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Polished Concrete vs. Epoxy Coating – which one do you use?

When it comes to commercial flooring there are two popular types of flooring, Polished Concrete and Epoxy Coating, but which one is the best for your business?  Well let’s have compare them for you so you can make the best decision for your business.

1. Life Cycle: How long the floor can last without maintenance and the longevity of the floor

  • Polished Concrete:. A properly refined polished floor can last up to 10 years but be aware that there are several levels of industrial polished concrete floor which can lessen the lifetime of the floor. You want to make sure that you have a professional you trust like EcoPro install your flooring. The cost of refurbishing will only be a fraction of the initial install.
  • Epoxy Coating: The installation cost of epoxy coated floor is twice the cost of polished concrete floor and the lifetime of epoxy depends on the traffic and the volume it has to withstand. Typically, it can last between 3 to 5 years. During refurbishment, depending on the state of the floors the first coasting may need to be removed which can make it more expensive than the initial installation.

2. Aesthetics:

  • Polished Concrete: This can look presentable, clean and attractive to the eye if maintained properly.
  • Epoxy Coating: Epoxy coating does require regular maintenance and while it can look great when regularly maintained, it can become an eyesore once it begins to flake, peel, or chip.

3. Durability: Can it hold-up under heavy machinery movement?

  • Polished Concrete: This flooring system can endure a lot of heavy machinery movement.
  • Epoxy Coating: This system is less durable than polished concrete flooring.

4. Easy to maintain: How easy it is to maintain/clean the floor.

  • Polished Concrete: You can clean this floor using water  but to maintain its shine for a long time add some additives like polished-floor cleaner or mild detergent. Only use neutral-pH cleaners for mopping, no bleaching or it will ruin the polish.
  • Epoxy Coating: Can also be maintained with water, but, additional additives such as detergents are must to remove dust and debris build-up. Maintenance can become very difficult once epoxy starts to flake or peel.

5. Acid or Chemical Resistance:

  • Polished Concrete: Polished concrete is not resistant to chemicals and heavy chemicals and acids will corrode the surface. They may also make the floor look dull and then difficult to maintain. .
  • Epoxy Coating: Does not react to chemicals, making it a preferred choice if you are working with chemicals and acids daily.

Depending on the requirements of your business, the above comparison makes it clear that both the options have various features and benefits to offer. Just make sure that when you are looking at a new or updated floor and you want your job done right the first time with guaranteed results that will blow you away then why not get a quick obligation-free quote right now?

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Roof Pressure Cleaned

It’s that time of year again, we are starting to get back into a routine with school and work starting again for 2019 and the new year routines are in full swing.

Most people use the beginning of the year to clean the insides of their home, decluttering, cleaning out the closet of clothes that never was worn, toys never played with. While the inside looks great by the end of January, the outside just needs some TLC after all the holiday celebrations.  The patios and pools are first to be cleaned, but people tend to forget the one most important structure that will keep them safe during winter – their roofs! Here are six, important reasons why you need to clean your roof this Summer.

1. Avoid Roof Replacement

Having your roof pressure washed periodically by a professional is considerably more affordable than having it replaced every few years. A small investment in keeping your roof clean will pay off dividends in the long run. Preventive maintenance not only can give your roof those extra years it deserves, but you can prevent future damage to it as well

2. Prevent Future Damage to Your Roof

Leaving your roof untreated for long periods of time risks the development of problems that go beyond just a single crack. The accumulation of growths like algae, moss, and lichen contribute heavily to roof wear and tear. Having your roof cleaned will wash pesky plants away and keep any cracks from growing.

3. Lower Your Energy Costs

If your roof is left untreated, the heat absorbed by the tiles can affect the overall temperature of your home, resulting in additional use of your cooling system. By removing stains and leaving a shiny reflective surface behind after a pressure cleaning, roof temperatures will decrease along with your energy bill.

4. Protect Your Health

Pressure washing not only maintains the health of your roof, but also the health of everyone living beneath it. Mold and other potentially harmful allergens can build up over time if the roof is left untreated, and can trigger a multitude of health problems like throat irritation, skin irritation, and even respiratory problems.

5. Improve Your Roof’s Appeal

Everyone secretly wants their home to be the envy of all their neighbors, but when your roof is the one on the street that has wear and tear, mold growing out of the tiles and dirt streaks running down the side, that dream can be far off.  By having your roof pressure cleaned, your home will look as new as the day it was built. Before you know it, everyone will be asking, “what’s your secret?”

Our Queensland roofs withstand a range of weather conditions throughout the year, from extreme sun exposure to storms. Roofs protect us from these conditions, and yet we ignore their maintenance until the time comes for repairs. So, why not treat your roof with the same care as the inside of your home? If you’re interested in Pressure cleaning your roof, or if you have any questions, call EcoPro Pressure Cleaning today on 0417 699 480 or click here for a free quote today!

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4 Reasons to have a Professional Pressure Clean your Tiles

After the Christmas holidays there is nothing better to start the new year with a clean house so why not pressure clean your tile and grout floors so they are back to looking new again? Don’t do them yourself as there are a few steps that need to be considered so your tiles are not damaged.

Tile identification –  Tiles generally range from ceramic, porcelain, terracotta to natural stone and it is very important to identify the tile correctly so that they are not damaged during the cleaning process.  At Eco Pro we know the correct cleaning procedure to follow for that particular type of tile.

Using the best commercial grade equipment – EcoPro offers the best in tile and grout cleaning using cutting edge technologies that eliminate dirt and discolouration, as well as ensuring compliance with food safety plans.

Attention to detail – Our attention to detail is first class.  This includes cleaning right up close to skirting boards, spot cleaning problem areas and ensuring no dirt and grime is left behind during the clean.  

Safeguarding surrounding property and furnishing –  We have heard many horror stories about chemical solutions being over-sprayed on and staining walls, etching stainless steel fridges and dishwashers, discolouring carpets and causing swelling to skirting boards.  At EcoPro we pay particular attention to protecting your property and valuable furnishings.

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Commercial Buildings – Repaint or Pressure Clean?

Have you even been looking at your businesses building and thought “Gee that building looks old and dirty. We should really freshen it up for the new year”

Over time, buildings get tired and worn looking covered in mold, dirt and other pollutants. People tend to re-paint them to freshen them up. This is great if your thinking of a new colour, otherwise a professional power wash would give you the same results at a fraction of the cost. Pressure cleaning your building is one of the most cost effective ways to revive the exterior appearance of your building.

As I mentioned before, unless a color scheme is being changed like when your re-branding a company, repainting is not always the answer. There has been many times EcoPro Pressure Cleaning can restore the look of a building by removing mold, mildew, dirt, pollutants, and insect nests reviving the original building colors.

Even certain staining can even be removed with specialty cleaning products and pressure washing including rust, hard water, efflorescence, mud, and leave stains.

Next time you find yourself considering repainting a building, think to call in the professionals, EcoPro Pressure Cleaning first to see if they can provide the results you are looking for. Chances are they can perform a building washing and save you a ton of money!

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Why NOT to DYI Pressure Washing

When it comes to performing a pressure wash, this is best left to our professionals at EcoPro Pressure Cleaning.  You need to having just the right knowledge and skills to not only use the equipment properly, but also to ensure that your home is not damaged I the process. It’s not an easy task if you don’t have the experience but what is easy is to make a crucial mistake when a pressure washing yourself, resulting in permanent damage to your house.

While stores sell residential pressure washers, they are usually not effective enough to successfully do the job and if not used correctly it can leave scarring or high-water pressure marks on a house or building, broken window seals, dislodged siding, paint damage, shrubs and plant damage, a damaged roof and much more.  It can even lead to mould and mildew appearing on the building sooner that it should if pressure washing is done improperly.

If an inexperienced person tried to pressure wash their house, it can also lead to personal injury that could have been avoided.  When using chemicals that you’re not familiar with can be very dangerous and is never recommended. 

In the end, if your trying to save money by doing your own pressure washing you are more than likely going end up spending more money than if you had hired one of our professional team to do it for you in the beginning!

We are eco-friendly, have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and we can clean almost anything! Contact us now for a free quote!

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5 Things To Do To Prepare Your Home For Summer

If you are like us, summer is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. With all the holidays and festivities your home becomes an entertaining centre place to host outdoor BBQ’s and events but after the winter months it may need a good clean. Here are 5 Home Cleaning Tips to help make sure your home is in good shape before summer sets in.

START OUTSIDE: You probably have spent time clearing your yard, mowing the lawns and getting the garden looking good but don’t forget the exterior of your house! Over time your home can accumulate dirt, mould, grime and other unwanted substances. Having the exterior of your house professionally pressure washed will make your family and friends will be jealous when they arrive for your BBQ and see your house looking brand new!

ENTERTAINMENT AREAS: Over time the pool area, tennis courts and barbecue areas if not maintained properly can become a liability.  Having these areas professionally cleaned before the Summer can help keep these surfaces clean and free from slippery films allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without a worry. At EcoPro Pressure Cleaning, we can even help restore your deck to its original appearance often dramatic results that will wow your family and friends.  

DON’T FORGET YOUR ROOF: The roof of your house is constantly open to some of the harshest treatments from the sun, wind, rain, dust and dirt.  Having it professionally cleaned gets rid of all the years dirt and grime dramatically improving the look of your roof.

TILE CLEAN UP: Schedule a professional tile cleaner like EcoPro who uses cutting edge technology that eliminates dirt and discolouration that may have built up over time giving yourself a fresh interior.  Don’t forget your carpets too! Give the carpets a fresh cleaning which can also improve the indoor air quality in your home.

AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE: As we know the Queensland summer can be hot and humid, so we all need a bit of reprieve from the hot weather.  Depending on what type of system you use for your home, call in a professional to service or even replace an old air conditioner.   A serviced air-conditioned can help lower electricity consumption as well as improve the quality of air your family is breathing in.

Contact us at EcoPro Pressure Cleaning today to get your home ready for summer. 

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THE BENEFITS OF PRESSURE CLEANING AND SEALING CONCRETE SURFACES

Installing new concrete surfaces or paving is a big investment and you want to make sure that the new surface is going to look great for years to come.  You have probably been told several times to “make sure you get your concrete sealed” but why is it important?

Pressure cleaning and sealing your concrete or paving will help protect these surfaces and keep them looking great for years to come.

Stain protection is one of the biggest reasons why you want to get your concrete coated and sealed  A quality sealer will provide good resistance protection against oil based spills like motor oil, BBQ Fats and other food and beverage spills.  It will also help protect your surface against some of the staining that can occur from leaves, flowers and fruits. A unsealed surface will stain a lot faster and can make it more difficult to remove the stain compared to a sealed surface.

Another great reason to seal your surfaces is to repel moisture.  This will reduce water damage and wear and tear to your concrete. It can even assist in reducing or eliminating problems such as efflorescence where salts rise to the surface leaving ugly stains on the surface.

Take a look at what we at EcoPro Pressure Cleaning can offer you in the way of concrete coating Gold Coast!  Make sure you contact us now for a obligation free quote!

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR ROOF!

Many homeowners take special care of their homes keeping the inside clean, systems maintained and gardens trimmed and looking nice.  One item often overlooked when it comes to regular cleaning and maintenance is the roof. Day in and day out the roof of your home is exposed to harsh elements like the sun, wind, rain, dust and dirt.

This exposure can not only damage the integrity of your roof, but it can become an eyesore on your beautiful home.

No matter what type of materials your roof is made off, they need to be cleaned on a regular basis.  Not everyone is comfortable climbing up on the rooftop to clean, especially when you have no experience with roof cleaning or repairs. This is where EcoPro Pressure Cleaning can help.

Pressure cleaning is the most effective and affordable way to clean your roof and keep it well maintained. Whether you need to just remove some surface dirt or you have some set-in stains that need attention, we can help you at EcoPro Pressure Cleaning.

With over 30 years of experience we have the expertise and equipment to help your roofs home look brand new.  Have a look at the areas where we service on our Pressure Cleaning Brisbane page or Pressure Cleaning Gold Coast page.  If you have any questions contact  us now!

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4 BENEFITS OF PRESSURE CLEANING YOUR HOME

When owning your own home one of the biggest priorities is keeping your home in great condition. You need to ensure that your home not only looks good, but is a clean and safe environment for you and your family.  Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s appearance, keep its exterior in great shape, or boost its street appeal, pressure cleaning your home is a great way to do it.

At EcoPro Pressure Cleaning we offer eco-friendly professional pressure cleaning for homes throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well as the entire South East Queensland and Northern NSW Districts. Our experts are dedicated to providing high quality work to all of our clients.

If you’re unsure if you should have your home professionally pressure cleaned with EcoPro Pressure Cleaning, take a look at these great benefits of house washing:

Pressure Cleaning Your Home Increases Its Value

Having your home thoroughly pressure cleaned by an expert is one of the most affordable and effective ways to increase its value. Washing homes with EcoPro Pressure Cleaning significantly increases the price your homes will sell at. If you’re in the process of selling your home, contact our experts to take advantage of our house pressure cleaning services and increase your property value.

It Increases Your Home’s Street Appeal

Whether or not you’re planning to sell your home’s street appeal is very important to you as a homeowner. When you pressure clean your home, you remove dirt, mould, grime, algae, mildew and other unwanted substances. Those things can make your home look very unattractive and once removed by EcoPro Pressure Cleaning the difference is staggering.

It’s Considered Preventative Maintenance

All homeowners work hard to keep their home’s in the best condition possible, and pressure cleaning your home is a great way to keep major problems from developing on your exterior. Have a look at our Residential Pressure Cleaning Gold Coast page to see what we can do to make sure your home is kept clean and well maintained.

It Protects Your Family

Mould, mildew, and algae are just a few of the things that can easily thrive on your home’s exterior. Those things can be very harmful to any members of your household, especially with long-term exposure. Pressure cleaning not only your home, but also your driveway, walkway, pool areas can help prevent these bacteria from growing and prevent injuries caused by slipping and falling.

 

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EPOXY FLOORS – What are they?

Epoxy Floor coatings have become the gold standard for concrete floor coatings because it is easy to clean, slip resistant and can last a lifetime!

 

Floor paint and DIY kits are notoriously difficult to prep and install and mats and tiles trap dirt and germs underneath them.  Better science makes epoxy floor coatings stronger and more resilient, and professional installation makes the process a breeze.

 

Cleaning – Epoxy floor coatings require little more than occasional sweeping and mopping. They can resist scratches, dents, chipping and more.

 

You won’t have tiny grooves that collect germs and smell mildewy.  Interlocking tiles and garage mats can be hosed off, but they’re much more difficult to actually sanitize. Just a little vinegar solution keeps an epoxy-coated floor hygienic!

 

Slip Resistant – Whether it’s a home garage or a commercial space like kitchens, veterinary clinics, and auto shops, you need a concrete floor coating with slip resistance.

 

Custom Color & Textures – Popular styles for epoxy floor coatings include basic gray or tan, with or without colored chips for a terrazzo effect. However epoxy coatings can look like granite, marble, mirrored metallic, or even your favorite sports team’s colors.

 

Contact us now for more information or to book in your free no obligation quote