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What is Softwash?

Soft wash is a gentle cleaning method that cleans surfaces by applying a cleaning solution that includes Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and a surfactant and rinsing it with clean water at low pressure to wash away dirt, grime, and mold, leaving it clean and looking new.

What is Pressure Wash?

It is a method of high-pressure wash cleaning that involves a pressure washing machine and may use a cleaning solution (Sodium Hypochlorite or bleach and surfactant or foaming agent) to remove mold, moss, grime, algae, dust, mud, chewing gum, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as building and concrete surfaces.

What cleaning solutions do you use in your service?

We always aim for the best possible result. Surfaces to be clean may need a different solution depending on the condition of the surface.

Eco-friendly cleaner solution, bio-degradable and non-toxic, is used as an industrial-strength degreaser.

Sodium Hypochlorite or bleach effectively kills bacteria, fungi, mold, viruses, algae, moss, and mildew. It is also used in sanitizing swimming pools, commonly known as chlorine. Water is used for diluting the bleach. Surfactant is used to help the cleaning process, to trap dirt and remove it from the surface.

Can pressure cleaning remove tree sap stains and graffiti?

Yes, pressure cleaning can effectively remove tree sap stains, graffiti, and other tough stains from surfaces. However, the success of stain removal may depend on the type of surface and the specific stain.

How often should I have pressure cleaning done?

The frequency of pressure cleaning depends on factors like the type of surface, location, and the level of dirt on the surface. Most homeowners benefit from pressure cleaning services every 8 months or twice a year.

Why is pressure cleaning important?

Pressure cleaning is essential for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of exterior surfaces. It can also help prevent the buildup of mold, mildew, and other substances that can damage surfaces over time.

How can I prepare for a House Washing and Window Cleaning service?

Before the service, clear the area of any obstacles or items that could obstruct cleaning, such as hung clothes, furniture, and decorations. Make sure all windows and doors are securely closed to prevent water intrusion. And don’t forget to keep your pets inside.

Do I need to be present during the exterior cleaning service?

Generally, you don’t need to be present, but it’s a good idea to be available for any questions or concerns. You should also ensure that access to your property is provided and any pets are secured.

How often should I have my gutters cleaned?

The frequency of gutter cleaning depends on factors like the number of trees near your property and the local climate. In most cases, it’s recommended to have gutters cleaned at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall.

Why is gutter cleaning important?

Gutter cleaning is crucial for preventing water damage to your property. Clogged gutters can overflow water, damaging your roof, siding, foundation, and landscaping.

How do you price your pressure wash or your outdoor cleaning service?

Many factors to consider when quoting a pressure washing job. Pricing affects the size of the area to be clean, but not every time that the price is less when the surface area is small. The prices vary when you take to account the following:
1. Size or surface area to be clean
2. Accessibility of the place to be clean
3. Condition – the amount of dirt that accumulates
4. The machine and chemicals to be used to remove stains and dirt.
5. How long since it was professionally cleaned?

What to expect from our exterior cleaning services?

1. Request – For all enquiries and requests about the exterior cleaning services we receive, we will respond to them as soon as possible. All information gathered, if enough, will be used in generating a quote. Otherwise, we will book you for a free visit for a quote.
2. Quote – We will send the quote to your email and mobile for your review and acceptance. If you have questions, troubles, or concerns about the estimate, we are happy to answer them.
3. Job – If you are happy with the quote. We will book the job. You will receive a job confirmation email and text reminders before the service date.
4. Feedback – When the job is complete, we will ask for your honest feedback to see if we deliver as expected or if we need to improve. Your review is important to us to progress our services.

What is your concrete sealing process?
  1. Pre-treat with concrete cleaner & degreaser
  2. Chemical removal of any oil/rust/stains
  3. Thorough power washing
  4. Post-treat with concrete brightener
  5. High-pressure rinse
  6. Heavy “Flood coat” of concrete Sealer
    (this is a 1 coat sealant – additional coats will be simply waste as the product waterproofs so
    quickly, additional coats can not soak in)
  7. FROM START TO FINISH, 1 DAY PROCESS!
  8. COMPLETELY SLIP RESISTANT!
  9. 4-hour total cure time!
Why should I seal my concrete surfaces?

Concrete is ubiquitous in various applications, from floors and pool decks to driveways and sidewalks, owing to its popularity worldwide. However, its propensity to absorb moisture and foster mold and mildew growth poses challenges.

The solution lies in preventing water from penetrating the concrete, and that’s precisely what Splash Proof achieves. For commercial property owners and homeowners alike, ongoing concrete maintenance can be a burdensome expense or chore, respectively. Fortunately, both can alleviate this concern by enlisting Revive Paver Restoration to seal your concrete surfaces.

Water is the primary culprit behind concrete maintenance needs, and we ensure it never gets the chance to cause trouble. Although power washing is a well-known method for cleaning concrete surfaces plagued by mold and mildew, it proves to be a laborious and temporary solution. Despite temporarily removing mold and mildew, pressure washing inadvertently provides the moisture needed for their return, making it a frustrating and inefficient task for commercial and residential clients alike.

Concrete sealants offer hydrophobic protection for various surfaces such as concrete, pavers, tile roofs, and stone, effectively reducing mold and mildew growth for years to come.

Our Concrete Sealer is a solvent-based, penetrating solution containing a proprietary modified siloxane. It penetrates deeply, forming strong bonds beneath the surface and creating a hydrophobic zone that repels water while allowing water vapors to escape. This integration with the substrate provides long-lasting water-repellent protection. Reducing maintenance costs and increasing the longevity of treated surfaces without using inorganic compounds.

Moisture is the primary culprit behind concrete damage, as it permeates through capillary suction, causing various detrimental effects. Preventing water ingress into concrete eliminates the risk of substrate damage caused by moisture.

Our Concrete Sealer requires only one coat, as additional coats are unnecessary due to its chemical composition. It’s suitable for all concrete applications, including commercial sidewalks, driveways, sea walls, cinder block waterproofing, and concrete tile roof sealing.

Why choose Revive over a competitor or why not just do it myself?

Sealing concrete requires careful consideration beyond pressure cleaning and applying a sealer. Factors such as application time, method, saturation requirements, and environmental conditions must be taken into account for each job.

Moisture levels in the ground are critical, and every job undergoes a moisture test to ensure optimal product performance and prevent adverse reactions. Improper sealing can trap moisture, leading to discoloration and costly stripping and re-application processes, typically costing around $3 per square foot.

Our expertise ensures every project is executed to perfection, with access to top-quality products, equipment, chemicals, and sealants. This specialized work is not suited for DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, general contractors, or handymen.

Approximately 40% of our business involves restoration work, including stripping failed sealant from other contractors’ work—an intricate and labor-intensive process requiring expensive chemicals. We prioritize protecting your home and budget by getting the job done right the first time. Trust Revive Paver Restoration for expert sealing services and safeguard your investment.

Should I seal my pavers?

Yes. There are many benefits to sealing pavers, travertine and other natural stones. Sealer helps to protect the stones from mold,mildew, stains and UV radiation that will fade pavers over time. The sealer creates a barrier, blocking oil, dirt and other substances from soaking into the porous surface.

What type of sealers do you use?
We use the best commercial grade sealer manufactured by Innovative Concrete Technology. The manufacturer is located in Lakeland, Florida
and the sealers are designed specifically for the Florida subtropical climate.

Brick paver sealing: Ure-Seal H2O
Concrete Sealing: Water Shield
Travertine and Natural Stone:

      • Stone Show: Only for unsealed travertine or previously sealed with Stone
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      • Ure-Seal H2O: previously sealed with a topical sealer
What's the difference between sealers?

Each hardscape requires a different type of sealer. Some sealers, like Ure-Seal H2O, can be used on multiple types of hardscape, but may not be
the best choice. Ure-Seal H2O penetrates into brick pavers where on travertine and natural stones it does not and instead forms a film.

BRICK PAVERS: We recommend and use Ure-Seal H2O on most pavers. This sealer comes in various sheens: Gloss, Mid-Gloss and Natural.
Ure-Seal H2O is a high performance, environmentally friendly, clear coat urethane sealer.

Gloss: for a high sheen, deepening and enhancing the stone color similar to the color of the pavers when wet. (Brick pavers will appear semi-gloss)
Mid-Gloss: Semi-glossy sheen, enhancing and deepening the color similar to being wet
Natural: No sheen or shine added to pavers, it does enhance and deepen the colors in the stones

TRAVERTINE & NATURAL STONE: We recommend Stone Show on new or unsealed travertine and Ure-Seal H2O if the pavers have already been
sealed with a topical sealer.

Stone Show is the premiere sealing product for Travertine and Natural Stone. Unlike Ure-Seal H2O that creates a film over the stones, Stone Show
penetrates the stone and leaves them with their natural texture. It’s a breathable, water-based, penetrating, water repellent designed to be used on natural stones, concrete, and other properly prepared vertical or horizontal masonry surfaces. While providing a unique and beautiful enhancement to the existing color(s) or no color change of the substrate.

Enhancer: Sealer provides a unique and beautiful enhancement to the existing color(s) of the substrate. Colors will deepen as when wet, without the added slipperiness.
Invisible: Sealer does not change the color or sheen characteristics of the substrate being treated. Once the sealer is dry, the stones will look and feel like their natural dry state, prior to sealing.

CONCRETE: We recommend using Water Shield. water-based, penetrating water-repellent designed to be used on most properly prepared vertical or horizontal concrete or masonry surfaces. It creates a hydrophobic barrier while still allowing for full breathability to disallow any intrusion of water or contaminants carried by water to enter the substrate.

Do you use polymeric sand?

No. Polymeric sand can cause many issues with pavers here in Florida and isn’t used or recommended unless joints are larger than 3 inches wide.

What type of sand do you use?

We install Florida Silica Sand into all joints properly, then apply sealer to help lock in the sand. Our sand comes from a local Florida company that has over 60 years of experience in hardscape and abrasive finishing products.

How long does the sand last?

Mother nature has more to say with this than we do. Water erosion, weeds and insects can cause sand to diminish over time. Unless you experience catastrophic sand loss … A little bit of sand missing isn’t going to hurt anything.

You see during the sealing process the sealer actually soaks into the base sand and hardens the sand your pavers sit on, making cave-ins and wobbly stones very unlikely.

So, unfortunately there is no length of time we can guarantee how long the sand stays like new in every situation. With our maintenance plans, however, we will replace sand as needed to keep your driveway, walkways and patio looking great!

How long will it take you to seal our pavers?

Concrete Brick Pavers: In most cases cleaning, sanding and sealing only takes a day to complete.

Travertine and Natural Stone Hardscapes:

● Stone Show: These projects usually take one day to two days depending on various factors. Stones must be dry after cleaning before applying the product, then buffing off.
● Ure-Seal: These projects usually take one day.

How long will my pavers stay clean?

Pavers will need to be cleaned anywhere from 6 to 16 months, due to various environmental factors. If the pavers are in an area that is shaded and stay moist, they will get dirtier faster than pavers in the full sunlight.

At Revive Paver Restoration we have (click here) discounts to keep our client’s pavers clean and protected.

Will my pavers need to be sealed again?

Do you have to polish your hardwood floors to preserve their shine and durability for years after installing them? Of course you do. So, the answer is YES.

And unlike the hardwood floors, pavers are walked on, driven on and have various things spilt on them. They often sit in the full light of the sun’s UV rays and have mold, mildew, weeds, dirt and sometimes water sit on them for various lengths of time, wearing off the coating.

Maintaining your hardscape’s sealer will help to protect it for decades.

How often will I need a maintenance service?

Routine maintenance is critical for the longevity of your sealer and the pavers they protect. In Florida yearly cleaning for your exterior surface is a must no matter what the surface is!

What do maintenance plans cost?

Our Recurring Revive plan offers affordability, automation, and protection against mold, mildew, and other contaminants that can damage your pavers. They also shield your pavers from the sun’s UV rays, preventing color fading like that seen in neighboring pavers. Plus, you can rest assured knowing you’re saving money on routine services that are essential for maintenance, tailored to each individual job.

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