Folly Beach is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Folly Beach. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.
Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Folly Beach comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.
When it comes to pressure washing in Folly Beach, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Folly Beach are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!
We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Folly Beach. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Folly Beach. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.
At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.
Residential Pressure Washing in
Folly Beach, SC
When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Folly Beach, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.
Unlike some pressure washers in Folly Beach, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.
Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.
These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.
Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:
High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.
Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.
Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.
Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.
Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Folly Beach, SC
Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.
If you own a home in Folly Beach, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.
A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:
Pressure Washing Prevents Damage
When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.
Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Folly Beach, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.
Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting
If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.
Pressure Washing Protects Your Family
According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.
Commercial Pressure Washing in Folly Beach, SC
If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Folly Beach, we work with business owners across Folly Beach who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.
We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Folly Beach, including:
- Business Storefronts
- Dumpster Pads
- Much More!
Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.
Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Folly Beach, SC
When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.
Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:
Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs
With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.
Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal
If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.
Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment
Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.
Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Folly Beach, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Folly Beach, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.
Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in Folly Beach? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.
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High seas threaten the Carolinas by 2050. New study reveals how bad that will be
Rising seas will become an increasing problem over the next three decades in the Carolinas and along the East Coast as the planet heats up and the swelling ocean hits coastal property.Those are the findings of a new federal report that says the country will experience as much sea level rise between now and 2050 as it has experienced in the previous century. The study supports and further refines the ...
Rising seas will become an increasing problem over the next three decades in the Carolinas and along the East Coast as the planet heats up and the swelling ocean hits coastal property.
Those are the findings of a new federal report that says the country will experience as much sea level rise between now and 2050 as it has experienced in the previous century. The study supports and further refines the findings in a 2017 study about the threat of rising seas across the country.
“This new data on sea rise is the latest reconfirmation that our climate crisis ?— as the president has said ?— is blinking ‘code red,’” said Gina McCarthy, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator who currently serves as national climate adviser, in a statement. “We must redouble our efforts to cut the greenhouse gases that cause climate change while, at the same time, help our coastal communities become more resilient in the face of rising seas.”
The study, released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says sea levels are expected to increase up to a foot across the country by 2050.
But the projected rise in sea levels in the next three decades is forecast to be more pronounced on the East and Gulf coasts.
On the East Coast, that increase will be 10 to 14 inches, while on the Gulf, it will be 14 to 18 inches on average, the report said. That’s roughly the same amount of sea level rise that has occurred on parts of the Carolinas and Georgia coast since the 1920s.
The increase in sea levels will be an issue in other parts of the country, but not as significant as in the South and East, according to a NOAA summary of the study.
The report is particularly relevant in the Carolinas and Georgia, where billions of dollars in developed property fronts salt marshes, tidal rivers and oceanfront beaches. Nuisance flooding is occurring more often in some spots across the South Atlantic, including tide-driven floods on sunny days.
Rising sea levels are an issue in the Carolinas and Georgia because development continues to occur in some of the most vulnerable areas. Regulators in the three states have issued at least 28,000 permits during the past three decades for construction work in tidelands — a period when sea levels rose at increasing rates, McClatchy reported last year.
In South Carolina, rising seas and flooding are already such a problem that Charleston leaders are seeking ways to protect the historic downtown.
“The water is rising, the clock is ticking, and the future of our city is in the balance,” Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said recently.
Homeowners south of Myrtle Beach have installed sandbags and seawalls to protect beach houses that sit precariously close to the ocean, despite state rules against the practice.
Scientists say there is little that can stop sea level rise, but the amount could be slowed with aggressive action to curb greenhouse gases. Critics also say local and state governments should take steps to limit additional development in the most vulnerable areas. But in South Carolina, efforts have been underway in recent years to scale back the state’s long-term strategy of retreat from the sea.
In a summary of the study, NOAA said sea-level rise will create a profound shift in coastal flooding during the next 30 years as it causes tides and storm surges to go farther inland. Sea level rise threatens marsh systems and could spread toxic microbes farther up rivers, other research shows.
By 2050, damaging floods are expected to be an increasing problem. Moderate flooding will occur more frequently by then than minor flooding, according to NOAA.
By the end of the century, sea levels are expected to be at least 2 feet higher in the U.S. because of greenhouse gas pollution that already has affected the planet, the study said. But the increase could be 3.5 feet to 7 feet by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, according to the study.
“Higher global temperatures increase the chances of higher sea level by the end of the century and beyond,’’ the study said.
Staff Writer Caitlin Byrd contributed to this story.
This story was originally published February 16, 2022 6:00 AM.
Folly Beach businesses ‘excited’ for flip flop drop’s in person return
FOLLY BEACH (WCSC) – Business owners on Folly Beach say they are excited to welcome back a New Year’s tradition for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.The city’s flip flop drop will be held on New Year’s Eve along Center Street.“We’re very excited to have that happen again,” Rita’s Seaside Grill Manager Tayler McBarron said.Charlotte Goodwin, the brainchild of the event and the mayor’s wife, said the event has helped make Dec. 31 the busiest night the lo...
FOLLY BEACH (WCSC) – Business owners on Folly Beach say they are excited to welcome back a New Year’s tradition for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The city’s flip flop drop will be held on New Year’s Eve along Center Street.
“We’re very excited to have that happen again,” Rita’s Seaside Grill Manager Tayler McBarron said.
Charlotte Goodwin, the brainchild of the event and the mayor’s wife, said the event has helped make Dec. 31 the busiest night the local businesses will have throughout the year.
McBarron said she expects to have at least 100 more customers for this year compared to 2020, when the event was held virtually.
“All the bars had to be shut down and all alcohol off the tables by 11 o’clock,” McBarron said. “So we couldn’t even celebrate New Year’s at our restaurant with people in it.”
Folly Beach Council Member DJ Rich owns Planet Follywood, a local dive bar off Center Street.
He said the flip flop drop helps bring in people across the Lowcountry to Folly Beach.
“Events like this are always better when they’re in person,” Rich said. “You know, you just get more of a feel. You’re more in the spirit, things of that sort. You just have a lot more fun when it’s in person.”
Goodwin, meanwhile, added that this year’s drop will be the 11th time it’s held.
“People are excited. We’ve had people walking by, and they’re just looking, saying, ‘Oh, they’re excited,’ and we’re going to be here to see them.”
Although the pandemic has taken its toll on the Lowcountry, business owners said they are excited to have a holiday tradition come back.
“It’s one of our favorite events of the year, and because it’s in the offseason, and it’s just something that’s very unique, very community oriented,” Rich said. “You’ll see people from the community of all ages come out.”
Organizers will be closing Center Street at around 10 p.m. to prepare to welcome the new year.
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Folly Beach to expand eParking services
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Folly Beach leaders plan to provide an electronic payment option for drivers using the city’s existing paid parking spaces.The City of Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.7 million in parking fees in 2021, an increase of almost 56% over 2020′s $1.1 million, before expenses.Starting in January, the city will extend its “TapToPay” option so that every paid parking spot will have an electronic option. The city started rolling out the ParkWhiz program in some areas this summer as an...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Folly Beach leaders plan to provide an electronic payment option for drivers using the city’s existing paid parking spaces.
The City of Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.7 million in parking fees in 2021, an increase of almost 56% over 2020′s $1.1 million, before expenses.
Starting in January, the city will extend its “TapToPay” option so that every paid parking spot will have an electronic option. The city started rolling out the ParkWhiz program in some areas this summer as another option for payment.
City administrator Aaron Pope says they want to make it clear that through this program, they are not adding any additional paid parking, just adding an electronic option to existing pay-to-park spaces.
Pope says currently there are 2,881 right-of-way parking spaces on Folly Beach and 9% of those are paid spots. He says they plan to keep it that way for now.
All of the pay-to-park areas include public beach access, some areas of Arctic Avenue and the Washout on Ashley Avenue.
Folly Beach City Council will give a summary of their parking payment collection and traffic enforcement plan Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
After expenses, Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.3 million in parking fees in 2021. That figure is more than they expected to make, after budgeting for $833,376.02 this year.
Pope says after the companies running the paid parking and parking enforcement programs are paid, the city uses the remaining funds to pay for road shoulder improvements, beach access improvements and repairs, public safety calls, beach and litter patrol, and extra sanitation runs at the beach accesses during the summer.
Folly Beach also reports that over 11,000 parking citations were issued this year and 79% of those have been collected.
The city’s parking contractor, Jared Glass, says they collect unpaid citations by sending late notices to folks who have a citation that is 30 days delinquent. If not paid, they send a follow-up late notice at 60 days informing them of the fine and the intention to release the owed fine to a collection agency. At 90 days, the citation is eligible to be sent to a collections agency to attempt to collect the fine.
Glass says they also have a vehicle immobilization device for violators that they encounter.
Pope says all paid access spots on Folly except for three will still offer a physical pay station option. Those are the 10E access, 1587E access, and the 1670E access.
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Folly Beach County Parks experience flooding, erosion after weekend high tides
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - High tides at Folly Beach that led to flooding and erosion this past weekend reached eight and a half feet, Folly Beach Officials said.Photos taken on Wednesday show the waterline up against the dunes. The dunes along the beach were put in place to protect the seawater from rushing further inland, Folly Beach Coastal Consultant Dr. Nicole Elko said.Rising sea levels and climate change are to blame for the tidal flooding, Elko said.“We are experiencing bigger spring tides – that&rsqu...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - High tides at Folly Beach that led to flooding and erosion this past weekend reached eight and a half feet, Folly Beach Officials said.
Photos taken on Wednesday show the waterline up against the dunes. The dunes along the beach were put in place to protect the seawater from rushing further inland, Folly Beach Coastal Consultant Dr. Nicole Elko said.
Rising sea levels and climate change are to blame for the tidal flooding, Elko said.
“We are experiencing bigger spring tides – that’s what they used to be known as,” Elko said. “Nowadays, people call them king tides, so these are our larger tides that occur during the new moon, particularly during this time of year.”
For every dollar spent on beach restoration, six dollars get put back into South Carolina’s economy because of increased visits to the state’s beaches and parks, officials said.
South Carolina’s accommodation taxes help fund beach restoration efforts, officials said.
“The past weekend’s flooding event was very impactful to the beach and dune system,” Elko said. “The higher waters drove large waves over and flooded the entire beach system, and the dunes were also overtopped.”
Elko added that the dunes helped retain the encroaching water that threatened the nearby marshland and inland communities.
“Previous dune and beach restoration projects have increased the elevation of the beaches and dunes on places like Folly Beach,” Elko said. “So while the dunes are eroded and while the beach went underwater during the storm, we didn’t have those waves and flooding impacting the infrastructure, so these natural projects actually are protecting and serving as flood mitigation.”
As the sun started to set and the tide receded, the extent of the erosion on Folly Beach came into view.
The roots of trees, previously battling waves, were visible, and the wounds created by Mother Nature have scarred the shoreline.
Cale Shipman calls West Ashley home during the winter.
“I feel lucky to be able to spend my winters here, and [flooding] is a big issue for all of these coastal areas, whether it be Charleston or anywhere along the coast,” Shipman said.
Shipman and his wife Marcia spent Wednesday on Folly Beach admiring the waves and discovering what was left behind after the tides rolled in.
“I think these king tides that we’re experiencing this week are unusual in the fact that they’ve had so many of them in a row,” Shipman said.
While the systems in place on the beach held up, those who ventured out on Wednesday witnessed Mother Nature’s power.
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Longtime family-owned Folly Beach inn sold for $3.35M
FOLLY BEACH — For nearly three quarters of a century, members of the Holliday family owned and operated a small lodging that started as a weekend island-resort rental to raise extra money to fund improvements to the beach house.Now, the 16-room Holliday Inn at 116 W. Ashley Ave., a few steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, is under new ownership.Folliday Inn Holdings LLC of Eatonton, Ga., bought the two-building rental accommodation Sept. 21 for $3.35 million, according to Charleston County land records.Jim Moring wi...
FOLLY BEACH — For nearly three quarters of a century, members of the Holliday family owned and operated a small lodging that started as a weekend island-resort rental to raise extra money to fund improvements to the beach house.
Now, the 16-room Holliday Inn at 116 W. Ashley Ave., a few steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, is under new ownership.
Folliday Inn Holdings LLC of Eatonton, Ga., bought the two-building rental accommodation Sept. 21 for $3.35 million, according to Charleston County land records.
Jim Moring with RestaurantBrokers.info handled the sale for the seller and said the new lead owner is Matthew Baldino, a restaurant and bar owner from Chicago. He bought the inn in a partnership with his brother, Shane Baldino of Georgia, and Charleston real estate developer Spencer Nash of Bowmen LLC.
Nathan Buttrick with Carolina One Real Estate represented the buyers and said the owners plan to continue to operate it as a small inn.
“We bought it to save it,” said Matt Baldino, who first stayed at the inn in 2015. “We are going to continue to run it as a family business, and we want to inject new life into a place that is a piece of Americana.”
Baldino, who owns Commonwealth Tavern and Guthrie’s Tavern in the Windy City, first made an offer in 2017 and finally closed on the deal this year.
“It took a long time to get Mr. Holliday to a place where he felt comfortable to sell,” Baldino said.
Guests who show up next spring will see a few changes. Room renovations are planned during the winter.
“It will see a significant facelift while keeping its core character,” Baldino said. “We want to make it more customer friendly, but not change the identity.”
The previous owner was Louis C. Holliday, a trustee of the Louis C. Holliday Living Trust.
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He declined to talk about the property sale, but said he would no longer be living on the island locals refer to as “The Edge of America.”
“Folly Beach is not the same anymore,” the former inn owner said. “It’s a completely different atmosphere than it was.”
He pointed to more traffic and larger crowds while acknowledging that nothing stays the same.
“Times keep changing,” he said.
According to the inn’s website, his mother, Louise Holliday, started renting rooms in 1949 over a Fourth of July weekend to make new friends and earn a few extra bucks for home improvements.
Holliday said he didn’t remember the exact date the inn started, but he believes the website might be off by a couple of years and the rentals could have started in the early 1950s.
The concept took hold and eventually expanded from a four-room beach bungalow to a two-building property that includes enclosed common areas, an outdoor covered patio and a large backyard with umbrella-shaded patio tables, stone fire pit and a large swimming pool.
The small lodging is not associated with the Atlanta-based Holiday Inn chain that is owned by InterContinental Hotels Group.
The chain’s first accommodation opened in Memphis, Tenn., in 1952, three years after Louise Holliday began renting rooms on Folly, based on the inn’s website.