is sticking out of the wood and hand apply Armstrong Clark stain or ...
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  • How to Choose a Pressure Washer

    April 26, 2013
    Summer is quickly approaching and I think we are all ready for a break from the cold weather! Summertime is a time for family and friends to get together, have fun, and hang around outside. Many people tend to have cookouts on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, which requires a lot of preparations. Cleaning up beforehand ...
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  • Restore a Deck

    April 23, 2013
    Restore a Deck When to Restore a Deck Over time we gradually adapt to changes. In the case of wood decks, its color, strength, and overall appeal starts to fade. Most people become oblivious to it, until friends and family are coming over. If not cared for properly wood can fade and weaken over time. Actually, if ...
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  • Late-March Deck Staining

    March 25, 2013
    The winter was mild and March has been cold and windy with a slow start for pressure washing and exterior restoration companies. At Carlton Cleans we have been servicing prior customers this March when weather permitted. The picture is of a no pressure washer cleaning and recoat with Cabot ATO on IPE and Cedar. Both ...
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  • What is the Best Way to Remove Graffiti

    March 21, 2013
    The main benefit of living in the city is that everything is close, no matter what or who you may need. If you need to go to the store, there is likely a grocery store within 10 minutes from your door. Unfortunately, the city also has many downfalls, which to some are the reason they ...
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  • Carlton Cleans Hot Water Pressure Washing Rig with Chemical Pump

    May 26, 2012
    This rig is used to clean all hardscape, driveway surfaces and exterior building cleaning. If you need cleaning services on a parking garage, apartment building to residential house Carlton Cleans, LLC is ready to provide an estimate in the Washington Dc area. We provide low water pressure cleaning and hot water high pressure cleaning when appropriate.
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  • Maintaining IPE or Hard Wood Decks in General

    May 21, 2012
    Algae and mold will grow on a hard wood deck like any other surface around the exterior of your home when the environment is moist, warm and shady. When your hard wood deck is covered in algae or mold it gets slippery and unsafe.  Carlton Cleans, LLC provides a scrub brush cleaning service followed by ...
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  • Components of Residential Curb Appeal Enhancement Offered by Carlton Cleans, LLC

    May 21, 2012
    Roof Cleaning: A low water pressure method of cleaning organic stains from the roof for increased curb appeal. This is especially valuable before listing the house for sale. In Montgomery County, MD  it is common to see stains and streaks on the roof. In Silver Spring for example, there are many wooded areas which in ...
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  • The Benefits of Professional Soft Washing or Low Pressure Cleaning

    May 15, 2012
    Pros: No damage to the surface be cleaned. Uniform cleaning with the use of cleaners specific to the surface and dirt type. Cons: None for the home owner. For Carlton Cleans we spend 3-4 times longer cleaning than most competitors. Over all we do not mind. It allows us to keep every customer happy and provide properly executed scope of work. Carlton Cleans ...
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  • Bethesda Vinyl Siding Cleaning Special

    May 10, 2012
    $199 for Professional Hot Water House Wash (vinyl siding only) Up to 2500sqft of surface area. Call Carlton Cleans 301-906-4446 or complete our contact form. Gutter black mark removal is not included. Black marks on the gutters are oxidized into to the paint and require harsh chemicals and hand scrubbing for removal. Gutter cleaning is ...
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  • Deck Refinishing Techniques

    May 5, 2012
    Pressure washing and power washing have been the main method of cleaning decks. The cleaning typically was done prior to staining or painting to remove dirt, molds, algae and fungus. As professionals began to specialize in deck cleaning chemicals were added to the process for a more uniform level of cleaning and to allow the use of low water pressure ...
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  • Cabot Australian Timber Oil

    January 29, 2012
    Cabot ATO is a fast drying oil that will flash easily including on soft woods. Flashing is when the stain dries creating a shining finish prior to all the stain penetrating into the deck. Always take clean rags and wipe the entire deck to remove non-penetrated stain after the deck is stained prior to finishing ...
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  • Carlton Cleans provides low pressure roof cleaning.

    May 8, 2011
    The benefits of roof cleaning are to prevent premature degrading of roof shingles and to enhance curb appeal.   Realtor roof cleaning special 2011: $299 for most Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Rockville homes. Call Carlton at 301-906-4446
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  • So You Want to do DIY Deck Cleaning?

    May 8, 2011
    Part 2—Cleaning the Deck In the last article, we discussed how to select the proper equipment for a DIY deck cleaning project.  In this article, we will address how to use the equipment properly to achieve your desired results without damaging your deck.  Before beginning, be sure to remove all grills, furniture, planters and other items ...
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  • Refinishing Peeling Deck Stains

    January 18, 2011
    Carlton Cleans refinishes old peeling acrylic stains or paints. Carlton Cleans starts the prep process by brushing the deck with Safe Wash using elbow grease. After the deck is cleaned it is rinsed with a pressure washer. The deck is allowed to dry for at least 2 days than peeling acrylic pieces are scraped and in ...
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  • Understanding Pressure Washing

    July 19, 2010
    Pressure washing is one of those services that many homeowners forget is important to maintaining the exterior surfaces of their home.  Call Carlton at Carlton Cleans for a professional pressure washing estimate 301-906-4446. A pressure washer must be careful to apply the appropriate amount of water pressure required by the surface being cleaned. That means a pressure washer ...
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  • How Long Does a Wood Deck Last?

    July 17, 2010
    The wood deck, especially made from fabricated or composite wood, is an affordable option for homeowners. Wood planks or beams are used to construct walkways, stairways, and wraparound porches for houses built above the ground. For example, wood decking can provide a wraparound porch to cover the crawl space under the house. According to a survey ...
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  • Proper Deck Cleaning and Sealing

    July 4, 2010
    Please complete our online form to request an estimate or schedule an appointment. Alternatively you may call Carlton directly at 301-906-4446 Having your deck properly cleaned and sealed is essential to its longevity. Cleaning and sealing a deck should not be a one time thing; it needs to be done every couple of years. Most professional deck ...
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  • Deck Restoration Saves Money

    July 4, 2010
    Deck restoration will help you to maintain the investment you’ve made in your home. Your deck is an outdoor extension of your house, providing you the space to both relax and entertain friends. A knowledgeable Deck Cleaning Professional can restore your decks beauty, while applying a protective finish, which will more than double the lifetime ...
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