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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Our Home Pressure Washed by EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC

It was about  time to have our home pressure washed.
Living in a subtropical climate causes a lot of mildew...
Such a neat logo with droplets all over his car!
EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC
On November 16
Our Fiberglass Window Boxes were lifted off the retainer wall before...
We'd moved them into the garage, out of the way for the pressure washing job.
Of course all our kitties were in hiding due to the noise...!


26 comments:

  1. Hi Mariette! Really successful painting in the car. That's a good and quick way to do it with a pressure washer. Does it damage the painting of the house? We have cleaned the exterior of the house with a soft brush.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      The car got really artfully done but it is not painted on.
      No, the pressure washing does not damage the painting of the house!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dear Mariette!
    Refreshing, washing the house is necessary. This is the basis of our well-being.
    Greetings from autumn Poland.
    I wish you a blessed Advent:)

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    1. Dearest Lucja,
      Yes, taking good care of our home is a must.
      Being cozy inside we have to make sure that the roof and walls are all in good condition.
      Happy 2nd Advent to you and yours.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Amazing what they can do with those pressure washers. Looks like real fun.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Especially such a powerful one gets the job done very well.
      Fun it is not as the person gets partly soaking wet, even with wearing a suit... water finds its way.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Pressure washing is a necessity in the south, Mariette. Love the guy's truck!
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      It sure is every couple of years.
      That truck is so well done.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hello Mariette, Owning a free-standing house incurs maintenance obligations like this, and it is easy to forget them or put them off, but ultimately it pays off in a more enjoyable and valuable house. Also, doing regular maintenance such as this allows you to inspect your house to spot small problems before they become major. Still, despite all this trouble, I would gladly exchange my apartment for a regular house, preferable with some land around it!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      You are so right, it takes a lot of work in the upkeep of the grounds and house but we both treasure living here.
      We have lived on the 5th floor in an apartment in Italy, in an apartment in Pennsylvania for one winter but having your own garden and being able to walk around your home is a treasure!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. All you say here regarding home ownership is so true Mariette - and although I often moan and groan to Bob about selling up (he won't!) and buying an easier to care for one-level, no garden condo, I have to say being here during these years of COVID have been a blessing. I can't imagine not having land to walk around, my porch and gazebo to sit in, and even the chores to do! Right now it's hard for me with the back issues but I know I will get better eventually!
    House washing is important - your recent one is great, we will probably address ours come spring - house and driveway will need it by then.
    Hugs for the week ahead - it's good to be home again as the millions of leaves fall down around us, and this morning they are really flying past the windows in a still breeze!
    Mary x

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      Yes, our own private garden and spots for sitting to observe birds and garden critters is oh so important. Being locked up inside is something we could not live with.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. My sister and brother-in-law in Southeastern Ohio just had their home power washed! She told me it looks brand new. I'm certain yours does as well. Have a great week.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Yes, it looks quite different but we have the exterior painted anyway. Every eight years is not exaggerated.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Buen limpiado le han hecho. Espero que los gatitos hayan sabido refugiarse en un lugar seguro.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Era solo un hombre con un excelente equipo. Sí, nuestros gatitos simplemente van y se esconden en nuestro jardín de madera adyacente.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  9. Seems like a good solution to keep homes clean and looking good.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, an excellent way for cleaning it and getting rid of any mildew before painting it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. What a great idea. Leaves your house looking like it's been freshly painted! I need to do this at my house... not so much for the mildew, but the dust and grime accumulate over time.

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      Yes, it made quite a difference already before being painted.
      The white trim is done mostly but we're waiting on them to come back for the rest of it, in Golden Mist. Hoping by the end of the year it will be DONE.
      You sure live in a different climate but nevertheless things get dirty as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Davvero era un uomo che ha fatto un bel lavoro; siamo felice.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  12. It's amazing how much better the outside of a home looks when it gets a good washing. This is a great reminder to stay on top of basic maintenance to keep our homes looking their best!

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    1. Dearest Heidi,
      So very true and even more important the preventive maintenance.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. A pressure wash leaves things looking good

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      It sure does and we ought to do it every couple of years, not only before repainting the exterior.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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