Carlton Cleans Explains – “What is Property Preservation?”

Property Preservation

propert preservationProperty 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

There are many companies that offer property preservation services. These services ensure each property is secure, clear of any hazardous materials and retain the integrity of the home’s interior and exterior for resale purposes. Typically, companies that offer these services are contacted by banks and loan service providers because many foreclosure homes are abandoned, rundown, and damaged. Contractors will then evaluate the vacant home and report any potential damages or issues to the property ensuring the best possible fix to any issues found.


The preservation task list is comprehensive. First, a property preservation specialist will secure a property’s windows and doors. Next, the professional will remove debris and perform regular lawn and tree maintenance. Finally, exterior paint is scraped and repaired. Additionally, it is necessary to secure a property’s pool to prevent death or injuries from drowning and falls. In all, these services include actions like:

  • Replacing doors and windows
  • Rekeying the doors to prevent unauthorized access
  • Boarding or replacing locks on doors and windows
  • Tarping of leaking roofs
  • Making any necessary emergency repairs to prevent further damage
  • Alerts regarding code violations and how to fix them
  • Providing estimates for repairing damage – if the vacant home does, in fact, have any damage

Carlton Cleans

If you are interested in receiving property preservation services and you are located in the Carlton Cleans Maryland service area, you can contact them today to schedule an appointment. You may also fill out the online form for an estimate.

Bethesda Retaining Wall Pressure Washing

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.

retaining wall cleaning services

Gaithersburg Deck Refinishing

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 Sherwin Williams Deckscape, depending on the situation. We provide board replacement services and prior finish stripping and sanding. See the picture below of a Gaithersburg deck recently refinished.  The deck is approximately 15 yrs old and had several coats of poor quality finishes. We cleaned the deck, replaced some boards, and hand applied the stain using Armstrong Clark Cedar Semitransparent.

deck staining services

Bethesda Vinyl Siding Cleaning Special

$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 an additional fee.

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