Klappenberger & Son - Professional Power Washing

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Klappenberger & Son - Professional Power Washing

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Power Washing in MD, VA & Beyond

Our philosophy for power washing is to let the chemicals do the work, not the pressure.  The right chemicals and the correct amount are the perfect recipes for a quality cleaning job.  Far too often, competitors will blast the substrate, causing damage and shortening the life span of the surface they are trying to clean!  We have over 30 years of experience cleaning all surfaces and using environmentally green products whenever possible.

Power Washing Tip #1

The first bit of advice is to turn the pressure below 2000.  This will drastically reduce the chance of damaging what you are trying to clean. 


Power Washing Tip #2

Secondly, if you have not been on an extension ladder in a few years and you are over 45 years of age.  Please don’t take it personally, but the risk is not worth a few hundred dollars.  Your medical deductible is probably more than the cost of power washing.

Finally, if you are over 55 years old and power washing using an extension ladder you are taking way too great of a risk.    Your injuries can be permanent.  I’ve had too many customers call me after they have fallen off a ladder and asked me to finish the job.  If you are over 50, sell your ladder, and have fun playing golf.  

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More Power Washing Tips

  • Remove Screens prior to power washing.
  • Don’t let the chemicals dry on the surfaces, especially the windows.  Bleach can etch the glass. 
  • If you clean and use bleach, add liquid detergent to thicken up the surface.
  • Let the cleaning chemical sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off.  This will ensure the mold spores were killed.
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The Importance of Quality Chemicals and Professionals

Pressure washing is more than just high-powered water targeted at your toughest instances of dirt and grime.  The proper detergent strength and type is a huge factor for proper power washing technique.

At Klappenberger & Son, we believe that the chemicals should do the work, not the pressure. 

Far too often, competitors will over power-wash the substrate, causing damage and shortening the lifespan of the surface they are trying to clean!

We have over 30 years of experience cleaning all types of surfaces.  Our team can properly pressure wash and restore several areas of your home, including:

Driveways, sidewalks and garage floors

Decks, patios and fences

Home exteriors — including wood, vinyl and aluminum siding, brick and stucco

Swimming pools and outdoor furniture

Gutters and awnings

Our goal at Klappenberger & Son is to preserve the integrity and quality of your exteriors and surfaces and restore them to their like-new, pristine conditions.  With our effective power washing services, we can remove debris buildup and also apply one of our specialty coating and waterproofing offerings.  These preventative measures can further extend the lifespan of your exteriors and reduce the frequency of necessary power washings and cleanings.

Don’t Let Harmful Elements Ruin Your Exterior

Over time, your home’s exteriors can get grimy and unsightly with mold and debris buildup on surfaces. 

These pollutants will detract from your home’s appearance.  Moreover, they can cause structural damage and have health effects.  First the structural damage.  Mold will eventually eat away at wood causing it to rot.  Secondly,  mildew can cause allergies, and weaken your immune system.  

Does the north side of your house have mildew?  When you trust the professionals at Klappenberger & Son with your pressure washing needs, also ask us about a terrific cleaning agent that literally prevents mildew from growing on the surface of your home for about two years!

Customer Reviews for Our Painting Franchises

Want to know what it’s like to work with us on your professional exterior painting project? Just ask our happy clients!

Scott Fitzgerald
Scott Fitzgerald
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Our experience with Klappenberger & Son was terrific. The carpentry we had done looks wonderful and the exterior painting does also. All work was done quickly, efficiently, and they cleaned up afterwards. Thank you very much for great work!
Eric Schweitzer
Eric Schweitzer
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Klappenberger & Son painted the outside of our town house. This included replacing rotted boards, and painting the gables window shutters and front door. All work was professional and completed on time. I would definitely hire for my next painting job.
Asim Okur
Asim Okur
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Klappenberger & Son painted and repaired the exterior of our townhouse. The company was very responsive, professional and finished the work on time. The initial estimate was accurate. Few minor items were identified during the final walk through and were taken care of immediately. Definitely recommend, would hire them again.

Contact Us Today to Schedule Services

At Klappenberger & Son, we have all the experts you need under one roof for your power washing needs.

Contact us today to schedule your friendly, free, onsite estimate, and we’ll see what we can do to cross some of those projects off your to-do list!

We offer highly efficient and effective professional power washing services throughout Maryland, Northern VA, and Miami.   

Klappenberger & Son Is Your One-Stop Shop

In addition to our power washing expertise, the team at Klappenberger & Son also provides the following residential and commercial services:


To learn more about our power washing options or comprehensive list of services, contact us today by calling 410-647-5700 or completing our online form to schedule your friendly and free onsite estimate — we’ll work closely with you to see what we can do to cross some of those projects off your to-do list!

Why Choose Klappenberger & Son for Your Professional House Painting?

The Process

Our 30 plus years of best practices ensure both consistency and quality. Also, our training program gets everyone singing out of the same hymn book.


We itemize, so you can pick and choose what you would like us to do. .

The Team

We get it right the first time because our techs are trained and have a minimum of 5 years of experience!


The #1 reason problems arise is poor communication, and that is why we provide contact information plus daily updates