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AccuWash Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service

AccuWash has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The fact that Business Name can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines. Service business ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2011 Super Service Award logo next to business names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Members get unlimited access to local ratings via Internet or phone, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine and help from the Angie’s List complaint resolution service. Take a quick tour of Angie’s List.

Morgan C. Booz

AccuWash, LLC

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Harpers Ferry Maryland

Fall officially starts one week from today, but today’s cool weather feels like Fall already! Fall is, personally, my favorite time of the year and I’d like to share some of my favorite activities. Enjoy!
Maryland Rennassiance Festival
MD Renn Fest

Revel Grove, located in Crownsville Maryland, boasts a full medieval town complete with jousting, mead, turkey legs and street performers. No tents with plastic tables here folks, but full buildings were everyone looks the part! Great for kids of all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Rock Climbing, face painting, music, massage, feats of dexterity (Ax throwing) and even elephants!
Visit there Facebook Page for up to date information or their website for pricing.
Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Muffin

As soon as the weather cools, I start dreaming of pumpkin muffins. For breakfast or dessert, these treats are yummy in the fall.

Ingredients:

  • Muffin Ingredients:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins (optional!)
  • _____
  • Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • _____
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup Softened Butter
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Apple Picking
Apple Picking

Get your hands dirty and get some exercise while you are at it! Apple picking is easy and requires no bending down like berry picking. I did a lot of apple picking with my grandfather when I was little, so I know first hand how much fun this can be for children.

There is an online directory of orchards with an easy to use map to find an orchard near you. Always call ahead before making plans to make sure of the open picking hours. Then, promise an apple pie to the best behaved child, that will get them motivated!

Maryland Orchards

Sincerely,

Morgan C. Booz

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Not every surface requires a pressure washer, especially since our Soft Wash method give a longer lasting clean than standard pressure washing. We treat the organic material on the house as a pest, so we eradicate it! Just because one cannot see the organism growing in the siding crevices, doesn’t mean that it isn’t. Our solution breaks down the dirt and grime and we are able to just rinse it away. The solution will not harm your plants and tends to last longer than standard power washing.  Check out the pictures of houses we’ve cleaned just this year in Easton, a lovely historic town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Morgan C. Booz

AccuWash, LLC

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Gutters were intended to collect water from the roof, so a house would not be surrounded by a stream of water creating a small trench in the yard. The problem is they don’t just collect water – they collect leaves, twigs, pollen, seeds, etc.  There are a myriad of gutter protectors out there: guards, helmets and even sponges that are designed to alleviate the need to clean out the gutters on a regular basis.

Dirty gutters, roof, soffits and fascia

The problem remains though – what happens when the metal holes get clogged or the sponges can’t dry out? The gutters clog and water ends up backing up into the roof, fascia and soffits and it doesn’t evaporate creating a healthy environment for algae/mold to grow.  We cleaned a roof this week that had sponges in the gutters. Not only were they ineffectual, but the sponge became a wonderful nursery for trees and weeds to grow. See how dark the wood is under the gutters? That was white last year!

Failed Gutter Sponges

When we got on the roof the clean out the gutters and remove the sponges, this is what we found: The sponges prevented the gutters from flushing the detritus.

So, after removing all the sponges and flushing out the gutters, we are able to perform roof cleaning! Not only that, but we cleaned the fascia too. All I can say to gutter guard companies is: keep it up! You are aiding our industry considerably.

 

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Innovation has come to the pressure washing industry, at least in the commercial industry. Alcoa Architectural Products has developed  a coating of titanium dioxide that is built into the manufacturing process of Building materials. This coating allows the building to keep itself clean, on the outside! The science works like this:

1. Free Radicals Released: When sunlight strikes the titanium dioxide particles embedded in Alcoa’s EcoClean building panels, their electrons get charged. The energy is transferred to oxygen and water molecules in the air, forming free radicals.

2. Search and Destroy: The free radicals attack and oxidize organic pollutants on the panel and in the surrounding atmosphere, breaking them down into benign compounds.

3. Superslick Surface: Free radicals cling together on the EcoClean building panel, creating a slick surface that allows rainwater to wash off in sheets rather than form beads. As the water cascades off the building, dirt remaining on the panel is washed away.                                                                                                       ~Forbes, June 6, 2011 Todd Woody

Alcoa is working on buildings in North America and Europe with companies that are trying to increase their Green image. A self cleaning building that doesn’t require a pressure washing or a reclaim system means less work for exterior cleaning companies. It means a larger initial investment by building owners that will pay for itself in reduced cleaning costs and a friendlier image. Seems like a great idea to me – time to think outside the box everyone. Stagnation will be your defeat!

Morgan C. Booz

AccuWash, LLC

410-482-4367

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Roof Cleaning Maryland

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This past week was a busy one, we did a lot of roof cleaning, gutter whitening and even pressure washing here in Maryland and Delaware. Instead of talking about that, though – the follow words seem somehow more important. Next week, I promise to write a more relevant post about roof cleaning.

Our lives are not determined by

What happens to us,

But how we react to what happens;

Not by what life brings to us,

But by the attitude we bring to life.

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction

Of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.

It is a catalyst….

A spark that creates extraordinary results!

What attitude do you choose?

Morgan C. Booz

AccuWash, LLC

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Roof Cleaning Maryland

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The National Cleaning Expo (NCE) is in Tampa, FL again this year. This large industry event pulls pressure washers, vendors, and distributors form across the entire United States.  Held at the lovely MainSail Suites near the Tampa Airport July 27 – 30th, each room comes with a full kitchen and dinning room.  There are always a lot of giveaways, but the best prize is the pressure washing skid. Only one key opens the lock to this prize and keys are given out the entire expo. It pays to be there the entire time! The expo is free if you stay at MainSail Suites, and only $30 if you choose to stay somewhere else.

Benefits:

Certifications: Roof Cleaning, Paver Sealing, Wash Water Control and Wood Restoration

Demos: Vendors and Cleaning Professionals show you how to do it!

Speakers: Free Information from those who know

Panel of Experts: From fleet washing to marketing your business, bring your questions.

We will be there on Wednesday, July 27th and Bill Booz will be presenting as well (Topic TBA) Hope to see you there!

Morgan C. Booz

AccuWash, LLC

410-482-4367

accuwash1@gmail.com

Roof Cleaning Maryland

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