Summerville 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 Summerville. 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 Summerville 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 Summerville, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Summerville 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 Summerville. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Summerville. 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
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 Summerville, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.
Unlike some pressure washers in Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, we work with business owners across Summerville 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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.
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Dorchester School District 2 begins Test to Stay protocols
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- Dorchester School District Two (DD2) is beginning new COVID-19 quarantine protocols on Monday.DD2’s use of the Test to Stay plan will give students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 the option to stay in class if they follow a few guidelines and remain symptom-free.Students and staff who have been exposed to the virus may remain in person if they wear a mask for ten days and have a negative COVID-19 test result from day five to day seven after exposure.“We feel that the Tes...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- Dorchester School District Two (DD2) is beginning new COVID-19 quarantine protocols on Monday.
DD2’s use of the Test to Stay plan will give students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 the option to stay in class if they follow a few guidelines and remain symptom-free.
Students and staff who have been exposed to the virus may remain in person if they wear a mask for ten days and have a negative COVID-19 test result from day five to day seven after exposure.
“We feel that the Test to Stay program allows students and staff to remain in school and allows them to get that core instructional time,” said Dr. Amanda Santamaria, DD2’s Director of Nursing. “We are able to monitor individuals, enforce masking and ensure that while they are at school under quarantine they are doing it safely.”
The goal of Test to Stay is to bring students back into class face to face. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is in charge of the guidelines for the protocols.
Anyone who cannot wear a mask will not be allowed in the classroom. Students and staff who do not get a test must remain home until 11 days after exposure.
“We took the month of January to evaluate our options and look at our disease activity transmission levels in our schools as well as our community to determine next steps for quarantine for students and staff,” said Dr. Santamaria.
Students and staff will be tested through options given to the district by DHEC and include different types of tests. DHEC will allow at-home tests with an at-home test filled out by a parent for students to return to class.
“Parents can choose to take their child to their own testing provider and submit those results to us to be cleared. We do have a district testing site that is a partnership with DHEC through state grant funding and we house that on one of our campuses. Those are rapid and PCR tests,” said Dr. Santamaria.
DD2 says that parents have reacted well to the change, but there are other options for parents who do not like the Test to Stay plan.
“If a parent whose child is quarantined does not want them to mask they always have the option to quarantine at home where we provide them with instruction virtually and assignments from home,” said Dr. Santamaria.
If a parent does not want their child to be tested then there is another option to fulfill the quarantine.
“They can attend school for those first seven days and then during days eight through ten they’ll remain home with virtual instruction,” said Dr. Santamaria.
App helps visually impaired navigate everyday life
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Technology is making life a little easier for visually impaired people across the world. An app, Be My Eyes, brings a sighted volunteer together with a visually impaired or blind person to assist with everyday tasks.Things like setting the right temperature on an oven or stove, making sure a pair of earrings matches, finding something on the ground, or picking a certain color shirt can all be made easier with Be My Eyes.It uses a video chat feature and can last for up to five minutes. A visually...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Technology is making life a little easier for visually impaired people across the world. An app, Be My Eyes, brings a sighted volunteer together with a visually impaired or blind person to assist with everyday tasks.
Things like setting the right temperature on an oven or stove, making sure a pair of earrings matches, finding something on the ground, or picking a certain color shirt can all be made easier with Be My Eyes.
It uses a video chat feature and can last for up to five minutes. A visually impaired person simply opens the app, clicks ‘call a volunteer’, and the app does the rest.
A Summerville woman, Gail McNaughton, has had the app for five years and uses it a couple of times a month.
“I’ve used them a lot for recipes, to help me read recipes,” said McNaughton.
She has always been a very active and involved person with a love for baking and cooking for her family. She became blind later in life and has only been fully blind for around two years.
“I actually didn’t realize I was almost blind in the left eye until I got something in my right eye one day and closed it and was like ‘I can’t see that license plate in front of me.'”
A trip to the eye doctor told McNaughton she had a disease called Pseudoexfoliation.
“It’s almost like dandruff in the eye and it clogs up the drain and that leads to glaucoma,” she explained.
That was over 40 years ago. That’s how long it took for McNaughton’s vision to completely disappear.
“Before I actually became blind, I was very anxious and upset,” said McNaughton.
She worried she wouldn’t be able to do the things she loves after she lost her eyesight, but it turns out her hobbies, like cooking and baking for her family, can still be done, just with a different process.
In McNaughton’s home, which she shares with her husband, John, you’ll find little stickers on appliances and other places to help Gail find what she needs. The other tool she uses can be found on her iPhone, the Be My Eyes app.
On the other side of the screen, sighted volunteers, like Angelica Niemiec from Charleston, are ready to answer the call for help.
Another resource that has been helpful to McNaughton is the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC (ABVI). Samantha McGovern, the Own Your Life program manager and a certified low vision therapist, is also a volunteer for Be My Eyes.
“I had setting the dials on an oven and putting the batteries in a Christmas wreath,” she said.
She says Be My Eyes is a great resource, but part of her job is to teach her clients how to do these tasks without extra assistance.
“You can learn strategies and techniques on how to put tactile markings on your appliances. Maybe the Be My Eyes volunteer helps you with that initial process, but once you have bump dots or raised lines that you can function with, then you don’t really need to call a volunteer,” said McGovern.
She says it’s good if you’re in a jam.
With the help of many resources, including the app, McNaughton is able to continue living her life to the fullest. She enjoys listening to podcasts and books, talking to and assisting others in the non-sighted community, being involved at the ABVI, and, of course, cooking and baking for her family.
“I’ve realized that you can do just about anything you want to do…other than driving!”
You can download Be My Eyes to any smart device with an internet connection and a camera. To learn more about the free service, click here.
Summerville to reinvest in midtown area as town continues its booming growth
SUMMERVILLE — After months of discussion and organizing around addressing population growth, the town has solidified plans to revitalize its midtown area.In the coming years, Summerville’s midtown will start to see improvements around its roads, schools, businesses and eventually homes. The redevelopment plan covers areas like the edge of Summerville’s historic downtown, the U.S. Highway 78 Corridor and the predominantly Black community of Brownsville.This all comes as the town continues to witness drastic gro...
SUMMERVILLE — After months of discussion and organizing around addressing population growth, the town has solidified plans to revitalize its midtown area.
In the coming years, Summerville’s midtown will start to see improvements around its roads, schools, businesses and eventually homes. The redevelopment plan covers areas like the edge of Summerville’s historic downtown, the U.S. Highway 78 Corridor and the predominantly Black community of Brownsville.
This all comes as the town continues to witness drastic growth as more and more people gravitate to the Flowertown community.
Officials predict thousands of homes to be built in town over the next couple of years. In the past 10 years, Summerville has grown by nearly 10,000 people.
Redeveloping the midtown area has been a focus for a long time, with communities like Brownsville being highlighted in Summerville’s comprehensive plan. Councilman Aaron Brown, whose district includes Brownsville, has consistently pushed for affordable housing in the area as the town grows.
“Summerville is boom city right now for developers,” Brown said.
By the end of the redevelopment — expected to take some 25 years — officials said the plan is to have spent up to $35 million in the area.
To fund it, the town is following what was done in the Oakbrook area by creating a Tax Increment Financing district. With a TIF district, as property values increase, the difference in that increase is used to pay off bonds that are used for redevelopment projects.
The purpose is to encourage business owners to invest in the area as public investment projects continue. Officials are also hoping to pull from federal grant funding, impact fees and the town’s hospitality tax.
The initial improvements will center around the roads in the midtown area. Maple Street in Brownsville is slated to be improved through a widening, extension and intersection improvements at its connection with U.S. 78.
In the past couple of years, traffic along the road has increased. The final phase of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway is expected to benefit from funds from the redevelopment plan as well.
North Cedar Street, which has been an ongoing safety concern with accidents, will also receive some investment.
Russ Cornette, the town’s director of public works, said extending North Cedar is an opportunity to take traffic off Main Street. It will give drivers another option to get to the north end of Summerville.
North Cedar Street’s intersection with U.S. 78 will also see improvements. The intersection is frequently backed up with traffic during rush-hour periods. Officials said it is also in need of drainage improvements.
“The intersection just doesn’t function well right now,” Cornette said.
The midtown redevelopment plan was unanimously approved by the Town Council during a Feb. 10 meeting.
In addition to road improvements, officials hope that the revitalization will be able to address improvements to Alston-Bailey Elementary and Alston Middle School.
The goal is to also support residents’ home and business repairs.
“I think this is going to be one of the biggest things we’ve done,” Brown said.
Brownsville is labeled a federal opportunity zone by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
This means businesses receive a special tax credit when they invest in the community. The goal of the zoning, similar to the redevelopment plan, is to help support potentially economically distressed communities.
Patriot Invitational featured a strong field of golfers
Fort Dorchester hosted some of the top boys’ golf teams in the state March 7 during the 2022 Patriot Invitational Golf Tournament at Wescott Plantation.“We had windy conditions so we knew the course would play hard,” Fort Dorchester coach Kenny Walker said. “With some of the teams we had this is probably one of the toughest golf tournaments in the state barring the state championships. We had a lot of competitive players here today. AC Flora is a darn good team. Their high score, which is thrown out, was a 72 w...
Fort Dorchester hosted some of the top boys’ golf teams in the state March 7 during the 2022 Patriot Invitational Golf Tournament at Wescott Plantation.
“We had windy conditions so we knew the course would play hard,” Fort Dorchester coach Kenny Walker said. “With some of the teams we had this is probably one of the toughest golf tournaments in the state barring the state championships. We had a lot of competitive players here today. AC Flora is a darn good team. Their high score, which is thrown out, was a 72 which is even par so that should give you an idea of where their team is. We had 21 teams and things went well.”
AC Flora, the defending Class AAAA State Champion, won the invitational with a 280 score. Trinity Byrnes came in with a 306 score to claim runner-up honors. Oceanside Collegiate finished at 307 to place third.
AC Flora’s Luke Sullivan and Charles Cauthen both had a round of 69 to share low-medalist honors.
Ashley Ridge carded a 324 to lead the Summerville-area teams. Sophomore Jack Cooper finished with a career-low 74 score. Trailing for the Swamp Foxes were Ethan Hubert (80), Wyatt Mizell (81), Colton Mons (89) and Ryan Crout (101).
“We are looking to have a great season with four of our top five players returning from last year,” Ashley Ridge coach Brad Dobbels said. “Considering this was our first tournament we performed well, shooting three shots better than we did last season at the Patriot. Jack, Ethan, Wyatt and senior Connor Haas all led us in scoring at least one match last season. Colton and Ryan will also be counted on to contribute to the lineup this season, giving us extra stability.”
Summerville’s Jake Traylor just missed out on low-medalist honors, carding a 70 to help the Green Wave finish with a 335 score. Trailing for Summerville were AJ Martino (83), Josh Traylor (83), Brayden Schlaback (99) and Matthew Fowler (119).
“The team struggled a bit with the wind,” Summerville coach Ian Lenke said. “Josh and AJ, our top two golfers, didn’t play their best but they grinded out there. Jake played very well, shooting a 2 under 70. Our No. 4 and No. 5 players got their first taste of an 18-hole tournament. For the season we hope to get better every day and every match.”
Fort Dorchester came in at 352. Jon Graham led the way with a round of 79. Trailing were Lucas Johnson (88), Parav Patel (91), Luke Gardner (94) and Hayes Craven (114).
“We are much improved from last year,” Walker said. “We still have some things to work on but I’m pleased with where we are right now. Hopefully we can shave a few strokes each week and if we do we will be fine. Jon Graham, who has been our No. 1 guy since last year, is just a freshman and we have other guys who have stuck with the program and they are getting better.”
Community History: The railroad men
Officials with the town of Summerville’s Town Tours Committee and the Summerville Dorchester Museum are hoping to spend the town’s 175th anniversary educating locals on the history of Summerville and are starting off with the story of Summerville’s “railroad men” of the early 19th Century.Before the town was formed, the part of Summerville that is now the town square became the railroad crossing of the Sawmill Branch. According to information the museum provided to The Journal Scene, officials in the stat...
Officials with the town of Summerville’s Town Tours Committee and the Summerville Dorchester Museum are hoping to spend the town’s 175th anniversary educating locals on the history of Summerville and are starting off with the story of Summerville’s “railroad men” of the early 19th Century.
Before the town was formed, the part of Summerville that is now the town square became the railroad crossing of the Sawmill Branch. According to information the museum provided to The Journal Scene, officials in the state were looking for ways to connect Charleston to Augusta via railway in the 1820s, a time when South Carolina was in an “economic slump” due to the difficulty of getting cotton from Upstate plantations to Charleston. In 1828, surveyors arrived in the pinelands to confirm the best route for the rail bed of the newly incorporated South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, and settled on taking the line straight through what is now downtown Summerville.
The information provided to The Journal Scene said there may have been a couple named the Crammers operating a tavern in the area at the time. They would have served stage coach passengers traveling the pinelands, and they were certainly providing room and board to railroad men in the early years of the railway.
The Crammers’ nearest neighbors lived southwest in a few homes scattered through the swamp called Pike Hole. First home only to temporary summer shelters near the grounds of modern St. Paul’s Church, the families had built more permanent houses in the place they were calling “Summerville” by 1825. The railroad finally reached the Summerville area in about 1831 when the locomotive “Phoenix” first stopped at a shed along the track near the Crammers’ tavern to take on water and wood.
Railroad company directors realized the potential of developing a town around the railroad where people from Charleston could spend their summers away from the sickness and heat of the city. They replaced the trees of the pinelands with wide, straight boulevards to form four-acre blocks, each for four residences with a single house on each acre, and the company sold its pine-filled lots in auctions to Charlestonians.
Thus, the information provided says, “New Summerville” was the first railroad town in America on the the map.