Michigan Dock Washing Company – World of Washing

Michigan Dock Washing Company – World of Washing

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Instantly Liven Up Your Waterfront With a “New” Dock

Does your wooden dock look old, washed out and weathered from years of hot, direct sunlight and thousands of wet and sandy footsteps – or dog prints? While your dock may still be in good and safe condition for use, giving it a quick facelift this summer can instantly liven up the looks of your waterfront property!

You will be very pleasantly surprised to know that Cottage Care Company is a Michigan Dock Washing Company that has several effective solutions to breathing new life into an old dock. All of our cleaners are completely biodegradable and “lake safe”, and are applied at an exact rate for zero waste or environmental pollution.

Our custom cleaning services are excellent for demolding green algae or black mold which is commonly found on docks. We also utilize environmentally safe stripping agents to remove old stain and apply weathered wood cleaner to brighten the dock wood to its natural color. Be prepared when friends and family ask if you put in a new dock this year, because the results are that spectacular!

All of our treatment and sealant options are designed to extend the maximum life of the wood, so this isn’t a project you will need to keep repeating year after year. We also offer a variety of stain and sealant choices to choose from to really customize the look of your dock to better match the uniqueness of your waterfront property.

This is a project we have great experience with and can quickly update the look of your dock in only a matter of hours. Weather permitting, we can make your dock look just like new well before company arrives for the upcoming weekend!

Please contact us to come out and give you a free custom quote on your dock, and walk through the various wood stains and sealants that are available to you. Does your dock also have a deck with multiple levels or railings? We would be very happy to provide a quality solution to breathe life back into all of your weathered wood!

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Call today for a FREE Estimate: Cottage Care Company – Michigan Dock Washing Experts: 269-625-4624

Natural Sea Walls – St. Joseph County Michigan

Natural Sea Walls – St. Joseph County Michigan.

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One of the services that Cottage Care Company takes great pride in is designing and building natural sea walls in Michigan. Sea walls act as a protection buffer between your shoreline property and the endless waves from boats and personal watercraft that can cause soil erosion and damage to your waterfront.

Sea walls are constructed with a variety of materials, including poured concrete, vinyl, and steel and even railroad ties. Fieldstone is another wonderful material that not only adds natural beauty to your property, but actually aids in absorbing the energy of the endless waves themselves.

Instead of waves violently rebounding off from a solid sea wall and crashing into more oncoming waves, their energy is more naturally dispersed over the fieldstone. This not only helps decrease underwater erosion at the base of the wall, but also protects the natural habitats of fish, frogs, turtles, crayfish and other aquatic wildlife that make lake living even more enjoyable.

Our fieldstone for these custom projects comes directly from decades’ to century old stone piles our family’s Sesquicentennial farm in St. Joseph County. Not only are you getting a getting a naturally beautiful sea wall for your lakefront property, you are getting a bit of 150 year-old heritage from our family as well.

With Summer fully underway, we understand a construction project of this size would be disruptive to the memories yet to be made with friends and family coming to spend time with you at the lake. But as you cruise along the lake this summer, take a closer look at the variety of sea walls on other properties and even take some pictures of ones that really stood out to you.

We would love to speak with you and come out and walk your shoreline together. We also have our own photos of completed sea wall projects that we can share with you as well. We want to work closely with you to design the waterfront of your dreams that is unique to your family and truly enhances the natural beauty of your property.

Contact us today to get a free estimate on a natural sea walls in Michigan and start sharing ideas!

Cottage Care Co. (269) 625-4624

Power Washing – Pressure Washing – Michigan & Indiana

Power Washing – Pressure Washing – Michigan & Indiana by Cottage Care Co. World of Washing.

Power washing (or pressure washing) is a great way to clean off stubborn debris on concrete patios and steps, wood decks, siding, and driveways. Not only will cleaning off dirt, grime, and moss help make your home’s exterior look like new, but it’ll also prevent build-up from breaking through various materials’ protective seals.

Home washing companies offer two different services: power washing and pressure washing. Power washing contractors remove organic stains, including mold, fungus, and soil, with heated water. Pressure washing companies use pressurized water to push drier stains, like dust and layered dirt, away from your home’s exterior. Depending on the surface, high pressure (about 3500-4000 PSI) or lower pressure may be used. High pressure can also be used to remove old paint, leaving the surface ready for primer.

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While home pressure washing units are available, a professional power washer near you has the right high-powered equipment as well as biodegradeable cleaning solutions to really get the grime out. World of Washing known as WOW is a Power Washing – Pressure Washing exterior cleaning service company located in southern Michigan that currently services all of Indiana and Michigan customers. 

Power washing can be done on almost any surface and is a great way to keep things like your driveway, siding, decks and patios looking almost brand new on a yearly basis. However, it’s a common misconception that power washing yields the same result as pressure washing or vice versa. Before you consider spending between $183 and $379 on either, be sure you know the difference between the two and how they apply to common areas of the home.

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Pressure Washing Michigan Indiana Florida

Pressure Washing and Power Washing in Michigan Indiana and Florida.

Residential homes and commercial buildings up to 4 stories tall including apartment complexes and hotels. We use techniques that our competition can’t match, we are about being efficient and providing our customers with excellent service and reliability. Several products are used while Power Washing such as bio-degradable cleaners and solutions for any surface type including wood, vinyl, concrete, shingle roofs, aluminum, and many others as well. We rarely use ladders to eliminate potential accidents, instead with our technology we can reach over 35’ from the ground without using a ladder.

Pressure Washing Power Washing Michigan Indiana Florida

World of Washing known as WOW is a Power Washing – Pressure Washing exterior cleaning service company located in southern Michigan that currently services all of Indiana and Michigan and Leesburg Florida customers.  The company was formed from Cottage Care Co. in attempt to keep specific washing needs separate from property management and landscape design. When leaving customers homes, often more times than not the customer would respond with “WOW” that looks nice, or something along those lines. While driving home from long hard worked days, the light bulb lit and the name World of Washing was formed from that “WOW” acronym.

World of Washing Power Washing Service Area: Three Rivers Michigan, Portage Michigan, Coldwater Michigan, St. Joseph County Michigan, Elkhart Indiana, Leesburg Florida and surrounding areas.

Call Today: (269) 625-4624

Power Washing Michigan and Indiana

Power Washing Michigan

World of Washing known as WOW is a Power Washing – Pressure Washing exterior cleaning service company located in southern Michigan that currently services all of Indiana and Michigan customers.  The company was formed from Cottage Care Co. in attempt to keep specific washing needs separate from property management and landscape design. When leaving customers homes, often more times than not the customer would respond with “WOW” that looks nice, or something along those lines. While driving home from long hard worked days, the light bulb lit and the name World of Washing was formed from that “WOW” acronym.

WOW’s main service is Power Washing residential homes and commercial buildings up to 4 stories tall including apartment complexes and hotels. We use techniques that our competition can’t match, we are about being efficient and providing our customers with excellent service and reliability. Several products are used while Power Washing such as bio-degradable cleaners and solutions for any surface type including wood, vinyl, concrete, shingle roofs, aluminum, and many others as well. We rarely use ladders to eliminate potential accidents, instead with our technology we can reach over 35’ from the ground without using a ladder.

Do you have a rust problem on you house, driveway, or another surface type around your home or business? Tried everything there is in the book to remove but just cant seem to find the right trick? Let us help you out with our rust removal solution. Forget to add water softener pellets? We have you covered. Visit our website for a free quote: https://cottagecareco.com/request-free-estimate/

Have you discovered black streaks on your north facing side of your home’s roof? We have the answer. Due to the angle of how the sun travels, you may not be getting sufficient amount of sunlight letting black and green algae or mold to start growing. The last thing you want to do is to climb on your roof potentially falling but more because you can and will damage your shingles. Under shingle manufacture warranties: if your roof has been pressure washed your warranty is still valid, however the company will void your warranty if they find out it had been power washed.

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4 Reasons for a clean roof:

  1. Boosts Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Nothing kills your curb appeal faster than an ugly roof. You might be surprised that in many cases, an unsightly roof doesn’t even need repairs, just a thorough cleaning. Moss, lichen, and algae cause dark streaks that look more obvious on light-colored roofs. Instead of manually cleaning your roof with power washers, we provide a long-term solution called “Roof-a-Cide,” which cleans roofs without harming the materials.
  2. Improves Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: If you’re not familiar with the term “cool roof,” it refers to roofs that are optimized to reduce heat absorption. Color choice plays a large part in this, as light colors bounce sunlight and solar heat back up to its source—similar to how wearing light-colored clothing can keep you cooler in the sun. Dark streaks or stains trap excess heat in your attic, which increases your indoor cooling requirements and, consequently, your energy bills. A clean, light-colored roof reduces heat absorption, resulting in less required indoor cooling.
  3. Keeps Your Gutters Clean and Clog-Free: Leaves, debris, and even small animals can clog your gutters and compromise their performance, which could result in anything from ugly water stains on your siding to irreparable damage to your home’s foundation. Professional roof cleaning decreases the chances of clogged gutters, which means improved efficiency.
  4. Fewer Safety Risks: Climbing roofs is risky without proper safety equipment and training. This is why roofing activities should be left to professionals, whether it’s installation, cleaning, or maintenance. Our team has the training and experience to ensure professional quality cleaning without the safety risks.

To solve this issue, WOW has a roof cleaning solution that is applied with a soft-wash technology and rinsed off with low pressure high volume water. No scrubbing, No high pressure, no damaging of shingles, and no voids of your roofs warranty.

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WOW has a Weathered Wood Restoration process for restoring old wooden decks, houses, siding, docks, and any structure made of wood. Wood surfaces need to be maintained correctly periodically through its life time to preserve the wood from splintering and/or becoming rotted. We have seen many wooden deck that were presumed to be rotted because the homeowner believe it had been too long since it was cleaned last. With out W.W.R. product, we can make wooden surfaces look and perform like new again. Our product cleans the wood by letting the product sit on the wood for 15 minutes followed by a rinse. It then also brightens the wood to make it have a “new” look like it was just purchased. After the cleaning process, the wood will absorb, or retain wood stain or sealants to preserve the wood much long than if it was cleaned with only water.

WOW also serves a great deal of farmers throughout the state of Michigan and Indiana. Power Washing tractors and trailers, tractors, combines, oxbow grain haulers, pesticide sprayers, combine cutters, and many other farm implements. Keeping equipment clean after planting season and harvesting season reduces down time by keeping all the moving parts clean and free of debris. Power Washing and storing equipment clean on the off season is a must as all the dirt and grime can deteriorate a machine quickly when not properly maintained. We also offer on the call emergency cleaning if a machine is broke down in the field.

 

Whether you are considering getting your home cleaned, Deck power washed, or just need some sidewalks cleaned, World of Washing is your go to service company for you pressure washing needs. We use high pressure, soft wash, and different cleaning techniques to keep many different types of customers satisfied.

 

Contact Us Today for a FREE Estimate: (269) 625-4624

Landscape Design St. Joseph County MI – Lake Templene

Landscape Design St. Joseph County MI – Lake Templene – by Cottage Care Company

 

Before:

This was a fairly large backyard creation job. When first viewing the property and examining the site, we saw many opportunities to improve the usefulness of the backyard space. There was no room for activities with no level areas. Everything was sloping downhill, including the old Rail Road ties holding back the dirt for the walls. The wood was beginning to rot and this yard needed some major help to become what a lake house back yard should look like. We wanted to transform the yard with multi level use. Having a North beach, South Beach, a place to store the boat lift and docks, followed by a large fire pit area.

After some measurements were noted, ideas started flowing, a sitemap was drawn, agreements were signed, and the project was underway. The work was completed in 3 steps to insure that the customer was 100% satisfied.

1st step was the excavation of the 120+ yards of dirt that would need to be removed along with the wooden railroad ties. 1 large pine tree was also removed.

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2nd step was installing all the retaining walls and proper crushed gravel for proper drainage.  

It is important to make sure the yard will drain properly now that the land has been disturbed. To ensure proper drainage, 1.5’ of crushed gravel was added at the base of the new boulder retaining walls.

Then the walls are constructed from the bottom up starting at the lowest levels first. Biggest boulders are placed first for firm foundation and used for other recreation ideas. Starting at the North beach and building to the south, ending at the south beach.

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3rd step was to complete the detail work such as the granite floor, concrete pillars, steps, adding top soil and final touches. 

Between each beach will be a landing area to place items such as coolers, picnic tables, gear, wake boards and other water activity supplies. During the Winter months this area can be used for storing the boat lift, jet ski lift, and the entire dock making the land much more useful.

Following the boulder retaining wall installation comes the concrete block wall, installing the steps starting from the bottom working upward. Next we haul in the granite floor slabs and cut to shape when necessary to make a nice tight fit. There are other small miscellaneous such as adding Gator Dust made by Alliance in all the patio floor cracks.

Finally after the retaining walls are set, steps are installed, patio area and pavers have the proper material and are level, with all the previous steps are completed, the final stage is to fully complete the Fire Pit Patio area, add two pillars for plants, leveling off the land, adding topsoil, followed by some straw to hold to moisture for grass to grow.

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A customer can choose from several different options of block sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Here are several of the choices to choose along with many more not pictured. The floor here is a granite type rock that is cut into large slabs and is very heavy to handle but is very sturdy and will last forever. Often times we use basic patio blocks all of which the customer can decide which route to go. It is key to remember what materials go under the patio floor. Making sure the patio drains properly and securing the pavers from any movement can be prevented by adding the proper amount of limestone followed by a final layer of sand.

This project too approximately one month and was completed in the fall of 2017. In all, the property was very old and outdated. It needed a face lift just like we gave it. In the beginning, there was only 2 areas to recreate which was around a old fire pit and a lower patio that was about to cave in. We transformed the property to now have 5 or 6 areas for people to hangout and recreate. A small garden was even added on the side. No longer with guests be tipping over in their chairs because of the hill incline.  It was incredible to have been able to be part of a project like this and have several others lined up for 2018 already.  

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Cottage Care Co. is a property management company providing Southwestern Michigan with landscape design, seawall and retaining walls, small excavation, patio installation, lawn care & more services. This project was completed on Lake Templene in St. Joseph Co. MI in 2017.

More projects are listed on our website. Call Today for a FREE Estimate: (269) 625-4624

Log Home Power Washing Restoration – Three Rivers Michigan

Log Home Power Washing Restoration – Three Rivers Michigan by Cottage Care Company (World of Washing) Division.

Expert Power Washing with skilled technicians to get best results and make your log home beautiful again.

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