Stucco cleaning





July 9, 2017

Can you clean stucco?

A common question we get asked is “Can you clean stucco?” The answer is absolutely yes! We can and frequently clean stucco homes and businesses without damage to the stucco or any of the other surfaces. We use extremely low pressure and the proper chemical solution to renew, restore, and beautify homes and businesses every week. This is a quote from a recent customer who’s home appearance was embarrassing to her.

“ i’m still smiling when i drive up… i can’t thank you enough… i’m finally proud of my house again! ”

Of course this type feedback makes the entire staff of Exterior Cleaning Services extremely proud and grateful. Here are a few pictures of recent home power washing jobs in which we safely cleaned stucco and and restored a sense of pride for homeowners in New Iberia and Lafayette.

Stucco Cleaning

Stucco cleaning

So have no fears about restoring the beauty of your stucco. Contact Exterior Cleaning Services now for a free price quote on safe, effective home power washing and all types of pressure washing.   Exterior Cleaning Services also offers driveway cleaning, roof washing, and commercial power washing.   We are fully insured, A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau, and have been cleaning Louisiana since 1999. And remember : “ We mean it when we clean it! 

Stucco cleaning before and after
Cleaning stucco before and after pictures

Put First Things First

“Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails.” Henry David Thoreau

Stay focused; do what is important. Not everything that is urgent is important. Sometimes urgency is a nutshell or a mosquito wing disguised as something important with the intent of derailing us. Today I will do my best to implement this wisdom because I believe in it. As is often the case, saying something is much easier than doing it, but it is no excuse for not trying.

Stephen R. Covey devotes an entire chapter to this subject in his great book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The chapter is titled: Put First Things First and is the third habit.  Covey discusses his thoughts on time management using a Time Management Matrix comprised of quadrants which divide daily activities by importance and urgency.   Covey’s matrix modernizes time management practices and confirms what I believe Thoreau alludes to in the above quote.

I love this book, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Pressure Washing

Pressure Washing Lafayette

We mean it when we clean it!

This week we were pressure washing something a little unusual.  Once a month we pressure wash the rental strollers at Acadiana Mall for Boobaloo.  As a father of five I understand what a great service the Acadiana Mall offers by having these rental strollers available for families to rent as they shop or enjoy a “stroll” through the mall.

I also appreciate the necessity of keeping the strollers reasonably clean.  No parent wants to stroll their child around in a dirty stroller.  And this is why I am so proud to be able to offer this unique service to Boobaloo on a monthly basis.

Strollers 1

Driveway cleaning

We mean it when we clean it!


Clean driveway


Dirty driveway

These two pictures show what a dramatic improvement pressure washing a driveway can make.

It was very hot when I pressure washed this driveway so I first cooled off the concrete with a quick mist of fresh water.

The next step is to apply our cleaning solution which includes bleach and a detergent.  After allowing the cleaning solution to soak for about ten or fifteen minutes, I begin pressure washing using a surface cleaner.  Once a section is pressure washed, I switch back to my lance and rinse all the dirt and mildew from the driveway.

That’s all there is to it!  This was an extremely long driveway and the largest driveway I have ever cleaned.  It took me a just over a day to complete this driveway pressure washing in Lafayette, La.

Not so crazy about app.

I was quite excited to publish a new blog for the first time on my new laptop.  So I downloaded the app.  Unfortunately I do not like the way this app works.  So I guess this is all I have to say today.  I will continue to play around with this app and hopefully learn more about how to use it.

In the meantime, remember:  “we mean it when we clean it!”  If you don’t believe me, watch this video.

A BBB Accredited Business since 03/14/2007

We are extremely proud to have been in the BBB of Acadiana for six years and accredited again for our seventh.  This a excerpt from a post a couple of years ago.   It still holds true today.

“Membership with the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana has been GREAT for business. It builds instant credibility with potential customers, and now, with the additional tools such as use of the BBB logo and search engine optimization (SEO), BBB membership is directly responsible for bringing new customers to us. I use the BBB logo as much as possible. I have the logo on my truck, the sleeves of my work shirts, promotional materials, invoices, and anything else I can possibly fit it on. BBB membership doesn’t “cost” . It “pays”!

What is BBB Accreditation?  BBB has determined that Exterior Cleaning Services, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Accredited by the Better Business of Acadiana

Accredited by the Better Business of Acadiana

Acadia Parish Courthouse three and a half years after pressure washing by Exterior Cleaning Services, Inc.

These two pictures show the Acadia Parish Courthouse in Crowley, La. before pressure washing by Exterior Cleaning Services  Inc. and three and a half years later (this week).    It looks just as good today as it did the day after it was pressure washed.

There are two reasons it still looks so great over three years later despite being shaded by several huge live oaks, which of course is a prime environment for mold, mildew, and algae growth on buildings.  Firstly, it was thoroughly cleaned with great care and skill by Exterior Cleaning Services.  Secondly, ECS partnered with the Acadia Parish Police Jury to apply an annual preventive treatment which has has been extremely effective at preventing mold, mildew, and algae from reestablishing themselves and making the building looking dirty and neglected as it did before cleaning project.

This is the courthouse this week 3.5 years after pressure washing and 3 annual preventive treatments

This is the courthouse this week 3.5 years after pressure washing and 3 annual preventive treatments

Acadia Parish Courthouse Aug. 09 before cleaning by Exterior Cleaning Services, Inc

Acadia Parish Courthouse Aug. 09 before cleaning by Exterior Cleaning Services, Inc