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Allbrite Pressure Wash, Inc. August Newsletter

Inside This Issue
  • Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing - What's the Difference?
  • McDaniel College Project
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • Golden Gun Award
  • Recipe of the Month

Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing - What's the Difference?

Not only is it important to clean the exterior of and around your home, but it’s important to know which method to use when cleaning. Soft Washing or Pressure (power) Washing. Luckily, our technicians are trained on both techniques and have the knowledge and experience to know when to use each method.

Let’s start with - What is Soft Washing? Soft washing is the cleaning method that uses a combination of a biodegradable mixture in association with a low pressure application. Biodegradable means they breakdown into carbon and water within 20 days of their introduction to the environment. The proven mixture extends the longevity of the service because it actually kills the infestation to its core rather than eroding a “layer” of growth. Our technicians apply our soft wash mixture to the surface they are cleaning and let it sit for several minutes. This allows the solution to be absorbed into your siding or roof. It is then rinsed off using low-pressure water.

Pressure Washing is the cleaning method that uses the force of high-pressure water to blast surfaces clean of dirt, mold, mildew and algae. The key difference between pressure and soft washing is what’s cleaning the surface. Soft washing is cleaning surfaces with chemicals and pressure washing is cleaning surfaces with pressure.

As a Certified Applicator through SoftWash Systems, we usually recommend soft washing for residential homes to avoid damage to your siding or roof. As experts in restoration and maintenance of decks and fences, we recommend using pressure washing on durable surfaces including fences, decks, sidewalks, concrete, driveways, patios etc. Click the button below to learn more about our services.

Historic Building Cleaning Project at McDaniel College

Last week we had the pleasure of getting McDaniel College clean for the fall semester by pressure washing and soft washing various historic buildings around campus. Check out photos and more by clicking the link below!

Upcoming Community Events

Hot August Music Festival Saturday, August 17 Oregon Ridge Park
Maryland SummerFest 2019 | Saturday, August 24 Carroll County Farm Museum

Golden Gun Award

The Golden Gun Award is presented to the employee who deserves recognition for their performance the past month. Meet our employee who was awarded the Golden Gun Award for the month of August.
Meet Erik Macaulay

Erik Macaulay started working for Allbrite at the beginning of the season as an Assistant Technician. Erik has shown growth and a complete understanding of his role. Erik grew up and currently lives in Eldersburg, MD. Erik spends most of his off time outdoors hiking or playing lacrosse. With his criminal justice degree from Carroll Community, Erik plans to continue his education while working at Allbrite.

Recipe of the Month

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn
The perfect, flavorful summer side!

Ingredients: Fresh ears of corn, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan and 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

  • Preheat grill to 350-400 degrees
  • Remove most of the husks, pull back just enough to remove the silks, then place back over corn
  • Grill corn, turning once or twice until kernels are bright yellow (15-20) minutes.
  • In the meantime: place butter and garlic in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave until butter is melted 10-15 seconds.
  • Remove remainder of husks on corn, brush corn with melted garlic butter while still hot. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

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