We are a professional and technical Power Washing service company, specializing in detailed cleaning, revitalizing & restoring most any outdoor surface to its like new appearance. This also prepares surfaces and structures for protective treatment applications. Aqua Pro expertly applies high quality Sealants & Stains to the (Masonry & Wood) surfaces that have been initially cleaned and prepared. Then with a treatment of choice, the surface is effectively protected from the outdoor elements. This not only maintains each structure, it beautifies it and the property for years & years!
Power Washing is an extremely effective process, but it needs to be done right, and with our experienced techniques, we have perfected the process of technically eliminating embedded dirt, mold, mildew, and fungi professionally from WOOD, MASONRY, COMPOSITE, All FACADES including VINYL SIDING. All without using harsh chemicals or leaving cleaning patterns that is especially crucial to wood & concrete if done incorrectly. After we pressure clean, you will definitely see the difference! We can then treat (stain and or seal) surfaces to prevent rapid aging from harmful elements like the sun, rain and outdoor exposure. This effectively makes your property’s respective outdoor areas look and feel like new for you and your guest’s to enjoy all year round.
* Question: How long have you been in business?
Answer: We truly were pioneers of "technical power washing" services here in Chicago in back in 1999 and considering we use fresh water to "Pattern Power Wash” to clean, we are 100% "GREEN"... YES we only use pure water when we Pressure Wash! In doing so, not only do we effectively restore outdoor surfaces to like new, but we can do so without the need of harsh chemicals! That is what power washing was designed to do.
* Question: What is your primary product or service?
Answer: Multi-Surface Pressure Washing and Application of Protective Treatments. This includes for really harsh stains, pollutants, paints or residues a process called: Hydro-Blasting. We can remove 100-year-old pollution stains typically on Greystone buildings with this procedure that uses sand and water jets to deep clean.
* Question: How did you first become interested in your line of business?
Answer: When I saw the affects of a high-pressure-power-washing just using water unit back in the late 1990s I decided to specialize in the use of this unique fresh water based cleaning equipment. My clients were amazed and complimentary as it striped away dirt, fungi and stains. That really felt good... to everyone! So I went into the business. Years after Aqua Pro began, so then did the "Green Movement" and fresh water power washing is really Green. Today it just makes sense to me and society to clean "Green" with 100% pure water and not harm the property or environment in the process with harsh chemicals.
* Question: How do you differentiate yourself from other businesses in your category and area?
Answer: Please Note: (we are not painters or "handy men" that have included pressure washing equipment to their repertoire); we do specialized work using developed skills and techniques under one trade: POWER WASHING! We have such implemented TECHNICAL PATTERN POWER WASHING as our technique to systematically restore surfaces with JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HIGH-PRESSURIZED WATER as a tool to restore surfaces to their like new appearance without creating lines and marring the structure. Some people or companies claim they can use power washing equipment and simply can’t. Some still use harsh chemicals and scrub brushes to clean! We have the skill, experience & customer service, so just call an established pro for this type of work! Aqua Pro Power Washers: power washing is in the name... you'll be glad you did. See all of our 5-Star Ratings.
* Question: What is your background?
Answer: Actually since I was 13 I started my first business (i.e. Scoty’s Maintenance), in Crestwood IL and made enough money to buy my first car: A red 1974 Chevy Camaro, I loved it! I spent 2-years at Rockford College (really to play baseball), but then I decided venture out and proudly serve in the U.S. Air Force in the 80s and was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base in South Florida. Then after my 4 year enlistment, motivated by my father, I wanted to pursue a business of my own with licenses in Insurance and Securities and did so. However it was not quite for me, after Hurricane Andrew dismantled my house in Cutler Ridge South Florida, I returned home to Chicago to start completely anew. I became a GM for Ala Carte Entertainment in the 90’s and then with always an entrepreneur spirit, I discovered in the summer of 1999 with my cousin Matthew power washing. My path was then clear... APPW Inc. was it!
* Question: Provide directions to your location.
Answer: We are located at 3018 North Lake Terr. in Glenview and while you a welcome to stop by our office, it is most likely that we come to you. We provide our clients free estimates 100% of the time. This can be done (Especially after COVID) remotely with the help of technology and if clients have time there pictures and info provided.
We Also now have a division in Central Florida: 310 Almond St. STE 120, Clermont FL. 34711
* Question: What type of payments do you accept?
Answer: We accept: Cash, Check, Credit-Cards and Zelle/Venmo etc.
AQUA PRO SERVICES… Will Prolong the Life of Any Outdoor Structure with our Effective Cleaning and Treatment Process. This remarkable system that is now identified by many terms referred to as... Power Washing, Pressure Washing or Pressure Cleaning is designed to revitalize surface structures by providing Deep Cleaning or Soft Cleaning if cleaning a softer substrate or not to dirty and then Sealing or Staining which is termed a Treatment. This goes for masonry or wood of all types; where it is cleaned then treated with sealants either for wood or masonry. If the surface is wood we can apply an oil or acrylic stain treatment and if a paver structure, we can insert Polymeric Sand in brick crevices to stabilize the brick structure in place and then seal the surfaces to protect from water intrusion.
WOOD like on our valued DECKS or FENCES is an organic substance that naturally wants to Biodegrade, and these structures are exposed outdoors 24/7/365! Cleaning is essential in the prevention of rot and decay! The beauty of wood or masonry can be maintained by effectively stripping dirt accumulation and microbiological fungi growth with pure high-water "controlled" pressure. We use water only when we technically High Pressure Power Wash, thus the name "Aqua Pro Power Washers". Aqua Pro can and will skillfully restore the most unsightly dilapidated wooden or masonry surfaces back to its like new appearance, then you have the option to treat the freshly cleaned surfaces for even more protection and enhancement!
So Secondly, for decks & fences, after the wood is properly cleaned, it needs to be protected from the elements. We select with you a treatment process for the desired visual affect. All of our treatments are formulated to protect as it beautifies the wood as well. For the client that wishes to have a “natural look”, we recommended Oil-Based Clear-Coat Sealants or for a client who desires a new color tone, we recommend Oil Based Stains. Note: Acrylic stains or sealants are NOT recommended for natural raw wood. It is for wood that has an uneven color-tone usually from a formerly applied acrylic stain that has dilapidated and the client wishes to even out and or cover it up with a new matching aesthetic appearance. Still of course clients may choose any brand or color-tone desired and we are happy to advise from our experience with certain brands and treatment types to acquire the best results.
• The Two-Day Process...
DAY 1: Aqua Pro conducts pattern power washing service's to remove, embedded dirt & fungi from wood, masonry, composite or vinyl surfaces in a uniform and eye-appealing manner. You will definitely see the difference!
Note: Non-Professional use of highly-pressurized water for cleaning by amateurs at 3200psi and above may results in lines, unevenness or non-uniform appearances that we call cleaning patterns. The result may be fraying, etching, damage or at best residual dirt & fungi left behind on the facia. Correction may require rewashing, resurfacing or sanding.
With Aqua Pro: you will definitely see a clean, evenly distinct improvement in the surface and with NO harmful cleansers or chemicals being used in our water jets. Just skillfully applied High-Aqua-Pressure! The Power Washing step is essential in preparing the surface of the wood for the best aesthetics and the specifically selected protective treatment application that follows on day-two.
DAY 2: Mother Nature permitting, we schedule a return on a 2nd day for either:
A: A Clear-Coat Sealant for wood or masonry. (OR )
B: A Stain Treatment (which colors, seals and protects): NOTE: surfaces must be dry before, during and
after treatment - the time varies after, depending on the substrate & the product used).
A. Clear-Coat “Oil Based” Sealant is preferable to “Acrylic Based” for the wood surface.
Why you may ask? Oil based products will start to penetrate to seal within the wood immediately when properly cleaned and prevent especially for wood; cracking, checking, warping and retard UV rays while enhancing the wood's natural like new appearance. Once this is applied it is protected immediately. It is advisable to stay off the surface for the next few hours, not because it will affect the appearance, rather so not to get the oil on your shoes or feet and mark other surfaces. If you must step or place objects back on the wood surfaces, just remove your shoes before going in the house when using Oil Sealants.
B. The application of protective Oil Based Stains are preferable to “Acrylic Based” stains for the wood surface because ,again oil penetrates into the wood fibers, while acrylics lay on top and create a shell protection. *Acrylics are good truly designed for covering unsightly wood, usually from previously acrylic treated wood. Solid acrylic stain cover everything and create a painted like surface. Some people desire this clean solid colored look to their deck or fence, so there is a need for an acrylic application, (with a choice of of most any color-tone). Once this is applied it’s fine to tread on within 2 to 6 hours dependent on the temperatures. Acrylics and temp-dependent oils dry to the touch in about an hour. If maintained regularly, your wood deck and fence can last a life-time! Don't spend thousands in replacement costs.
*Recommended maintenance on wood surfaces varies depending on your ecosystem. Think if your deck is in the Amazon Jungle or if it is in Arizona. All areas have different ecological variants that affect the amount of dirt and fungi accumulation on your outdoor property areas. Even neighbor to neighbor. With sealants, figure maintenance every 1 to 3 years. AND with Stain, figure 2 to 5-years on average. Your eyes will know when it’s time. If a wood surface is turning grey, green or black, the wood is drying out or being eaten by mold spores; decay is eminent and it’s time for Aqua Pro Power Washers!
*We do offer board replacements if needed if the wood has dangerously become rotten.
Aqua Pro cleans Masonry: BRICK, PAVERS, GREYSTONE, BROWNSTONE, BLUESTONE, QUARY STONE, SLATE, TRAVITINE, TILES, CONCRETE, LIMESTONE and SANDSTONE, which benefits from effective standard power washing procedures. For pollutant stains, rust marks and paint In the form of (splatter, graffiti or coatings) on standard Brick and Greystone structures, especially facades, we can deep clean with a process called Hydro-blasting. This restoration process is where sand is infused with the water jet for an intensified cleaning resurfacing effect. You can see in our picture gallery examples of how effective this process is in removing 100+ year old dirt, grime and pollutants off of the many substrates revitalizing it like new again.
All masonry can & should be Seal to retard especially water, but also dirt & fungi from either adhering or penetration surfaces. The sealant when cured occupies the pours and fishers in the masonry to block absorption of water and salts into the facia with solids called silane/siloxane the bases for sealants. The grade of sealant is measured in the PPM (parts per million) of these protective properties. *We can advise on the grade required for each individual substrate. Concrete driveways, sidewalks and softer masonry like limestone should be sealed regularly because if water seeps in in cold climates which freeze, spalling (popping , chipping) occurs. Then with limestone or sandstone if deep stains occur, the surface is too soft to hydro-blast and it is stained forever, so keep it clean, sealed & thus protected for years!
Q: How long before I can use my deck or driveway after stain or sealant applications?
A: 1 to 24 hours dependent on the weather and product used.
Q: Can you power wash in cold weather?
A: YES, actually we can power wash as long as temps are 35 degrees and above for a sustained 5-hr. period.
Q: Do I have to be home for the estimate or service scheduled?
A: NO, all of our services are outside and as long as we have access to the grounds and your outside water spigot(s) are on we can conduct our services. Of course if you care to meet one of us, we will be happy to make an appointment.
Q: Do you provide deck or fence repairs?
A: Yes, we can remove old wood, purchase new, cut to fit and then fasten with outdoor rated wood screws to get that done for you.