What do sweet potatoes and yams have to do with pressure washing and power washing? Read on to find out — and to learn which method will get your home or business sparkling clean.

Which is Which?

Many people use the terms sweet potato and yam interchangeably. They’re the same thing, right? A rich yellowy-orange treat that tastes pretty delicious with some butter and salt or maybe some melted marshmallows around the holidays. But the truth is that these tubers are not the same at all; they are two completely different and distinct foods.

You don’t judge a book by its cover — but it turns out that customers do judge your business by its appearance. Ninety-five percent of consumers say a company's external appearance affects their decision to shop there. More than half report that they would avoid a store if it looked dirty from the outside.

The bottom line: cleanliness impacts your bottom line. Maintaining a sharp, neat exterior is an essential, if overlooked, component of creating the right experience for your customers —  no matter what type of business you run. A professional commercial pressure washing team can help you make the right impression.

Not sure you really need the pros on your side? Take a look at five reasons you should consider hiring a top team today.

You may have seen it before on homes in your neighborhood. Mold and mildew creeping up vinyl siding, marring the exterior with ugly blotches. Has it creeped over to your house too? Whether you’re dealing with stained siding, marks and smudges on your beautiful deck, or grit and grime buildup on your driveway, their stubborn refusal to go away can be frustrating!

Thanks to the weather — particularly the heat and humidity — we experience here in North Carolina, these issues are incredibly common. There's one way to get rid of them: a solid power wash. But before you buy or rent a pressure washer, ask yourself if this is a job better left to the pros.

spring clean

Spring is just around the corner in Asheville, North Carolina. Residents of western North Carolina will soon be busy cleaning and preparing their homes for summer. As you begin to plan to tackle decluttering and tackling home projects, we want to make sure you have a plan-of-action. In this article and the next, we will discuss eight key tips for getting your home ready for spring and summer.

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The last few weeks have been cold, but 2018 looks even more frigid. Lows are predicted to be in the teens and single digits, approaching zero in the higher elevations of Haywood, Jackson, and Madison counties. As temperatures plummet in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina, it is important for homeowners to make sure their homes are ready. Extreme temperatures can stretch your home’s systems and ultimately cause malfunctions that lead to costly repairs.

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Though autumn is not typically the time of the year we associate with allergies, pollen and mold can irritate sufferers just as much as the spring. In our previous article, we listed six tips for easing allergy suffering around your home:

House on a hill

Allergies are as much of a problem during the fall as the spring and summer for many Asheville area residents. Running noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, and scratchy throats plague allergy suffers, though they are often mistaken for the common cold.

irma satelite

As Hurricane Irma continues to impact the Caribbean, Asheville residents are preparing for what tropical weather she might have in store. Likely to make landfall in southern Florida as a category 4 storm, Irma will track north, putting the Asheville area in the dangerous northeastern quadrant of the storm.

summer sunflower

As we move toward the hottest temperatures of the year, homeowners are search for ways to reduce their energy bills. In our previous post, we discussed the first five of ten home maintenance steps that can help improve energy efficiency and contribute to the value of your home:

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Though we have been spared from the extreme heat thus far this summer, your home is still consuming a considerable amount of energy. Furthermore, heat and humidity can take a toll on your home's systems, reducing the lifespan of its systems and components.